12/31/2013 06:25 pm ET

Winter De-Aging Tricks From A 50+ "Chill Cheater"

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My sun-damaged face, frizz-prone hair and spotty legs love winter: The camouflage afforded by long sleeves and scarves, leggings, tall boots and hats make this a stress-free fashion season. I ignore warnings to steer clear of long, hot baths — if not now, when? I also shun humidifiers (or “germ factories,” as I call them).

Snowy Senior womanBut never would I skip the five basic rituals below, which can help counteract the aging effects of outside cold and indoor heat:

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