As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is so true, and sometimes even the smallest detail can completely ruin our look. Usually, when we leave home, we evaluate our look from head to toe, and we think that everything’s perfect. But there are small details that we can miss, and at the same time, they can bring all our efforts to naught.
At Bright Side, we decided to figure out what small details can ruin your look and what you should do to prevent this from happening.
1. Wrinkles in the armpit area
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When it comes to our arms, we tend to care most about having a neat manicure, moisturizing our hands, and removing excess hair. However, we don’t always pay attention to the armpit area, where not so visually pleasing wrinkles can form. And this can appear in people of very different weights, ages, and physiques.
Sometimes this happens because of an ill-fitted bra, for example, if it’s too small. Also, these wrinkles can be the result of decreased muscle tone. If so, special exercises, such as push-ups, can help.
2. Spray tan marks on the skin
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Many people love the effect of tanned skin, and they opt for a spray tan. This is a great alternative to a tanning booth or regular tanning, especially if you want quick, safe results. However, a spray tan can play a trick on you. If you overdo it or find yourself in a very hot room, it can leak and leave marks on your skin or clothing. To avoid this, experts recommend applying the product right before an important event.
3. Shoes of the wrong size
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Shoes of the correct size are a must. And this problem can be especially obvious in summer shoes. Sandals of the wrong size can not only ruin your look but also cause discomfort and even minor injuries.
Sandals are too small for you if your toes are squeezed in and stick out beyond the sole. It’s believed that there should still be some space between the end of your longest toe and the front edge of the sole. Also, the heel should not protrude beyond the sole. It’s worth paying attention to the width of the shoe as well — your foot should not be wider than the sole.
4. Corns and calluses
Another detail that can spoil your look is calluses and corns that are visible to others. They often appear due to wearing shoes that are the wrong size. To get rid of calluses, you can regularly do foot baths and remove the dry skin.
However, it’s best not to let them form in the first place, which is why experts say that shoes should be comfortable right after they’re purchased. Don’t buy a new pair that doesn’t fit, hoping that someday the shoes will stretch and be comfortable enough to wear.
5. Children’s hair ties
Today, there is a huge selection of hair accessories — you can create any look you imagine. However, you can get carried away and end up looking a little out of place. For example, some girls report that they always pay attention to inappropriate children’s hair ties of bright colors on others. There is a big difference between the style of a child and an adult, so it’s worth taking a closer look at headbands or colorful scrunchies.
6. Hair jewelry
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Another controversial hair accessory is a hairpin with crystals and beads. Not only it is difficult to combine these with other jewelry pieces, but it can also damage your hair. Many of us are quite familiar with the situation of strands of hair getting tangled in a hairpin and breaking. Of course, such hair jewelry can be appropriate for special occasions, but not as an everyday accessory.
7. Tan lines and sunburns
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It’s no secret that a perfect, even tan can be achieved only at the beach. But when we walk through the park, go cycling, or work in the garden, we get tan lines on the skin. Of course, this is quite natural, but sometimes these marks can spoil your look, especially if you want to wear a backless dress or top.
Sunburn marks can also remain on the face, especially in the area that was not covered by sunglasses. In this situation, you can try to even out tan lines. For example, you can exfoliate a more tanned area with a scrub and then apply coconut oil or a lemon and honey mixture to make your tan lines less visible.
8. Sweat stains on clothes
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Sweat stains can ruin even the perfect look. No one is immune to this problem — as soon as we get excited or start moving faster, dark stains under the arms can appear.
If you suffer from excessive sweating, there are several ways to combat hyperhidrosis. It’s best to wear clothes with deep armholes that are made from natural breathable fabrics, such as linen and cotton, during warmer seasons, or choose clothes of black, navy blue, or white colors since sweat stains are less visible on them.
9. Antiperspirant marks on dark clothes
Unfortunately, antiperspirant is not only a reliable aid in the fight against sweat, but it’s also a source of additional hassle. When putting on and taking off clothes, you are more likely to stain them with antiperspirant particles. This makes you look messy, especially if you’re wearing clothes of darker shades.
In order not to get into such an unpleasant situation, it’s better to apply antiperspirant not before leaving the house, but in advance so that it has time to dry out. If you are short on time, you can use a blow dryer.
10. Obviously fake eyelashes
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Eyelash extensions are quite popular, and they instantly make your eyes more expressive. However, you should not go over the top. Overly long or fluffy eyelashes are not the best choice. A natural look is still in trend, so obviously fake eyelashes are considered tasteless.
11. Smudged red lipstick
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Red lipstick always attracts attention. It can either become a bright accent or it can completely ruin your look. Before you apply lipstick to your lips, make sure that they are sufficiently hydrated, otherwise, the color will be uneven. Also, before applying makeup, it’s better to exfoliate the skin on the lips and use a nourishing balm, then you should apply concealer around the lips.
12. Worn-out bag handles
Unfortunately, even high-quality leather loses its original color and shine over time, and different scuffs and scratches appear on its surface, especially if we use a bag every day. And even though we immediately notice a scratch on the front of the bag, we may not notice worn-out handles. But other people will definitely see them. Experts recommend looking after your leather products thoroughly so that they serve you longer.
What other small details in other people’s looks do you pay attention to? Tell us in the comments below.