Okay, okay, we’ve heard it a million times. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize and make sure to wear sunscreen—even on cloudy days! These anti-aging tips are as old as the hills. But are there other things we can be doing to maintain a youthful glow? In fact, there are.
Sleeping on a smooth silk pillowcase helps to prevent wrinkles. So does sleeping on your back (as opposed to sleeping on your side, which increases wrinkles on the cheeks and chin, or sleeping face down, which gives you a furrowed brow).
When you apply moisturizers, serums, masks and cleansers, do you stop at the jawline? Most people do—but you shouldn’t! Bring those facial products down your neck as well. Why? Because the neck is one of the easiest ways to see someone’s real age. (If you don’t believe it, look at someone who’s had a facelift but has left their neck to sag and age. It’s not a pretty sight!) For a specific neck-firming treatment, try Osmotics Necolleté Age Reversal for Neck & Chest.
Don’t squint… get reading glasses instead! Maybe you think you’re too young for reading glasses, but it’s better than getting permanent wrinkles around your eyes. The fact is that any repetitive facial movement, like squinting, overworks facial muscles and forms a groove that will eventually become a wrinkle. So nip that wrinkle in the bud with a chic pair of readers!
Drink green tea. It’s healthy for all sorts of things, but especially for your skin. Green tea contains lots of antioxidants, which are wonderful for
Give your hands a hand! From harsh winter weather to washing dishes, our hands take a major beating. After a while, they can start looking their age—or older. So protect them! Moisturize them regularly, wear sunscreen, and protect them with gloves. To give your hands a treat, apply your favorite moisturizer at night and wear light cotton gloves to sleep. In the
morning your hands will be silky-smooth.
Dry, scaly lips make you look older. To keep your pout its smoothest, exfoliate your lips by making your own scrub of sugar and olive oil. Play with the quantities until you reach a pasty consistency; gently massage the mixture onto your lips, then rinse with warm water. In addition, try Elemis’s Pro Intense Eye and Lip Contour Cream to plump up and define the contours of your lips. And for a gorgeous lip color, we love Sue Devitt’s Lip Enhancing Gloss, which is formulated with Marine Filling Spheres and peptides to smooth the appearance of fine lines and create a visibly fuller look.
Visit a good esthetician regularly for deep-cleansing facials to keep your complexion clear, glowing and looking its best.
Get a good night’s sleep. Your body needs time to repair itself. If you sleep less than six hours a night, you can upset the body’s metabolism and hasten the onset of age-related conditions. If you’re one of those people who have trouble getting and staying asleep, try BeautySleep™, a unique concoction of vitamins, minerals, age-defying herbs, antioxidants and Sensara™ in one delicious, citrus-flavored shot. Not only will it help you sleep, but it also promotes cellular health for younger-looking skin.