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As the weather changes, it only makes sense to change your style with it. The fastest route to a completely revamped look? A new hairdo! Changing your cut or color will immediately make you feel like a brand new woman.

Autumn presents the perfect opportunity to finally try that new style you’ve been thinking about. There are just a few things to keep in mind so that you’re happy with the results.

Use the fall palette

This isn’t necessarily the right time to go with shimmery highlights—save that for next spring or summer. Instead, stick with rich or ashy browns and warm blondes. Caramel, golden, burgundy, chocolate and mahogany are all great shades for this season. This is also a lovely time to take the leap and go red. If you want something a little more “out there,” try an icy platinum, gray, cherry or purple.

Consider the chill

There’s nothing quite as thrilling as a drastic new haircut. However, it’s already starting to get cold outside. The shorter your hair, the more protection you’ll need to wear to protect yourself from the chill. It might be worth waiting for warmer weather to go for a pixie cut, although on the other hand, a short cut also presents a great reason to invest in some awesome hats. If you’d like to radically change your haircut without losing too much hair, try a short bob, bangs or layers.

Don’t cheap out—go to a pro

Some people are quite adept at cutting their own hair. If that’s you, more power to you! Dying your hair, though, is a different story. Going to a professional is almost always a better idea than attempting to dye your hair at home, and this is particularly true if you’re lightening your hair. Bleaching at home is simply a risky proposition.

Know what you want

It’s best to have an actual photo handy so that you can show the stylist the exact look you’re hoping to imitate. If they start going rogue during the middle of your appointment, don’t be afraid to speak up! You don’t need to worry about hurting your hairdresser’s feelings. They’re there to perform a service for you, after all, and you’ll save yourself both time and money by speaking up when it counts.

Take care of your new locks

Once you have the fall hairdo of your dreams, it’s important to maintain it properly. Some hair colors benefit from using special shampoo or conditioner. If you’ve bleached your hair, a protein treatment and regular masks will get it back to its previous health. Most haircuts need to be maintained once a month to every few months.

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50 And Over: An Updated Skincare Routine

Losing collagen happens. Which is probably why the skincare industry makes billions of dollars every year on anti-aging creams, serums, and cleansers that promise to reduce wrinkles and give your skin a healthy glow. But these products usually fall short on the results you’re looking for. Instead of paying $20-$100 on a single jar of false promises, try these natural remedies that help you defy the signs of aging!

Eat More Fish

Fish is considered to be a low-fat protein source that does wonderful things for the entire body, including keeping skin looking young. Incorporate fish that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, into your diet to give your skin a plumper, fresh look. Omega-3 fatty acids also contains antioxidants that get rid of toxins, which makes this the top recommendation for healthier-looking skin.

Banana and Honey Mask

If your skin tends to be on the dry side, mash up a banana and mix it up with honey to create a completely chemical free face mask that will do wonders for you. Bananas contain vitamins A, D, and E that protect your skin from harmful UV rays and provide it with a clean and radiant glow. Honey contains antibacterial properties and humectant, which will lock in moisture and keep your face from becoming dry in unfavorable weather conditions. Apply the mixture to your face and let it soak into your skin for approximately 15 minutes before rinsing.

Good Old-Fashioned Water

If your skin is more dry than normal, consider incorporating more water into your diet. One of the biggest causes of dry skin, other than the weather, is simply that you are dehydrated and need more liquids in your body. Drink the recommended amount of water for your body type each day and soon you will notice healthier looking skin. To enhance the skin healing properties of your water, infuse it with citrus fruits or cucumber slices to get more vitamins into your system.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich and bold, and can be used for more than just cooking! It has been used to moisturize skin for thousands of years and does not leave a greasy residue behind. Olive oil contains good fats and hydroxytyrosol, which fight off the free radicals that damage your skin. Olive oil also contains a healthy dose of vitamin E which provides your skin with beneficial antioxidants. Rub a small amount of olive oil on your face before you go to sleep at night and wake up to a fresh look, radiant glow (and a noticeable reduction in wrinkle definition).

Pineapple and Lemon Juice Rub

Speaking of wrinkles, give your face a nice citrus rinse with a mixture of pineapple juice and lemon juice. Not only will your skin feel clean and fresh, but the acids found in the citrus juice will go to work smoothing out your skin and making it soft. Citrus juices are rich in vitamin C, which is great for good skin health.

Premature aging? Ha! Dry skin? Oh no. Again, don’t break the bank for expensive creams and wrinkle treatments, use ingredients you most likely already have at home. You will be rewarded with a fabulous glow and take years off the clock in no time.


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