Monday, February 9, 2009

Have Your Cake - Look Younger Too

Here's a reason to break out the cupcakes - a recently published study found that a major contributor to an aged appearance is being too thin. You read that right. According to the research, when identical twins over 40 were studied, the thin twin looked older than her pudgier sister.

It makes sense really. Our facial fat cells get smaller as we age, which can lead to a drawn, lined appearance. Injectable cosmetic fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are one way to replace the youthful face fat. But the natural way to stave off lines and wrinkles is to eat your way to a plumper, younger you.

Get out the cheetos and the hot fudge brownies and let the new anti-wrinkle regimen begin!

Note: The study found that sun damage, smoking and depression made women look older as well.


Glamgals said...

Giving up on your looks and dressing frumpy also makes you look older than you are.

Forget going under the knife. Just a few simple changes to your wardrobe and you can look Fabulous after 40.

As image consultants specializing in helping women 40+ we understand all you need to do is "Tweak Your Chic". Come see us and find out what we mean.

Cheers, Deborah and JoJami
The Glam Gals

Marjie Killeen said...

I agree with you, Glam Gals! And if you have any tips about disguising my "wattle" (chicken neck) without looking like Bea Arthur, I'd love to hear 'em.