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Blemishes After 50? 5 Fixes To Prevent Panic

Posted on 09/25/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhen your wrinkles and brown spots get side-swiped by zits, skip the temptation to squeeze or tan. You can’t pop, dry out or camouflage breakouts that way anymore. Breakouts after 50 are nightmare-ish whether you have an occasional bump or a teenage acne flashback. I consulted Dr. Susan Taylor, a top dermatologist in private practice at Society Hill Dermatology in Philadelphia about the best treatments and added some cover-up makeup advice. Here’s how to get your oldie-but-goodie skin on track: …

Losing Your Hair? 5 Sexy Solutions

Posted on 09/20/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionEvery woman over 50 complains about thinning hair, but it’s still taboo talk. We’ll discuss our gastric bypass procedures, breast lifts, vagina makeovers and stints in rehab before we admit to skinny hair. I’m not including serious hair loss like hereditary female-pattern baldness, alopecia or medical related issues here, just everyday wimpy, my-hair-isn’t-what-it-used-to-be hair. Magazines often address “fine hair,” but never in an age-related way because it’s not “sexy.” Here are five solutions that are and celebs with the looks …

Fall Fashion: The 5 Best Buys For Us

Posted on 09/6/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionFashion is in big trouble. Labor Day is over and we’re just getting the itch to shop … maybe. After all, what’s in it for us? As a postmenopausal fashion expert and the former fashion director of two major women’s magazines, I attend the runway circus known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (the next one begins Thursday in New York City). Let’s be honest. Runway shows are about editors hooking up with advertisers (for financial partnerships), stylists hooking up celeb clients …

Is Your Hair Color Aging You? Make It Stop

Posted on 08/29/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhen women 50-plus start piling on self-tanner, blush and a brighter lipstick it means one thing : your hair color is all wrong. So says New York colorist, hair stylist and beauty expert Eva Scrivo, the savior of  savvy CEOS, media personalities and grownup everyday women who mob her Bond Street and Upper East Side salons.  Scrivo and I shared de-aging hair color tips in an exclusive AARP interview last week. Here are five things to rethink ASAP: TIME TO …

5 Beauty Secrets of Good Sleepers

Posted on 08/29/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionGetting beauty sleep is no fairy tale. Sleep deprivation accelerates aging according to a new study sponsored by Estee Lauder at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Bad sleepers showed more wrinkles, saggier skin and uneven pigmentation than good snoozers. Funny thing. Many women 50 and older say they hardly sleep. We doze on and off between other night activities such as reading, snacking, sex, checking our emails and shopping online. Here are five tricks to outsmarting the …

The 10 Real Secrets of Ageless Women

Posted on 07/8/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionSome women do look better with age. Why? Cosmetic surgery or dermatological procedures can perk things up and certain women admit it. Others claim it’s all lucky genes, an addiction to workouts and a strict healthy diet. As a beauty editor, I’ve worked on photo shoots with nearly every celeb now over 50 and thousands of real everyday women. We’re all in the same boat famous or not.  My heroines are women who keep their looks intact but don’t try …