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How to Look Younger

You may be getting older, but there's no need to look it – if you follow this advice.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Lighten up your wardrobe Wear less black and neutral shades and more color, especially on your top half, where it can brighten up an aging complexion.
  • TIP: Lose the matched jewelry sets in favor of trendy baubles.
  • Step 2: Even out skin tone Even out skin tone with products that contain glucosamine, an amino sugar which has been proven effective in treating age-related discoloration and age spots.
  • Step 3: Take care of facial hair Learn to fill in your eyebrows artfully and apply individual false eyelashes; brows and lashes thin as we age; keeping them lush will take years off your face.
  • Step 4: Start using hand cream Apply a facial mask with alpha hydroxy acids to the back of your hands to promote surface skin renewal. Start using a daily hand cream with glycerin, petrolatum, and dimethicone.
  • TIP: Get or give yourself manicures and wear a bright ring or two; in one study, women who wore polish and rings were judged to be younger-looking than those who didn't.
  • Step 5: Update your hairstyle Update your hairstyle, especially if you've had the same one for decades. Use thickening products, as hair thins out as we age. Consult a colorist about getting the right shade as well as putting in highlights to replace fading natural ones.
  • TIP: Bangs are an easy way to hide a lined forehead.
  • Step 6: Fix and whiten your teeth Consult a dentist about fixing and whitening your teeth if they've become discolored or have shifted with age.
  • Step 7: Say cheese! Keep a smile on your face. It gives you an instant facelift.
  • FACT: People in the 40s to 60s who pay attention to their appearance are nicknamed "baby groomers."

You Will Need

  • Bright clothes
  • Skin products
  • Brow makeup
  • False eyelashes
  • A facial mask
  • Hand cream
  • An updated hairstyle
  • Flattering hair color and highlights
  • A dentist
  • Trendy jewelry (optional)
  • Manicures (optional)
  • Rings (optional)
  • Bangs (optional)

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