As I approach the big 3-0, I’ve become a little more obsessive concerned with this whole aging thing, especially in my facial region. I could talk products all day, but here are three FREE things you can do to put your best face forward.
1. Relax your face. No, I don’t mean act like you’ve been Botoxing since ’98 and can’t crack a smile, but just be aware of when you’re scrunching up your mug. For some reason, I raise my eyebrows when I’m blowdrying my hair, thus creating those awesome forehead lines we all love (doing that for 20ish minutes every other day can’t be helping my anti-aging case). And frowning/scowling enhances that between-the-brows wrinkle plus it doesn’t look good on anyone, so consider stopping that altogether. As far as laughing/smiling, do that all you want (that’s what really keeps you youthful).
2. Don’t neglect your neck. Sometimes we forget about our décolletage (I’ll admit, I’m a culprit of this), but we should be treating it just like our precious faces because no one wants a turkey neck like Kimora Lee Simmons.
Luckily, Miss Fabulosity herself is rich enough for a neck lift (or something), but for the rest of us, it’s crucial to moisturize that area just like our cheeks and chins. I’ve even started using my Clarisonic on mine.
3. Dry your face with a paper towel. Ok, eco-freaks, calm down. I recycle and want to save our doomed environment just as much as the next person, but you only need half a full paper towel to blot-dry your face. Here’s the nasty truth: The towel you dry your body with has bacteria on it whether you want to admit it or not, and it’s just a good idea to keep it away from your lovely mug. Also, if you dry your face with a white paper towel, you can easily tell if there is still makeup and dirt lingering, in which case, it may be time to read these ways to fully get fresh and so clean, clean and switch up your routine. And remember to always blot-dry (wiping your face dry = pulling the skin = wrinkles).
Oh, and we all know not to go to bed with makeup on. But sometimes, after
17 a few cocktails, it’s just not an option.
I mean, let’s face it.