10 Tips to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Without Breaking the Bank!*
YES, it is possible to look and feel 10 years younger. You can do it without breaking the bank. In most cases, it won't even cost you a dime.
The truth is, you don't have to be a model or superstar to always look absolutely ageless.
Sure, models and superstars always seem to look 10 years younger. We all know the reasons for that! And one of the biggest reasons is "Money".
When you have money for trainers, nutritionists and the latest and greatest cosmetic procedures, everything is possible. Including How to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger. Or more.
But what about the rest of us? Folks like you and me. What can we do? The answer is lots. That is why I wrote 10 Tips to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Without Breaking the Bank.
So, right off the bat, I want you to have my #1 Beauty Hack. I use this treatment before special events or when I simply want to look 10 years younger! It costs just pennies and anyone can do this by themselves.
In this step by step guide, I give you 10 of my best, most affordable and in some cases FREE, do it yourself anti-aging tips. Simple, Ah Ha actions and techniques to help you look and feel younger without breaking the bank.
Let's dive in!
Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Tip Number 1: Lift and Firm
A right fitting bra and slimming garment can help you look and feel 10 years younger instantly.
I call both products time erasers and confidence boosters and a must have in your anti-aging protocol.
Bras and slimming garments of today are nothing compared to shape wear of yesteryear. All you have to do is imagine Scarlett O'Hara standing in her bedroom with Miss Prissy yanking and tightening the strings of her corset, trying to whittle her waist down.
Creating your ultimate shape and hiding any mis-shapes have been a common theme for women (and shape wear engineers) throughout the ages.
Let's start from the beginning. Bras.
An ill-fitting bra can make you look and feel old before your time. My wonderful grandmother was the poster child for this.
In my mind’s eye I can see her, my most wonderful, may she rest in peace, Grandmother standing in her beautiful dress with her ample bosom hanging down to her belly button. With all due respect Grandma. But true.
The definition of a poor fitting bra is one that:
a) Cup size is too small or large
b) Too little structure
c) Overstretched straps and back making your bust line drop. And sometimes to your navel. (Ask me, I know all about that.)
Take advantage of today's lingerie structural engineers who apply science to create the ultimate and comfortable lift and firm wear for you... today's woman.
Ladies, this is a free service in most lingerie stores, so do take advantage of it. Either buy one on the spot or head off to one of your favorite Last Call off the rack type stores, take the free measurements and sizing info they gave you and go shopping. You might even be able to buy yourself two or three bras for the price of one at the fancy store.
New bra not in the budget? No problem.
Pull up and tighten your bra straps as much as you can plus move the hook and eye on the back of your bra to the very end.
Doesn't cost you a dime and another instant quick fix to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger without Breaking the Bank.
Now, let's talk slimming garments.
Slimming garments of today are not like your grandmother's girdle of yesteryear. Slimming garments of today are considered one of the top 10 to help you look and feel 10 years younger.
In fact, in today’s high wattage everyday world, wearing a slimming garment is cool and trendy; a fashionable accessory to have and to hold in. Plus on the top 10 in every gal's must have list.
Slimming garments also help to improve your posture by making you stand taller.
QUICK TIP: Gals, did you know that standing taller is an instant quick fix to look and feel 10 years younger? See how that doesn't break the bank.
Choose a slimming garment that compresses that extra bit of LOVE you have around your tummy. You want all that "lovin" to disappear not just push from one side of your body to the other.
Look for slimming garments made by Co'Coon. They are a South American company with a wide assortment of "pull me in and lift me up no nonsense shape wear" as well as "sexy make me look fabulous the real deal" slimming garments for gals of all sizes.
Skims by Kim Kardashian, is by far one of the most innovative and forward thinking collection of shape-wear and underwear available for women of all ages, the collection contains everything from thongs, briefs, bras and intimates to a solution oriented guide to choosing shapwear based on body parts. They are available in a plethora of colors and sizes to fit every body.
Spanx, by Sara Blakely, is another option that is available both on-line and in major department stores. Been around for a long time now and has been the number 1 go to for celebrities and people ust like you and me.
Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Tip Number 2: Whiter Teeth
Yellow, dark teeth are a tell-tale sign of aging. Have you ever seen an 18 year old with yellow, stained teeth?
Brightening up your smile is a sure-fire way to look and feel 10 years younger without breaking the bank. Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda will take you there.
Click on the box below for my personal teeth whitening formula. It is easy to make and easy to use. I use the same ingredients that teeth whitening strips use as well as some professional teeth whitening systems: Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda. And, my recipe is FREE!
Another way to get white teeth is to simply swish hydrogen peroxide in your mouth for 5 -10 minutes. Spit out remaining hydrogen peroxide and brush with baking soda. This is my 1-2 punch and all-time favorite EFFECTIVE and affordable solution to a whiter smile.
Whitening strips are another option to brighten your teeth and keep surface stains away.
The fastest way to have bright white teeth is to go to your dentist and ask for a whitening treatment.
Zoom Whitening (created by Celebrity dentist to the Stars, Dr. Bill Dorfman) is a fast, effective system to use. Can be pricey, between $300 and up to $500. So be on the lookout for GROUPON deals for Zoom teeth whitening.
QUICK TIP: Gals, here is another quick tip to make you look and feel 10 years younger: If you want to make your teeth look even whiter, use one of your lip glosses with red or blue tones rather than brown or orange hues. The red and blue tones enhances the whites of your teeth.
Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Without Breaking the Bank Tip Number 3: Shoes!
Worn out, tired and out of style shoes are one of the fastest ways to make you look older instantly.
First things first. With your existing shoes, make sure they are scuff free and polished with new heels on the back of the shoe. There is nothing worse than the tip of the heel being worn off so that the metal post of the stiletto is scraping the sidewalk. And if you are wearing loafers, same thing. Except for the metal post.
If there are laces in your shoes, take them out, wash them and put them back in. Do this even for your tennis shoes.
As for updating your look, look to see what your daughter or younger friends are wearing. Grab the latest fashion magazines or take a walk-about in a shoe store and see what is trending. Then JUMP right in.
I remember when I bought my first pair of chunky heeled boots. A very painful process and took me a while to finally JUMP RIGHT IN as I am advising you to do. And I will admit, once I finally did, it took me a while to get used to them. After I got used to the new look, I was pleased as punch, especially when the compliments came rolling in.
The only reason I purchased them 25 years ago was because the sales lady told me that this one pair of boots would contemporize me instantly! OK. Sold. And it worked.
Not so sure about the new looks??
I get it. I understand. So, just start slowly.
Find a comparable shoe to the hottest style that is comfortable for you and is in sync with the fashion thermometer of the day. Eventually the new styles will grow on you. I promise!
A few pointers:
1. A heel will always be more attractive for the leg line. You don't have to go for the 6 inches that I like. 2 inches is a good start.
2. Platforms are another good choice because they give you height without the heel. More stable. So you will feel like you are walking on flats except you are high off the ground. At least that is the feeling I get!
3. If you really love flats, then go for a ballet type slipper instead of a shoe that covers the entire foot. The look is softer and more flattering to your foot, your leg and also to your entire look.
4. No cash? No problem. Go through your basement bag of old shoes that you have never gotten around to giving away and search for a style comparable to today's trend. Remember, what is old is new again. Or, go to a re-sale store and see what they have kicking around that could blend in for today’s looks.
Or, do what I did. I raided my 90 year old aunt's closet and found comparable shoes from the 40's, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s to supplement the current styles.
COST? Lots of love, lunches and lazy Sunday's reminiscing about great memories we had had together!
Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Without Breaking the Bank Tip Number 4: Lips! Full luscious 3D lips are an instant indicator of youth!
As we get older, we loose collagen in our lips too! What happens is our lips loose volume, and recede, giving us the appearance of thinner, smaller lips, making us look older.
Our lips also get drier and the appearance of "smoker" or "raisin" lines start to appear on many of us.
So how can we tackle all of the above? Lip plumpers, moisturizers, sunscreen, proper lip lining and lip enhancing tools.
Lip plumping serum.
If you are really serious in having full voluptuous lips then a lip plumping serum is your best bet! In particular, 3D Lips - Lip Plumping Serum gives you results in minutes and long term plumpness.
3D Lips turns flat, thin barely there lips and turns into bombshell lips with curves and contour. Results in minutes and after 30 days, additional long term plumpness.
Next, lip moisturizer.
Lips are naturally dry and get more so as we age. Use extra moisturizer on your lips at night. Good ole Nivea or CeraVe Ceramide lotion works great.
Next, lip balm with SPF
And don’t forget to wear an SPF lip balm on your lips during the day on your lips to keep them soft.
All Terrain Lip Armour Lip Protection is one of my top picks. With an broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF of 28, it protects naturally.
Beyond their moisturizing properties, they quadruple duty as an oil (which appear on the lips as a gloss) behave as a lip stain (Yves Saint Laurent), fulfill a fuller-looking pout (Clarins) and claim anti-aging benefits (Hourglass) without the oooie gooie sticky finish of most glosses.
Proper lining of your lips can also make you look and feel 10 years younger without breaking the bank.
Use one of your existing lip pencils to outline JUST the outer edge of your lip line, top and bottom. Your choice to fill them in afterwards with the lip pencil to help them look fuller. (Can't take it all away, now can I? At least not yet!)
The best pencils are ones that glide on effortlessly without tugging the lips. MAC pencils are good. Revlon is another great pencil at an affordable price. Choose a soft pink or pinky nude. Stay away from browns...and that includes my all time-favorite Spice. Follow with lip oil or a light shade of light reflecting lip gloss to give you a youthful glow.
And if you really want to go full throttle on the lips, use the DERMAWAND!
DermaWand was featured on the Dr. OZ show as one of the best alternatives to surgery for younger looking skin.
After applying your moisturizer, use your DermaWand in a circular upward motion on the border lines of your lips (top and bottom), plus the fleshy outer part as well as the inside of the lip.
Remember to push or lift your lips with your DermaWand in an upward motion.
If you have any fine vertical lines aka smokers lines that start at your upper lip line and go straight up to your nose, you can also use your DermaWand to plump up the area and help to minimize those pesky little lines. Remember to use in a circular, upward motion.
Check out the video I did with the DermaWand to give you fuller, luscious lips without any injections.
If you have any questions on how to use the DermaWand send me an email at Kellie@kellieolver.com.
Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Without Breaking the Bank Tip Number 5: Brows! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful……… Beautiful Brows…
A thicker, well groomed brow can make you look more rested and better yet, can help you look and feel 10 years younger without breaking the bank.
Below are a couple of pointers I learned from the man behind the arches, Joey Healy, to get that instant 10 year younger look!
• Stop tweezing! Thicker brows mean a younger looking you.
• The highest point of the brow needs to be about two-thirds of the way out. Not in the middle of the brow.
• The tail of your eyebrow should extend to the corner of your eye, and can be even longer if it doesn’t end vertically lower than the point where your brow begins
Let me give you my best eyebrow tip ever!
How to give yourself the look of an instant forehead lift!
Directions: Take a fine eye shadow brush and dip into matte white powder. Take brush with powder and pat gently to apply the powder to the top outer side of your brow —from the outer top edge of brow nearest the center of the bridge of your nose to the outer end of the tail. This highlighting effect softens and opens your eyes at the same time giving you the look of just having a forehead lift!
Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Without Breaking the Bank Tip Number 6: Laugh. A lot.
Best FREE anti-aging tool on the market!
Laughing can make you look younger.
Laughter helps release pent up stress that has been accumulating throughout your days, weeks and months. That in itself makes you look younger because you are not carrying around the weight of the world on your shoulders.
Laughter can also soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles that have built up on your face due to the stress you have been carrying.