Watching the Emmys this weekend, I was totally blown away by how amazing Julianna Margulies looked. “She hasn’t aged a day in 10 years!” I gasped, and then I saw Edie Falco, and thought the same thing, and then Nicole Kidman showed up, and I realized a photo slideshow was in order. Click through to check out side-by-side pics of 12 celebs who, through the magic of sunscreen or Botox or the blood of virgins, look exactly the same (or younger!) as they did a decade ago…
Whether you’re short on time or don’t have an iron, there is no longer an excuse for creased and crumpled clothes. We’ve rounded up seven easy ways to straighten out wrinkles using a little moisture, heat and common household items. From taking a steam shower to using a hair straightener, with a little know-how, you can have results that are just as effective as using an iron and board. Don’t believe us? Click through the slideshow below to see our simple alternatives to a wrinkle-free wardrobe. Read more…
You know that muscle in the middle of your forehead, right between your brows? The scowling muscle? Maybe you don’t. Maybe some people are blissfully unaware of their weird, clenchy forehead muscle.
Mine has always been overactive.
As a teenager, I always had this deep cleft of worry and contempt etched between my brows, even when I wasn’t angry. Sometimes, the spot would actually hurt from overuse. In my early twenties, it became more pronounced. The middle of my forehead would ache, and I would rub my fingers over it in circles, trying to relax it. Read more on The Gloss…
Sweet mother of God, what is this woman doing to her mouth with that tiny little baton-contraption?! (And what’s with the opera?) Further investigation reveals she — her name is “Victoria Looseleaf,” by the way — is demonstrating the Facial Flex Ultra, which is a “proven way to tone and condition the underlying muscles of the face, chin and neck to lift your face without surgery.” Like a Thighmaster for your mouth region, I guess? But if there’s one thing years of watching “The Real Housewives” has taught me it’s that too much smiling — and that’s what this doodad is causing Victoria’s face to do — causes wrinkles that can only be “fixed” by injecting fillers. Therefore, my non-expert opinion is that this is not a product Taylor Armstrong or Jill Zarin would approve of. No way. [Amazon
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You may be wondering: What are “ninkles” and do I have them? Good question, “ninkles,” not to be confused with “cankles” (fat ankles), are unsightly wrinkles on your knees. If you suffer from this affliction, short skirts are, apparently, totally out of the question this spring. So, what do you do to tame those “ninkles”? Diet? Knee exercises? “Ninkle” cream? Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do, unless you plan to get a knee lift. British Vogue editor, Emily Sheffield, recommends a mid-length skirt with a little bit of stretch “so you can actually walk” to conceal the problem. Thank you. Noted. Now, back to worrying about my “sagel,” my affectionate term for that bagel-shaped patch of fat on my stomach. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
I’m 25, going on 26, and I am very proud to call myself a feminist. I think the standard of beauty in this country is bulls**t. I like to question authority and talk about the meaning of life and also I’m really stressed out about fine lines that are starting to show up around my eyes…
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“Wrinkles can be beautiful. They’re part of who you are, your charm and your history. And I’m not for plastic surgery — I’d feel like I was cheating on myself.”
— Model Julia Restoin-Roitfeld has an attitude about wrinkles that I just love. I’m surprised the daughter of French Vogue‘s former editor has such a healthy outlook! [Glamour] Keep reading »
Beer goggles: Make ugly people look prettier.
Japanese wrinkle goggles: Make ugly people look uglier, normal people look uglier.
The last completely insane anti-aging treatment we heard about was the vampire facelift, a creepy process involving facial blood injections, but now these “wrinkle goggles” make just about any beauty treatment seem legit in comparison. Keep reading »
Oh, the irony. New research shows that fans of Botox injections might experience backwards results. Reports the Daily Mail, “… if you use [Botox] a lot, or have it injected by an inexperienced practitioner, Botox can actually give you wrinkles.” Here’s the creepy bit: because Botox was originally employed as a prescription treatment to help twitchy eyes and other neurological conditions, it works by essentially freezing certain nerves (hence the post-Botox perma-grin). When used repeatedly to paralyze wrinkled areas, other surrounding nerves in your face may become active so you can still achieve facial expressions. By awakening these areas and putting them to use, you may create more wrinkles by doing so.
We were scared about the idea of sticking needles into our face in the first place … but now the notion that the injection could really make you look worse has us thinking that we’ll stick to a healthy diet and preventative sun protection to keep our skin looking as youthful as possible. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »