Amid what seems like a never-ending influx of “newer” and “better” products to improve the look of aging skin, a few simple truths remain—and they center on a handful of key ingredients that have long been favored by dermatologists. Here, a look at skin care’s real anti-aging heroes, and important things to bear in mind when seeking them out.
If you’ve been alarmed by clumps of hair clogging your shower drain, you’re not alone. About 50 percent of women experience hair loss or thinning before they turn 60. Candace Spann believes the problem shouldn’t be kept a secret under wigs. “For years, it was taboo to even talk about women’s hair loss. I think the stigma is going away,” says the Las Vegas dermatologist and founder of hair rejuvenation brand ReTress who has struggled with losing locks. “We didn’t do anything wrong to end up having this kind of hair loss. If we continue to educate and pay attention, hopefully, we will see this problem being addressed and taken care of.”
During the colder months, the characteristics of aging eyes, like dark circles, bags and puffiness, become more pronounced—and women can look up to 5 years older because of it. The real culprit, according to Byrdie, is a shortage of vitamin D. Here, learn how to do what you can to mitigate the situation.
As far as fashion trends go, the red carpet has produced some eyebrow-raisers as of late. (Case in point: pelvage.) When it comes to beauty, however, classically chic makeup is trending heavily—a fact that was especially evident at this year’s Oscars. Since the pick-me-up powers of a great lipstick hue know no age, we were thrilled to discover that Elle rounded up the exact brands and shades some of our favorite starlets donned. Read the full report here.
Three words that infuriate even the best of us: “You look tired.” Since there’s nothing worse than hearing them following what actually was a good night’s sleep, we thought you’d like to know that there are certain makeup mistakes known to contribute to a sleep-deprived appearance. (Skipping blush? That’s a problem.) Here, the complete list of mistakes to avoid, if you want to look youthful and well rested.
Fat-melting lasers? Vampire face-lifts? These days, the menu of anti-aging procedures at any given medical facility probably sounds a little like science fiction. And, as Allure points out, when it comes to plastic surgery, “new” does not necessarily equal “better.” If you’re skeptical as to whether or not the latest fast fixes are anything near what they’re cracked up to be, it seems you’re a step ahead of the game.
Maybe eye cream was something you worked into your beauty routine in your 30s. Maybe you’ve been using it since you were a teenager. Whatever the length of your relationship with this anti-aging staple, though, we bet you didn’t know that under the eyes isn’t the only place you’re supposed to apply it. Thanks to Allure and renowned dermatologist Jeanette Graf, now you do.
Who knew? Deodorant isn’t just for your underarms. As the beauty editors at Byrdie point out, it’s one of those products that multitasks like you wouldn’t believe. One of nine tasks it can accomplish? Preventing blisters on your feet. Just FYI, we were always told that this trick works only with antiperspirant—after all, when your feet don’t sweat, they won’t slip around in those stilettos. Find out everything else it can do here. Buy our favorite brand here.
Dr. R. Sonia Batra, a cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatologist in Santa Monica, CA, and frequent guest on the hit show, The Doctors, needs to stay up to date on all developments in the skin care business. Read what she has to say about a new skin care device, called JeNu, that she’s now using “every day.”
If you long for a plumper pout, you’ve got a handful of options—and those that take place in a physician’s office have a way of looking obvious and overstated. But it’s not like taking a lipliner and simply overdrawing your natural lips creates a natural result, either. So what’s a woman supposed to do? The answer is, follow these four easy steps, courtesy of makeup artist Carolina Dali via Elle.com.