A Guy’s Guide to Anti- Aging Skin Care.

Anti-Aging menIt should be no big surprise that  men’s skin  ages differently than a woman’s.  Their stronger muscles ( yes even in the face) develops deeper wrinkles.  Men have more sun damage on the face and neck  and develop more non-melanoma skin cancers.  Men’s skin tends to be thicker oiler and then there is that beard to take into account.

Tretinoin ( eg Retin-A cream) along with a sunscreen is the foundation  of an anti-aging skin care for women and it works equally well for men.  According to  New York City dermatologist Dr Gary Goldenberg, Retin A can be used on the  cheecks, chin, nose and forehead to deal  with sun damage and stimulate collagen. Both Botox and fillers  are also in his anti-aging skin care tool kit, although the guidelines differ.  … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoI am so thrilled that Pam of Over 50, Feeling 40 is  hosting Fashion Flash for the first time.   I  have been a fan of this wonderful site long before Pam joined Fashion Flash.  She is a former radio show host, journalist and  reaches journalism in Texas.   Pam  has both a great fashion sense and a wonderful positive attitude toward life  after 50- its positively contagious!

Pam  offers a high/low fashion mix combining  Goodwill treasures  with beautiful finds  from major brands and retailers.  And best of all  her fashion choices  show  how good 50+ can really look both at work and at play.  No  4 inch stilettos, no $2000 bags, just  affordable well cut pants, jackets and tops that flatter our changing bodies.I’ve found that Pam helps me ‘shop’ in my own closet, … Continue Reading…

Rubies- The Gem that Shares Its Beauty

ruby heartRubies, the deep red birthstone of July is the rarest  and  most valuable of  all gemstones.  Since prehistoric times rubies have been mined in Thailand and Burma.  Ancient Indian beliefs held that if a  man offered rubies to the gods, he would become  king or emperor in his next  life ( the actual  upgrade in next life depended on the quality of the rubies he offered to the gods)

The clear, rich, red tones of the ruby are very flattering for all colorings, except ruddy skin tones and red hair.  Rubies warm up pale and yellow skin tones and enhance most shades of blonde, gray, black and brown hair.  They are usually set in gold and work beautifully  with polished daytime and after five clothing.

The fashion impact of rubies have … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week  is the first time that  Mary Lou and Carrie  of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion Flash.  I love the premise of this site– that   our second fifty  years  could  be even better than the first  fifty.  Second Lives Club often profiles amazing women who have made  dramatic and successful  changes in  their lives.  Its  so empowering to read about  women who changed directions  after 50  to find new fulfillment. In addition Second Lives Club  has great features on fashions, books and travel. Subscribe to this site for intelligent  and entertaining information you won’t find on any where else.

Fashion Flash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review:  The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert … Continue Reading…

How Do I Deal with Dark Spots After Acne?

Question and answer logoActive acne is distressing at any age and acne scars can remain for years.  I’ve received numerous questions on different types of scars  and now superstar dermatologist  Dr Gary Goldenberg of Mount Sinai Medical Center has provided great solutions.  Today I am starting with the most common acne scars– those red or brown spots.

Question:  I’m 27 and finally got my acne under control, but now I have dark red spots on my cheeks and chin.  How can I get rid of them? And does the redness mean that acne scars will come back?

Answer:  Those dark red spots are called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation or PIH.  They are the sign of a persistant inflammation that is  located deep in the dermis.  The body has to reabsorb  this damaged tissue– a process that takes 6-12 months.  Because they are formed  … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting  Fashion Flash.   She has a consistant curiosity for all things dealing with health and beauty.  From the best way to use  fake eyelashes to the best natural  way to avoid heart disease Jackie  drills down  into each topic and shares  her findings. She is just one of those people that always get  it right.

Fashion FLash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review: Everything Eyes by Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown needs no introduction.  She  is  a beauty rock star with a modern approach to  make-up  that   works  for every woman.  But wait there’s more. With her  own line of natural toned  make-up and a collection of  best selling … Continue Reading…

Sunglasses 101

SunglassesSunglasses, a seemingly timeless emblem of fame and leisure were actually developed in the 1930’s to reduce altitude  glare for pilots.   They were quicky  adopted by Hollywood film stars turning   military technology into a fashion statement.

Sizes and shapes have varied from era to era.  In the 1950’s sunglasses were frequently harlequin shaped and trimmed with rhinestones.  In the 1960’s the over sized glsses of  Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn were copied by women  of all ages.  In the 80’s  the fashion  fell in love with  small wire framed glasses  in round or octagonal shapes.  In recent years  it was the brand  such as Oakleys or Chanel , rather than shape that took  style center stage.

Certain styles have  become nonverbal signals.  The heavy black framed Ray Bans worn by Tom Cruise … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoI’m hosting Fashion  Flash this July 4th  weekend  and our bloggers  are in the holiday  mood:

* Our Diva Debbi is a Polyvore addict with more than 12,000 followers and over 4.5 million views of her fashion sets.  This week she celebrates the Fourth of July with a cheeky  beach outfit with a fabulous pair of Toms.

* Josephine of Chic  At Any Age  believes that a classic perfume adds a final touch  to being chic. And now you can can get fantastic quintessentially  British  perfumes at a bargin price.  Available  in both the US and UK.  Hurry, offer ends July 13.

* Positive Living advocate Barbara Hannah Gufferman of the Best of Everything After  Fifty  knows why women live longer than men… and she reveals the secret right here!

* Jodell of … Continue Reading…