06/29/2012 09:34 am ET Updated Aug 29, 2012

7 Biggest Beauty Blunders By Post 50 Women

Post 50s are always looking out for the next 'new thing' -- that one diet that will help us drop 15 pounds, or the skin cream with the latest anti-aging ingredient that promises to erase every wrinkle -- instead of just taking some good, simple advice about what really works (and what doesn't). No matter how many magazine articles or books we read about how to look (and feel) fab over 50, a lot of us are still stuck in bad beauty habits that make us look anything but fab.

Here are the most common beauty blunders, and the simple things you can do about them:

7 Biggest Post 50 Beauty Blunders

The most important advice of all, though, is this:

Love yourself, love your life, stay as healthy as you can, move your body, be informed, use your mind, be bold, be brave, walk with confidence, live with style ... and you will always have the best of everything.

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Barbara Hannah Grufferman is the President of Best of Everything Media, Inc., author of "The Best of Everything After 50", a guide to positive aging, and is at work on her second book, "Fifty Rules: What Every Woman Needs to Know Before Turning 50" which will be published in late 2012. Barbara is the Chief Pundit at FOF, one of the largest websites for women over 45. She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.