8 Easiest Age Erasers Ever

Keep 'em guessing! Wouldn't it be nice if the outside world could always see the youthful and vivacious woman you are on the inside?

It's actually pretty simple: Looking your absolute best is a matter of taking good care of yourself and giving a small boost to the natural features that already make you stand out in a crowd. You'll wind up feeling more confident and improving your physical health, says Erlene Rosowsky, PsyD, an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. For instance, a simple change in posture can shave years off your appearance and reduce aches and pains in your neck and back.

Are you ready to start defying your age? First, acknowledge that you deserve the good things in life (go ahead, we'll wait). Next, try these simple pamper-yourself, anti-aging beauty tips to look and feel younger in no time.

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<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Rodale Inc.</div><div class="caption-title">Beef Up Your Brows</div><p> <b>1. Beef up your brows</b> <br> Give the tweezers a rest! Define your features with a bold pair. <br> Our brains associate thick, groomed eyebrows with youthfulness. "When brows are thin and light, they make your features disappear, adding years to even the youngest looking face," says Damone Roberts, a celebrity eyebrow artist. <br> <b>More from Prevention:</b> <br> <b><a href="http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/how-shape-perfect-eyebrows?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-4%20Steps%20To%20Perfect%20Brows" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:4 Steps to Perfect Brows" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">4 Steps to Perfect Brows</a></b> <br> <b><a href="http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/9-daily-habits-age-you?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-9%20Harmless%20Habits%20That%20Age%20You%20RL" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You</a></b> </p>
Beef Up Your Brows
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Beef Up Your Brows

1. Beef up your brows
Give the tweezers a rest! Define your features with a bold pair.
Our brains associate thick, groomed eyebrows with youthfulness. "When brows are thin and light, they make your features disappear, adding years to even the youngest looking face," says Damone Roberts, a celebrity eyebrow artist.
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<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Rodale Inc.</div><div class="caption-title">Sit Up Straight</div><p> <b>2. Sit up straight</b> <br> Slouching isn't sexy--and it causes back pain. <br> "People with good posture are often seen as younger, more confident, and happier than those who slouch, round their shoulders, or tilt to one side," says Paul D'Arezzo, MD, a certified emergency physician in Colorado Springs. You'll feel better, too: Proper posture prevents muscle and joint pain and can help sidestep tension headaches by reducing strain on the neck. <br> <br> To perk up your stance, start a regular yoga or Pilates routine. The exercises will strengthen the muscles in your abdomen, pelvis, and lower back that help hold your body upright. (Get started with these <a href="http://www.prevention.com/fitness/yoga/anti-aging-yoga-poses?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-8%20Anti%20Aging%20Yoga%20Poses" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:8 anti-aging yoga poses" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">8 anti-aging yoga poses</a> for better posture.) </p>
Sit Up Straight
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Sit Up Straight

2. Sit up straight
Slouching isn't sexy--and it causes back pain.
"People with good posture are often seen as younger, more confident, and happier than those who slouch, round their shoulders, or tilt to one side," says Paul D'Arezzo, MD, a certified emergency physician in Colorado Springs. You'll feel better, too: Proper posture prevents muscle and joint pain and can help sidestep tension headaches by reducing strain on the neck.

To perk up your stance, start a regular yoga or Pilates routine. The exercises will strengthen the muscles in your abdomen, pelvis, and lower back that help hold your body upright. (Get started with these 8 anti-aging yoga poses for better posture.)

<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Rodale Inc.</div><div class="caption-title">Get Highlights</div><p> <b>3. Get highlights</b> <br> Not only does the right color make your locks look younger, your complexion will appear brighter, too. <br> Dyeing away the gray is a good way to make your hair appear more youthful, but go the extra mile with this anti-aging beauty tip and add a few face-framing highlights in a shade two tones lighter than your hair. <br> <b>More from Prevention: <br> <a href="http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/50-style-and-beauty-rules-every-woman?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-50%20Style%20And%20Beauty%20Rules%20For%20Every%20Woman" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:50 Style and Beauty Rules for Every Woman" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">50 Style and Beauty Rules for Every Woman</a></b> <br> <b><a href="http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/9-daily-habits-age-you?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-9%20Harmless%20Habits%20That%20Age%20You%20RL" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You</a></b> </p>
Get Highlights
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Get Highlights

3. Get highlights
Not only does the right color make your locks look younger, your complexion will appear brighter, too.
Dyeing away the gray is a good way to make your hair appear more youthful, but go the extra mile with this anti-aging beauty tip and add a few face-framing highlights in a shade two tones lighter than your hair.
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<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Rodale Inc.</div><div class="caption-title">Buy a New Bra</div><p> <b>4. Buy a new bra</b> <br> Breasts sag with age. We all know this--but we don't have to show it. Sporting a too-loose bra or improperly adjusted straps can lead to neck, shoulder, and back pain. Nethero has even noticed that women who complain of numbness and pain in the arms say the symptoms stop after they change their bra. Ask your favorite lingerie retailer, like Victoria's Secret, about working with a bra fitter. <br> <b>More from Prevention: <br> <a href="http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/50-style-and-beauty-rules-every-woman?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-50%20Style%20And%20Beauty%20Rules%20For%20Every%20Woman" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:50 Style and Beauty Rules for Every Woman" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">50 Style and Beauty Rules for Every Woman</a></b> <br> <b><a href="http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/9-daily-habits-age-you?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-9%20Harmless%20Habits%20That%20Age%20You%20RL" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You</a></b> </p>
Buy a New Bra
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Buy a New Bra

4. Buy a new bra
Breasts sag with age. We all know this--but we don't have to show it. Sporting a too-loose bra or improperly adjusted straps can lead to neck, shoulder, and back pain. Nethero has even noticed that women who complain of numbness and pain in the arms say the symptoms stop after they change their bra. Ask your favorite lingerie retailer, like Victoria's Secret, about working with a bra fitter.
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<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Rodale Inc.</div><div class="caption-title">Get a Manicure</div><p> <b>5. Give yourself a manicure</b> <br> Wearing nail polish or rings can distract people from noticing common maturity signs such as veins and age spots, according to a study by plastic surgeons in England. Researchers asked people to estimate women's ages based solely on photographs of their hands. The stunning result: 49% thought women's hands looked younger when adorned with nail polish; 52% felt the same about jewelry. <br> <b>More from Prevention: <br> <a href="http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/50-style-and-beauty-rules-every-woman?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-50%20Style%20And%20Beauty%20Rules%20For%20Every%20Woman" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:50 Style and Beauty Rules for Every Woman" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">50 Style and Beauty Rules for Every Woman</a></b> <br> <b><a href="http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/9-daily-habits-age-you?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-9%20Harmless%20Habits%20That%20Age%20You%20RL" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You<" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You<</a></b> </p>
Get a Manicure
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Get a Manicure

5. Give yourself a manicure
Wearing nail polish or rings can distract people from noticing common maturity signs such as veins and age spots, according to a study by plastic surgeons in England. Researchers asked people to estimate women's ages based solely on photographs of their hands. The stunning result: 49% thought women's hands looked younger when adorned with nail polish; 52% felt the same about jewelry.
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<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Rodale Inc.</div><div class="caption-title">Stop Smoking Already!</div><p> <b>6. Stop smoking already!</b> <br> On top of all the major health risks, you're giving yourself "smoker's face." <br> Smoking can make you look and feel older than you are: It shortens a woman's life by 14 1/2 years, according to the CDC, and also causes what experts dub "smoker's face"--excessive wrinkling around the eyes and mouth, along with a grayish complexion. It's never too late to quit, even if you're a longtime smoker. Though nothing short of cosmetic procedures can eliminate lines around the mouth and eyes, your skin tone and radiance may return. <br> <b>More from Prevention:</b> <br> <b><a href="http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/9-daily-habits-age-you?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-9%20Harmless%20Habits%20That%20Age%20You%20RL" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">8 "Harmless" Habits That Age You</a></b> </p>
Stop Smoking Already!
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Stop Smoking Already!

6. Stop smoking already!
On top of all the major health risks, you're giving yourself "smoker's face."
Smoking can make you look and feel older than you are: It shortens a woman's life by 14 1/2 years, according to the CDC, and also causes what experts dub "smoker's face"--excessive wrinkling around the eyes and mouth, along with a grayish complexion. It's never too late to quit, even if you're a longtime smoker. Though nothing short of cosmetic procedures can eliminate lines around the mouth and eyes, your skin tone and radiance may return.
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<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Rodale Inc.</div><div class="caption-title">Brighten Your Teeth</div><p> <b>8. Brighten your teeth</b> <br> A whiter smile makes people perceive you as younger. <br> We subconsciously connect a dull smile with age--enamel wears over time, darkening our teeth, says Lauren Solomon, author of <i>Image Matters! First Steps on the Journey to Your Best Self.</i> "A bright smile, on the other hand, gives the impression of good health and youth." For a quick anti-aging beauty tip, cut back on teeth-staining habits such as drinking coffee and red wine and smoking cigarettes. <br> <b><a href="http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/dark-side-whiter-teeth?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-The%20Dark%20Side%20Of%20Whiter%20Teeth" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Beware: The Dark Side of Whiter Teeth" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Beware: The Dark Side of Whiter Teeth</a></b> <br> To reverse damage and whiten your teeth, follow a professional cleaning with an affordable at-home smile brightener like Crest Whitestrips, or ask your dentist about bleaching options. <br> </p>
Brighten Your Teeth
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Brighten Your Teeth

8. Brighten your teeth
A whiter smile makes people perceive you as younger.
We subconsciously connect a dull smile with age--enamel wears over time, darkening our teeth, says Lauren Solomon, author of Image Matters! First Steps on the Journey to Your Best Self. "A bright smile, on the other hand, gives the impression of good health and youth." For a quick anti-aging beauty tip, cut back on teeth-staining habits such as drinking coffee and red wine and smoking cigarettes.
Beware: The Dark Side of Whiter Teeth
To reverse damage and whiten your teeth, follow a professional cleaning with an affordable at-home smile brightener like Crest Whitestrips, or ask your dentist about bleaching options.

<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Rodale Inc.</div><div class="caption-title">Have More Sex</div><p> <b>2. Have more sex</b> <br> Get busy with your partner three times a week (hey, it's for your health!). Couples in their mid-40s who have sex that often look up to 12 years younger than those who enjoy intercourse less frequently, a 10-year Scottish study concluded. Researchers found that the faces of sexually active couples were less lined and wrinkled, and their skin was smoother and more supple. They credited oxytocin, a stress-reducing chemical that is released during sex, for turning back the clock. <br> <b>More from Prevention: <br> <a href="http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/50-style-and-beauty-rules-every-woman?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-PVN_Shine-_-8%20Easiest%20Age%20Erasers%20Ever-_-50%20Style%20And%20Beauty%20Rules%20For%20Every%20Woman" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:50 Style and Beauty Rules for Every Woman" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">50 Style and Beauty Rules for Every Woman</a></b> <br> </p>
Have More Sex
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Have More Sex

2. Have more sex
Get busy with your partner three times a week (hey, it's for your health!). Couples in their mid-40s who have sex that often look up to 12 years younger than those who enjoy intercourse less frequently, a 10-year Scottish study concluded. Researchers found that the faces of sexually active couples were less lined and wrinkled, and their skin was smoother and more supple. They credited oxytocin, a stress-reducing chemical that is released during sex, for turning back the clock.
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