Beyond Wrinkles: 7 Beauty Mistakes That Make You Look Old
Sure, an aging complexion contributes to your overall appearance but looking older is about a lot more than just wrinkles
High school hairYou graduated in the last century but still have the same hairstyle you wore on page 68 of the yearbook. Sound familiar? You're so not alone. Unless you're a ballerina who needs her hair long enough for a bun or have some other occupational need, there's no excuse for being stuck in such a style rut -- so, let's get you out of it. In her book, "How Not to Look Old," longtime beauty editor, Charla Krupp says, "That long, straight flat hair parted down the middle from your teens and twenties will only accentuate your current age."
Try this instead: Krupp recommends bangs, saying that they "are a cheap and easy way to chic up your look." And, that they "also accentuate the positive and camouflage the negative." (Think forehead wrinkle coverage.) And that a "soft fringe of hair falling along the side of your face draws attention up to your eyes and deflects scrutiny from your jaw."
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