1. WHITEN NATURALLY
To brighten a smile that's yellowed with age,combine-teaspoon baking soda with 1
or 2 drops of hydrogen peroxide.Brush on,let sit for a few minutes,then rinse
2. HIDE LIP LINES
Get younger looking lips and make lips lines less noticeable by applying a lip
balm made of beeswax:its heavy consistency softens lines and creates a barrier
that keeps lip color from migrating.
3. WEAR SOFT LIP COLORS
With age,lips lose their rosebud color,so choose soft vibrant tones,such as berry,
rose or apricot and a dab of gloss to plump your lips.The brown lipstick that
looked dramatic in your 20's may make your pout look washed out now.
4. LINE YOUR LIPS
To keep lipstick from feathering into those tiny lines around your lips,choose
a lip pencil that matches the color of your lips-not your lipstick.When applying
lip liner,always anchor your elbows on your vanity or dressing table,which allows
you to glide liner on in a streak-free motion-like windshield wipers.
5. COME ON,SMILE!
When older women flash a broad smile,they're perceived even by younger people
as more youthful and appealing,according to a recent study.
6. PERFECT YOUR POUT
Plump lips the tasty way:Eating honey-whether spooned into your tea or smeared
on toast-helps your pucker stay soft and smooth.The natural sugars in the honey
attract and maintain moisture,so lipstick glides on smoothly and is less likely
to bleed into fine lines.
7. GET GLOSSY
Lip gloss brightens your face,even if you're not wearing color under it.
8. DRINK TEA
Black and green teas contain polyphenols,antioxidant plant compounds that prevent
plague from adhering to your teeth and help reduce your chances of developing
cavities and gum disease.
9. SIP THROUGH A STRAW
Most sodas,sports drinks and juices contain acids,such as citric and phosphoric,
that can erode dental enamel-even if they're diet or sugar-free versions.Sipping
acidic drinks through a straw positioned towards the back of your mouth limits
their contact and helps preserve the enamel.