Sunday, March 25, 2007

Fake Your Way to Fabulous

This month's Allure magazine focuses on how to slow the impact of aging on your skin and overall look. I'll post some of their more serious tips later this week, but until then, here are a few easy cheats you can do to make 'em think you're younger than you really are:
  • Do your nails and flash some bling. According to findings in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal (god, there really is a magazine for everything!), a woman's hands appear younger when she has her nails done and wears rings. Not sure what the reasoning is behind that, but it's just an excuse to be pretty, so why not?
  • Get laid more often. Like you need a reason to have more sex, Allure reports that women who have sex at least three times a week are perceived as being up to 10 years younger than those who do not. I like this tip. Oh, honey...
  • Make scents. According to the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, men rated women who wore a scent mixture of grapefruit and baby powder (weird combo!) six years younger than their actual age. Allure says the research foundation has now bottled this scent and is selling it under the name Timeless View. I checked their website, but didn't find any mention of it. Oh well!
  • Mind your pearly whites. As you age, teeth shorten and become stained. Keeping them whitened will keep 'em guessing about your age. You may also consider getting veneers if you have a real need.

1 comment:

blackjade said...

These are suggestions I can actually see myself using!