These days, looking good is not restricted to ladies who are young and slim. Any person, of any age and size, can look beautiful if they accentuate their best points and play down their negative features. Some of the things you might try in order to look younger may in fact add years to your look. If you do not want to look like your own mother- and who does? - here are the main pitfalls you need to avoid.
Typically, ladies presume that, if they dress young, they will undoubtedly look younger. To a point, this can be true. You do not need to dress dowdy as you grow older. Having said that, a dress that's so tight it looks as if it's been sprayed on, or a top that shows all your cleavage, along with lines and liver spots, just will not work. If you have fantastic legs, you can get away with wearing shorter skirts, but be sensible about it, and don't go micro mini.
Only very young women should dress in really revealing clothes. Take a brutally honest friend along with you when you go shopping for clothes, and be sure to ask her if it makes you look older. If she says yes, don't buy it.
If you are an older lady, mascara on the lower lashes draws attention to crow's feet and dark, under eye circles. Conversely, a generous coat on the top lashes will make your eyes look larger and the whites will appear brighter. This clever technique means people you meet will be drawn to the depths of your eyes rather than the outer edges, which more accurately reflect your age
Too much make up
Whether it's foundation, blusher, powder or eye shadow, too much make up will make you look older. Thick make up that's been plastered on your face highlights areas you 'd much rather camouflage. Sheer foundation topped with translucent powder looks so much more natural.
Hair that never moves
Whatever your age, your hair should look soft and 100% natural. It is really aging if your hairstyle would stay perfect in the teeth of a twister. And you should never cover grey hair with a dark colourant. Select a colour as close to your natural shade as possible. Dark hair will only serve to emphasise any facial wrinkles
These are the most obvious mistakes that could make you look older, however there are so many more pitfalls to avoid. The secret is to look as natural as possible, highlight your best points and play down the blemishes and problem areas. Then you'll always look your best, no matter how old you happen to be. by Deborah Baker