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Chest and neck wrinkles
Aging doesn't just impact your face. It can show on your body as well. So we found some solutions to keep those lines at bay.
- 1. SiO Beauty SkinPad, $30, Amazon
These pads help minimize lines on your neck and décolleté — while you sleep! Wear the skin pad on your body, curl up with a good book and let it work its magic. "It feels comfortable, sort of hugs your décolleté while you sleep and you wake up to TEN YEARS YOUNGER looking skin," wrote one Amazon reviewer.
- 2. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Illuminizing Body Butter, $32, QVC
Hydrated skin? Check. It smells great, too.
- 3. StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream PLUS, $95, Amazon
We're also fans of this neck cream, which improves your skin's elasticity.
- 4. L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Face & Neck Cream, $10, Walmart
"I've been using it for three years and my skin looks and feels great," wrote one Walmart fan.
- 5. ORIBE Hair Care Cote D'azur Restorative Body Crème, $65, Amazon
This body cream is the most luxurious, moisturizing concoction we've ever tried. And that's saying something. Your skin just glows.
Drooping ear lobes
Yes, this really happens. After years of wearing heavy earrings, your lobes just sort of dangle and look stretched-out. So we found the most incredible solution!
- 1. Lobe Wonder Support Patches for Earrings, $13, Amazon
Try these ear stickers, to help your bling stay on without dragging you down.
Dark under-eye circles
Makeup artists know this trick really well. You just brighten up your eyes with illuminator, to make your orbs look bigger.
- 1. LAURA MERCIER Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes, $28, Sephora
"This is a wonderful product. It leaves a very silky finish and does a good job at concealing larger pores," wrote one Sephora reviewer.
- 2. TATCHA The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment, $48, Sephora
We also love this tinted cream that minimizes the bags under your eyes and gives the eye area a subtle shimmer.
- 3. skyn ICELAND Under-Eye Illuminator, $27, Amazon
This cream helps hide imperfections by reflecting light, from a brand we (and Kaley Cuoco) absolutely adore.
- 4. ELEMIS White Brightening Dark Spot Corrector, $42, Skinstore
Dab on this corrector and you'll likely notice fewer age and dark spots.
- 1. Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit, $15, Amazon
Give baby blues a nice wake-up with a lengthening and volumizing mascara with lash extension fibers that give you the appearance of the longest lashes possible without actually applying false eyelashes or enduring the cost of lash extensions.
- 2. L'Oréal Paris Makeup Voluminous X Fiber Mascara, $10, Amazon
It's also sold at Walmart.
This mascara is another winner and worth a try. "Your lashes will look amazing," wrote on Amazon reviewer.
- 1. OUAI Sun of a Beach Ombré Spray, $39, Amazon
And lighten your hair to instantly look younger. This holy grail of lightening sprays doesn't damage your hair, and most of all, it works! Even on dark brown tresses.
Yes, Father Time can impact your hands as well. If age spots or wrinkled skin bug you, here are some products that can help.
- 1. J.R. Watkins Natural Anti-Aging Hand Cream, $9, Amazon
This smells incredible and is particularly good if you have dry, cracked skin.
- 2. FRESH Seaberry Nourishing Hand Cream, $23, Sephora
Nordstrom sells this as well.
This hero product leaves your hands feeling more supple and deeply moisturized.
- 3. Exuviance Age Reverse Hand Rejuvenator, $65, Dermstore
This is worth the money: First, you exfoliate to smooth your digits, then, you add the cream to help them look younger.
- 4. RoC Multi Correxion 5 In 1 Anti-Aging Daily Face Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $16, Amazon
It's also sold at Walmart.
Yes, this one is meant for your face, but works just as well on your hands.
For more skin care picks, check out:
- 27 dermatologist-approved winter skin care picks
- 11 skin care products that work while you sleep
- 19 skin care winners from the People & TODAY Beauty Awards