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 …

Blemishes After 50? 5 Fixes To Prevent Panic

When 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: …

5 Places You May Not Be Wearing Sunscreen (But Should)

Skin cancer is on the rise. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, almost 77,000 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2013. What’s more, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers increased by nearly 77 percent between 1992 and 2006. Not surprisingly, the majority of skin cancer is caused by exposure to the sun. We also know that sun exposure causes wrinkles and …