Weight loss: Top tips to maximise fat burning first thing – and the best breakfasts for dieters – The Sun

IT's said to be the most important meal of the day.

And by making a few simple swaps, you could make breakfast the healthiest too.

In particular, top nutritionist Susie Burrell says that there are some simple steps you can take in the morning to maximise weight loss.

And she emphasises that while many think avoiding breakfast is key to weight loss, having a hearty meal first thing can "keep you full" and stop you from snacking throughout the day.

Below are her top tips on how to kickstart your day in a healthier way…

1. Start with good quality carbs

While many people believe anything carb-heavy can ruin an otherwise good diet, Susie says they are a vital part when it comes to starting the day.

She says: "Unless you are specifically following a low carb or keto program, adding some wholegrain low GI carbs to your breakfast mix is the best way to help replenish your body after the overnight fast, and ensure your brain and muscles have all the energy they need to be at their best.

"If cereal is your thing look out for low sugar granola options or oats, fresh fruit is a great option and there is a growing number of lower carb breads in supermarkets that combine wholegrain goodness with fewer carbs than white breads and wraps."

Foods to pick or ditch: Go for a piece of granary toast and butter or a bowl of granola but make sure to avoid pastries and croissants.

2. Focus on protein

Having protein at the start of the day is a great way to help stay healthy and remain lean.

Susie says: "One the most powerful things you can do to ensure you breakfast keeps you full for several hours is make sure you include 20g of good quality protein in your breakfast mix.

One the most powerful things you can do to ensure you breakfast keeps you full for several hours is make sure you include good quality protein

"A couple of eggs, a serve of Greek protein yoghurt, smoked salmon or high protein breads are all easy ways to boost the protein content of your breakfast."

Foods to pick or ditch: Pick a small portion of eggs and bacon but try to avoid that greasy full English.

3. Add some fruit and veg

We're all guilty of not having enough fruit and veg – but Susie says that adding it to your diet first thing can really make a difference.

Susie says: "Few of us get the recommended number of vegetable serves each day and don’t forget that breakfast is a meal in which we can easily add some extra vegetable serves.

Quick breakfast tips

  • Always choose brown over white when it comes to bread
  • keep croissants, muffins and pastries as an occasional treat
  • use as little oil as possible and use sunflower, olive or rapeseed oil instead of butter
  • add extra fruit and veg whenever you can
  • ditch the "breakfast drinks" – Diabetes UK tested one 330ml drink and found it contained 32g of sugar which is more than the RDA of free sugars for adults
  • don't buy kids cereals. Only buy low-sugar alternatives like Shredded Wheat

Source: Diabetes UK

"Think sliced tomato on toast, grated veges added to egg dishes or veges blended into juices and smoothies for an extra fibre and vitamin boost."

Foods to pick or ditch: You can't go wrong with a bowl of fruit salad but try to avoid anything too sugary like a sweet latte or carton of juice.

4. Don’t forget the good fats

We don't always need to cut out fat when it comes to weight loss.

Susie says: "Goods fats that come from a range of foods including olive oil, avocado, nuts, seeds and peanut butter not only offer a range of key nutrients but adding some good fat to a meal helps to ensure that you will be kept fuller for longer after eating.

"Avocado works well with toast and smoothies, as do nuts and seeds.

"In particular 100% nut spreads such as Mayver’s Peanut Butter add good fats and protein to toast, smoothies and breakfast baking whilst adding plenty of taste and flavour.

"Aim to add at least one serve of good fats to your favourite go to breakfast of choice."

Foods to pick or ditch: Peanut butter on toast is a great breakfast choice or if you're feeling fancy pick an avocado.

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Cheltenham tips: Five mudlarks to watch over the weekend at Cheltenham

MUD, mud, glorious mud.

It'll be sticky, hardwork and a serious slog all weekend at Cheltenham. But that'll be music to the pricked ears of these horses.

1. Ramses De Teillee – Saturday 1.50

The softer the better for this dashing grey. David Pipe's horse stays all day and has won here as well as Chepstow in the mud.

He'll be targeted at all the Nationals again this season and warmed up for this campaign with an easy win over hurdles last time out.

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2. Belami Des Pictons – Saturday 2.25

Venetia Williams' horses and the mud go together like roast lamb and mint sauce.

This horse goes into the feature BetVictor Gold Cup under the radar and has won over three miles in the past.

He's not been overly tried and was sent off favourite for a big handicap at Sandown when last seen.

If he's fit he should outrun his juicy odds.

3. Rouge Vif – Sunday 1.50

Harry Whittington continues to go well and this novice chaser impressed at Market Rasen looking a horse on the up.

He takes on big guns Al Dancer and Getaway Trump here but as a result will be a big old price in a four runner race.

He's won on soft at Newcastle and that can be a fair old slog when the going gets tough.

4. Dame De Compagnie – Sunday 3.00

It doesn't look the best Greatwood Hurdle in the world, but it will take some getting at a frenetic pace for plenty of the younger horses.

Nicky Henderson's mare was a Listed winner as a novice and previously had run some crackers in France on heavy ground.

She's been off the track for a good while and this is no easy comeback but there are a few question marks surrounding some of the fancied runners on the ground.

5. Eden Du Houx – Sunday 3.30

Another David Pipe runner for you. This youngster has a lofty reputation and connections were gutted when he was beat at Fontwell last time.

But he lost little in defeat there and this stiffer stamina test could return him to winning ways.

He took home a three mile point-to-point on heavy and a couple in here could be stuck in the mud up the hill.

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Horse racing tips: Badger Beers trends – we help you find the winner of the Wincanton race live on ITV this Saturday

3.35 WINCANTON – BADGER BEERS SILVER TROPHY

Present Man can get the Badger Beers in for the third year running. This isn’t a race for golden oldies with nine the oldest you want to go.

That’s bad news for The Young Master and Whisper.

Complete outsiders have struggled too so we can overlook the chances of Cobra De Mai and Wicked Willy who are out with the washing.

Your fancy needs to have won a chase over three miles or more which spells the end for White Moon.

Most Badger Beers winners have already won or placed at Wincanton. That crosses out Rock The Kasbah, Royal Vacation, Give Me A Copper and Just A Sting.

Trends tip for the Badger Beers

PRESENT MAN – (Bet now)

Soupy Soups has won just twice over fences and that’s a little light for this race. Looking at the official ratings, no horse higher than 144 has come out on top in the past decade.

That leaves a shortlist of Present Man, Walk In The Mill, Beau Du Brizais and Sumkindofking.

One of those horses fits the race profile and has a big personal trend too having won this for the past two years — PRESENT MAN.

Bryony Frost has been on board for both victories and this is his big target for the whole season.

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Melbourne Cup 2019: tips and preview for Tuesday's contest in Australia

IT'S all about Down Under on Tuesday as the race that stops a nation – The Melbourne Cup – takes Australia by storm.

As ever it's a fiercely competitive contest, so here's a runner-by-runner guide to make it that little bit easier for you.

1. Cross Counter – William Buick/Charlie Appleby

Last year's winner is back for another crack after running some decent races in the big British Cup contests earlier in the season.

He's not shown quite the same spark since his Dubai Gold Cup victory back in March but clearly thrives at Flemington and will have been targeted for this.

Any further rain would be a slight concern, though, and it would be some performance to win again with over a stone more on his back.

2. Mer De Glace – Damian Lane/Hisashi Shimizu

Quite brilliant colt from Japan carries the same silks as Cox Plate victor Lys Gracieux – and at this stage it's difficult to know which horse is better.

Hisashi Shimizu's contender has won every start bar his debut – and his impressive Caulfield Cup success last time was a career-best by some margin.

He came with a flying run to win from an unpromising position and clearly has bucketloads of talent, so shouldn't be underestimated even with his big weight.

3. Master Of Reality – Frankie Dettori/Joseph O'Brien

Consistent four-year-old has been there or thereabouts in the big staying races and produced an excellent effort to finish third in the Ascot Gold Cup.

He loves a test of stamina, though, so this speed track may not be ideal, and he has a fair amount of weight to carry – for all that Frankie is a good jockey booking.

4. Mirage Dancer – Ben Melham/Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young

Formerly with Sir Michael Stoute, the son of Frankel has shown some fine form in defeat this year and ran a cracker in third behind Mer De Glace in the Caulfield Cup.

That sets him up nicely for this and he can be given a decent chance at a big price if he stays the trip.

5. Southern France – Mark Zahra/Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

Another Aussie import having been trained in Ireland with Aidan O'Brien, the progressive four-year-old showed his class with a game win in the Irish St Leger Trial.

He went on to finish third in the real thing, form which would give him a squeak here if he's kept his level for a new stable.

6. Hunting Horn – Seamie Heffernan/Aidan O'Brien

The first of the Ballydoyle contenders comes into this off the back of an emphatic victory in Group 2 company at Moonee Valley.

He'll need more here but that was a good effort and he's always threatened to be top class, so perhaps Australia can see him get there.

His stamina is unproven but if he improves for the trip then he's in with a shout.

7. Latrobe – James McDonald/Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien won this two years ago with Rekindling and has a squeak here with his former Irish Derby winner.

A second in the Mackinnnon Stakes last year shows he handles the track well and evidence suggests he's more than likely to stay.

Needs a bit more on this year's efforts but O'Brien's horses tend to flourish abroad and he could run a big race.

8. Mustajeer – Damien Oliver/Kris Lees

Six-year-old was cleverly campaigned in Ireland this year, running decent races in Group company before bolting up off a good mark in the Ebor.

His one run since moving to Australia saw him finish an unlucky sixth in the Caulfield Cup (shuffled back at crucial stage) and had he not gone ten wide he may have given the winner something to think about.

Definitely no forlorn hope with a three-time winner in the saddle.

9. Rostropovich – Dwayne Dunn/David A & B Hayes & Tom Dabernig

Another former Aidan O'Brien inmate, Rostropvich hasn't shown much since finishing fifth in the race last year and would need a big career-best to take this.

10. Twilight Payment – Hugh Bowman/Joseph O'Brien

Owner Lloyd Williams has launched a massive raid on this race and has employed jockey Hugh Bowman – of Winx fame – to do the business on his six-year-old.

Closely matched with Latrobe, he'd have claims on his best form but may prefer faster ground.

11. Finche – Kerrin McEvoy/Chris Waller

Rangy type gets in off the same weight as when finishing a fine fourth in the race last year.

He's done enough this season to suggest he's a better horse, with a good second in the Turbull Stakes followed by a fifth in the Caulfield Cup and he's likely to be more of a force over this trip.

However, he does keep finding a few too good and could again come unstuck, even accounting for the fact the wizard Kerrin McEvoy is in the plate.

12. Prince Of Arran – Michael Walker/Charlie Fellowes

Talented six-year-old ran a cracker in the race last year, finishing third after taking up the lead inside the final furlong.

Probably needs a little more to come out on top this time but he's got a better draw and nosed home in the Geelong Cup in his prep.

Definitely in with a shout under just a 2lb penalty.

13. Raymond Tusk – Jamie Spencer/Richard Hannon

Intriguing runner for Richard Hannon, having finished a good fourth in the Ebor when last seen.

He didn't get much of a run that day and will probably need luck again if Spencer does his usual, but he's certainly not without a chance if the breaks come.

Four-year-old has always been highly regarded by connections and this is his chance to shine.

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Football betting tips: Abraham to net at St Mary’s, Arsenal target rare clean-sheet and Man Utd to struggle at Newcastle – The Sun

GOALS are on the menu in the Premier League this weekend.

Before the international week steals football away once again, stock up on our tips for a Saturday evening London derby and a packed Super Sunday schedule.

Southampton vs Chelsea (Sunday, 2pm)

A BUMPER Super Sunday programme gets underway on the South Coast.

After a mini-renaissance, Saints are facing a third-straight defeat after losses to Bournemouth and Spurs.

Ralph Hasenhüttl's side are yet to win at St Mary's this term, with their only point so far the 1-1 draw with Manchester United back in August.

One thing this team don't lack though is firepower – since their 3-0 shut-out against Burnley on the opening day, Southampton have scored in every game they've played in all competitions.

That includes matches against United, Liverpool and Tottenham.

With the amount of goals Chelsea are currently leaking, this looks on paper like it could be another cricket score.

The Blues have let-in four goals in their last two Premier League away games – but Lampard's men have crashed in eight of their own to take maximum points from Wolves and Norwich.

Tammy Abraham hasn't scored in the Premier League since his impressive hat-trick at Molineux, but we're backing him to shine on the south coast this Sunday after notching in midweek against Lille.

It's a happy hunting ground for Chelsea who have won all of their last four visits here.

4/7 for both teams to score is a little on the short side, so a play on the Blues to win and Southampton to net is the way to go.

And for an even bigger price, both teams to score in both halves is a tasty 9/1.

Chelsea to win and BTTS: 9/4

Tammy Abraham to score first: 3/1

Both teams to score in both halves at St Mary's: 9/1

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West Ham vs Palace both teams to score – 7/10

 

Arsenal to beat Bournemouth – 4/9

 

Man City vs Wolves over 3.5 goals – 20/23

 

Chelsea to beat Southampton – 20/23

 

Newcastle vs Man Utd both teams to score – 10/11

 

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth (Sunday, 2pm)

WHICH Arsenal are going to turn up this week?

I don't think even Unai Emery knows.

But he's set for a big boost this week as Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin set to return to the fold.

The Gunners desperately need some clean-sheets.

They've spent big this summer on attacking talent and the goals are flowing, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seemingly guaranteed to find the back of the net in his current vein of form.

But they've been calamitous at the other end and it's time for the much-maligned defence to pull their socks up.

Bournemouth arrive in good nick and Eddie Howe continues to work his magic at the Vitality – but they do tend to be wide open away from home.

The Cherries have lost on all four visits to the Emirates since 2015, conceding thirteen goals.

We wouldn't be surprised to see Arsenal hit five as they did last season – and as they did to Forest in the cup just last week.

If they did, you could guarantee Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be among the goals.

But there would be no shock if the Gunners were flat as a pancake and laboured to a 1-1 draw.

We're going to have a tentative play on Arsenal's defence finally coming good – simply as the value is too good to turn down.

The Gunners are a massive 2/1 to win to nil at HOME. Seriously, £30 for a tenner on Arsenal beating Bournemouth to nil in their own backyard. How times change.

And if you want to back the defences to come out on top on Sunday afternoon, under 2.5 goals is the same price. Too big and worth a nibble, especially after the 1-1 on Monday night in Manchester.

Granit Xhaka was thrown the armband this week by Emery – only to be branded a 'coward' by fans after some interesting defensive manoeuvres against United.

He's been carded four times this season, including two in his last two – and has twice as many fouls as any of his teammates.

A lot of you love the #GetAPrice markets and you should look no further than a ticking off for the skipper.

Arsenal to win to nil at the Emirates: 2/1

Granit Xhaka to be booked: 6/4

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score a hat-trick: 11/1

Newcastle vs Man Utd (Sunday, 4.30pm)

WOW, this one could get feisty.

And that's just in the stands. Newcastle fans are not happy.

Toon owner Mike Ashley paid Sheffield Wednesday £4million in compensation for Steve Bruce – and there's no chance the former United captain's future is doubt just yet.

But after their abysmal 5-0 defeat against Leicester, Bruce has cancelled his side's midweek day off and will have them in for training every day.

You feel they HAVE to respond in front of an impatient fan-base who have seen all of this before.

United hauled themselves into the top-half of the table with the 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Monday night and are operating with a number of high-profile injuries.

They are odds-on to win here in the North East – are you seriously thinking of taking that?!

Everyone doubted Newcastle earlier in the season after they were torn apart by Norwich at Carrow Road.

The response was a 1-0 win at Spurs, ground out through sheer endeavour and perhaps the odd slice on luck.

If they get the crowd onside early on Sunday, we're not sure this Man Utd team justify that short price of 17/20.

They will concede.

We're going for both teams to score at 10/11 – it's a better price than you get for a United win and we just can't back Ole's men with any sort of confidence at the moment.

United under Solskjaer love a 1-1.

That scoreline has come up FIVE times in their last 10 top-flight matches. Back it again at big odds of 5/1.

And a Newcastle double chance – so the Toon to win or draw – is too big at 10/11. Trust in Bruce to manufacture a result against his old team when it really matters.

Both teams to score at St James Park: 10/11

United to feature in another 1-1 draw: 5/1

Newcastle to win or match to be a draw: 10/11

*Odds correct at time of publication

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6 Tips For Finding The Best — And Cheapest — Fashion On Amazon, From A Celeb Stylist

Amazon has a surplus of, well, everything. The site’s fashion section, in particular, had long been a landing page for endless scrolling — until the recently launched Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe came into play. But finding the best of Amazon Fashion can take a little more digging even with the Personal Shopper feature, and celebrity stylist and Fashion Police panelist Brad Goreski knows how to find top styles on the site.

For a fashion lover, you could spend legit hours sifting through the catalog of Amazon Fashion, but there are so many new ways to make your search for sweet looks more concise. Other than spilling the tea on red carpet ensembles, Goreski is an Amazon celebrity stylist who knows all the deets on finding standout pieces.

“What’s great about Amazon Fashion is that no matter what your style is and no matter what your price range is, you can find something that’s fashionable, that looks great and that you can hopefully wear season to season,” Goreski tells Bustle.

To help you build up your closet, here are six of Goreski’s best tips for nabbing that “good good” from Amazon Fashion.

1. Utilize Prime Wardrobe

Goreski champions this function for Amazon Prime members that he describes as "bringing the fitting room to your house." Prime Wardrobe allows you to choose up to eight items to have sent to your house for a seven-day try-on trial, and whatever you don’t want you can send back — at no cost.

"You want to try it with your accessories," Goreski says of getting clothing in-home before committing to a purchase. "I think it’s [Prime Wardrobe] a great way to get pieces in your house and try them with items you might already have. It’s like risk-free fashion."

2. Sorting by Price

According to a Credit Karma/Qualtrics study, nearly 40% of millennials overspend on purchases that don’t match their income. What’s more, 41% of the purchases millennials overspend on is clothing, and another 18% accounts for jewelry.

Just to ensure you don’t go ham on Amazon (it’s so very easy), the site let’s you sort items by price, Goreski advises. Once you’ve narrowed down what category you’re shopping in, you can choose one of Amazon’s given price ranges: Under $25, $25 to $50, $50 to $100, and $100 to $200. Plus, if those options don’t work for you, you can also set your own minimum and maximum price range.

3. Shop The Drop

The Drop is another one of the cool ways to get limited edition essentials and basics that are designed in collaboration with your favorite influencers from around the globe. The pieces are affordable and fresh, and riff off the Instagram trends you love.

"All of these basics go season to season as well, so I think they are really good investments," says Goreski.

Fashion influencers hold a great deal of power over the decision-making for their viewers. According to Digital Marketing Magazine, an estimated 200 million Instagram users follow at least one fashion-related Instagram page out of 1 billion of Instagram’s monthly active users. Plus, The Drop is a cool way to shop your personal more closely on Amazon.

Once each collection, well, drops, you have 30 hours to shop it before it’s gone for good. So when Amazon says the collection is limited edition, they mean it.

4. Shop By Brand

Shopping by brand can cut down your time searching significantly, Goreski says, especially when the brand is consistent with your style. Amazon currently carries brands including Nike, Calvin Klein, Ray Band, Levis, and plenty more.

Depending on what you’re looking for, filtering by brand can make your online shopping time much shorter. If you know some denim brands that work for you, for instance, filter by those names to get a shorter list of fashion possibilities.

5. Shop by Occasion

Goreski says that shopping by occasion is an overlooked filter on Amazon — especially when it comes to curated categories. Currently, summer shoppers can look through categories that deep dive into moods for the season. For example, Amazon’s Fresh Summer Whites include the cleanest white pieces from places like J.Crew, Rachel Roy, City Chic, Armani Exchange, Nine West, and more. But it gets better. Shopping for the best shell jewelry of the summer and prints like tie-dye fit for the season are also offered up as suggestions for you to narrow down your search on the site by seasonality.

Amazon even allows you to even break it down by occasions like Kicking Back, which include a plethora of loose-fitted maxi dresses, sneakers, rompers, and tees.

If you’re someone who’s Out On The Town, then yes, there are suggestion outfits for that too. Great picks like cocktail dresses, form-fitting skirts, pumps, and even Sam Edelman clutches can be found throughout.

6. Shop By Suggestion

"I love it when they recommend things to me," Goreski explains, which many would probably agree. With any Amazon product that you’re currently searching, the site offers recommendations — and Amazon Fashion is no different. Once you’ve already landed on something(s) you like, scroll down to see what other cool items shoppers have viewed related to your potential buy.

The bamboo bag trend, for example, has been making waves over the years. With Amazon’s suggestions, you’re able to find other bamboo bags in different styles, colors, and shapes.

There’s something for everyone on Amazon — and you don’t even have to be a celebrity stylists to shop like one on the platform.

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20 Tips to Look Younger

Full disclosure: There is nothing wrong with aging. We stan looking the age you are and celebrating it. But if you want to look your absolute best no matter the number of years you’ve spent on this earth, there are a couple of things you can tweak here and there to do so. We asked makeup artists, dermatologists, and other experts on tricks and tips they have to look absolutely glowing. Scroll through to see what they had to say.

Choose Lighter Lipstick

Dark shades can be unflattering on mature skin because lips get thinner with age, explains makeup artist Matin Maulawizada, who works with celebrities like Angelina Jolie.To keep lipstick from looking too severe, choose rosy reds or flesh-colored shades, and stay away from peaches and oranges, which can make teeth appear yellow. We like Lancôme Color Design Lipcolor in Natural Beauty ($22). And remember, swiping on lipstick without other makeup can make you look older than if you wear no makeup at all.

Brush Blush Above Your Apples

For an instant cheek lift, place your blush brush at the highest point of your cheekbone and apply color in a circular motion, advises makeup artist Sandy Linter, who works with Elizabeth Hurley. Go for warm pinks, apricots, or bronzes since they create less contrast and make you look younger. A great option is Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow in Myracle or Neolita ($37 each).

Lift Your Eyes With Pencil

Use an eye pencil. Its softness enlarges the eyes more than liquid liners do. To reverse droopy-looking lids, blend liner up at the outer corners with a Q-tip. We like L’Oréal Paris Le Kohl Pencil Smooth Defining Eyeliner in Onyx ($8.49).

Invest In The Right Concealer

Cover-up can be tricky to apply; many formulas sink into crevices, emphasizing every fine line. To get the most coverage with the least product, try “camouflage,” a dryer form of concealer that can take years off of your face, says Maulawizada. It doesn’t contain as much oil as regular concealer, so it won’t move, and it’s better at hiding sun spots. Try Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($28).

Fake Cheekbones

Grab your favorite highlighter, bronzer, and/or contour kit: it’s time to define that jawline and give yourself the high cheekbones of your dreams. “Highlight the areas you want to bring out,” says celebrity makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bau. “Highlighting with a powdery shimmer highlighter on dry wrinkled areas will emphasize it, but using a moisturizing balm to increase [the] feeling of dewy skin look healthy and can bring a youthful healthy glow.” As for contouring, Bau says it will help reduce the pouch that sometimes appears near the jawline and lift cheekbones when you blend correctly and make sure not to apply too much of it. She suggests using something like Chanel Les Beiges Powder N40 ($58) for contour and the Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick ($45) for highlighting.

Supersize Your Sunglasses

By now you know how damaging the sun can be, so besides coating on sunscreen, shield yourself with chic accessories. Swap your thinly rimmed aviators for oversize frames and you’ll get more protection around your eyes, which wrinkle first, says Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. And don’t forget a hat: “Buying a five-dollar fedora now will save you $10,000 with me later,” adds Hirsch. Throwing on a scarf can also help prevent sun spots in the décolleté area.

Stock Up On Olive Oil

Extra-virgin olive oil contains fatty acids similar to those found in our skin and is an incredibly gentle moisturizer. If you have skin that’s dry and sensitive from overloading on harsh face and eye antiagers, bring your skin-care regimen to a halt, says Jessica Wu, an L.A.-based cosmetic dermatologist, and slather on a thin layer of unflavored oil at night instead.

Baby Your Hands

Derms agree that hands are a dead age giveaway. To keep them young, apply the same retinoid from your face to your hands and add a layer of Vaseline, says New York dermatologist Heidi Waldorf. Wear cotton gloves to bed to keep the treatment in place overnight. Skin looks suppler, and cuticles will benefit too.

Treat Your Feet

Rough, dry feet make you look older, even in the sexiest shoes. Before working out, apply a thin layer of over-the-counter salicylic acid Keralyt Gel ($20) and a dollop of Vaseline to areas where your skin is thick or scaly, then put on your socks, says Waldorf. The combo keeps calluses and blisters at bay for instantly prettier, younger-looking feet, and it rinses off in the shower.

Schedule An Eye Exam

When you can’t see properly, you squint, overcompensating for the work your eyes should be doing and deepening frown lines, says Hirsch. She adds, “Ninety percent of the time when women in their 30s come in for Botox, I send them to the ophthalmologist because they need a stronger prescription.”

Shield Your Windows

Did you know the average commuter gets almost 200 hours of sun exposure each year just driving? And, Hirsch says, “Eighty percent of all sun exposure is through windows.” To ward off sun spots, wrinkles, or worse — skin cancer — derms recommend investing in a clear window film such as Solar Gard, which blocks 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays with SPF 285 in your home or car.

Use Self-Tanner With Caution

Applying self-tanner brings out a glow on even the pastiest skin, but it can also darken and emphasize your sun spots, says Linter. If you have a lot of damage, use a warm foundation shade instead. Makeup artists love Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($59).

Reverse Brown Spots

Lemon juice diluted with water helps fade sun spots on all skin tones, says New York dermatologist Jessica Krant. Since acids can be irritating, apply it before bed with a Q-tip, and gradually increase to twice daily. Stop if your skin gets too light.

Refrigerate Skin-care Products After Opening Them

“You’ll get more of a lifting effect from your products if they’re cold,” says New York cosmetic dermatologist Patricia Wexler. A room-temperature depuffing cream can take up to two hours to work versus only 10 minutes when it’s been in the fridge. Plus, this technique keeps products fresher longer. Try Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Fastscription Instant De-Puff Eye Gel ($19.50).

Wear Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreens

You know SPF 30 is a must. But a formula that contains antioxidants will also reduce oxidative damage and does not need to be reapplied as often. Derms recommend La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra Light Fluid for Face ($27.90).

Remove Makeup Before Bed

Duh, right? But this is about more than just avoiding clogged pores. It’s extremely important to rid your skin of the environmental pollution you’ve been exposed to throughout the day and wash away free radicals to avoid the breakdown of collagen and elastic tissue, says Wexler. We like St. Ives Fresh Skin Make-up Remover & Facial Cleanser ($3.99).

Beef Up Your Brows

Thick brows are a sign of youth, so filling them in correctly is crucial. Draw in hairs with a ticking motion from bottom to top using a neutral shade. Try Benefit Brow Zings shaping kit ($30). Products like RevitaLash RevitaBrow Conditioner ($110) can also help by boosting brow growth with peptides and botanicals.

Rethink Frownies

These adhesive patches really do work, says Wu. Before you go to bed, apply them to areas where you’d get Botox. They keep your facial muscles from contracting and lines from becoming deeper. Try Frownies Facial Pads ($19.95).

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