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Getting older is inevitable.   But looking older doesn’t have to come with the territory.   Here are 11 simply beautiful ways to up your youth quotient in 30 days or less, courtesy of SmileSimplicity.


  1. Re-do your do: Tip # 1 – loosen up. Perfect, symmetrical curls and waves and tight updos read “uptight” and severe.  Go for a softer, messier look.   As for color, nothing ages faster than a single solid hue, whether platinum blonde or raven black.  Add dimension with highlights or lowlights, especially around the face to make skin glow.


  1. Fill in the lines: Ask your dermatologist about Botox or laugh line fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. They last for a few months and are great for a special occasion.


  1. Fill in the FINE lines: Consider a “smile lift” otherwise known as porcelain veneers. Not only can this magic transformation correct chips, cracks and imperfections and brighten teeth, they can also help plump out some of the fine lines of the upper lip.   Don’t like needles?   Don’t get them!   SmileSimplicity is a new generation pain-free porcelain veneer that does not require any drilling away of sensitive tooth structure and thus no anesthesia.
  1. Instant refresher: Consider a light peel to even out skin tone and smooth out fine lines
  1. Out out brown spots: When you don’t have time to wait for a skin brightening cream (which works gradually after consistent use) to do its job, consider a laster treatment to remove skin discolorations. Hint:  you can have them on your hands too.


  1. And speaking of hands – exfoliate and moisturize for an instantly younger look.


  1. Stand up straight. Your mother always told you to, and now you wish you had listened.  (Remember, we naturally lose height as we age, so why make it even worse by slouching?)   Poor posture can be a result of weak core muscles, so try adding a few planks into your daily exercise regimen.   Start at 15 seconds and gradually add to your time.


  1. Be flexible… it makes you feel and look younger. Try yoga or barre classes to stretch out tight muscles.


  1. Tooth whitening.. Today, there are more tooth whitening options than ever to consider, from whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses to gel trays and strips to in-office professional treatments. While more costly, in-office procedures usually produce the fastest, most dramatic and long-lasting results.


  1. Framing your face. Thinning brows are a sure sign of age.   Don’t forget to fill them in with a soft pencil, or use a stencil.


  1. It’s not all about the face. The skin on the neck and décolletage is super thin and shows age more quickly than elsewhere. Try a moisture treatment that is specifically formulated to build collagen.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post.  Credit: SmileSimplicity. *Before and After photos are posted above.


  1. I used to have quite the baby face, so I figured I’d look young forever. Evidently, that’s not the case. These all seem like great solutions (and I can do your first suggestion tomorrow!), so I appreciate the advice. I think I will go ahead and investigate Botox. I’ve seen some good results on other people, and I wonder if it could help me too.

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