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Color care

Let your colorist know how you spend your time so you can prevent such color mishaps as a golden-blond tone that gives off a green hue under fluorescent office lighting.

Something sweet

Honey is a natural humectant and can do wonders for the skin. Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons whole milk, warm slightly in microwave, apply to face and rinse off after 10 minutes.

Oil check

Smooth on safflower oil after a shower to relieve dry, itchy skin. It's rich in a good fat called linoleic acid, which our body makes naturally, and acts as a super-moisturizer.

A good clean

Once you're 21 years old, stay away from gritty, abrasive skin cleansers, which can lead to redness and mild acne. Instead, use a gentle, fragrance-free cleansing lotion, says Dr. Richard Glogau, a San Francisco dermatologist.

Thin is not in

To prevent thinning eyebrows caused by aging, try a growth enhancer designed for eyelashes. Just brush it on and expect thicker brows in about six weeks.

Take a milk bath

The white stuff is rich in protein and fat, both of which calm irritated skin. Add two to four cups of whole milk to a warm bath and dip in.

Elongate your torso

Denim trousers with wider legs and a lower rise, plus a belted top will create the perfect proportion between upper and lower body. Keep the belt on your natural waist for the most slimming effect.

Exfoliate

Retinoids are wrinkle-reducing creams that thicken the skin and unclog pores, but they can also leave behind dry, patchy areas. Gently exfoliate those dead skin cells with a heavy washcloth.

Size yourself up

Bra fitter to the stars, Susan Nethero says 85 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Place the bra band around your lower back and bend over as you fasten yourself in to fill up the cups. Your straps shouldn’t fall down and the band shouldn’t ride up.

Put your best foot forward

Consider a pair of kitten heels to get through every day in style. What’s included? The comfort and chicness of flats plus a sexy little heel for an extra inch or two.

Do the sunscreen test

Put your arm up over your head. Does the skin on the underside of your upper arm match your face? You may be tanner than you realize. Look for a sunscreen that absorbs UVA (wrinkle-causers) and UVB (those that burn) rays.

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