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7 Steps to Look Younger Instantly

I don’t know about you, but I’m not getting any younger over here. I’ve spent countless hours in the sun. So many, in fact, that I often wonder how I don’t resemble an oxidized leather handbag. BUT, only moments ago I was mistook for a 22-year-old (I’m 27) and I still get carded all the time (phew). Here is how I plan to keep it that way. Dare I miss out on a Bob Dylan name-drop opportunity here—forever young! Wait that just aged me about ten years. Whatever. Just keep reading.


Radiance transcends age! That post-exfoliating glow will go a longer way than you think.

Ole Henriksen Sugar Glow Face Scrub, $38, Sephora.com

Get over your oil-phobia and EMBRACE the FACE oil. This blend of 11 different oils is hydrating, illuminating—all of the good “atings” come into play here. Use it and sit tight while the compliments start to roll in. Then you can say things like—“oh, how did that dewy sheen get there?” And if you’re still apprehensive, you can test drive this product by avoiding the t-zone and only applying the oil to the dry spots—like around your eyes. Come on! Just try it!

Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil, $140, Oliolusso-shop.com

This next step isn’t my favorite either, but we must wear sunscreen every day. You may ask yourself why the moisturizer that you love never seems to contain SPF, but this one does. AND it smells good AND it doesn’t feel heavy.

Malin + Goetz Face Moisturizer With SPF 15, $48, Beautybar.com

Every night I lather gratuitous amounts of this serum on my face and neck (don’t neglect the neck!). In what I consider to be a clear case of “don’t try this at home” don’t squeeze orange juice on your face thinking you’ll get the same effect. Use this healthy sounding vitamin C serum instead.

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, $45, mariobadescu.com

I know that I’m throwing a lot of oils and serums at you in this article, but stay with me. This one is super important because it serves as a defense mechanism against all of the uncontrollable factors that a day in the life might throw at your skin. Since we are all at constant risk of antioxidant depletion and a whole slew of other terrifying scenarios, you should take this effective, preventative measure.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, $144, skinceuticals.com

Last of the serum recommendations—I promise. This one should also fall under the category of “evening rituals” as the name suggests. There is only one way to prevent fine lines and that is Retinol. I recommend using this infused serum four to five times per week and getting a prescription for the real stuff on the other nights.

Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM, $65, peterthomasroth.com

You’ll notice this to be our solution to just about everything and it’s because having even the slightest tan makes you look healthier, thinner, happier, younger and rejuvenated. We stay out of the sun (or try to), we self-tan and we look like we are summering in fancy places when in actuality we summer in our office at 4 Times Square—you should try it!

Jergens Self-Tanning Foam, $8.49, Drugstore.com

How do you stay looking like a spring chicken? Fill me in!

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