Sunday, December 7, 2008

Great tips for looking younger

OK, so I totally stole these from a great article from Real Simple that I found on Yahoo.  The article, aimed at Baby Boomer women,  lists 19 ways to look younger. Here are my faves (in no particular order):

1.  Drink lots of water (aim for 64 oz. a day). It flushes out your system and keeps everything -- including your skin -- hydrated. Choose plain H2O over sodas and other liquids whenever possible.

2. Wear bright and jewel-tone colors to brighten your skintone (which tends to turn dull and sallow as you age.)  

3. Get rid of those dated jeans (which scream "over the hill") for a flattering, up-to-date style -- but NOT ones aimed at teens or 20-somethings (which scream "trying too hard.")  

4. Don't wear "grannnie" footwear just because it's comfortable. I, too, have a hard time with my feet these days, and I certainly can't wear a lot of the extreme, high-heeled and pointy styles out there, at least not for long.  But there are plenty of shoe makers today who manage to combine fashion AND practicality.  Find them! 

5. Don't wear makeup with glitter in it -- that just settles into lines and wrinkles, magnifying them. Instead, look for products with "luminous" or "shimmer" effects for a subtle, flattering effect.

6. Don't forget the sunscreen!!  


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