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Loose Skin? 4 Tips to Conceal Sagging Skin

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Loose Skin? 4 Tips to Conceal Sagging Skin
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You've heard the old quote attributed to Catherine Deneuve, "When you get older, you have to be ready to trade your ass for your face." If you have sagging skin, you don't have to run off to a plastic surgeon. Here are my favorite tricks and tips that, unlike a facelift, cost little or nothing.

How to Downplay Jowls

I have friends in their 30s with jowls. This is what happens when you have loose skin or fatty deposits under your chin. To get rid of this permanently, you would need a professions to either perform lipo on your chin if you have fatty deposits or Botox shots can help, too.

But you don't have to run off a doctor. There are much cheaper ways to conceal saggy jowls.

The answer here lies in jewelry selection. Stay away from chokers and short necklaces which draw eyes straight to the jawline. Bring up the eye by wearing gorgeous earrings instead.

How to Conceal a Crepe-y Neck

When it comes to crepe-y necks, it's all about bobs, but longer than the chin-length ones. A bob that hits just below the chin will draw attention away from your neck.

You want to avoid longer cuts because they attract the eye downward, according to stylist John Barrett in the November 2007 issue of O magazine.

Also, consider wearing scarves wrapped several times around the neck. Very European.

Get inspired by Celebrities Over 50 With Gorgeous Hair.

The Right Way to Apply Blush

Don't apply blush to the apples of your cheeks or you risk looking like a clown. Instead, choose a rosy blush and using a large fluffy brush, sweep color over the highest point of your cheekbones. Start about an inch in from the nose.

Create the Allusion of Youth

Dewy skin is always youthful. Because aging skin tends to be dry, skip the powders and opt instead for liquid foundation and creamy blush. Pat skin with a pea-sized amount of moisturizer after makeup application to create "dewy skin." See 20 Foundation, Concealer & Blush Tips That Will Change Your Life.

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