5 Ways to Look Great By Thanksgiving
Princess 19 on 17 Nov 2011 at 1:00pm
Turkey Day is right around the corner. Normally we plan to revamp our bodies after this day of overindulgence. But here are some products that promise to help you look your best before the big day - just to make those green-eyed relatives even more jealous.
1) Fill those wrinkles without injections
If needles aren't your thing but you want a quick wrinkle fix for all those family photos, the folks at Nip + Fab have your answer. They swear that their Frown Fix will reduce lines and wrinkles up to 50%. A lot of customers seem to agree, as there were lines around the block when it launched at Boots in the UK. Not to mention their celebrity fans like Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian (does she even have wrinkles to fill??). For those of you stateside, the line recently arrived at Target.
While professional teeth whitening usually requires a visit to your dentist office, the GLO Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device can be bought without a prescription and used at home. The technology is similar to the whitening centers you might see in some cities and uses light to accelerate the whitening process. The device looks like an iPod and is said to get your teeth 5-7 shades brighter in less than a week. Now, you have to use it for at least 30 minutes a day, but I am sure we can all think of worse things we've done for this amount of time (like waiting at the DMV).
Would it be too tacky to stuff it in my mouth at the gym while on the treadmill? Just a thought...
3) Firm up your stomach without crunches
Everyone wonders if those cellulite creams really work. They are clearly temporary as most include some caffeine to induce the lose of water weight, making you slimmer. If you want to try something new that doesn't have caffeine, try Melvita's Slimming Oil which claims to firm you up with more natural ingredients of geranium, pine, juniper, lavender and a red algae (whose scientific name I cannot pronounce) that helps firm tissues by stimulating the release of fatty acids.
Hmmm... Rock hard abs? Probably not. Softer skin? More than likely.
4) Get the paradise glow without the trip
Tanning beds are so "Jersey Shore." Doctors never advocate a trip to that kind of salon. So, get the "I went to an island paradise and look at my glow" look by faking it in a snap - without the health risk. The St. Tropez Instant Tan Set will get you bronzed up in minutes. When you get home from your turkey dinner, you can just shower out that glow down the drain - along with the turkey smell. Easy breezy.
5) Get a Facelift in an hour
An FDA-approved procedure known as ePrime apparently gives your face a more toned and younger looking appearance in just an hour - just like a facelift. The hand-held device utilizes radio frequency to stimulate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production. Microneedling delivers the frequency to the inner dermis where the best production occurs and also prevents damage to the top layer, the epidermal surface. Post procedure results are said to emulate fuller skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.
A younger face in less time than cooking a turkey dinner? This I'll have to see.
Check out the clip of ePrime's recent feature on The Doctors.
Photo credit: Flickr, GLO Brilliant, Melvita, St. Tropez