As we grow older, we start to think more and more about aging gracefully. How can we keep looking young and radiant without breaking the bank or getting invasive procedures? It might sound like a losing battle to you, but luckily, we’re here just for that. There are easy, cost-efficient, ways to age in a graceful manner while still maintaining your youthful glow! Not to mention, these tricks and hacks take no time at all and they make a world of difference. What are you waiting for? Let’s discover what beauty hacks can help you look and feel incredible at any age:
Use SPF Daily – Everywhere
It’s a known fact that wearing sunscreen on a daily basis will help slow down the process of aging. You need to wear a broad-spectrum formula with at least SPF 30 all over your face 365 days a year, no matter the weather. Well, your complexion isn’t the only part that can get sun damaged and suffer from aging. Oftentimes, hands can give away more than your face, mainly due to the fact that most people don’t do much to care for them. So, when you apply sunscreen to your face, be sure to apply it to all areas of your body that will be exposed that day, including your hands, neck, and chest.
Heat Up Your Eyelash Curler
We all want glorious, lifted lashes when we do our makeup, and in general. To achieve such a look and keep your lashes curled for a longer period of time, use this hack. Before curling your lashes, heat up your eyelash curler slightly with your hairdryer – be careful not to make it too hot. Wait a moment or two for the metal to cool slightly but still stay warm. Then, clamp down on your lashes to properly curl them before applying mascara as usual.
Tame Wild Brows With Some Vaseline
Having good eyebrows will affect the way your entire face looks. They’re a foundation of sorts for our faces. Well, at times, they can be rather ‘disobedient’ and curl a little here and there, leading to a messy and unflattering appearance. To avoid this, you can easily tame your eyebrows with a little bit of vaseline. Dab a bit onto a clean spoolie brush and brush your eyebrows however you wish them to stay. A little goes a long way, just remember that.
Clean Up Your Diet
While there are hundreds of opinions on just what is the perfect diet, one thing stays consistent: highly processed foods don’t make a face pretty in any which way. In order to keep your skin as taut and glowy, make sure to load up on colorful whole foods, such as blueberries, broccoli, kale. Along with that, keep good fats in mind like avocados, salmon, and walnuts. Finally, add some lean protein into the mix. If you still feel bloated or itchy, think about eliminating or cutting down on dairy and gluten. Of course, make sure to consult with your physician about anything of the sort to get the best possible care for you.
Make The Most Of Green Tea
If you want to decrease puffiness under your eyes, use green tea. No, not for drinking (although that has incredible health benefits as well). To de-puff and tighten your delicate under-eye skin, soak a couple of bags of green tea in hot water as you normally would, then wait for them to cool. You can even place them in the refrigerator to ensure they’re fully cold. After that, gently apply them under the eyes for five to six minutes. The reason this works is thanks to the caffeine green tea has – it constricts the blood vessels in sensitive tissue. Of course, the cold also reduces puffiness and inflammation in the skin.
Get An Instant Lift With White Eyeliner
In order to achieve a lifted, youthful look, you don’t have to go under the knife or spend a lifetime worth of savings. In fact, it’s as simple as buying a white eyeliner and knowing how to use it! Next time you’re doing your makeup, grab a thick white eyeliner. Line the area below and above your eyebrows before smudging it out with a sponge or your finger. This will define your brows while also creating the illusion of a lifted eyebrow.
Plump Up Your Lips
Another simple trick you should know about is this one: how to look like you have fuller lips. Again, you don’t have to make any big decisions for this – you just need your trusty thick white liner. Fill in the middle section of your lips with light concealer or white eyeliner. Once you’ve done that, blend it out gently with your finger. To finish it off, top it off with a nude lip gloss. Watch what a difference it makes!
Condition Your Hair Before You Work Out
Seeing as most people tend to wear their hair back or pulled up while working out, it’s the perfect time to deep-condition it. The heat from exercising will also help the conditioner get deep inside your hair strands. Additionally, pulling it back will make sure the conditioner won’t drop out easily. Once you’re done working out, just shower as you normally would. It’s the perfect way to multitask if you ask us. Not to mention, you’ll be amazed at the results.
Apply Blush Like A Model
Achieving a more youthful look is as easy as applying blush in the right way. A lot of supermodels swear by this method, and we do too. All you need to do is grab your favorite blush and apply it to the apples of your cheeks. Then, carry the excess onto the bridge of your nose. Adding some color across the nose will mimick a natural flush, making you look glowy and youthful. Don’t overdo it, though, as it can make you look sunburned.
Create An Elongated Eye Shape Without Liner
Getting that perfect wing can be a daunting and difficult task. If you’re looking to avoid it but still yearn for that elongated eye shape, don’t worry. You won’t need your eyeliner for this one. Take a small fluffy eyeshadow brush and flick your eyeshadow out to the side of your eye, a little bit upwards. This will draw the eyes outwards and give you a gorgeous shape. If you want to take it a step further, grab a warm medium brown shadow and sweep it under your eye, close to the lash line. Once you’re at the outer corner, bring it up to meet the shadow on your lid. This will create a bigger and elongated eye shape.