Age-Defying Beauty Secrets

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Discover the fountain of youth in your own home

From beauty-industry expert Diane Irons comes the ultimate collection of tips and tricks for defying your age.

Whether you're looking to simply combat graying hair or considering something more dramatic, Age-Defying Beauty Secrets is an invaluable resource for the woman who wants to look great ...

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Overview

Discover the fountain of youth in your own home

From beauty-industry expert Diane Irons comes the ultimate collection of tips and tricks for defying your age.

Whether you're looking to simply combat graying hair or considering something more dramatic, Age-Defying Beauty Secrets is an invaluable resource for the woman who wants to look great and feel even better--and do it all without breaking the bank.

--Learn how aging celebrities keep looking great
--Take off the years with foods and supplements
--Discover wrinkle-fighting skin-care solutions
--Concoct your own age-defying beauty bargains
--Find flattering fashion over 40
--Stay positive and healthy at any age

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402200618
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,465,242
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Irons is a model, talk show host and internationally-known fashion and image journalist who has worked with stars in the entertainment and fashion industries. She has appeared on national radio and TV, including Maury Povich, Montel Williams, CNBC and Lifetime Television. She is also the author of The World's Best-Kept Diet Secrets, 911 Beauty Secrets , Diane Irons' 14-Day Beauty Boot Camp, Teen Beauty Secrets, Bargain Beauty Secrets and Age-Defying Beauty Secrets.
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Introduction Let's Lighten Up

The first-age defying step is to not take aging or yourself so seriously. There are days when we won't look so great. It happens to every one of us eventually. I laugh sometimes when I get out of bed. I could scream, but laughter is a better alternative, especially when I think about legendary beauties who could not handle their changing looks and cocooned themselves in their apartments. Garbo comes to mind, but there have been many others.

Of course, we can't look twenty forever, and we have to accept that life and our looks are changing. We've lived, and it's life affirming to honor our lives by looking into that mirror and saying warmly, "Hello, old friend." Then promise to pay tribute to that friend by doing a little something that will make it more pleasurable to look again tomorrow.

Growing Old Gracefully The very word grace means there is something inside of you that will never age, can never grow old. So many women I meet confide, "I know I'm getting old. I see the lines and the sagging. But I don't feel that way. I want to match that feeling inside." In this era, we can make things come together. We have many options.

Some results will come from a bottle, but most will not. Some will take concerted effort, but more important will be a change in attitude. There are other alternatives that can take a little (OK, a lot) of time and money.

It will be your choice how far you want to go, being totally objective and realistic when you look into that mirror and picking back up what you've let slip.

Juggling aging with beauty can seem daunting. My intent is to take the fear out of aging and putting some fun back into your age-defying routines. Each time you do something for yourself, you'll start to feel better, more at ease in your skin. This will create a glow from inside. Trust me, it will be duly noticeable on the outside.

You'll learn what worked at twenty won't succeed at forty. Things you did years ago are now not only not necessary but outdated. Like spending hours on your hair. Sure, it looked great teased and sprayed, but not only will it date you, it's no longer necessary. The good news about the years is that there are new techniques that shave off the beauty routine minutes. Soft and natural is the way to go so you can prevent looking like a caricature of your former self. You cannot hairspray the years away. It's time to move out of the time warp.

Make Peace with Your Age You'll never be eighteen again, and all things should and must pass. Time heals and time teaches. We can't have exactly what we think we want: that young, perky body to go along with our years of wisdom.

When should age defying start? Early. As soon as possible. It starts with good habits. Some we never had, but it's never too late to start--simple habits like wearing sunscreen, eating the right foods, and giving up or at the very least moderating alcohol and smoking.

When does it end? It's doesn't. Giving up on your looks is akin to giving up on life. As long as you can gaze into a mirror, as often as you interact with anything or anyone, you owe it to yourself to do something.

It's respectful to your spirit, and it's a sign of respect to others.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction

1. Age-Defying Attitude
2. Age-Defying Skin
3. Age-Defying Bodies
4. Age-Defying Celebrities
5. Age-Defying Makeup
6. Age-Defying Style
7. Age-Defying Health
8. Age-Defying Nutrition
9. Age Defying on a Budget
10. Age-Defying Hair
11. Age-Defying Fast Fixes
12. Age-Defying Breakthroughs
13. Age-Defying Surgery
14. Real-Life Age Defying
15. Age-Defying Extremes
16. Age-Defying Problems/Solutions
17. Sites, Resources, and Freebies

Final Words Index About the Author

Diane Irons began her career as a model at age 14, then moved on to become a highly successful journalist and internationally known fashion and image expert. Her consumer approach to beauty, diet and cosmetics has helped thousands of women realize that glamour and style are every woman's birthright and should be inexpensive and fun. She lives near Boston. She has appeared on national radio and TV, including Maury Povich, Montel Williams, CNBC and Lifetime Television. She is also the author of The World's Best-Kept Beauty Secrets, 911 Beauty Secrets and Diane Irons' 14-Day Beauty Boot Camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2005

    Fabulous Secrets and Tips!

    You will find everything from diet changes to make to cosmetics to throw out, to dressing young without looking foolish. I took Diane's advice on vitamins, hair, aging solutions and immediately noticed a big difference in how I looked and felt. This is one lady who does her research. Plus she always looks at beauty from a consumer's vantage, highly appreciated! There's even a chapter on internet sites and resources for any problems not addressed in this wonderful book!

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