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11 Ways to Do Less and Look Better All Summer

Pare down your daily routine and enjoy the free time

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We like looking good. In fact, we really love compliments that imply we've never looked better! That's because we've learned how to compress, cover, plump up and highlight our best while camouflaging small issues like thin hair or a squish belly. It's not easy. All this daily primping, planning and preparation can be exhausting, expensive and time-consuming. Ever hear the phrase “less is more"? Summer is a perfect time to cut out the superfluous. Here are 11 ways to do exactly that, starting today. Pick your favorites and go:

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.