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Skincare Tips to Get Your Skin Summer Ready

Judging by the amount of passengers on the flights I've been on, travel is back!As you prepare for your summer trip, don't forget to prepare your skin too.With flip-flop and shorts season just around the corner, use these summer skincare tips to prepare for sunny weather ahead.Be Well,Anisa Summer Skincare Starts with Exfoliation… For most of us it has been many months of cold weather which can leave your skin feeling dry and cracked. Start preparing your skin for summer with an exfoliating scrub on your face and body. Exfoliation benefits your winter skin in many ways. First, it sheds dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new ones. Your skin will look brighter, smoother and less oily which can unclog pores and clear up acne. While it's important to exfoliate often, avoid over-exfoliation by only lightly scrubbing your skin once a week. Try This: Vita Refine Exfoliating Face Scrub - Weekly Treatment For Exceptional Skin… 66 %Off for Third Age Readers Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate… Did I mention you need to hydrate? Of course it is always important to drink water, but don't forget to hydrate your skin! While hot showers provide much-welcomed humidity, water that's too hot can...

Frugal Tips From Our Childhood

I came across this article from Money Talk News that talked about how our parents and grandparents were so good at being frugal.With money, resources becoming more scarce and a renewed focus on green living, it is time to look at some of these forgotten frugal strategies.See if any of these frugal tips are up your alley. I certainly remember my mom doing many of these!Be Well,Anisa 1. Mending… My mom was always mending something. I still have her sewing box with thread, needles, pins, cushions and more. She certainly taught me this, but I can't remember the last time I did this. With the high cost of clothing, it's time to rediscover this lost art of mending. With just a few sewing lessons and a secondhand machine, you could expand the life of your clothes and keep a few bucks in your pocket! 2. Hang-Drying Clothes… Before electric dryers, people dried their clothes on a clothesline. Just imagine it, fresh breezes, no energy cost, no filters to clean and no static cling. Even better, hang-drying is one way to make your clothes last longer. Although strict zoning regulations prevent outdoor line-drying in some areas, air-drying is always an option....

Simple Tips For Looking Your Best

Today we are going to go over a few simple tips that we should follow as we approach or are well past the age of 50.You'll find that our whole Third Age Skin Care line was developed to maximize our vibrancy for those of us 50+. Some of our products go hand in hand with the tips listed below!Please consider our fine products should you need or want to try something new. You won't be disappointed. And if you don't like them, you'll get your money back!Be Well,Anisa Tweezers… Shaving, plucking, waxing, there are endless choices when it comes to dealing with the dreaded "wires on your chin", but a pair of tweezers is something that you simply must have. When we were younger, tweezing was necessary to keep our eyebrows well-shaped and tidy. Now we need tweezers to deal with the other hair sprouting on our chins, cheeks, mustaches…caused by decreased Oestrogen. Although there are regular treatment options out there, it's always a good idea to have a handy pair of tweezers just in case. My Mediterranean roots mean I've always been a bit hairier than most women, but I can tell you as I'm 60 it is so...

7 Things You Never Clean (But Should!)

I've been on a kick for cleaning. I guess it is the warmer weather here in the Midwest.So I saw this article in AARP That talks about things that you should clean. I found it very helpful and hope you do too!I guess I'll wish you Happy Cleaning too!Be Well,Anisa 1. Dishwasher… Even if your plates and utensils look spotless, your dishwasher may be dirty. Researchers have found that dishwashers often contained bacteria that were linked to health problems, ranging from food poisoning to skin infections. "Food gets left in there and it can start to smell," says Haley F. Oliver, a professor of food science at Purdue University. "You end up rewashing your dishes with old dirt." To clean out trapped food particles, unscrew the screen from the dishwasher floor and remove the filter; use dish detergent and a brush to scrub the filter, then let it air-dry. Oliver suggests cleaning the dishwasher filter every week. After the filter is clean, clean the inside of the dishwasher. Fill a dishwasher-safe mug with white vinegar and run it on the "normal" cycle with hot water to loosen soap scum and grease from the interior. The Absolute Best WWII Documentary Ever...

Fast & Easy Spring Cleaning Tips…

Even though it is actually snowing this morning in Chicago, I got motivated over the weekend to do some spring cleaning!While I'm calling these Spring Cleaning Tips, you can use these anytime! Some I've used for a long time, some I'm just trying.The theme to these, are what you can do with every day items you probably have in your home. With super market shelves empty, lets be creative!Let me know what you think about these! Remember just reply and I'll get the email!Be Well,Anisa Garbage Can Deodorizer… Borax, or sodium borate, is a naturally occurring substance and is an ingredient in many household cleaning products. If you have a smelly garbage can, deodorize it with equal parts borax and water. For my small garbage can, I used 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of borax. Let it soak and then rinse it out. Sprinkle some borax in the bottom once it's dry, to keep bugs away and to absorb any future odor-causing moisture. Ever Why Towels Don't Work Like They Used To? WATCH THIS VIDEO Dust Bunny Broom Cleaner… Every time you sweep, clumps of dust and hair collect at the ends of the broom's bristles. To solve...

Skincare Tips to Get Your Skin Summer Ready

Judging by the amount of passengers on the flights I've been on, travel is back!As you prepare for your summer trip, don't forget to prepare your skin too.With flip-flop and shorts season just around the corner, use these summer skincare tips to prepare for sunny weather ahead.Be Well,AnisaAs always please reply with your thoughts and comments.Missed an issue? Visit Here Summer Skincare Starts with Exfoliation… For most of us it has been many months of cold weather which can leave your skin feeling dry and cracked. Start preparing your skin for summer with an exfoliating scrub on your face and body. Exfoliation benefits your winter skin in many ways. First, it sheds dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new ones. Your skin will look brighter, smoother and less oily which can unclog pores and clear up acne. While it's important to exfoliate often, avoid over-exfoliation by only lightly scrubbing your skin once a week. For your feet, exfoliating is a must. No amount of moisturizer will get your heels and toes back like a good exfoliation. Did you know you can use a Pumice Stone to exfoliate your heels? It actually works great. Now this is going to...

Pregnant At 50?

Believe it or not, the number of births to women aged over 50 is soaring.A few years ago Janet Jackson gave birth at age 50, to son Eissa. You may also remember US Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004. She gave birth in 2018 and she too was 50.If you're considering having a baby after 50, you may be wondering about the risks and benefits of being an older mom.Believe it or not there are some benefits. That said there are also risks. We've detailed both in what we've found from WebMD has said about the Benefits of Pregnancy After 50.Be Well,Anisa Your Son May Be Smarter… If your baby's father is also older, there's good news. A group of researchers came up with a "Geek score" for boys. The score included IQ, ability to focus on interests, and concern about fitting in with their peers. Boys of older dads were found to have higher IQs and be more focused on their interests. They were also less concerned about fitting in. These are traits that can indicate future academic success.Save 80% On This Full HD Webcam Visit PulseTV...

Feel More Beautiful Every Minute of Every Day

There is no doubt that the way we feel on the inside has an impact on how we look on the outside!When we are feeling good about ourself and embracing who we are and how we look, IT SHOWS!More than any product, any makeup technique, any fashion choice or hairstyle, the number one thing that makes us look beautiful is how beautiful we feel.But sometimes "feeling beautiful" is easier said than done.What if you're worn out, or tired, or stressed? Hey sometimes life, well it is life and it can be difficult and it gets in the way of us practicing some self-care.What if you're struggling with your beauty image at the moment? How do you get from feeling less to feeling beautiful?Believe it or not there are some tricks we can do. Try them and see if these can help you.Be Well,Anisa Practice Kindness… That might seem like an unusual idea-what does kindness have to do with looking beautiful? But you have to admit: kindness feels great. It's incredibly reliable. I find that no matter how crummy I'm feeling, how tired or stressed out, doing anything kind for another person lifts the weight off my shoulders, brightens my mood...

Eyebrows Over Age 50… Get it Right

I don't know about you, but since I passed the age of 50 my eyebrows have changed dramatically.Don't fret this is normal, but it is important to do things differently than you've done before.Getting your eyebrows "right" can help you to have a fresher look.Today's we're sharing some tips on caring for your brows.Be Well,Anisa Why Have My Eyebrows Changed?… There could be multiple reasons but usually it is due to hormonal changes that cause thinning and wiry grays sticking out. These problems contribute to a look that is aging and washed-out. A well-defined brow opens our eyes and lifts and frames our faces giving a younger look. Applying eyebrow pencil or powder correctly truly is like having a mini face lift. We can still have great brows over 50, we just must create a little "magic" to make it happen. When doing your brows, focus on the don'ts. Don't Go Too Dark… Choose brow products that are a shade or two lighter than your hair color. It is better to go too light than too dark. Gray haired? A light shade of brown is probably best. Powders and wax based pencils are great for filling in missing tails and...

The Many Benefits of Smiling

I know I've talked about the power of a smile before, but it is time to revisit the many benefits of a simple smile. There have actually been scientific studies on the benefits of smiling and I'm going to share them today. But right now, do something for me… SMILE! Now don't you feel better? Be Well,Anisa Improve Mood… Your smile does more than convey a happy feeling…the physical act of smiling actually influences mood. It can transform feelings and release serotonin, dopamine and endorphins into your bloodstream. Reduce Stress… Research has show than smiling big can reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, boost your immune system and increase stress recovery. Retrain Your Brain… Our brains naturally think in terms of defense mechanisms (think "fight or flight") but when we smile habitually it creates positive brain space…so we feel happiness and more positive for longer periods of time. Reduces Pain… Research shows smiling reduces pain. Again, the act of smiling releases dopamine, endorphins and serotonin into your body. Strengthens Body on a Cellular Level… Our thoughts have an impact on our cell function. In Her book, Secrets of Your Cells, biochemist and artist Sondra Barrett outlines how smiling reduces the...