How To Subtract Ten Years Off Your Age


How to look younger with some easy steps ;


...This article is derived from my studies as a beautician, makeup artist and hairdresser.

'Firstly we have to be aware of what actually ages our skin, there are some factors we can control and others we cannot.'


SOME HARD FACTS ON WHAT AGES OUR SKIN;


1.Sun : Well most of us are aware of this enemy to our skin through suntanning and over exposure.Effects of the sun on the skin is brown sun spots,leathery looking snakeskin,premature aging,skin cancer,pigmentation spots.

2.Smoking : If you look at people who have been smoking for some time you will see reduced wrinkles around the lips, and eyes.Smoking can also be very drying to the skin.

3.Stress : Another culprit. People also who tend to frown a lot often develop that 'pinched expression ' of lines in the center of the forehead. We have all heard of the phrase "frown lines."

4 .Alcohol : Excess drinking can actually dilate the blood vessels which can appear at anytime on the skin from heavy drinkers

5.Lack Of Sleep : Not only produces dark circles but can create a dull luster to the skin also.

6.Dehydration : Lack of fluids especially water also has a marked effect on the elasticity of the skin's surface.


HOW SKIN LOSES ITS SUPPORT AS WE AGE


There are basically three layers of the skin the Epidermis , top layer, the Dermis , the middle layer and the Subcutaneous Layer , the bottom layer.The Subcutaneous is made of fatty tissue supporting top layers of skin.

When we age the Subcutaneous layer begins to shrink , and decrease in density, thus the layers above no longer have the same support as they once did.


How Can I Look Younger?

1.Hairstyle :

Honestly there are women who wear the same hair do from their prom days to their retirement age.It is possible to achieve a much younger look with a modern flattering hairstyle alone.


'Still hanging on to those long tresses you coil into a little bun on top of your head.'

As your face changes over the years, and new styles are invented, the greatest thing you can do is update your hairstyle . Hairdressers are there to advise you of what's best for you, taking your facial shape, age and texture of hair into consideration.

Below is a great site you can upload your photo to, free of charge, where you can try on numerous styles, hair colours and makeup. Unleash the Bridgette Bardot, sex-kitten, hidden inside of you.


  • Try this site it is so much fun and gives the best idea of what a style will look like on you

'http://www.dailymakeover.com/'


2. New Hair Colour:

Yet again a colour alone can soften your face,bring out your best features in an instant.Women sometimes are too scared to try a new colour change in case of 'ungodly' results.The link above also is fabulous for seeing what you look like with different colours.Try before you buy.The best advice here is when considering a change like this seek an experts advice on what will work best for you.

Platinum blonds,while sex kittens in their day,need to switch to more of a subtle tone as they age. Pure albino blond grans is a very harsh look.


3.Less Makeup As Years Progress :

Heavy makeup on an older woman is not a good look. Like your 'size 10 Levis' you wore as a kid that got stored away, so should the thick makeup on your face. Heavily applied makeup on an older woman looks pasty and actually makes women look older.


4.Water:

I think we all know this one. It is absolutely amazing the benefits water has for the skin. In my opinion, yes, water has an amazing impact on skin,and most Hollywood actors/actresses,models know it too.

Water carries nutrients to your body,softens the look of skin,giving eyes a sparkle as well.There are so many benefits it would take forever to name them all here on this page.


'A Makeover'....Before
'A Makeover'....Before
'A Makeover'....After
'A Makeover'....After

Anti Aging Secrets

5. The Art Of Wearing Your Colours:

Skin can basically be divided into two types "Warm and "Cool".

To each unique skin tone, is a unique set of colours for your wardrobe.

Like your skin there is 'warm' and 'cold colours' for your clothing.

When you wear a colour from your palette,your skin is softened,and your beauty is magically enhanced.


'Just by wearing the right colours that are uniquely yours you never have to do the guess-work again.'


The right colour takes 'years off your age'. When you wear the colour meant for you, well these are the times you often receive compliments from friends, saying "how great you look."


Here is a fabulous website that gives you all the information you need to get into colour analysis, and learn the right colours to wear, to make you look your best.

http://www.style-makeover-hq.com/seasonal-color-analysis.html

"I have always admired Lauren Bacall" At age 84 she still has the poise and grace I have always admired about her
"I have always admired Lauren Bacall" At age 84 she still has the poise and grace I have always admired about her


6. A White Smile:

'Teeth tend to yellow more as we age.'

These days there are so many teeth whitening treatments around to choose from you can take your pick. It all comes down to how much you are prepared to spend, and how damaged your own teeth already are.

There are many home bleaching kits available these days.If you want to do an 'ok ' type of job at home.

For those who want the whole hog,to be able to lighten their teeth up to 6 shades,for a 45minute session,at a cost of AU$890.00 have a look at this link

'http://www.toothwhiteningaustralia.com.au/'

This is an Australian site,but there are plenty of them all around the world.

7. A Younger Man :

If all else fails find yourself a younger man bound to make you look years younger and more desirable.


'All the celebrities do it so why cant we?'


Having all that energy grinding around you, it is definitely going to keep you young at heart.


© Deb Murray 2009

Although an older woman Deborra-Lee Furness has been happily married to Hugh Jackman for 12 years
Although an older woman Deborra-Lee Furness has been happily married to Hugh Jackman for 12 years

Please Drop In And Have Your Say 53 comments

C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Oh gee, all this eye candy! Nice. thanks


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Wow C.C Riter yahooooo you are my first visitor here,yes ooooooooo someone has come by.I thought maybe this story was invisible haha.


Iphigenia 7 years ago

I like the younger man idea. How much are they? Where can i get one? Do they come fully vaccinated? Are they housetrained?


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahaha iphigenia oh yes I can arrange one for you,with all their tetanus shots and fully house trained. There are rich,poor, hairy, smooth,tall,short what ever your requirements are there is one to suit. Lol


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dawnella66 7 years ago from South Carolina

wow...this was great info and well put together. Thank you!!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks heaps dawn. Have a great day


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INDRANI 7 years ago from INDIA

Thanks for sharing this infornation.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou INdranai for stopping by


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JPSO138 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

Very helpful tips. Great hubs. You always come up with great ideas. Thanks for sharing this.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks a million JPSO138, my you are looking ten years younger today, where did you learn how to look like that lol......


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

I am proud of my venerable appearance gained through my many decades of miserable existence. I wear my wrinkes like badges of honor, my sags like awards of merit, and my gray hair like, i dunno - what was I talking about?


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

I just lie about my age...and viola, years have been subtracted. :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

haha Tom what is venerable is that the same as veneral LMAO...Ok well today is your lucky day.....yahoooooo...just drew your name out of a barrel of 5,000. You have won today's hot prize of one free makeover, with Blondepoet.........woooot...oh you must be thrilled.....I am laying out my tools as we speak..people are going to be so jealous of u....congratulations

Hahaha Pest you don't look a day over 25.....there is a lot of people on HP I can tell you prepared to give it up to you....A lot of cherries popping..Man you are hot to trot, and by the way, I got a little cream if you need a boost, don't you worry BP will take care of you hehe.


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

LOL!!!  A little cream you say?  LOL!   I just popped two cherries just now!!!  LOL

Oh and TOM!!!! you spelled venereal wrong...NOT venerable!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh boy I have to second that motion Pest I felt the ground all the way, here in  Oz, move beneath my feet, as you popped your poppers.......I must say you sure know how to bang your dhang, strew your kadoooo. lolollololololololololollool

Venereal haha that was the word I was trying to say


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Eric Graudins 7 years ago from Australia

Well, if I ever need a makeover, I'll get you to do it :-)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

You bet I will, I won't let you go elsewhere.Did you read the Captain's hub lately Eric I can't say too much here what it is about as I am a secret agent, you will know when you read the latest about what has been going on over there.LMAO


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

LMAO BC, tis all is fine with me. :)


nazishnasim 7 years ago

Great tips BP! You look too pretty anyway, you wouldn't need to use them for yourself for atleast the next couple of decades! :D


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww nazishnasim I am blushing. What a sweetheart you are. :)


nazishnasim 7 years ago

Geeee ... your comments always make me LOL on the forums and on hubs too. And I'm wondering why I never joined your fanclub - so typical of me to forget things and wonder about the consequences later .... *sighs* .... I am off to your fan club now! :D


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

LMAO Nazi yes entertaining the crowds comes natural to me. Lol I am so glad you enjoy them, probably some folk think I am weird haha who knows. Thankyou so much for stopping by. :)


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adamsey 7 years ago from Niamey(Niger)

very nice hub


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Adam have a great day :) :)


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Kingwiththeaxe 7 years ago from Washington , DC

Wow, there might even be help for an ugly old man like me !!! GREAT PAGE ! :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww King that is not true at all there is no way you are ugly, you totally rock. I truly hope you believe that or else ROFL xo


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Crap-a-roni, I look in the mirror, don't like what I see and realize that I am doing almost everything wrong. Oh well... I agree that Lauren Bacall is something else. 84? Sheesh. Did you see her in the Sopranos?


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

hey Dolores no I didn't. Damn did I miss something lol. xoxo


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DaniellaWood 6 years ago from England

Hi blondepoet, fab hub! These are all really great things to keep in mind for the future (if I were to make myself 10 years younger I'd be 7 - not a good look haha!) You've helped me realise that if I'm going to age gracefully I need to start taking care of myself now so that I'll benefit in the longterm - I definitely need to drink more water and sleep more!

Thank you for this great hub, Daniella


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks a million Daniella I am thrilled you got some benefit from the story. I guess we all need to be reminded of these things. :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I'll try most of this, but not- keeping a younger man around.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Haaaa Mickey great reply there I think you are onto something.


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myownworld 6 years ago from uk

Yet, another great hub! I love your versatility....! thank you for sharing this..


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

I try to be myownworld my brain is always ticking. Thanks heaps.


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Dao Hoa 6 years ago

After reading this hub, I think I need a major make over. LOL.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks Doa if all else fails there is Botox LMAO


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

hmm, that is because HUGH haven't met us yet.. water, and yes but alas I dont wear make up -- so nothing to reduce for me, Thank you blonde, this hub is very informative for LADIES,,,,Maita


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Haha Pretty great theory, that is exactly right. Look out Hugh for here we come. :)


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

I was drawn to this hub because of the subject. I'm at the age where subjects like these interest me. I found one of my problems, that's lack of sleep. Very good hub.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much fastfreta yes I have a problem with sleep too. However I am working on it lol.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Your words of wisdom about aging are words so many should take to heart. So I guess I was initially fooled by that witty, talented, and flirty costume of yours - underneath all that sexy is a big bad brainy woman with insight and empathy. I am at your service milady, if you should ever have need - I like joining forces with the alpha of the herd, and that BP is you to be sure. Your new number one fan in Arizona. Keep on Hubbing.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh blake you words are making me....unsteady on my feet....omg I think I am going to faint. Oh you sure know how to charm an Aussie girl. :) :)


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

One can dream...smooches


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Jayne Lancer 6 years ago from West London, UK

A great Hub, excellent information, and a good read.

I also featured Lauren Bacall in one of my Hubs as an example of a fantastic looking older woman. Seems we agree on most things :)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks a million Jayne I will have to check that hub out. :)


olgalednichenko 6 years ago

I have a recipe:

[1] Diet - > make it lean: fish - cereals- lemon +olive oil

[2] Yoga + cardiovascular exercise

[3] ice +water + hydrate

and yes: hyeigine, sun screen - smile

regards

Olga-Lednichenko


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh lovely Olga your recipe sounds just divine, it has all the good things in there, thank-you for sharing. :)


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

From one beautician to another you are spot on with your advice. I have always told my clients that women of a certain age need to go at least a couple of shades lighter than their natural hair color to look younger because some women think to hide gray they need to go really really dark and that just exentuates the wrinkles and lines. Great hub.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi there ladyjane wow you are a beautician too woo hoo. Great point about hair color, I am so glad you brought it up. Have a bonza day. :)


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epigramman 6 years ago

well I always start my day with a little nutrition and read one of your fabulous hubs and subtract 10 years off my age which makes me 10!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh and you do not look a day over 20 Epig. You are the man, if anyone can do it Epig can. :)


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Just had to read this Blondepoet - awesome advice, brilliant thanks.


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Hiya acaetnna my beautiful buddy, have missed you xox

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