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100 Ways to Look Younger
You’re never too young to start
-Julie Ryan Evans
My entire life I tried pretty much anything I could to look older. Until I turned 21.
Once I had that magical date of entry on my license, the quest shifted directions abruptly–straight into reverse. Since then it’s been one long mission–ever increasing in intensity–to look younger.
Prevention has a great list of 100 tips to help find some splashes of youth, if not a gushing fountain. And trust me, you can never start too young–a lot of the things that can really help should be done long before you can ever set foot in a bar (legally anyway).
Here are the first five; for 95 more, click here…
1. Get a Glow. Slough dead skin cells below your neck with a scrub made of dissolvable granules, such as sea salt or sugar. These gentle abrasives are less likely to inflame skin than scrubs made with crushed apricot pits or walnut shells.
2. Smooth Skin on Upper Arms. Regular use of a body scrub, which sloughs dead cells from the skin’s surface, can help roub out keratosis pilaris, the rough bumpy skin on the back of your upper arms, butt and thighs. KP looks like tiny pimples, but it’s actually a buildup of dead cells around individual hair follicles. To keep follicles from replugging, use a lotion with an exfoliator such as retinol, salicylic acid or alpha hydroxyl acid daily.
3. Erase Veins. Get rid of spider veins with a simple “lunchtime” dermatologic procedure called scierotherapy, during which a solution that causes the vein to collapse is injected via a very fine needle. After several monthly treatments, about 80 percent of vessels can be cleared.
4. Go Organic. Avoid bad skin reactions by sticking with organic products. They usually have fewer ingredients known to cause sensitivity problems; that’s important because older skin is usually drier, which makes it more prone to being sensitive.
5. Boost Skin Health. Taking 1,000mg of omega-3 fatty acids a day can help heal dry skin and rough, red, scaly patches of psoriasis and eczema. Besides being an integral part of the membranes that surround our skin cells, these essential fats are a key component of the lubricating layer that keeps skin supple.