Every week, we post a new anti-aging tip. Stay’tuned!
ANTI-AGING TIP #1—TRY BANGS—
Hair slanted to the side and layered is anti-aging, and also tends to hide any wrinkles and crinkles, plus makes the main focus your eyes.
ANTI-AGING TIP # 2—EMBRACE THICKER BROWS—
Fill in gaps along your brows—-the best choice is a formula that is between a pencil and a powder. Another great tip is to use a little castor oil--apparently, it's believed to stimulate growth for thicker, fuller brows. (Let me know if it works for you! -Maxine)
ANTI-AGING TIP # 3—RINSE YOUR HAIR WITH COLD WATER—
Celebrity hairstylist Paul Labrecque says he “recommends that clients always finish with a cold rinse. This will lock in a good conditioning and help infuse shine.”
ANTI-AGING TIP # 4—DON'T USE FACIAL WIPES—
Facial wipes are full of chemicals and preservatives and dry out your skin. “I always recommend Warshing with the Warsh Cloth, of course! Carry one with you for emergency use during these hot and muggy days and save your skin—but whatever you do, avoid the astringency of facial wipes.” Maxine
ANTI-AGING TIP # 5—WEAR SUNGLASSES—
Squinting, frowning, and other excessive movements adds to your wrinkle factor. Always wear sunglasses when you're out of doors- or driving in daylight-and preferably not with metal frames, which reflect the sun on your face, and the larger the better. “And wear a hat for good measure (if you don't happen to be carrying a surfboard) and extra protection--and size matters! Wide brims are best.” Maxine
ANTI-AGING TIP # 6—EAT MORE VITAMIN C—
Vitamin C is a natural collagen booster— eat more fruit and veggies to naturally boost collagen to keep skin supple and firm. Bell peppers and strawberries are great choices! Also, (says Good Housekeeping) use a collagen cream, which they call the “fountain of youth.”
“And I happen to have one that's just the thing, see my skincare shop!” Maxine
ANTI-AGING TIP # 7— SHAVE!
If you or your significant other or friend has followed the trend to be more 'hairy,' it's time to consider a close shave! A recent UK study showed that men with facial hair, and that includes stubble, mustache, or a beard in any of its manifestations...were considered to look about 10 years older! As well, shaving removes dead skin cells, and the actual activity itself helps to stimulate collagen production.
Hint—“Anyone can use a collagen cream, which some have been known to call the “fountain of youth.” And I happen to have one that's perfect for anyone, see my online natural skincare shop!” Maxine
ANTI-AGING TIP # 8—USE HAND CREAM ALL THE TIME AND THEN AGAIN
People seem to be able to tell age more easily by looking at your hands--so use cream often and liberally. Keep it by the sink/every sink you use regularly. Alsobrighten dull lookinghands by exfoliating— (the Warsh Cloth is perfect for this--it exoliatesnaturally while you Warsh). If you really need a brightener... mix a little sea salt with lemon juice and gently scrub into your hands.
ANTI-AGING TIP # 9—DRINK MORE WATER
Or any liquid--athough remember that alcohol is dehydrating. If you feel thirsty, it means that you're already dehydrated. Drink up. Your skin will feel plump and more youthful and you'll feel energized. Drinking lots of water also helps fills you up and makes diets easier to stick with.
ANTI-AGING TIP # 10—
CHOOSE LIGHTER LIPSTICK!
“Celebrity makeup artist Matin Maulawizada, who works with stars like Angelina Jolie,” says to use lighter/not too severe shades as lips get thinner with age. Go for rosy reds or flesh shades--avoid peach and orange, which can make teeth show yellow, and try not to use lipstick without other makeupas this adds age. Who knew! More tips.
ANTI-AGING TIP # 11—
TRY ICE CUBES!
A great anti-aging tip Vogue says, is to use ice cubes to boost your complexion. (Kate Moss swears by it--and is said to submerge her face in a bowl of icy water to get rid of morning-after puffiness. “I wouldn't go that far,” says Maxine--“but putting an ice cube or two inside a damp Warsh Cloth and sliding gently around the eye socket will help with under-eye bags, as Vogue recommends!” Ice also helps reduce pain and inflammation from breakouts—and can help with rosacea. More—Vogue
ANTI-AGING TIP # 12—
Even if it's only yoga breathing, or chair yoga—the profound effects of yoga from less stress to improved posture, more energy, developing bone mass, added flexibility, and mood enhancement are only some of the benefits. “Yoga poses are designed to work the inside of your body and the outside—to rejuvenate the digestive system, the reproductive system, even the immune system,” according to the founder of NYC's OM Yoga, who says “It's like wringing your body out with a wash cloth.” (Or Warsh Cloth... I really like that analogy!)” Maxine
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ANTI-AGING TIP # 13—
LIGHTEN YOUR MAKEUP-LITERALLY!
Mix a little dab of your foundation with your regular daytime moisturizer before smoothing it over your skin—this boosts hydration and helps to make wrinkles less obvious. Also—heavier foundations and powders tend to settle into creases and lines, so avoid when you can. (And if you’re relying on my microcurrent anti-aging “Lifts” and using the Warsh Cloth to clean your face and thus avoiding the drying chemicals and preservatives that are in skin cleansers… you’re way ahead in the anti-aging battle!
ANTI-AGING TIP # 14—
HAVE MORE GRAPE(S)!
Whether you enjoy grapes from a bottle or fresh off the vine, they are definitely good for your health in lots of ways. One way is the anthocyanins, which fight arthritis, but also helps to boost collagen in the retina according to experts and protects your eyes against age-related macular degeneration. They're anti-inflammatory, a great source of vitamins K and C, can help regulate blood pressure, weight loss by improving energy metabolism, and more.
ANTI-AGING TIP # 15—
ELIMINATE BROWN SPOTS
Brown spots or “age” spots don't look great wherever you get them. but did you know you can lighten or eliminate them with a little lemon juice? Dilute a few drops with water and apply with a Q Tip. Use before bed at first in case the acid irritates your skin--gradually increase to twice a day. If your skin goes too light, stop usi