Photo: auremar/Shutterstock.comAnti-ageing specialist, Dr Maureen Allem, share her age-defying tips with BeautySA .
1. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
Sun damage is the number one enemy to youthful skin. The sun causes 80% of ageing and only 20% is hereditary. Damage to the skin is mainly done by the age of 20. A suntan produces deep wrinkles, leathery-textured skin and brown pigmentation spots. Use a daily moisturiser combined with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. If you want a tan, fake it.
2. QUIT SMOKING
Stop smoking if you want to protect your skin from premature ageing. You may not be able to completely reverse the damage smoking has done to your skin, but you will stop the damage from getting worse. Smoking reduces levels of collagen in the skin. The telltale signs of a 'smoker's face' is dull, greyish, dry skin, increased wrinkling around the eyes and puckering wrinkles around the mouth. Is this really what you want for your skin?
3. EAT ANTI-OXIDANT FOODS AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER
For maximum anti-oxidant
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Run a blissful bathTurning your bathroom into a five-star spa (well, almost) is easier than you think. All you need is a bathroom, and a healthy inclination towards hedonism.
There is very little in this world that rivals the toe-curling, spirit-lifting pleasure of an all-out spa experience. The sensations, scents and tranquil surroundings are all designed to get you as close to transcendence as you can - without shaving your head, moving to Nepal and meditating on a mountain for ten years (I don't know about you, but I'd take a complimentary mini-mani over a packhorse any day of the week).
We're all pleasure-seekers at heart, which is why the spa industry has become such a prosperous one - but ladies, there is absolutely no reason on earth you can't create a sensory sanctuary in your very own bathroom. Spa prices can be truly eye watering, so you'll save some bucks - plus you won't have to make (and keep) an appointment!
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1. Rachel Bilson
When we think of ombré done right on a brunette, we think of Rachel. Whether she has caramel tips or goes with her natural brown, Hart of Dixie's Dr. Zoe Hart proves that brunettes can be smart and fun. To replicate her perky pony, pull hair back into a pony at your crown. Then finger comb the front to mess it up a bit, and pull two pieces out in front for a makeshift center part. Spray the front with a texturizing spray, such as Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($39, Oribe.com).
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2. Nina Dobrev
Who doesn't envy Nina Dobrev's perfect long locks? With length like that, styling options are endless. We love this fishtail braid NIna wore this winter to Elton John's Oscar party. Find out how to get the look here.
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Moment of Truth: I'm the girl that packs an entire suitcase for an overnight stay. On my last weekend getaway, I brought six pairs of heels, eight dinner dresses (not to be confused with flirty summer day dresses), five bathing suits with their matching cover-ups, and enough hair tools to open my own salon. Sure, you can call me the queen of over-packing, but at least I've got my essentials … and then some.
So you can imagine how hard it is for me to pack an evening bag. A clutch is certainly not designed to hold a lot. And let's be honest, an overstuffed glitter clutch isn't cute on anyone. But with a romantic dinner date coming up, I had to solve my over-packing problem pronto. Scroll down to check out my after 8 p.m. purse must-haves.
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We've all been there: After a few hours in the sun, you look down and oops, your feet now have a distinct criss-cross effect, your thighs are two-tone, or your décolletage has a bikini-shaped imprint.
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While tan lines are as ubiquitous as sunglasses and flip-flops in the summer, they're not exactly ideal. For starters, they're a reminder that you're this-much-closer to sun damage or worse, skin cancer later on. And let's face it -- that string-bikini tan line isn't ever going to class-up an outfit.
Case in point: Kendall Jenner. Over the weekend, the 16-year-old model displayed some eye-catching bikini tan lines at a magazine signing.
Kendall isn't the first member of the Kardashian clan to show off harsh tan lines. We all remember when older sister Kim tweeted a picture of her lobster-red complexion and extreme sunglasses stamp.
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Hair tricks to fix all your cowlicks, protruding bobby pins, and more!I don't have a lot of patience for hair styling or hair care, so I was excited to see these super easy tricks and tips that can pretty much be explained in one sentence! From learning how to make a bobby pin look invisible to a five-minute hair drying technique that gives your hair EXTRA body, all these ideas are super useful and easy. Take a peek at the 6 hair tricks that just drive you nuts!Read More »from Tame Your Mane: 6 Hair Tricks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner
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Dry shampoo magic!Fill in the Gaps
Those countless minutes we take to make the perfect up-do only to find annoying gaps in between your locks (not to mention, frizz) can ruin the whole look. Just spritz some dry shampoo to fill in the gaps!
Get the how-to at The Beauty Department
Tuck in those bobby pins!Invisible Bobby Pin
I know the frustration, ladies. We wish invisible bobby pins existed, too. But there is a way to hide those thorns. A simple tuck and twist.
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Between final exams, term papers, and all-nighters, the end of the school year signals high stress levels. We think your studious self deserves some TLC, so unwind with these relaxing finds.
by Kristie Dash, Teen Vogue
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You know that girl who always looks perfect, like she has it all together? Her hair is always in place, there's never a stain on her dress or a blemish in sight? It's not because she lucks out every single day, it's because she knows all of the tricks! Here are my five quick fixes for the worst beauty moments a girl can have. We're not perfect, but no one else has to know that.
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- Sophia Panych, Allure magazine
Red lips so intense they border on black, dark eyes with a dose of wicked sparkle, and cheeks flushed with carnal intensity: This fall's makeup is aggressively sexy.
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