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Jun 13, 2004
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</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=right width=331>What's the best morning strategy to revive a lined "tired" face?

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</TD></TR><TR><TD width=45> </TD><TD>For a quick fix, try taking a steamy shower with a thick coating of a moisturizing mask on your face. This gives your skin a moisture blast and helps puff up dry lines and small compressions.

Try Biotherm moisturizing mask ($19), M.D. Forte Skin Rejuvenation Hydra-Masque (with beta-hydroxy acids and vitamin A) ($40), Clarins Extra-Firming Facial Mask with botanicals and wheat extract ($40) or a thick, rich cream such as Estée Lauder Resilience Lift and Throat Crème SPF 15 ($42).

For deep groovies, try Prescriptives Magic Cooling Globe filled with propylene glycol. This item is stored in the freezer and can be applied anywhere on the face to take down temporary swelling.

Also, avoid excess salt and ingesting any liquids before bed--they tend to exacerbate puffiness.

Undoubtedly, the worst culprit of sleep lines is sleep! "You need some behavior modification," says Dr. Matarasso. "Train yourself to sleep on your back."

If your sleep lines are particularly bad, you may want to look into a more permanent solution. Talk to your doctor about retin A, glycolic acid, botox, or collagen.

For some at-home help, try Oil of Olay Complete UV Protective Moisture Lotion SPF 15 ($6.49). For an antioxidant cream, try Lancôme Vinefit ($37.50), and for a shot of vitamin C try Darphin Paris Arovita C ($125).



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