Archives for July 2010

Hair loss in women feels like a nightmare

Hair loss in women can be devastatingHair loss in women can feel like a nightmare. Patchy, thinning hair can make you look and feel older than you deserve and be a body blow to your self esteem.

You may have guessed that the hormone changes associated with the menopause can be a key factor – but would you have known that it’s the male hormone testosterone that’s to blame?
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Anti aging treatments: how to choose

anti-aging-treatmentsAnti aging treatments target some of the most unwelcome changes that happen to our faces and bodies as we get older – fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, spider veins and even sagging skin.

Finding the best anti aging treatments is a personal matter depending on what you want to achieve, how much discomfort you are prepared to put up with and how much money you want to spend.
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Botox injections cause nose wrinkles

Botox causes wrinkles in new placesBotox is widely accepted nowadays as a fact of modern life.

It seems that just about every celebrity you have ever heard of and quite a few you haven’t gets botox injections as their anti aging treatment of choice.

Criticism of botox has – until now – focused on the fact that it can result in a rather dead looking face. 

The famous toxin is almost too good at freezing your lines and wrinkles with the result that you can end up totally expressionless. [Read more…]

Study shows hydration beats wrinkles

hydrating-cream-used-daily-reduces-wrinklesDaily use of a simple hydrating cream is the best thing you can do to reduce wrinkles according to a recent study.

Even if you take the most laid back attitude to anti aging most of us would prefer not to have wrinkles – or at least to have less of them.

Many of us take it much further than that and eagerly seek out the latest anti aging products – no matter what the cost. [Read more…]

Hair care products target anti aging market

Hair care matters more as you get olderHair care matters if you want to look younger and age well. We all know that – no need to tell any woman how much older she feels if her hair just isn’t right.

Most women are aware of changes to their hair as they get older – the hair care products that used to work don’t do the job anymore. We need different things from our hair care as we get older.

Yet for most women – a great hair day can be a huge confidence boost. [Read more…]

Does weight loss cause facial aging?

Will your face age more quickly with dieting?If you are a woman over 40 you must have heard the oft quoted saying that you have to choose between your figure or your face.

Conventional wisdom has it that you can’t have a younger looking figure and a youthful face.

Recently the cosmetic surgery industry has picked up on some research that appears to back up the popular advice. [Read more…]

Going gray with style: 10 tips

going-gray-with-styleThose of us with gray hair often use color treatments to cover it up and stay looking younger.

But that brings its own problems – not the least gray roots!   Whatever hair color you use those roots are definitely aging.

The more gray we get the more more time consuming it is to cover up and gray hair can become one of the worst hair problems associated with getting older. [Read more…]

Healing honey a great anti aging food

healing honey is also a great anti aging foodOnly fairly recently has science caught up with common practice – at least as far as the benefits of honey are concerned.

For centuries – and in many cultures – healing honey has been used in folk medicine as treatments for wounds. But there was no scientific proof.

Then scientists at the University of Bonn in Germany proved that honey applied topically can cure wounds infected with resistant bacteria in weeks. Even more importantly they showed us why this happened.
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Summer hair care tips for older hair

Hair needs extra care in the summer months

Hair care comes into its own during summer – especially for those of us with older hair.

UV rays, salt spray, chlorine – all play havoc with hair that’s seen more summers than we care to admit to.
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Key to happiness is growing older

Key to happiness could lie in getting olderContrary to what you might think – growing older for most of us can be a positive thing.  In fact getting older could be the key to happiness!

If that sounds unlikely – research is telling us different. Forget about the downsides of the aging process and look forward to the fact that over 50 you are likely to feel more content with your lot.

The key to happiness in later life may be as simple as focusing on small pleasures and living in the moment.
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