7 Beauty Tips That Instantly Make You Look Younger
Some things we do take days…hours….weeks, even months, to help
us appear younger looking. Then there are certain things some of us go out
of our way to do to ourselves that make us look older. Here are some of those
things and how to correct them:
|| Have An Oily or Shiny Face
There is so much said today about keeping the skin moist to keep it young…in
fact I “preach” that, too. But, I have seen more and more women
today “wearing” an oily or shiny face in public (luncheons, dinner
parties, work) because they believe it will keep their skin young longer, and
also, they think it looks good. Wrong. First of all you don’t need to
wear a shiny face to make or keep your skin youthful. Secondly, A shiny face
actually makes your face look older because the shine plays up the wrinkles
or lines on the face. It exaggerates them. Any light on a shiny face (day or
night) makes lines, wrinkles, or imperfections, more obvious and prominent.
And…on top of everything else…there is nothing pretty about an
oily looking face (when dressed) no matter how beautiful the face is.
Here is the answer
When dressing to go out of the house here’s how to keep your skin moist
while wearing make-up, and make your skin appear younger, too. 1. Cleanse face
and neck and use an astringent to remove all oils and any residual make-up.
2. Apply a good moisturizer. 3. Apply any make-up your normal way. 4. “Powder
down” to blend makeup colors and “take off the shine.” Make
sure you press the powder “down onto the skin” instead of “wiping” the
powder across the skin. The powder actually locks in the moisture and helps
protect and keep it from escaping during the day. This also helps to protect
your skin from the sun’s rays. You now have the advantage of treating
the skin while looking younger at the same time. TRY THIS TEST: Before you
apply powder, stand sideways to a window while looking in a mirror and study
your face. Apply powder. Return to the window with the mirror to see the difference.
If you see no difference, you are very young with no lines!!
|| Iridescent, Odd or Bright Color Eye Shadow
(I have written about this subject before but it bears repeating)
Anything bold, unnatural, and overpowering on the face makes it appear older…and
worse yet – very unattractive – sometimes tacky! Bright iridescent
(or not so bright) eye shadow comes under this heading. Some iridescent eye
shadows are so bold and bright on the eyes they look like two headlights. The
manufactures should be fined for selling such a thing to the public. The manufactures
are after the dollar – but I’m here to make sure you have your
most youthful, beautiful appearance. OK now that I have vented I’ll move
Here is the answer
No matter what shape or size eyes you have, with the proper make-up, they
will look more youthful and beautiful. Remember, your eyes should steal the
show…not the eye shadow. Here are some simple rules: 1. Wear natural
colors. My favorite is a soft off- white or light tone eye shadow on the lids
and a brown or gray shade above the lids and a little above the bone . (The
off-white mostly blends into the eyelid skin after a short time to give a natural
look.) 2. Wear eyeliner to bring out the eyes….never wear black – dark
brown looks almost like black yet gives a much softer look. 3. Wear mascara – black
or brown is fine. if you don’t have long thick lashes of your own – try
artificial eyelashes – brown only – no black. (You will need to
trim them down both in width and length and don’t buy the thick ones,
they will be too much when applied.) If not overdone, these lashes can give
a soft youthful look. Can you tell that I wear them most of the time?? Even
my manicurist of 3 years didn’t know it until I told her.
|| Wearing Purple, Black or Orange Lipstick
These colors are aging and distracting to the face in most cases, especially
if they are on the very dark side. Orange and black (purple/black) are never
flattering to the face.
Here is the answer
Maybe a soft orange is OK to fit a special garment color, but use a soft color
orange if you must…one with a little brown tone in it. Frankly I don’t
own any orange garments and no orange lipstick. Orange in general is usually
not as flattering to the face. If you must wear orange lipstick – make
sure your rouge color blends with the lipstick tone.
Apply colors that have a little brownish tone. Red should have a little blue
in it so it does not look orange - it makes the red softer looking and is more
youthful and flattering to the face.
While on the subject, if you want to give the appearance of fuller lips, extend
your lipstick or lipliner a bit above and below your natural lip line. BUT,
if you wear a lip-gloss, make sure you apply it only within your natural lip
line, not on the extended portion. It’s more subtle and gives a better
effect…it should not be overdone. When you extend color over your natural
lip line, “powder down” over it so that it will look more natural
and blend in, otherwise the unnatural lip line will be very noticeable. Can
you tell that I extend beyond my natural lip line?
Even if you have bleached or tinted hair, straightened hair or sun dried hair
there are products on the market to get your hair back into shape. Dull, dry
hair gives an older look to your overall appearance.
Here’s the answer
There are many products on the market that can give the worst-case-dry-dull
hair what it needs to gain a youthful look again. Don’t take your dull
dry hair “as expected” just because you have had another birthday
or two…hair doesn’t know how old it is if you take care of it.
I’m a living example. (One of my products – Spot Light Conditioner
is a good product for this problem in most cases) If you have an exceptional
problem then see an expert and get it fixed…you will love the more youthful
and flattering look.
Going without eye make-up is fine if that is the look you like. But I will
tell you that we look younger with some eye make-up. It gives an alive look
to our face as well as making us appear more glamorous.
Here’s the answer
If you will look on my list of Oleda’s Beauty/Health Tips in my Web
site, you will find “Make Eyes Large/Glamorous” with instructions
on how to do it. You can modify this for a softer look for day if you like
by using less or softer colors.
|| No Rouge, Too Little Rouge or Putting It In The Wrong Place
Well here is one of my problems – Often I worry about having on too
much rouge, or not enough. I often ask my husband to take a look at my rouge
before going out. Yes, sometimes I have to go back and “powder again” to
tone it down! There is a fine line on how much to have on. Another problem
some ladies have is WHERE to put it on the face. (That’s not my problem!)
All these issues can make you appear older and even “tacky.”
Here’s the answer
Did you know that “Cream Rouge” gives you more control for evenness,
smoothness and the amount you put on? Never wear rouge with any kind of glitter
or shine. That really shows up lines or wrinkles and is overpowering to the
beauty of the skin, face and make-up. I would do you no favor if I didn’t
tell you about the perfect Oleda® Cream Rouge I developed because it was
impossible to find what I wanted in the stores. Please click “Beauty” on
the front page of my Web site. This one is pure, not too oily, not too dry,
natural colors and goes on smoothly.
When using rouge, apply it where the sun would make your face naturally rosy--except
for the nose, of course--across the cheekbones, somewhat over and under them
and tapered off toward the ears. Apply ever-so-little to the top of the forehead
and up to the hairline blending so it is hardly noticeable. (You’ll marvel
at what this does) Add a bit of color to your neck to make it look like it
belongs to your face…you now have a beautiful natural looking glow.
If you feel you need more rouge during the day use powder rouge. Keep the
color a natural tone with no glitter or shine.
Never underestimate the beauty and health benefits, of good posture. Often
poor posture is just a bad habit that is easily corrected.
Poor posture not only makes you look older, but could be the first step toward
dowager’s hump, double chin, potbelly, and swayback as well as some internal
Here’s the answer
To correct poor posture we must be aware of our posture all of our waking
hours for a few days or weeks. Make a point to stand straight with shoulders
back…chin up not down. Now you are on your way to that glamorous, healthy
Ask your best friend, your kids or husband to keep an eye on your posture
and to let you know when you are not standing straight. This can help you get
out of a bad habit. This may also help others in your life want to correct
their posture too. Please go to my Web site and click on Oleda’s Beauty/Health
Tips then “Youthful Look Destroyed.” You will find more information
with special exercises to help have better posture permanently. Don’t
forget to have good posture when you are sitting for the very same reasons.
Let me know if you have any questions.