DETROIT (CW50) The egg nog’s been consumed, the punch bowl is empty — and where did that huge plate of rich chocolaty, buttery cookies go? More than likely they’re attached to your face or your behind.
All those late nights, early mornings, and unhealthy eating binges of the holidays leave most people starting the New Year feeling tired and depleted.
But you don’t have to look it.
Beauty expert Jane Morse, national spokesperson for Endless Youth & Life, is here to give you five quick and easy beauty fixes to repair your post-holiday complexion in minutes and help restore that youthful appearance just in time for the New Year.
Here are Morse’s quick and easy tips for starting the New Year looking refreshed.
1. Wear Less Make Up
Use soft, neutral colors and stay away from red lipstick. Switch to using light pink lip-gloss, as it makes the lips appear fuller and younger.
2. Curl Your Lashes
This “opens” the eyes and creates a refreshed, youthful look. Apply mascara and, if your lashes are thin, add a few individual false lashes to the outer corners.
3. Get Bangs
Bangs instantly hide forehead wrinkles and crow’s-feet. Plus, they offer a new, fresh look for the holidays.
4. Don’t Slouch
Bad posture makes us look stooped and older, and it can actually add visual pounds. Yoga and weight lifting are great long term solutions. The stronger our core and upper body muscles become, the less inclined we are to slouch. For a quick fix before an event, do some stretching to limber up tight muscles and increase circulation.
5. Give Yourself a Non-Surgical Face-Lift at Home
A non-surgical face-lift done in the comfort of your own home, such as SimplyFirm, can make you look 10-15 years younger in a few minutes by boosting collagen and elastin production. It lifts and tightens the face by infusing the skin with vitamins and nutrients that strengthen the complexion all the way through to the connective tissue. Most users notice a marked change after their very first SimplyFirm treatment.
“Even after a two-or-three-minute treatment, wrinkles and lines are reduced, the cheeks and brows are lifted, sagging skin under the chin and on the neck is smoothed and compressed,” says Morse. “These effects are cumulative, so after multiple treatments you truly have a long lasting result.”