Look Younger in 2 Days with this Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Fix

The other day I had lunch with an older friend of mine.  She is mid-fifties – vivacious and animated – but I’ll be damned if she didn’t suddenly look much younger to me.  I’d never seen her looking that good.  A life-time of sun, cigarettes and cocktails had taken their toll.  I mused it must be her energy and lithe, athletic figure which made her seem so – effervescent.  But she had always been slim and vivacious.  Then, it struck me.  It was her teeth!  They were a sparkling white.  Cautiously, I inquired.  Readily, she confirmed my suspicions.  But what really surprised me was how she’d polished ‘em up.  She claimed it cost her only 5 CHF ($5.59).

Getting your teeth whitened in NYC is expensive.  Even if you had the customized tooth tray made by your dentist (like me) the whitener is pricey.  And tooth whitening boutiques are usually around $500 a pop.  Now, put yourself in Geneva, Switzerland and multiply any service you get in NYC by three and you have the Swiss price – I’m not kidding. Continue reading

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An Easy, Hydrating Facial Scrub Recipe Using What’s in Your Kitchen

This facial scrub is so delicious you will want to eat it!   To begin, rinse your face and neck with warm water and then gently apply the mask in gentle, circular motions.  When you are done, rinse with icy cold water – but don’t wash with any face cleaner.  You will want to leave it on for the night.

3 tablespoons sugar  a great scrub to remove dead cells and make way for new ones

4 tablespoons olive oil – soothing and moisturizing

2 tablespoons honey – antibiotic and soothing

Juice from half a lemon – citric acids clears away old skin allowing for regeneration

Ten Easy Anti-Aging Snacks

As a working girl it can be tough to organize healthy snacks.  My office had a little kitchen and I kept a blender there as well as plenty of nuts and other goodies in the fridge… And my filing cabinets had more vitamins than files.

(Unfortunately, one day, I received a 2 pound bags of almonds complete with moth eggs and, three years later, one can still occasionally spot a small flying object…)

If you are serious about anti-aging you will have to be a little organized.

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