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Lois Joy Johnson


Lois Joy Johnson is an award-winning beauty and style editor known for her down to earth accessible reporting and advice for women 50 +. She was a founding editor of MORE magazine and its beauty and fashion director from 1997 to 2008. She wrote "The Makeup Wakeup" and "The Wardrobe Wakeup."

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7 Anti-Aging Products To Help You Fight Winter

Posted on 02/28/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionSo, I admit it.  I’m not getting the Gold Medal for de-aging. I tried my best but this winter is rough and my mirror is a tough judge. Every woman I know seems to be in “I-look-old” mode now. But don’t give up. Dig  in your heels (or Sorel snow boots) and give your beauty regimen another shot. With seven new breakthroughs (and prices and brands) to choose from, you can’t lose: 1. AN OIL-BASED CREAM CLEANSER.  Swap this for …

5 Tips To Get You From Good To Glorious

Posted on 02/21/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionAccording to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we are 5-foot-4 or shorter, weigh between 150 and 160 pounds on average, and wear a size 14. These hard cold stats are way too scary, but they are exactly why you need to go see the movie Gloria, Chile’s Oscar-nominated best foreign language film. Like us, the title character, played by Paulina Garcia, is 50-plus and not perfect. She’s a bit flabby with a muffin top, saggy breasts, a few extra …

5 Tips for Preventing Hair Loss

Posted on 02/11/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionSkimpy hair is a real confidence slammer for women 50+.  We blame bad genes or menopause, stock up on volumizing products, do the flip-over blow-dry and get on with it. But the true culprit may be hiding in plain sight: your shampoo and conditioner. New York City hair specialist and restoration surgeon Dr. Robert Dorin has identified a number of ingredients that may be at the root of the problem. Here are some to avoid: Foamers and thickeners. Dr. Dorin …

Is Your Husband Due for a Makeover? 5 Ways to Do the Deed

Posted on 02/4/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionMy husband and I have a brand-new pact: He won’t grow his beard back. I won’t grow out my bangs. Why? Because I think he looks sexier clean-shaven. He thinks I look sexier with a fringe. If you find yourself in similar straits — in the market for ways to tweak your partner’s appearance so he doesn’t lose face — consider these five “under-the-radar” fixes: 1) Facial hair. Lots of older men grow a beard or mustache because: a) they …

Here’s What’s Great About Seeing Sexy At 60

Posted on 01/31/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionFormer Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer, 90, made news earlier this month when he was quoted by Britain’s Daily Mail saying “aliens walk among us.”  Yes, Mr. Hellyer, I agree!  As a beauty and fashion editor who’s worked with top models for decades I know there is something other-worldly about women born with amazing bone structure and bodies that look good in anything. Most of us didn’t look like models at 25 and we won’t or don’t at 60 either. …

Job Hunt 2014: Dress For Success To Get Beyond HR

Posted on 01/31/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionCompeting with 30-somethings for work is depressing. So what if they have flawless skin, hair and teeth and, oh yeah, those dazzling social media skills. We have flawless resumes with genuine experience (anyone can buy great skin, hair and teeth) plus dazzling people skills (real people! face to face!)… and we can spell. However in the end the right packaging is what just might push your little well-shod foot through the door.  Ya’ gotta fit in. If 2013′s job hunt …