Different Skin Types and Their Needs

Jul 5th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 2 min read

Knowing your skin type is very important because it allows you to know how take care of it the right way. The quality and type of your skin is genetically determined, but there’s a lot you can do to improve it, so even though you may think your skin type isn’t the best, just remember that the beauty and health of your skin is also…

Treating Hyperpigmentation

Jun 27th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

Hyperpigmentation literally means excess color. This means brown spots that show up on your face due to acne scarring, excess sun exposure and melasma. Some, like acne scarring fades eventually, but others, like sun spots can remain indefinitely due to regular sun exposure. Is there anything else you can do besides cover up with a good foundation? Luckily, there is. Depending on the level of…

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Common Beauty Myths

Jun 14th, 2016 Beauty 1 min read

We’ve heard all sorts of beauty myths over the years: chocolate causes acne, you can reduce your pores, you need gallons of water for hydrated skin. Some of these have been disproven yet still persist from generation to generation. Here’s a list of beauty myths you can toss out along with your expired products! Taking a break from makeup will allow your skin to breathe. There’s…

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How Much Sun Protection Do You Really Need?

May 30th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, many mature women start thinking about increasing the sun protection they use. But how much do you really need? Should you up your SPF from 30 to 100 during hot summer months? Not necessarily, say experts. False sense of protection. While SPF 30 sunscreen blocks 97 percent of sunburn rays, SPF 100 blocks 99 percent, a mere…

Sleep and Skin

May 19th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep can help our skin rejuvenate itself while we sleep. But what other ways can sleep help us get the best skin possible? Check out some of my sleep tips that have helped my skin look healthy and vibrant. No matter how tired you are, always wash your face! Not only will it get rid of the…

Common 50+ Skin Solutions

Apr 18th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

As we get older, we experience skin problems we didn’t have to deal with in our 20s and 30s. Blame hormonal changes that not only result in menopause, but in a host of undesirable skin issues. Estrogen levels drop, which means inflammation increases. (Estrogen is naturally anti-inflammatory, so when you have less of it, the resulting inflammation affects your skin.) Unfortunately, inflammation is the major cause of aging,…

Makeup Tips for Mature Women

Mar 24th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 2 min read

Let’s face it: Most of the makeup trends you see on the runway don’t work for ladies of a certain age. And a lot of the trends seen on social media like contouring (I don’t want to look like I have sharp streaks across my cheeks) or strobing (lots of shine is good for my hair, not for my face) work best for the under-30 set….

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How to Keep Your Neck Youthful

Mar 8th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

Do you find yourself applying all sorts of anti-aging serums and moisturizers to your face, but seem to neglect your neck? You’re not alone. A large percentage of women are meticulous about skincare when it comes to their faces, but when it comes to their necks, they have amnesia. Since the skin on your neck is thinner than the skin on your face (surprise!), it…

Tips for Lips

Feb 29th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

An often forgotten part of the face, the lips need just as much (if not more) care than the rest of your skin. As a focal point of the face, lips can make or break your looks. Thinner than regular skin, and with no oil glands, lips need special treatment to keep them healthy, hydrated and youthful! Here are some tips I’ve used over the…

Going Au Naturale: Foods to Use in Facials

Feb 22nd, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

Facials at the spa are a luxury that not many women can get regularly. But, there’s no need to go to the spa to get regular facials. That gets expensive and time-consuming. Instead, supplement “real” facials” by treating your skin at home to facials using everyday foods that you can find in your fridge or pantry. Talk about au naturale skincare! Here’s a list of foods…