Give Yourself a Winter Glow

If it’s mid-February, it must be sleeting in New York, snowing in Boston, sunless in Seattle and freezing in South Carolina. It’s enough to make my chapped lips and blue mood crave some warm, sunny weather. But you know what’s not helping? This “bohemian ’70s” trend suddenly filling store windows again: It has me lusting for a suede fringed bag, a pair of Dr. Scholl’s sandals and a beachy, bronzed tan. Uh-oh. The first two I can have — even …

Wanted: Members for My ‘Not-Ready-for-Botox’ Club

I’m launching a new support group for 2015: a clan of women who will resist the urge to freeze and fill every nook and cranny with a syringe of neurotoxin or filler. Want in? If nothing else, it’ll save you some serious coin. But how do you decide which serums and creams come closest to performing “low-cost Botox”? As a beauty editor, I’m accustomed to fielding all sorts of boasts from cosmetic-company insiders. But I have to admit I put …

Solving the Mystery of Skin-Care Products

Every woman I know (including me) is confused by the sheer number (and price range) of skin-care products out there. Many of us haven’t a clue which products work best with others, which should be applied first or last, day or night…you get the (muddled) picture! I call that a beauty bummer. Do we need peptides? Retinol? Hyaluronic acid? All of the above? As we grow older, our skin-care needs become more challenging, thanks to all those years we turned …

3 Ways to Get Better Skin by Tomorrow

Faced with lines, saggy skin and brown spots (that weren’t there in May!), we’re already online searching for the new Holy Grail of wrinkle treatments. Unfortunately, any de-aging product covers its tush with a claim of  “visible results in four weeks.” Who can wait that long? Driven by the urge for immediate gratification, we either give up on the new stuff in a week and go back to our old ways or hurl ourselves into the arms of a good cosmetic dermatologist and his …

The Scoop On Skin From Oprah and Ellen’s Dermatologist

Wait until you get your hands on Dr. Harold Lancer’s new book called Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin ($19.89,amazon.com). This Beverly Hills dermatologist treats superstar faces (like TV’s top talkers, Hugh Jackman (sigh), Angela Bassett and an Oscar-worthy list of others) but he’s about as down-to-earth as it gets. Dr. Lancer thinks most women 50+ make 10 crucial mistakes when it comes to de-aging.  In an exclusive AARP interview, he tells us what not to do: BARGAIN HUNT. …

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 …