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How to Get Great Cosmetic Surgery at 50

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionOK, what happened to Kim Novak’s and Goldie Hawn’s faces? That’s the post-Oscar chatter we can’t get enough of. Top NYC cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Rosenberg says, “It’s always a scary vision for patients and doctors to see aesthetics gone awry. It creates a fear factor. Bad facelifts are not accidents — the surgeon’s judgment is off.” Recently I’ve been catching up with friends I haven’t seen all winter. Their faces are taut as plastic wrap, their lips look  Joker-like …

How To Get Your Arms In Shape For Summer? Push-ups!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionIt seems the older I get the more difficult it is to get certain body parts back in shape. This is especially true of my arms. But, here’s the good news: I have found an easy way to make arms strong and lean again in a few minutes a day: I do push-ups. Even if you’re already engaged in a regular exercise program (and I hope you are), you should give serious consideration to adding push-ups to your routine.  There’s …

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 …

Two Must-Dos For Younger Looking Skin

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI started paying attention to my skin when I hit 50.  Before that I would slap on whatever cream was around, used sunscreen only when I was at the beach, and figured I’d already damaged my skin by spending countless hours in the sun, slathered with baby oil mixed with iodine, even speeding up the damage by using one of those old reflectors. It was only when I got my first 10-times magnifying mirror, which showed every wrinkle and dark …

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 …