Wednesday, September 21, 2011

3 Simple Steps to Looking Younger

Looking younger. Isn't that what we all want? That is, unless you're 13 and a half, and that extra 6 months makes the world of a difference. But for the most part, we are all trying to feel 5 years younger and look 10 years younger.

Well, the lucky thing about it being 2011 is that science has been very progressive in this area of research. There are face lifts, breast lifts, and tummy tucks. But for the other 90% of the population, there are these 3 simple things.

1. A Good Hair Color

This is one of the easiest ways to make yourself look younger. Why? Because when your gray hair is showing, so is your age.

If you're like me, a girl in her 20s, and have gray hair, then a good hair color is a must. My "natural highlights", as I like to call them, are a menace to my otherwise perfectly brown hair. I can get away with going 6 or even 8 weeks without color, but if you're 50, 75, or 100% gray, then 3-4 weeks is your color time frame.

Don't know what percentage gray you are? Check out the handy chart below.

2. The Right Size Bra

Ladies, this is some serious business. Back in 2005, Wacoal, a bra company, discovered that 8 out of 10 women were wearing the wrong bra size. In case your math skills aren't what they used to be, that is 90 million women over the age of 18!

Even if you think you're wearing the right size bra, you might not be. So get fitted, and give your ladies the support they need.

3. Retinol

Now that summer is winding down and we are spending less time in the sun, it's time to break out the retinol.  Most people have at least heard of retinol, but if you haven't here's the rundown.

Retinol is another form of Vitamin A and essential to a lot of things in your body. But for our purposes retinol helps with skin regeneration and to build collagen, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

The reason that retinol isn't good to use during the summer time is because it will cause increased light sensitivity, even if you're applying sunscreen. But not only that, slapping on some retinol and then laying out by the pool could actually have the opposite effect than desired and deepen your wrinkles. So applying retinol before you go to bed during the wintertime is the best time.

Here at On Stage, we recommend Skin Ceuticals Retinol 0.5 or Retinol 1.0.

Retinol 0.5, $54.00
Retinol 1.0, $59.00

Tell us your favorite age defying trick in the comments below!

1 comment:

Thank you!