Midlife hair seems to have a midlife crisis of its own. It is either graying, changing texture, thinning, falling out or appearing in great numbers on your chin. Or, maybe all the above. The thinning hair bit is one that took me completely by surprise. Most of my head is still covered but I have noticed an annoying baldness pattern developing at my temples. Whassup with that??
Christopher Hopkins, The Makeover Guy, gives us the lowdown in this great article. He not only tells us what’s happening but gives us some very useful tips for creating volume with those thinning locks. Thank you, Christopher!
Only Skin Deep? The Real Reason 'Honest Aging' Is Rarely Celebrated By The Media
Sigh. Would you agree that aging in a culture that worships youthful looks is one of the hardest parts of moving through midlife? There is so much pressure to look good and hold the wrinkles at bay. And, of course, there is a huge, lucrative industry built around this youth obsession.
Our member, Cindy LaFerle, shares a recent experience as a writer trying to get on board with ‘honest aging’ but bumping into a wall created by the beauty industry’s advertising dollars.
Are you ever confused about the commercials you hear touting the benefits of Oil of Olay or L’Oreal’s anti-aging formulations? Or, wonder if you’re being a chump by continuing to buy much more expensive products from the department store?
In this article, Diana de la Torre, an experienced aesthetician, gives us some of her rules of thumb when it comes to discerning how good a home skin care product really is.