Beauty Quickie: The Ice Facial

Woke up a little drawn or puffy? Actor Paul Newman used to swear by this trick and so should you: Fill your bathroom sink with cold water and add a couple of ice cubes. Then dunk your face, holding still for up to 10 seconds. Repeat a few times to tighten the skin and reduce…

Shaving Face: How Women Do It

As I get closer to menopause, one of the physical changes I notice is that I’m getting hair in new places. The backs of my upper legs, a little outside the armpit area, and on my face. The first two have been easy to take care of. A quick swipe of my razor and they’re…

Beauty Quickie: Self Tanner

I grew up in South Florida in the days before sunscreen was considered necessary. Baby oil was the only thing my friends and I rubbed on our beachy skin. Over 30 years later, I still live down here but I don’t leave the house without putting sunscreen on. Sometimes though, I want a little glow.…

Beauty Quickie: Exfoliate

It’s time to get your skin ready for summer by sloughing off all of that old winter skin! I hate when my skin has that dull look to it. And when my elbows have that Shar Pei feeling. The easiest way to reverse the effects of winter on your skin is to exfoliate. There are…

Beauty Quickie: Supple Lips

We’ve had a cold snap here in South Florida. Though, obviously, it doesn’t compare to what’s been going on in the rest of the country. But I’ve found my lips getting a little chapped. And I’ve been reaching into my jar of coconut oil more frequently than usual. And it helps. But when I’m out…

Beauty Quickie: When to Moisturize

To make the most of a moisturizing session, apply your creams and lotions when you get out of the shower or bath. Towel off until you are almost dry, then use the remaining dew to enhance your skin’s hydration. Moisturize everywhere you tend to get dry, and don’t forget the back of your hands, the…