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10 Beauty Tricks that Turn Back the Clock

Why look your age when you can look even younger?  With these simple beauty tricks, you’ll not only improve your appearance, but feel better too.

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Frame your face

Keeping your eyebrows well-groomed and well-shaped helps provide a frame for your face and draws attention to your eyes.

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Eat more grapes

Sorbitol, which gives grapes, berries, plums and pears their sweetness, is a humectant: a substance that attracts water when applied to the skin, helping it absorb and retain moisture.

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Care for your hair

Use volumizing styling products as your hair becomes thinner. Try a lighter color, which can make thinning less obvious. Whether you have your hair washed at home or at the salon, use deep-conditioning treatments regularly to combat dryness.

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Smile wide-and often

In a research study, individuals were asked to examine photographs of models with various facial expressions, and were then asked to guess their ages. Neutral expressions yielded the most accurate results, and fearful expressions made subjects look older; happy faces were rated as younger than they really were.

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Cleanse and moisturize

Cleaning and moisturizing helps protect skin and keep it healthy. But banish regular soap, which can be drying for older skin. Instead use a cleanser that gently washes without stripping skin of moisture. Avoid skin toners, especially those with a stringent or alcohol base. Use a good moisturizer day and night.

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Dress for success

If you have a wrinkly neck or jowls, avoid tight-fitting polos or crew neck jumpers, which squeeze skin upward. A shirt collar over a round-necked jersey is a better option. Wear dark-colored shirts if you have a large belly.

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Take care of your hands

Use a good hand cream frequently, and look for one that has sunscreen included. Brighten dull hands by exfoliating regularly: use sea salt mixed with lemon juice and gently scrub into your hands with an old toothbrush.

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Load up on vitamin K and lycopene

Vitamin K-found in kale and other green vegetables-helps your blood coagulate, reducing the impact of bruising. Lycopene in tomatoes gives the skin powerful protection against UV rays.

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Eat oily fish

Salmon and other oily fish are rich in DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol), a compound that boosts muscle tone and is a common ingredient in expensive creams for mature skin. Eating oily fish twice a week offers the same benefits.

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Exercise 4+ times a week

You’ll fend off muscle loss and sleep better when you exercise most at least four days a week. Combine cardiovascular exercise for heart and lungs, resistance exercise for muscles, stretching for flexibility and balance exercise for coordination.