Creaky knees…an aching back…diminished eyesight…a weaker bladder. These are hardly unexpected consequences of aging, and come with the territory. (Oh, don’t worry, you can fight them!) But one body part you might not think much about as it relates to getting older? Your neck. Like rings on a tree, the neck is usually where you begin to see the first signs of aging, which can happen well before … [Read more...] about Is This Body Part Aging You?
August is Wellness Month, and more specifically, Wednesday, August 15th is National Relaxation Day! And yes, in the perfect world there should be some relaxation built into every day, but too many of us let self-care take a back seat in our busy lives. If you already practice wellness, then maybe you don't need a reminder. I try really hard to remember to incorporate wellness into … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Celebrate National Wellness Month
When you think about things that cause wrinkles, sagging, and age spots, you probably blame the sun. And you'd be right: Sun exposure is the number one culprit in aging skin - but there are so many other factors. Some we can control, and others, we can't. It's normal for the actual structure of your skin to change with age. Its outer layer thins and the number of pigment-containing cells … [Read more...] about How to Treat Your Aging Skin
When I was younger, the skin on my face was always slick with oil. And as only an adolescent girl can do, I let it get me down. Each time I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I'd recoil at that shiny reflection looking back at me. Of course, now, being in this so-called midlife, I wish there had been - along with that glimpse - a voice of reason to calm me. If there had been, it might have … [Read more...] about Dry Skin and Menopause
I don't have a tattoo, but I admire them on others, done right. I imagine that if I were younger or bolder (or both), I might even get one. But recently I've begun to notice an interesting (and disturbing) phenomenon when it comes to body art. It's a sad fact of life: as we age, our skin sags (due to things like weight fluctuation, collagen loss and sun damage), and sometimes takes down the … [Read more...] about Tattoo Regret
Are you wondering if you’re seeing double when it comes to your chin? Double chins are a common occurrence- and a common concern. A recent survey of consumers, conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, found people just as bothered by double chins as they were by the lines and wrinkles around their eyes. Just as those can make you look older, so can a double chin. And many … [Read more...] about Help For Double Chins