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.
The first two I can have — even if the Saint Laurent number at right is out of reach — but the third is only a wistful memory, banished forever by excessive sun damage, a couple of skin cancer scares and my newer, healthier ban-the-tan mentality.
But don’t look for me on pastypallor.com just yet; it appears a glow of sunshine may be heading my way! Here’s how you can get one, too — and overnight, no less:
Prep your target zones. For a smooth, streak-free tint, gently exfoliate the only areas you dare bare in this weather: your face, neck, forearms and the backs of your hands. Use a Q-tip to add moisturizer around your nostrils and lip borders where the skin is rough, sore or chapped. Try, for example, Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Regenerating Cream Cleanser or Clarisonic Mia 3 Facial Sonic Cleansing Brush.
For more beauty and style tips for women 50 and older, take a peek inside The Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age by Lois Joy Johnson and Sandy Linter.
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