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I love this thread. Thanks, Beth!!! emoticon

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7/6/14 3:59 A

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Tip #3

10 Ways to Make Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger

1Eat a diet Rich in Iron An iron deficiency could be the reason for your under-eye bags and dark circles. Make them go away by incorporating iron-rich foods like spinach, kidney beans and dark chocolate into your diet

2 User Eye Primer When you put makeup directly on to your eyelids it will settle into wrinkles and crevices making them look more prominent. An eye primer will fill in these creases, allowing for smooth, long-lasting application.

3 Don't Overpluck Your Brows When you're over 40, over-tweezing will make you look like you're losing eyebrow hair – a classic sign of aging

4. Moisturize Moisturizing is essential for youthful-looking eyes. Dry skin can lead to cracks, wrinkles and bags. If you're struggling with puffiness, opt for a gel eye serum or a calendula eye balm. If you want to reduce the appearance of crow's feet, reach for a nighttime retinol cream. Whatever product you use, make sure it includes healing vitamin E and protective SPF if you intend to wear it during the day.

5. Eliminate Salt Eating too many salty foods can lead to water retention in the eyes. To prevent puffiness, consume no more than 2300 mg or about one teaspoon of salt a day.

6. Sweat Potato Eye Pads 6. If you're looking for a spa-grade eye pad, reach for sweet potatoes not cucumbers! Sweet potatoes are dense and have anti-inflammatory properties that can decrease puffiness. Cut into one-inch slices and place on eyes for 10 minutes in the morning to reduce darkness and puffiness.

7. Change Your Eyeliner Women tend to wear dark eyeliner on the top and bottom lash line, drawing attention to crow’s feet and making dark circles look darker. For a more youthful look, only use a dark color above the top lash line. Line the bottom lash line with a different, lighter color. A highlighting shadow on the crease will also help brighten your look.

8. Eat Brussels Sprouts Protect your vision and prevent the development of unsightly cataracts by eating Brussels sprouts and olive oil. This dynamic duo is an anti-aging powerhouse. Lutein, a nutrient found in Brussels sprouts, can lower the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. The healthy fats in olive oil help your body absorb this essential nutrient.

9. Relax With Green Tea Fight eye bags with tea bags! Resting cold green tea pouches will help reduce the appearance of puffiness. The combination of a cool compress with the tannins in the tea may help constrict the blood vessels and reduce swelling. Caffeine in the tea also helps reduce swelling.

10. Lighten Dark Circles Don't waste your money on self-proclaimed miracle products for under-eye circles. No solution has ever been scientifically proven to diminish the appearance of dark circles. If you want to lighten your under-eyes, concealer is the way to go. Choose a creamy concealer with yellow undertones. The yellow will help neutralize the purple hues.


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Successful Aging: 10 Tips for Better Sleep (from the Harvard Medical School Health Beat):

Stick to a consistent sleep schedule and routine. Go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning. A set sleep routine will “train” you to fall asleep and wake up more easily.

Use the bed only for sleep and sex.

Cut down on caffeine. For some people, a single cup of coffee in the morning means a sleepless night. Caffeine can also increase the need to urinate during the night.

Be physically active. Regular aerobic exercise like walking, running, or swimming provides three important sleep benefits: you fall asleep faster, attain a higher percentage of restorative deep sleep, and awaken less often during the night.

Limit daytime naps. Prolonged napping can disrupt your natural sleep cycle and prevent you from feeling tired enough to fall asleep.

If you use tobacco in any form, quit. Nicotine makes it harder to fall asleep.

Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol depresses the nervous system, so a nightcap may help some people fall asleep. But this effect disappears after a few hours and may lead to waking up throughout the night. Alcohol can also worsen snoring and other sleep breathing problems.

Improve your sleep surroundings. Remove the television, telephone, and office equipment from the bedroom. This reinforces the idea that this room is meant for sleeping. An ideal environment is quiet, dark, and relatively cool, with a comfortable bed and minimal clutter.

If you’re still awake after about 20 minutes in bed, get up and read awhile to relax. Otherwise, you’ll set yourself up for tossing and turning.

Try to avoid taking sleeping pills. If you do take a prescription sleep medicine, work with your doctor to use it effectively and for as short a time as possible.


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7/6/14 3:19 A

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Homemade Facial
I heard about this a while back on Dr. Oz and have been using it since. It's very simple. Combine equal parts yogurt (I use plain Greek yogurt) and honey. One tablespoon of each is enough for one facial. Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. Apply a good moisturizer. It's so gentle that you can do it often, but I usually just do it once a week at most. The best thing is that the honey will lighten any dark spots or freckles you have, and your skin feels so soft afterward.

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