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Frugal ways to fake a facelift

Many people long for that firm, smooth skin on their face that they had as a teenager. If only it were possible to go back in time and relive those days when we didn’t need an ounce of makeup on our face. Nowadays many people get face lifts to recapture the youthful look, but the process is quite invasive, expensive and potentially risky. Many times, a surgical facelift does not turn out the way people expect it to. Face lifts can end up looking artificial and cause permanent nerve damage, which seems like a lot of risk for a procedure that is likely to cost many thousands of dollars.

Fortunately, there are several alternatives, so why not try the next best thing? Faking a face lift is easy, inexpensive and far more natural, so you will have a great look with way less effort. Read on for tips on faking a face lift and recapturing youthful looking skin.

Eat right

Eating the right kinds of foods can add an instant glow to your face, making you look years younger. Incorporate a wide variety of colorful and organic fruits and veggies to your diet. You need these vitamins to maintain healthy skin and fight wrinkles. Drinking lots of water will ensure you stay hydrated and help give your skin a healthy glow. Pineapple juice, in particular, is great for facial skin. Try freezing pineapple juice in ice trays and popping them out the next day. Run the ice cube all over your skin for about five minutes and the enzymes in the juice will help tighten skin and give it a ‘face lifted’ look.

Makeup tricks

Some quick and easy makeup tricks can give you the appearance of a lifted, younger face. Try a good under-eye concealer to mask dark circles and use an eye brightener in the corner of your eye to add lightness. Apply powder to add contouring effects to your face and highlighting powder across the cheeks to add a youthful glow. One word of caution here, you do not want to overdo the makeup, as too much can age your face. Remember, it’s all about finding the right balance.


Skin supplements add vitamins and nutrients that you might not get from your food, but which can help improve the look of your skin. Phytoceramides are one that’s especially well-known for helping achieve a youthful and firm look. If you decide to invest in supplements, take them exactly as directed in order to have the best effect.

Homemade facials

You can use easily found ingredients to create homemade natural facials for your skin. Mix together egg white and lemon juice then put as a mask on your face for at least 30 minutes. The vitamins will leave your skin absolutely glowing. Avocado also contains some great nutrients for your face, so add this into the egg white/lemon juice mix. Homemade facials are a great activity to enjoy with a bunch of girlfriends.