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Sugar As Face Scrub? Yes! Plus More Kitchen Beauty Tips

Posted on 05/15/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionDid you know there are products just sitting on your kitchen shelves and waiting to be used for more than sweetening your tea or making lemonade? I went nosing around in my kitchen recently to see what I could use for better health and beauty. Here are a few of my favorite homemade health and beauty aids. None has artificial ingredients or chemicals. They’re good for you and good for the environment. 1. Facial and Body Scrub: Exfoliating is one …

Move Over, Stodgy Suits! Now It’s All About Dresses!

Posted on 05/6/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Bulletin TodayOn Monday in New York City, First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon to open the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Both Obama and Wintour wore dresses. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is: Dresses have almost completely replaced suits as the go-to fashion solution for most work/life situations, even for heads of state and CEOs. (Here’s hoping Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton catch on soon!) Dresses are showing up in …

Is Your Bra Aging You? Here’s How to Tell

Posted on 03/27/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionStop trying to fit your 32F chest into your old 34B bras! At 50 your body has moved on, and so have your breasts. Even after an in-store professional bra fitter diagnosis, we’re skeptical. The truth is that mature breasts vary a lot in shape, fullness, proportions, position and spacing, even though thousands of women may wear the same bra size. Here’s how to choose: IF YOUR BRA AND BREASTS SAG: The band or cups may be too big. Lots …

5 Lipsticks to Look Fresh and Pretty This Spring

Posted on 03/23/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionOne of the best ways to brighten your face is to dab a bit of color on your lips, even if you wear nothing else. While I usually don’t spend a lot of money on makeup, I’m willing to splurge on lipstick if it truly makes my face glow. The tricky part, though, is finding those shades that do just that. In her book, Beauty, boomer makeup entrepreneur Bobbi Brown suggests: “If I had to teach someone just one thing …

5 Women Over 50 Who Lead and Inspire

Posted on 10/31/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionLife after 50 can definitely have its challenges. I try to follow my own advice about working out, eating well, getting enough sleep, and staying engaged and positive about aging. But sometimes life throws curve balls that make you want to pull the covers over your head  — and stay there. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter That’s not possible. So, instead of giving in to these moments (however long they last), I often find myself turning to …

How to Get ‘UnStuck’ As You Face 50+

Posted on 10/17/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMany men and women 50 and older have spent decades being organized. We have been managing households, families, and lives. But, life after 50 is filled with all kinds of change — some planned, some not — that can make even the most organized of us feel like we’re glued to the floor. When you add in all the stuff we’ve accumulated over the years we can feel as if we’ll never get “unstuck” from where we are and move on. …