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10 Ways to Feel More Attractive Every Day

Small updates that will put a little extra spring in your step

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Self-esteem doesn’t sprout from a face-lift, losing 10 pounds or carrying a designer bag with a fancy logo. Surprised? I hope not. But who doesn’t crave a second glance from others and the feeling that we’ve still got it? Sometimes women age 50-plus start to feel invisible and wonder how to get out of what seems like an appearance rut. I’m a beauty and style expert — not a therapist — but I’ve interviewed and photographed thousands of celebrities and women who have shared their best advice with me. Here are 10 tried-and-true ways to reset your attitude, get off the exit ramp and back on the road.

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.