The key to soft, supple skin and no cankles? Dry brushing! This invigorating, spa-inspired DIY massage enhances lymph flow to flush fluids before they pool in your ankles and calves. Plus, it stimulates oil-producing skin glands, lessens the appearance of cellulite and rebuilds connective tissue for smooth, radiant skin. To do: Use a medium-firm body brush and make short, brisk strokes from the ends of your legs and arms inward toward your heart. Aim for 5 minutes twice weekly.
For the more than 50% of women over age 50 who have thinning hair, help is here! One of my favorite ways to combat sparse strands is with rosemary. The herb contains rosmarinic acid, which has been shown to boost circulation to the scalp and promote hair growth as effectively as minoxidil. To get the benefits: Add 4 Tbs. of dried rosemary to 4 cups of boiled water. Steep for 40 minutes, then strain the brew into a large spray bottle and add 4 Tbs. apple cider vinegar; refrigerate. Spritz onto the scalp once or twice a week after shampooing.