7 Beauty Mistakes That Make You Look Old

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Beauty mistakes can make you look older than you actually are. Just as you can enhance your looks and present a young-looking face to the world with a diligent skincare and makeup routine, you can age your face prematurely by making these beauty mistakes.

Take a look at these 7 beauty mistakes.

Mistake #1 – Not Drinking Enough Water

Pouring water into a glass.
DON’T: Skip your essential servings of water.

What does water have to do with beauty? Well, everything! The cells of the skin are over 80% water. If you don’t keep your skin hydrated, you will look older.

Hydrated skin looks fuller and the cells are plumper, minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles. In addition, your eyes look brighter, dark eye circles will be minimized, and you’ll help prevent skin conditions by drinking water.

So, bottoms up if you want to look and feel better.

A glass of water with refreshing lemons and limes.
DO: Infuse your water with fruits to add flavor.

Mistake #2 – Improper Nourishment

There’s an old saying that “You are what you eat.” This is true. If you eat a lot of sweets, fried foods, and make other unhealthy food choices, your skin will start to show it. These foods don’t provide the nutrition that your entire body, skin included, needs to battle the elements.

Eating a well-balanced diet will help you keep in better physical health both inside and out.

Mistake #3 – Sleeping With Your Makeup On

Do you sometimes feel too lazy to take off your makeup before bed? That mistake can leave you waking up looking tired and broken out!

Before you retire, be certain to use a makeup remover product that’s safe for all skin types. This type of product breaks that forms between your makeup and your skin and wipes that barrier away. This allows your skin time to be restored by vital oxygen. Also, it will help to eliminate clogged pores that can lead to pimples. Of course, double cleansing your skin is the best way to keep a bright and glowing complexion.

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A woman is taking a shower, embracing beauty.
DO: Remove your makeup daily.

Mistake #4 – Jumping on the Gray Hair Trend

Gray hair has been a trend over the past couple of years. Millennials everywhere are dying their hair gorgeous, silvery shades of gray. This works for women under 30 as it looks stylish and cute.

However, if you are 30 or over, skip this trend. You’ll add years to your face by adding gray tones near your face. Instead, stick with hair color that’s close to your natural hue or go for blond which doesn’t contrast with those stubborn and color-resistant gray hairs.

A woman with long hair standing in front of a pink wall, showcasing beauty.
DO: add blonde highlights to disguise away the gray.

Mistake #5 – Lining Outside of the Lip Line

As we age, our collagen production slows down. This leaves many women for wishing for the fuller lips that they had in their youth.

However, resists the urge to line your lips too far outside of the lip line. Lip liner should only come to the very outside edge of your lip, no farther! If you go too far out of your natural lip line, your liner can settle into fine lines, smudge, and make you look older.

A well-applied lip liner and lipstick will boost your confidence, add color to your face, and make your teeth look whiter. Additionally, if you have any insecurities about your smile, consider clear braces to correct any issues you may have.

A woman with short blonde hair is smiling for the camera, gracefully avoiding beauty mistakes.
DO: Line your lips, but don’t color outside of the lines.

Mistake #6 – Skimping on Moisturizer

Skimping on the purchase of a good moisturizer makes your skin look dull. Even if you have an oilier skin type, your skin sometimes needs a boost of moisture (and there are oil-free varieties out there).

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While drinking water will plump your cells from inside, a moisturizer will work from the outside. They deliver immediate hydrating benefits to help repair your skin, give it back elasticity, and prevent damage.

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DO: Use moisturizer every day.

Mistake #7 – Forgetting the SPF

DON’T: Spend time in the sun without SPF.

While you’re shopping for that moisturizer in Mistake #6, look for a daytime formula with SPF 15 or higher. Also, look for one that fights both UVA and UVB rays. This will help to eliminate the harmful effects of the sun: wrinkles, lines, and dark spots.

A woman applying cream.
DO: Use SPF daily

It’s never too late to start to make better beauty and makeup choices. Commit to stop making these 7 beauty mistakes. You’ll be on the path to a younger-looking you.

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