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Winter Skin Care for Women Over 50

Published on February 17, 2014 By Susan Tolles

 In the dermatology world, the winter months are the time when our thoughts turn to moisturizers, especially for women over 50.  Cold air, low humidity, and indoor heating combine to pull moisture from our skin, making us dry and itchy.  In fact, there is a highly technical name for that seasonal dry itchy skin: winter more »

The Mirror Does Lie!

Published on October 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

You’ve suspected it for years: You look in the mirror and say, “No way I can look that ____ (fill in the blank: pale, tired, old)”. I am here to tell you that you are right!  A mirror has three strikes against it in distorting your image. It flattens your image which distorts how you more »

Protective skin care for women over 50

Published on October 14, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Skin care is cumulative. You must be consistent and dedicated to your program in order to achieve your desired results. Invest and dedicate yourself to an effective skin care regimen that will work with your budget and provide you with three fundamental elements: protection, prevention, and correction.

How Not to Look Old: Find the Right Pair of Jeans

Published on September 17, 2012 By Susan Tolles

“Nothing ages you like elastic waistbands, mommy jeans, high-rise jeans, faded jeans, baggy jeans, embellished jeans, flashing your thong and butt cleavage, exposing your love handles, jeans that are too tight, or your daughter’s jeans.”

10 Tips for Looking Great in Photos

Published on September 11, 2012 By Susan Tolles

A while back, I attended a workshop called “Ten Ways to Look Good in Photos: How to put your best face forward and pose like a model,” presented by Jean LeFebvre of Panache Color and Image Consulting. I don’t know about you, but I rarely think I look good in pictures. The few simple things more »

How Not to Look Old: Show Some Leg!

Published on August 4, 2012 By Susan Tolles

If you’re a woman over 50, don’t forget about your legs! What you put on them (or don’t) can play an integral part in how stylish you look at any age.

7 Biggest Beauty Blunders by Post-50 Women

Published on July 5, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Even smart, stylish women over 50 can make common beauty mistakes. Here are the most common blunders, and the simple tips to help you correct them.

How to Save Your Makeup From the Summer Heat

Published on June 1, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Summer is near, and the heat is rising. Here are some tips to help your makeup stay put during the hot months ahead!

Women and the Burden of Self Image

Published on May 30, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Self esteem is a result of years of conditioning, insults never forgotten; how you’ve compared yourself to others whether in the real world or those figures that grace the fashion pages. Most of us view ourselves more negatively than others view us. Here are some invaluable tips to help reshape the way you view yourself.

Divorced Women: Stop Waiting on Your Weight!

Published on May 16, 2012 By Susan Tolles

“As soon as I lose those extra pounds and fit into my old jeans, I’ll enjoy life again. I’ll finally be able to do the things that I’ve been putting off because of my dissatisfaction with my looks.” Has this ever been you? Don’t miss this article, written for all women of all sizes.

PaloVia Makeover

Published on May 7, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Recently, I joined the seven other “PaloVia Top Testers” for a makeover event in New York City. The exciting trip, given to us as part of our 30-day reviews of the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser, included dinner Friday night at The House, then a makeover morning at our hotel, The Gansevoort on Park Avenue. This more »

Hair Over 50: Age is a Number, NOT a Hairstyle

Published on May 2, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Take years off your look by using hair color and getting a sharp hairstyle that flatters your face shape. Don’t be afraid to try a change. Sometimes a slight variation in a style or how you care for your style is all you need!

How Not to Look Old: Step Into Sexy Heels!

Published on April 13, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Great news- you can (and should) wear sexy heels! In the past few years, comfy shoes have gotten sexier, and sexy shoes have gotten comfier. Hallelujah!

Anti-aging skin care: RoC Retinol Correxion® Review

Published on April 11, 2012 By Susan Tolles

I recently joined RoC Skincare as an Ambassador in their new Blogger Ambassador Network. I agreed to share my honest reviews with the Flourish Over 50 community in return for free products. I was elated to receive a beautifully packaged box of everything from anti-aging serum to makeup primer, along with a special treat of more »

“Skin Rules” for Women, with Dr. Debra Jaliman

Published on April 9, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Read about my interview with a NYC dermatologist, as we discuss important “skin rules” for women over 50. Learn about some new advances in the field, as well!

Three Innovative Dermatology Advances

Published on March 14, 2012 By Susan Tolles

You know the basics of taking care of your skin, but you may not be aware of advances in dermatology that can improve your look, protect your skin and boost your confidence.

Naked! Caught without my makeup

Published on February 24, 2012 By Susan Tolles

This week, I recorded a series of videos about skin care and makeup with my good friend Leslie Roan. Because we were going to start at the very beginning, I had to arrive with NO MAKEUP! Yikes! I had to stop by my daughter’s house on the way, and tried not to look her husband. more »

Charla Krupp: Beloved Style Maven & Trusted Advisor

Published on January 27, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Thanks to Charla Krupp, I now am more conscious of wearing lighter lipstick shades, I have gotten rid of all my longer skirts, and I cut bangs a couple of years ago. When I dress for an event, i think of her “three bling rule,” and I’ve accepted Spanx® as a necessary part of my wardrobe.

How not to look old: Unmatch your wardrobe

Published on January 25, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Style over 50—it is one of the greatest challenges we have as we age.  It is like finding buried treasure when we actually find a pair of jeans that fit right, or an outfit that doesn’t make us look frumpy. We are caught in the middle of looking like a teenager and looking like our more »

Spring 2012 Fashion Colors: Lively & Upbeat

Published on January 19, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The Spring 2012 palette is brilliantly diverse, including vivid and playful tones, those more soft and breezy, and contemporary takes on classics.

Choosing the Right Bracelet for You

Published on January 11, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Women have varying wrist lengths. Most are 7 ¼”. Some are smaller, some larger. If you are purchasing a new bracelet or refurbishing a loved piece, here’s how to determine your bracelet size.

Selecting Earrings to Flatter

Published on December 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

What do you think is the most important part of your jewelry wardrobe? Earrings, of course! Earrings do more than just adorn your ears. Well chosen earrings can dangle seductively. They can communicate playfulness. Or they can convey authority, as do these coin shaped onyx stones paired with natural freshwater pearl earrings. They can complete more »

Filler up!

Published on December 10, 2011 By Susan Tolles

In my practice, I have many patients who come in for cosmetic consultation because they would like to look younger or less tired. They have heard about Botox and collagen and lasers, but can’t exactly put their finger on what it is that bothers them or what they really want. In many cases, the problem more »

Life After 50: Do You Feel Pretty?

Published on November 20, 2011 By Susan Tolles

There have been quite a few articles published recently about how people, especially women, “deal with” getting older. I thought some of the articles, and some comments, were a tad too critical of women who want to look attractive as they age. News flash: there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel pretty. Nothing, no matter more »

Update Your Fall Wardrobe with Great Jewelry

Published on October 20, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Dear Gila Leah, This awful economy is draining all the joy out of my fall shopping! How can I update my wardrobe, stay in my budget and still have fun doing it? Sincerely,  Girl (I just wanna have fun!) Dear Girl, Fall has definitely arrived. The weather is cooler, and sweaters and boots are making more »