Melissa's Sweet Style: ANTI-AGING GUIDE

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Hi there Sweets!  It's a rainy, snowy, crappy Tuesday in NJ!  I subscribe to lots of fashion mags and a while back I got this cute insert on anti-aging from Allure.  I thought since I can't do an outfit post that I would share these fun tips with you!

1. SHRINK YOUR PORES: Your pores expand as gunk accumulates in them-the older you get, the more likely they are to stay expanded.  Put them on a diet by switching to a cleanser with salicylic acid.  It helps slough away dead skin that can lead to clogging.

2. LET IT RIP: Deflate and clean pores-like the ones on your nose-once a week with pore strips.

3. GET MORE BEAUTY SLEEP: If you go to be 15 minutes earlier, for four nights running, you'll establish a routine where you get an extra hour of dark circle-zapping rest.  For your best shot at the necessary eight hours, quit the coffee after 3pm and avoid exercising the three hours bedtime.

4. PILE ON THE ANTIOXIDANTS: They're among the best weapons against pollution and sun.  The most potent are CoffeeBerry, idebenone, green tea, pomegranate and Coenzyme Q10.  Whichever antioxidant is in your arsenal, arm yourself every morning for all-day protection.

5. WIPE OUT DARK SPOTS: Wrinkles may be the classic sign of aging, but studies show that most people view mottled skin as even older-looking.  The good news: dark spots can be faded in as little as a month.  The magic ingredient is hydroquinone, and should be dabbed directly onto brown spots every night.

6. BRIGHTEN UP: As we age, cell turnover slows and dead skin cells pile up all over our face.  Whisk them away twice a week with an at-home gylcolic acid peel.

7. DON'T FORGET YOUR NECK AND HANDS: They're the body parts most likely to betray the age that's on your passport even when your face doesn't.  Get them on the same daily maintenance program as your face, with sunscreen every morning and retinol at night.  Dab hydroquinone on sunspots, and exfoliate twice a week.

I hope you enjoyed these cool tips as much as I did!  Have a lovely day!
xo xo


  1. Hi beautiful blogger!!Just happen to pass by your blog!!Very interesting tips!!
    If you want you can take a look on my blog!!I'm a new blogger!!!!! :) We can follow each other!!What do you think??? :) Just let me know your answer on my blog!!!

    Have a nice day!!
    xoxo stefania!! <3

  2. Thank you so much!!! Now you have 407 members!! :)

    keep the good work!!! ;)

  3. Hi thanks for sharing !good advices!
    Kisses dear

  4. Great tips, I definitely need to get more sleep!


  5. Great tips! more to add on your list: avoid sleeping with make-up on :)

  6. These are excellent suggestions! Thank you so much for sharing these wisdoms!


  7. Great guide :)
    I would like to invite you to join my GIVEAWAY! 25 persons will win $20 vouchers :)

  8. I have to try this! Thanks Mel! Also, thanks on the info on those boots!

  9. this is such an easy step to step guide with great advice that anyone can follow! thank you for sharing. My face will thank you later :)

  10. Great tips love!


  11. These tips give me incentive to keep using my Clarisonic every day! :)

  12. Love your blog :)
    Nice tips my dear :)


Comments are sweet! Leave some!