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?
Need any good makeup tips? Yeah, I thought so. Who can't use a refresher every once in a while? Every time I sit down to apply makeup I wonder if I'm keeping up with my so-called midlife face, which seems to sprout those "extras" every time I look: extra lines, extra hairs (ugh! facial hair!) , extra sun spots. Looking in the mirror doesn't get dull, that's for sure! A recent beauty and … [Read more...] about Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Tips
Do you like the word thin…except when it applies to your eyelashes? Yeah, I thought so. It’s not your imagination: Thinning eyelashes come with this so-called midlife aging thing. What’s happening? The four stages of eyelash development – growing, resting, shedding and re-growth – while cycling continuously, slows down. Or maybe the eyelash follicles quit producing altogether. Like some people … [Read more...] about Beauty Q: Why Are My Eyelashes Thinning?
I recently received an email from a reader, bemoaning the brown spots on her face, asking my advice on ways to treat them. "Aside from wrinkles and dry skin, I'm now finding these brown spots popping up on my cheeks and forehead. It seems that every time I look in the mirror, there's a new one. Any advice is welcome!" Aside from doing a lot of health-related research, I do my fair share of … [Read more...] about Beauty Q: Help for Brown Spots
Spoiler Alert: If you love a giveaway (and who doesn't?), read all the way through! As I get older, I realize that this so-called thing, "natural beauty," gets more and more expensive as we age. I think I'd have a lot more money - and a lot more time - if I didn't care so much about covering my gray, having nice nails (to deflect from the age spots on my hands), taming my frizz and … [Read more...] about Natural Beauty: It Keeps Getting More Expensive
I used to. Sometimes, circumstances were such that I had no choice. But after a while, I decided it wasn't worth all the effort. I wasn't fooling anyone. In fact, faking it was getting dangerous. People could tell. Especially when they got...so long. They knew what I was up to. Especially the time my false eyelash fell into my drink at a bar. What can I tell you? As a young 20-something, I … [Read more...] about Do You Fake It?