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How to keep your hands and neck from adding years to your looks.

Easy Fixes for Your Age-Giveaway Zones

Look Younger Instantly!

  • Take years off your hands with a manicure. A study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that polishing nails in a current style made hands look younger. You can't go wrong with a glossy nude shade like CND Enamel in Serenity, ($6, salons).
  • Shift attention away from your neck with a boatneck top or open-collared shirt; both draw the eye to more age-proof areas like the shoulders and collarbone.
  • Be strategic with jewelry. Avoid bold, dangling earrings that frame the neck, and opt instead for lobe-hugging sparklers. Also, long, multi-tiered necklaces are a better choice than single-strand chokers that draw attention to the neck like a bull's-eye.

Originally published on September 9, 2008

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