10 Top Anti-Aging Tricks
Because lines are for the guys, not your face…
Somewhere around mid-January we realize that despite our best intentions, the only thing the New Year has brought us is one more year of crow’s feet and grey hairs that appear in more places than an “Everybody Loves Raymond” rerun. These ten tricks below will keep you looking younger than ever and the best part? Totally stress-free- and isn’t that really the key of looking younger, longer?
1. Green Tea
I’m not going to bore you with details about what the scientists are discovering about green tea, or why Chinese women have been drinking it for centuries, or why I drink it by the gallon a day. But I will tell you this- this is one of the only scientifically backed natural remedies for wrinkles, cancer prevention, heart health and boosting up that metabolism. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, specifically the superpower of antioxidants- Epigallocatechin Gallate- otherwise known as EGCG. Feel guilty about that pizza you ate an hour ago? Or shouldn’t have had the cheesecake? Drinking green tea, after consuming fatty foods is scientifically proven to help reduce how much of that fat your body actually absorbs. Drink green tea daily, for an all over younger, healthier, skinnier look this new year! My favorite brand? Mighty Leaf Tropical Green Tea ($9.95-$49.50, mightyleaf.com)
2. SPF SPF SPF
It doesn’t matter if there’s still 12 feet of snow and the ground, and you’re months away from trading knee high boots for flip-flops.The sun (even when it doesn’t seem like there is one.) is the main culprit for premature aging. At least an SPF 15 and sunglasses this winter will keep your eyes wrinkle free, soften any that you might have and prevent other sun culprits from making their mark. For a silky complexion, I wear Olay’s Total Effects UV fragrance free cream ($20.97, walmart.com)
3. Omega 3, 6 and fatty acids
Essential fat. That sounds oxymoronic, now doesn’t it? But these Omegas found in fish oil supplements, salmon and eggs for example keep your brain functioning (meaning you’ll fight off Alzheimer’s better) for longer and keep that heart pumping stronger. But most importantly, these fatty acids keep your skin soft and supple, so you can look as young as you sound.
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4. Bang! Bang!
Sick of catching sight of every frown you’ve ever made? Try cutting bangs, not only do they help round out the face, which any of us over 25 start to need, thanks to collagen depletion, but it also hides pesky forehead lines. Not into the look? You can buy clip in bangs and road test the look! Try Hair Bangs clip on in extension –Italian Remy 100 percent human hair ($21.99, amazon.com). You can also avoid bringing attention to your forehead and lines by minimizing the amount of makeup on you there. Cut your foundation in half and skip the powder. You’ll be shocked to find what an impact this will have on recreating a smoother forehead.
5. Vitamin C Serum
I read once that anyone over the age of 26 should regularly use a serum with their daily skin regimen. But anybody that’s shopped for a cream or serum knows that the options are limitless- and the price can be a deterrent. Vitamin C helps the body produce more collagen, over time giving your face a plumper, more youthful complexion. One of my favorites? Lumene Vitamin C radiant dual serum AM and PM ( $19.99, dermstore.com)