According to the geniuses over at Elle, there really are a few (fairly simple) things you can do besides resorting to going under the scalpel, or having facial injections of Restalyn or Botox --eee-yikes!--to look younger.
#1: Curl your lashes.
Curling your lashes opens up your eyes. Follow with a coat of mascaral. Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler
#2: Use an illuminizer.
Give your eyes an instant lift by dabbing illuminizer on the center of the brow bone under the arch of the eyebrow. Vincent Longo Water Canvas Highlighter Aura Passion
#3: Brighten your smile.
Take years off by whitening your teeth. You can do it yourself at home by mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into the consistency of toothpaste. Brush your teeth in circular motions and the paste will remove surface stains. GoSMILE Touch Up Refillable Compact Mint-licious On-The-Go Smile Refresher
#4: Dab on blush.
A moist, creamy blush will light up your face. Use a neutral pink on cheeks and lips for no-fuss natural beauty. Sue Devitt Starbrights Lip And Cheek Alhena
#5: Take care of your skin.
Good skin care is much more important than makeup. Beautiful skin is partly genetic, but there are also many steps you can take to achieve healthy, younger-looking skin. Among them is drinking lots of water, eating a healthy diet, not smoking, and not drinking alcohol excessively. Duh. N.V. Perricone M.D. Skin Clear Nutrional Support System
photo courtesy of Elle.com