Be careful with bangs
You might think bangs hide forehead wrinkles, but that doesn’t mean they should be straight, full curtains across the face, Mast says. “Too often I see women with these awful, unflattering, boxy bangs that they have because they think it makes them look younger, when it really just ages them further,” she says. “If you have bangs that suit you, the bangs will bring out your facial features and distract from your problem areas.” A soft sweep across the forehead may be all that’s needed, and be sure to avoid these other hairstyle mistakes that age your face.
Whiten your teeth
Whiter teeth can give you a brighter smile and the appearance of a young, fresh mouth. “Yellow or discolored teeth makes people look older and less attractive,” says dentist Nancy Rosen, DMD. You can have your teeth whitened by your dentist in the office with a procedure called Zoom Advanced Whitening, which is the most effective way, she says. Or, “if someone chooses the over-the-counter method, they should make sure they follow the directions. My favorite OTC whitening products are the Crest White Strips.” You can even whiten your teeth naturally at home.
Going gray is okay
Although coloring your hair may make you feel younger, don’t feel attached to it. “For some women, upkeep becomes impossible and you actually look younger and fresher with a full head of gray or white natural hair with a gloss over it, rather than fully covered,” Mast says. “It depends on maintenance and the time you are willing to spend.” Tempted to try it? Here’s what happens when you stop coloring your hair.