Ready, set, pose. Hard to believe, but the holiday season is already in full swing. Besides gift-giving and cooking huge meals, the holidays also mean taking lots and lots of photos. ‘Tis the season to capture the moments on camera, but nothing can diminish your holiday spirit like seeing limp, lifeless hair and other beauty faux pas in the pic.

First for Women shares three simple steps that they swear will cut 12 years off your photo-ready look in four weeks or less. (Find the original article in the November 21, 2016 issue on newsstands now.)


1. Thinning Hair?

As we age, hair follicles shrink, causing shedding, and slow their activity, stopping new growth. This can lead to thinning hair that can be extra noticeable under the glare of a photo flash.

Try the follicle-nourishing power of Viviscal Professional to give hair growth a one-two punch with just two tablets a day. See thicker, healthier and more youthful-looking hair after three months.

For an herbal remedy for thicker-looking hair and a healthy scalp, try rosemary oil. When applied topically, the natural essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help invigorate the scalp, boosting blood flow that delivers Viviscal Professional‘s key nutrients to follicles. Plus, rosemary oil keeps the scalp clean and optimized for your best hair growth.


2. Yellowed Teeth?

Age-related wear on our enamel can make teeth look more discolored over time, dimming our megawatt smiles. For fast-acting but gentle whitening, New York City cosmetic dentist, Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S. recommends activated charcoal paste, which works like a magnet to lift stains from teeth. “Charcoal isn’t abrasive,” Dr. Rozenberg says, “so it won’t further damage enamel.” Try a charcoal-infused toothpaste. FFW recommends Swiss dental brand, Curaprox.


3. Puffy, Tired Eyes?

As you know all too well, as we age, short nights and stress, combined with the natural slowing of collagen and elastin production, can cause eye concerns such as fine lines, puffiness and drooping eyelids. Drooping eyelids, says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D., are what “create puffy circles that show up on camera. For a youthful lift, try blackberry extract cream. Blackberry is clinically proven to boost both collagen and elastin. Rub a pea-size amount of blackberry-infused eye cream such as Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream under each eye twice a day to see results in three weeks.

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