Exercise, Not Lotions, May Reverse Aging in Skin

Want skin that looks 20 to 30 years younger? Forget the lotions and potions; instead, try exercising twice a week. Surprising new Canadian research on sedentary adults age 65-plus found that exercise significantly improved their skin composition. Skin samples viewed under a microscope before and after three months of exercise showed that exercise had reversed the aging effects: The skin layers were similar to those of people decades younger. “I don’t want to overhype the results, but, really, it was …

3 Reasons To Love (and Trust) Med-Spas

The newest neighborhood hangout isn’t a cozy coffee bar or a nail salon, but a hybrid day spa offering the hottest dermatological de-aging procedures in luxurious surroundings. As a beauty editor I’ve never really enjoyed the usual steaming, squeezing, exfoliating benefits of facials. I’m not even into massages and the whole wellness concept feels kind of hokey to me. After a day at a “sanctuary” my skin tended to look worse, my muscles ached and I longed for a cappuccino …

Help for Aging Skin: 3 Things You’re Doing Wrong

We all want our face to look as healthy and youthful as possible. But new research suggests there may be some things we’re doing to our skin that could make things worse, not better. Stop over-cleansing. Wash your face only once a day. There’s no need to wash your face in the morning if you washed off makeup, air pollutants and dirt in the evening. Over-cleansing is very drying for older skin, dermatologist Shari Lipner, M.D., of the New York-Presbyterian …

The Real Housewives of USA at 50

Super-glam is the current new normal for women 50+…unfortunately. All across the country women are getting spray tans, hair extensions, wearing false lashes, decolletage, body hugging dresses and high heels 24/7. They feel guilty about not getting Botox, fillers, laser treatments or a facelift and spend a lot of time wondering if they should.  I blame  Bravo’s Real Housewives (past and present ) for pushing our high maintenance buttons. Lisa Vanderpump, 52, Adrienne Maloof, 51, Kim Richards, 47, LuAnn de …

3 Steps To Looking Younger at Your Reunion!

We ‘re the smartest most accomplished women this age ever in history. So why do reunions reduce us to nervous wrecks? Whether the event is high school, college or family related- our jitters could shake the sequins off a DVF sheath. You’ve already redefined what 50+ looks like with a fitness regimen,  healthy diet, teeth whitening,  chic tousled haircut and plenty of attitude. We take our cues from cool celeb-peers like Susan Sarandon and Diane Keaton. So stick these three …