9 Beauty Tips that Will Make You Look Instantly Younger
Ah, the ever-elusive task of recovering youth once it starts to slip out of our fingers. With promises around every corner of expensive "miracle treatments" and one-stop-shop surgeries, the world of beauty can be a scary one. Although Mama raised us to not let our confidence lie alone in our outward appearance, we still take pride in presenting the very best version of ourselves to the world. However, contrary to what many "miracle products" on the market might suggest, we're bound and determined to uncover a beauty regimen that gives us the best of both worlds: owning our age and amplifying the features the good Lord gave us while still looking like—well, ourselves. Whether you're holding onto your youth at the cusp of thirty or looking for a major anti-aging strategy to rewind the clock at 50, we've got tricks to achieving glowy features and an overall more youthful appearance in mere minutes. Use these editor-approved, simple tricks to strike years off of your appearance and reveal the best features you forgot you even had.
1. Take it easy on the concealer.
We get it—it's definitely tempting to cover up every little corner on our bodies that we deem less-than-perfect, but over-applying concealer can actually draw attention to lines and crepiness because of a cakey texture. By no means toss your tube-of-youth into the trash—we suggest merely being a little more sparing with application.
2. Invest in under eye patches.
We're all tired, but nobody needs to know it. Grab a pack of under-eye patches packed with collagen to defeat droopy under eye circles that acts as a mini (totally affordable) at-home spa treatment.
3. Whiten teeth.
Yellowing teeth are a telltale sign of age. Thankfully, treatments exist that don't require expensive trips to the dentist and leave your teeth and gums unharmed. Try a 30-minute at-home teeth whitening treatment to immediately brighten your smile before you head out the door.
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4. Loosen up your locks.
Hair pulled back in a tight bun pulls on (and draws attention to) every last little line on your face—plus, tousled locks appear more youthful by default.
6. Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize.
Do we really need to tell you this? You know as well as anyone that this is one area well-worth investing in, so pick a renowned product that's trusted to do the job.
7. Brows, baby!
Did you know that research shows that paying due attention to your brows can make you look years younger instantly? Darken your brows with the proper tools to make them stand out and add an air of youthfulness to your look, but not before taking a crash course of ours in Brow Boot Camp.
8. Curl those lashes.
Any opportunity to fight gravity at your fingertips, you should take. Lashes tend to lose their density as you age, as eyes tend to flatten out, so you should seize every opportunity you can to add depth.
9. Fake moisture with a highlighter.
If there just doesn't seem to be enough moisturizer in the world to replenish your skin, fake it ‘til you make it with a subtle drop or two of dewy highlighter. Bonus: Our cheeks tend to thin out as we age, which can actually present a major opportunity to highlight bone structure that may not have been as apparent in our youth. Glow, baby go.