Instant Access To Everything: Why Seniors Should Use YouTube

Seniors being unable to use the computer has been a longstanding stereotype. However, people over the age of 60 access the internet more than ever. YouTube is a free website that provides people the ability to share videos and watch others videos. There is a lot of misconception about who uses YouTube, mainly that it is for Millenials, or 

Seniors can take advantage of YouTube just as much as any other generation. There are many benefits to using it.
Seniors can take advantage of YouTube just as much as any other generation.

younger. Even seniors can find resourceful content on Youtube. Let’s take a look at what you can search for.

Learn New Skills

With all the free time you have while retired, you can take on a new hobby. With Youtube, you can find the perfect tutorial to get started, whether it be to make crafts with your grandkids, learn new recipes, or cook some delicious meals. (Don’t forget desserts!).  There are endless videos that teach you practically anything in simple, easy steps.

Stay On Top Of Trends

On YouTube, there is a “Trending” section, which has currently popular topics. Watching these videos arms you with conversation topics so you can connect with your grandkids.  These topics can be celebrity news, movie trailers, sports, or even reviews. It ranges from celebrity news, and movie trailers, to sports and reviews. Surprise everyone with your trendy knowledge. Maybe you will want to post something yourself.

Health Related Topics

Have questions about your health, or what is going on with Medicare? Go to YouTube! It offers information on diseases and numerous health topics. There’s content explaining health warning signs, cancer prevention, plus other issues such as dementia. Some people are visual learners;  YouTube is the perfect tool.

If you are considering buying a new product, look up reviews by people who used it, on YouTube.
If you are considering buying a new product, look up reviews by people who used it, on YouTube.

Research Product Reviews

Are you about to purchase cosmetics, an appliance, electronics, or a vehicle? It’s important to research their reviews. Whatever you need, Youtube has you covered. You can research the reviews of whatever you are considering purchasing on YouTube. You can find specific channels where people have bought products, used them, and reviewed them for you. You can even research retirement communities! Watch other’s reviews and other products/alternatives before making a decision.

Exercise Tips

Do you find yourself scratching your head when it comes to exercise? Let Youtube’s content help with simple techniques to get you off the couch. Yoga is the most popular, and it’s easy to do at home. Is that pesky arthritis pain getting you down? Not for long!

Funny Videos

Some of the best videos hosted are the funny ones. Do you need a mood boost? I bet you’ll remember “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from TV. Guess what? It’s on Youtube now! Similar shows appear as well. If you know a particular show, look it up. Enjoy the memories.

There are many benefits with becoming familiar and using YouTube. You can create your own channel, post your own reviews, talk about your passions, or create a funny skit. Go ahead and explore Youtube. What are you waiting for?

Real Life Lush Reviews

Lush, if you have ever had the pleasure of shopping at this store, then consider yourself lucky. This company prides itself on their fresh handmade cosmetics. But does it work? We took the liberty of testing out some of their products. We asked some people around the office of issues they are currently dealing with. Next was a trip to our local Lush, where we asked an associate for solutions to the issues. They handed us products, and everyone at the office gave it a trial run, and here are their reviews:

First product up is Woosh (Shower Jelly)

Lush's beauty products are all hand made. Their products aim to beautify your hair, face, and body.
Lush’s beauty products are all hand made. Their products aim to beautify your hair, face, and body.

This product was given to 2 of our coworkers as a calming sleep aid aromatherapy. The instructions were to use before bed, wet jelly, lather, and rinse with warm water. There were mixed reviews. One coworker despised the scent, describing it as “petroleum” and that it did not help at all. They wouldn’t recommend it and would not purchase. While the other coworker claimed she only used it one night but slept throughout the night well. She claims it smells nice and she would definitely recommend it.

Continuing with sleep aid is Sleep Body Lotion

This product was recommended as a solution to insomnia. Unfortunately our coworker was not satisfied with this product. He said he did not notice any changes in his sleep, and that while it smells good, it feels like sunscreen lotion. He would not recommend the product or buy it again.

For therapy, Therapy (Massage Bar)

This product was offered as a solution to anxiety, and aromatherapy. Our coworker LOVED this bar. She stated that just picking up the bar reminded her to “breathe.” It feels like a hardened cream without being overly greasy, and smells like “a garden of blooming lavender.” She would recommend it and definitely buy it again!

Next up, Sunny Day (Hair Spritz)

This product was given as a solution to frizzy hair. She was advised to use it as a hair styling product. This was a highly impressionable product! Our coworker was really impressed with the hair spritz, especially in the summer and humidity. She claims it works when used straightening or going naturally curly, both offered the same amazing results. It feels good and light. While the scent may be a bit much at first, (Personal preference of not liking citrus like smells too much) once it dries, it is not as strong. 10/10, this product is recommended, and she would purchase again for when she straightens her hair.

R&B Hair Cream

Luscious hair is possible. Lush offers many products to help tame it, shine it, and make it healthier.
Luscious hair is possible. R&B cream is just one of their hair products that helps tame it, shine it, and make it healthier.

This product is supposed to be a solution to cowlicks. Use it as a hair styling product, recommended to try using it on damp hair. When asked about the performance of this product, our coworker stated “it is better than mouse or gel, but doesn’t hold as well as wax.” They stated they like the way it feels, very light without heavy weigh down. There is a shine the product gives off after using it, which he did not seem to like. It smells amazing, and with a somewhat satisfaction, he would recommend it to anyone with fine to medium hair. But, it is not enough to tame his “wire-like hair.”


The Dandruff Balm

Used as a solution to dandruff, our co worker stated it helped with the itchiness and flakes, however left their hair feeling greasy and weighed it down. The smell is okay, but they stated they would not necessarily recommend it or buy it again.

Now let’s talk about mouth care, Pan Galactic Gargle  (Mouthwash)

These tablets offer you an opportunity to freshen your mouth when you’re on the go. You have to put a tablet in your mouth, take a sip of water, swish it all around like mouthwash, and then spit it out. Another alternative would be to drop the tab in a cup of water and then use it as mouthwash. Our coworker did not seem to like the idea of this product because “you can’t really use it anywhere.”

Skin care is up, Charity Pot Lotion

This product was suggested as solution to psoriasis. Our co worker stated it helped with their skin problems, offering relief and feels awesome. Even though it was a bit too feminine for our coworker, he said he would recommend it, and definitely buy it again. “This stuff is the real deal for a skin lotion.”

Last but not least, some body washes!

  • Smugglers Soul (Wash Bar) This wash bar gave 2 uses, and while it was smooth and soothing, it was too small for our coworker. They said it sells earthy, and they would definitely recommend it, but wanted a larger size.
  • Amelie Mae (Wash Bar) This bar of soap offered 3 uses for our coworker. The thin size was a little weird for them, but they loved the fact that it did not leave any film behind like cheap soaps do. It smells great and they would recommend it! 10/10 for this one!

    Lush offers many wash bars with different aromas. You can use it for traveling, or at home.
    Lush offers many wash bars with different aromas. You can use it for traveling, or at home.
  • Sikkim Girls (Wash Bar) Two of our coworkers tested this bar out. Both approved of the bar’s scent and would recommend it/buy it again. The smell was very fragrant, kind of floral, and it feels soft, like “applying soap or conditioner.” One got 5 uses out of it while the other got only 2 uses.
  • Lust (Wash Bar) Two of our coworkers tried this one out. While one only got 1 use out of the bar, the other got 2 uses. One loved the smell, while the other not so much. Both agreed it was creamy and soft, leaving great recommendations. One would purchase again, while the other would not.

Lush offers many products for many different hair and body issues. If you are interested in trying it out, we say give it a go. The ingredients are all handmade, and meant to help with whatever problem you are looking to resolve. Their prices are relatively reasonable.