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  1. How to cut and colour your hair in lockdown and what steps hair salons are taking to be safe when they reopen

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon In this episode of the Midlife Real Life Chat show, we asked Jason and Tony of Smith and Cullen in Windsor all of your pressing questions about hair, from how to look after it during the remainder of Lockdown (condition, cut and colour) to what we can expect when hairdressers reopen. A visit to the hair salon will be very different to how it was just a few months ago. This was a fun and informative session. I am joined again by fellow panellists make-up artist Jo Jewett and stylist and brand consultant Maggie McMillan. These are just some of the questions we asked: What is the best thing we can do for our hair in lockdown Is it OK to use home colour kits – will it affect how professional products will work later? Best way to cover roots – grey hair and blondes How to...
  2. Midlife Real Life Video Chat Show Episode 2: The Benefits of Face Yoga

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon In the second episode of our Midlife Real Life video chat series, I am joined by regular panelists makeup artist Jo Jewett and stylist and brand consultant Maggie McMillan. We are joined by face yoga expert Karen Gider of Face Yoga Scotland. Karen shares with us the benefits of Face Yoga and guides us through some Face Yoga exercises. Karen is passionate about what she does and looks terrific – she is definitely proof that the exercises work! We also chat about living in lockdown, Dame Judy Dench on the cover of Vogue at the age of 85 , and of course our hero products for women over 50. New episodes will be shared every Sunday on...
  3. Review of Dermaworks Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol Serums

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I am always happy to highlight new British Brands, and am also always looking for quality skincare products that work. I was invited to try Dermaworks skincare products, notably three products in their range: Vitamin C Day Serum Hyaluronic Acid Serum Retinol Night Serum Dermaworks says that their products are: Never tested on animals Vegan Free from sulphates Free from parabens I started my trial of the range during lockdown, when, to be honest, my skin was looking tired and dehydrated – a bit like the rest of in these stressful times!! I was pleasantly surprised. Vitamin C Serum The Vitamin C serum combines vitamin C with vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid.  Vitamin C tackles free radicals and helps to tackle age spots and pigmentation. I have a darker area on...
  4. Review of Cel MDs new haircare range formulated to promote thicker hair

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon When we are younger our hair is often viewed as our ‘crowning glory’. As we age, the texture changes – and thinning hair is an issue for many women over 50. A new haircare range by Cell MD looks to address this. I have tried the shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. Here are my thoughts on all three of these products in the range. I have been using in place of my usual shampoo and conditioner for just over two weeks. I noticed a difference the first time I used it. Cel MD Microsystem Shampoo The shampoo has a thick consistency. It does not lather as much as my usual shampoo and does not have a distinctive smell. Which from my point of view is a good thing as I don’t like using overly perfumed products. A little goes a long way Cel MD Microsystem Conditioner Where this differs...
  5. How to Look Younger Over 50

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    We all enjoy the fact that we are living longer, but in an ageist society, we don’t always relish the thought of looking or feeling older. But being fabulous over 50 isn’t about looking younger, it’s all about being the healthiest, happiest, most confident version of you. Sunscreen Being exposed to sunlight does come with various health benefits.  It provides you with Vitamin D which helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate I the body – important for muscle and bone health. It can help you to regulate the production of melatonin. On the flip side, sunlight can cause your skin to lose elasticity and age prematurely. To avoid this then you need to try and use a sunblock which has an SPF factor of at least 30....
  6. Review of Color Wow Dream Coat

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have been wanting to try Color Wow Dream Coat for a while. It is described as a ‘Supernatural Spray’ that ‘Magically transforms texture amazing humidity-proofing powers’. I have naturally curly hair, which only has to be exposed to humidity for seconds when it takes on a life of its own. It is totally unmanageable. In the winter months I rarely go outdoors without a hat – in fact I think friends recognise my hats before they recognise me!! Not a great solution to minimise the impact of humidity in spring and summer. Color Wow Dreamcoat is a humidity sealant. Applied to towel dried after hair shampooing and conditioning, it is heat activated when you blow dry. On the instructions...
  7. 5 Biggest makeup mistakes women over 50 make and how to avoid them!

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    Article by Jo Jewett   I’ve been fighting the fight to give women the right to choose, use and buy the best makeup possible for them- regardless of age or lifestyle. Its a minefield out there! After years on the beauty front line I’ve acquired a real perspective – what works and what doesn’t and I’m ready to spill it all! We have all had enough of the beauty industry preying on our insecurities and we have paid the price with all the  expensive mistakes – the ‘New seasons colours’ and ‘Miracle ingredient’ but even the smartest among us will have been duped by the industry marketing ploys. So here I am, telling the Beautiful Truth, I felt so strongly I wrote the book and started...
  8. New Filler Treatment for Younger Looking Hands

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Ageing hands is often a topic  that is highlighted by Fab after Fifty readers  – and the beauty/aesthetic treatment options available. I was recently invited to a press evening by Cosmesurge in Harley Street to discuss the latest ‘tweakments’.  The cosmetic industry recognises that we would rather ‘tweak’ our appearance rather than do anything drastic! One of the points stressed was that we should take as much care with our daily skincare routine over our necks and hands as we do our faces – just use the same products. One of the new treatments demonstrated at the event was an option to rejuvenate hands. I have seen other treatments previously which plump up the overall skin, but this one...
  9. Review of Nivea Q10 Power 60+ skincare range for 60plus skin

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon The needs of our skin change as we age. Each decade brings different skincare  issues. The new Nivea Q10 Power 60+ range has been formulated to address the specific needs of our skin once we’re in our 60s. At this stage common issues tend to be lack of elasticity ( caused by collage loss), drier skin, age spots, sagging and wrinkles. Goodness – sounds dreadful when you see it listed like that but it doesn’t have to look that dramatic – changes are gradual!!   I have tried 3 products on the Q10 Power range, the Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream (£10.99), the Night Cream (£10.99)  and the Multi-action Pampering Oil (£19.99) All three products contain Q10 which is identical to the Q10 found naturally in our own skin...
  10. Review of Vichy’s Rose Platinium Night Cream

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon As we age our skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity , leading to wrinkles forming and sagging. The joy of ageing!! There are an increasing number of products being developed and launched to cater for the needs of menopausal and post menopausal skin. The latest one I have tried is the Rose Platinum Night Cream from Vichy. As we get older our skin becomes less effective at regenerating at night . Rose Platinum Night Cream looks to address , as it is formulated with menopausal and post menopausal skin in mind. Containing natural origin active ingredients specifically chosen for all mature skin, including rose flower extract, shea butter, beeswax, calcium and plant sugars.   My first observation when trying it was the smell – it has a...
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