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  1. 10 Beauty & Grooming Tips From A 1950s Flight Attendant

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    Working for an airline has all sorts of benefits, from free flights to travelling the world and meeting lots of amazing people. But one of the biggest perks is the opportunity to look glamorous and smart on a daily basis. It can be a really hard thing to maintain – just imagine having to look bright-eyed after a 14 hour flight – but it’s something that needs to be mastered. Air travel is a competitive world, with more and more people flying than ever before, thanks to flight comparison sites such as Cheapflights. Consequently, it is imperative that an airline’s fight attendants look smart and professional at all times to help them stand apart from the competition. We thought it would be fun to share ten...
  2. Product Review: Herpatch cold sore serum

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    Review by Patricia Foote   Cold sores can be uncomfortable as well as unsightly. Pat, our reviewer put Herpatch cold sore serum to the test Description of product: A serum to be applied when you feel a cold sore forming. It is a whit cream that creates an invisible film over the cold sore. What are the active ingredients? Active oxygen therapy with zinc How is it used? How often? Every three to four hours as required. I started to apply as soon as I felt that a cold sore was about to come on. How easy is it to use? very Did you notice a difference? How soon did you start to see a difference? Immediately. Initially I felt a burning’ sensation – this quickly passed- at least I was reassured that Herpatch was...
  3. The Science of Skin Ageing – Origins Three Part Harmony serum and Moisturiser for 50 plus skin

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    I was invited to be a spokesperson at a launch of Origins 3 Part Harmony skincare range, where we talked about the changing perceptions of women over 50 and the ‘ageless’ approach to life. You can read what I had to say about Ageless Living here. But what about the Origins skincare products themselves and the impact they have on the 50plus skin?  This is what  Jo Brunwin, head of  marketing for Origin’s UK  had to say.   50s today are truly a decade of discovery and self-awareness. Turning 50 is seen as a rite of passage. In fact, ageless is a re-definition of this life stage. However, skin is going through a new transitional period that calls for specific skincare solutions.   Overtime, skin’s barrier...
  4. Color Wow Pop and Lock Crystallite Shellac Review: Fab Product to Revive Dull Midlife Hair

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   One of the problems with post menopausal hair is the tendency for it to get drier and lose its shine. I  have tried lots of shampoos and conditioners with ‘anti-ageing’ properties – and to be honest to date I haven’t found one that appears to make a significant difference. One product that does have a noticeable effect, however, is Color Wow’s Pop & Lock Crystalite Shellac.  Applied mid-length to the ends of the hair when wet, it seals the cuticle to trap colour and moisture. It also help to avoid prevent coloured hair from fading, and creates a fabulous shine when  the hair is dried.  It is light and not at all greasy. I hadn’t realised quite what a difference it made until a friend’s 16 year old daughter commented...
  5. Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm Review: Is this the best cleanser for mature skin?

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   I think that Elemis Po Collagen Cleansing Balm has literally saved my skin! You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting as many product reviews lately – well there’s reason for that- I had been trying so many different lotions and potions that I really needed to give my skin a much deserved break as it was starting to get irritated by the frequent changes . Thank goodness  for this fabulous cleansing balm from Elemis. It has a waxy consistency, literally melts on contact and has an incredibly soothing effect on the skin. I have been applying and leaving it on as a treatment mask too.  At night I have been using the balm twice – once as a cleanser and rinsing off (with the...
  6. Secrets to Youth: 3 Steps to Rejuvenate your Body

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    Article by Sidra Jafri   Recently, the famous singer, Tina Turner, had officially gotten married at 73. I felt happy that she was still pursuing her dreams, and living the life she felt she deserved. I personally come from a culture where life ‘ends’ for people by the time they reach 50 – their bodies start to give them trouble and they start to complain about how their memory is giving up on them. Hearing someone getting married after that age was a completely new concept for me. This led me to question the difference between some people who seemingly don’t age at all,  whilst other people struggle  to just walk across the room complaining how their back isn’t what it used to be. One thing that was very evidently different between them was that the people who remained youthful, believed that...
  7. Why You Should Consult Your Friends and Family before Cosmetic Surgery

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    Source The advances made in cosmetic surgery means that if you can think up a creative story and you have minor changes that aren’t noticeable unless you’re looking out for them, you could easily have breast implants or a face lift without anyone finding out. Sure, they’d notice that you looked different or a few years younger, but they wouldn’t quite know why. But just because you could have cosmetic surgery without anyone knowing doesn’t necessarily mean you should. Your partner Trust is a central pillar of any strong relationship, so you should always speak to your partner before choosing to go ahead with cosmetic surgery. If the first time they find out about your surgery is once you’ve already had it they will feel betrayed. The good news is that many women who’ve known...
  8. Top Tips for Skincare During and Beyond the Menopause

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    Post by Jane Atherton How is our skin affected by the menopause? We asked menopause expert Jane Atherton to explain and to offer her tips on maintaining optimum skin health at this time. What are the main changes to the skin during menopause As oestrogen declines during menopause collagen production slows down dramatically, bringing about a decrease in skin density and a loss of firmness. Lines and wrinkles will become more noticeable and sagging will begin to appear, especially along the jawline. Skin will become drier as the sebaceous glands now produce less natural oils, skin cell turnover slows down, complexion may appear dull and you will notice the appearance of pigmentation marks such as age spots, which develop rapidly without the regulating effect oestrogen has on melanin. What are the...
  9. How much do women over 50 spend on make-up and beauty products?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Results of a new study out today claim that women over 50 are the largest buyers of beauty products in the UK. Am I surprised? Not at all! We still want to look good, and  in many ways looking good helps us to feel good. Women over 50, for the most part, have more disposable income to spend on themselves than their younger counterparts. We are no longer seduced, however, by marketing campaigns featuring 20 something models trying to sell us a pot of cream – when we know that the cream will never help us to look like that again. We are a little more cynical, which is why brands such as L’Oreal selecting Helen Mirren, and Avon Lorraine Kelly to front campaigns is a welcome change. They are women we can...
  10. Is there an injection free alternative to Botox and Fillers? DEU All In One Serum explained

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Is there really an anti-ageing skincare that can compete with Botox and Fillers? A new serum from Italy  DEU All In One Serum is described as just that. I asked Karina Luper , of DEU to explain why this new serum is so revolutionary. The questions asked in this video  interview include: This product is describes as an alternative to botox and fillers – can it really compare? Do the results really compare ? What makes this Deu serum so different? What are the active ingredients? How do you use it? Why does it come in small vials? Some of the results have been outstanding in your before and afters – how long would they have used it for? How long before you see results? Why only 21 days –...
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