Losing Your Eyelashes
I thought it was so strange when my mother began losing her eyelashes when she was around thirty-five. I had inherited impossibly long and thick eyelashes from my father’s side of the family, but I definitely started noticing women of all races and ages starting to lose their eyelashes around thirty years old. It terrified me, and I realized that it’s a combination of sleeping in your makeup, using harsh and waterproof mascaras, sleeping on your stomach where your eyes rub against the pillow . . . and, unfortunately, genetics.
Ignoring Sun Protection
Having grown up in Florida, I’ve seen throughout my whole life what happens to people who spend too much time in the sun and too little time applying sunscreen. Aging spots are the norm for anyone above forty, and sun poisoning that keeps your skin a dramatic shade of blotchy red is the standard curse of anyone over sixty. Unless you want to end up wrinkled, dry, spotted, and blotchy, regular protection from the sun, tanning beds, and the elements that are in our everyday commuting is absolutely crucial!
Are Ear Buds Okay?
We see just about everyone from age seven to fifty-seven wearing their ear buds on the subway, at their desks at work, and on their way from class to class. I even saw an elderly woman in the grocery store that was rocking out to some rather loud music. Are ear buds healthy or harmful? Is it okay to insert something into our ears that isn’t regularly sanitized and that are sometimes shared with others? The answer is that as long as you’re not getting ear infections, you’re just fine.