As you may know, Dr. Oz just started his third season on the Dr. Oz show. Finally!
Here are his Top Five Secrets to Slow Down Aging:
5. Use Retinol Cream on your face.
Shown to “reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles”, retinol creams are available over the counter (OTC), and Mehmet recommends getting a cream with at least 0.4% retinol.
4. Wear High Heels
Ok, I’m hoping this one isn’t directed at men. But high heels? C’mon Doc, this Top 5 List is started to crumble. According to Dr. Oz’s “expert” (a shoe designer, how’s that for a trusted source of health information???), wearing high heels makes you feel confident, and therefore younger. In my experience, if a woman is not used to wearing high heels she will simply look uncoordinated and awkward. In Dr. Oz’s defense, he did warn viewers to make sure the heels were under 2-1/2 inches, and don’t wear heels longer than 3 hours.
3. Never go to bed without washing your face.
Again, this advice only seems applicable to women (that have makeup on their faces at the end of the day). Personally, I think women look best without makeup. I feel that makeup “covers up” a woman’s beauty (that’s why they call it “cover-up”). So yeah, I guess washing all that putty off is better than sleeping with it on. But if you don’t wear makeup, I’d argue that washing your face before bed will just tend to dry your skin out.
2. Use Olive Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar on your hair.
For this tip Dr. Oz introduced a hair stylist with a really thick French accent, who recommended spritzing olive oil and apple cider vinegar on your hair. Of course, you can’t just put straight oil and vinegar on your locks! You must first buy a hair product that has these ingredients in it, which he just happens to sell. Olive oil and apple cider vinegar is great on salad (see below), but putting in on your hair? I don’t know about that…
1. Use Concealer-Correcter
For this tip, Dr. Oz introduced famous makeup maven Bobbi Brown, who proceeded to tell the audience that her concealer-correcter combo was “the secret of the universe.” Pretty confident, I’d say! Evidently using this makeup duo will make you appear less tired and younger.
I’m not a shoe designer, makeup artist or hair stylist, so I can’t claim any credentials that qualify me to divulge any anti-aging secrets, but I’ll give you my Top 4 List of Anti-Aging Tips anyway:
4. Use Coconut Oil for dry skin.
Rub a tiny amount of coconut oil on the part of your face that tends to be dry. It won’t take much, and you don’t want your face to shine like a waxed Red Delicious apple, do you? Didn’t think so…If your face tends to be dry, perhaps you are washing it too often. Once a day is plenty, unless you are a chimney sweep or coal miner…
3. Don’t Wear High Heels
That’s right, I’m going in the other direction. I contend that wearing high heels will simply make you less likely to walk, and we all know that walking is good for you. Wear comfortable shoes that you will enjoy walking in.
2. Use Olive Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar on your salad, not your hair.
I’ve never been a fan of those non-fat salad dressings, or bottled dressings in general. It’s very easy (and much cheaper!) to make you own dressings, and all you need is olive oil and vinegar! Just blend 2 parts olive oil with 1 part vinegar (any type), add some salt and pepper to taste, maybe a crushed garlic clove or two, shake vigorously and you’re done!
1. Get Some Sleep!
Yes, it sounds so simple, but if you want to look less tired and younger, getting enough sleep is sure to help. If you’re having a hard time dragging yourself out of bed in the morning, or if you battle drowsiness during the day, you probably need more sleep. Not only will you feel better and look better, it’s totally free! Sleep is so important that I put it at #1 on my list. Everything else in life is better when you get a good night’s sleep!
Do you have some anti-aging tips you’d like to share? Please send them to me, I’d love to hear from you.
Robert J. Stone