This week, Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai is hosting Fashion Flash! She has a list of impressive academic credentials that gives me faith in her fitness recommendations– and she has never steered me wrong. Since I tend to gain weight in winter, I am especially excited about her new cold weather exercise program. I am actually looking forward to snow just to try out her winter routines.
This week I am so excited to add another beauty site to Fashion Flash. Beauty Info Zone has great product reviews and co-founder Marcia likes to describe herself as the “Queen of Giveaways”. She and her blog partner Lisa are make-up artists and educators who have turned their passion for all things beauty into a highly ranked and popular beauty site. I know you will enjoy her … Continue Reading…
This holiday week I am hosting Fashion Flash! Its finally cold outside and my house is filled with cranberries, pumpkins and smells of cloves and cinnamon. This week we have great tips on staying stylishly warm, holiday health and fitness tips and beauty advice to look great all year long.
Fashion Flash is growing and in the upcoming weeks we are adding amazing new fashion and beauty bloggers. This week Beth of Style At a Certain Age is joining our line-up and I know you will become as much a fan of this great fashion site as I am. I love to check out fashion sites for new tips to style what I already have in my closet. So many sites are for girls that are younger than my daughters. ( Can someone tell me who is Gigi Haddad and why should I care what she wears … Continue Reading…
Question: What do you know about telemeres? I’ve heard that they hold the key to anti-aging and produtcs with telemeres can prevent wrinkles. But they are really expensive so I want an honest opinion. Are they worth the money?
Answer: This is a BIG question and it deserves a BIG answer. Telemeres are the tips of th DNA strands that control our cells. They keep these protein chains from unraveling much the way the plastic tips on shoe laces keep the laces intact. Studies have shown that telemeres become shortened as we get older and the shortened telemeres can’t protect the cellular DNA. When the DNA is damaged, the cells can no longer reproduce and die off. Studies have shown that people with diabetes, heart diseae and dementia have shortened telemeres. The telemeres of wrinkled, sagging skin cells are … Continue Reading…
This week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. IMO she has the keenest eyes and best insights into the best of skin care, hair care and fragrances. Whenever I need a new product I go to Prime Beauty to check out her reviews. Yes, she’s that good.
Fashion Flash Book Review: The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho
Korean skin care is one of the hottest online beauty topics. I have received repeated questions on the pros and cons of this extensive skin care routinue and I was excited to get a review copy of this new book. Written by beauty blogger whose poular site offers hard to find skin care products, it … Continue Reading…
Its Fashion Flash Monday!
This week Josephine of Chic at Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash! Have you ever seen a women on the streets of Europe with this special style– and wonder how she does it? Josephine who moves between London and San Tropez has that special look and generously shares her style secrets.
Fashion Flash Book Review: How to Get Dressed by Alison Freer.
Once upon a time, we got our style advice from magazines like Vogue, Glamour, and the late lamented Seventeen ad Madmoiselle. It was a one size fits all solution aimed at convincing us to buy more clothes. Today a wide ange of fashion experts are out there with a wide range of information. We can get advice … Continue Reading…
Question: My sister started taking hormones during menopause and she says its keeping her young. She says she has more energy, better moods and is delighted that her hair seems less dry and fragile. She does looks great, but I’ m afraid of risks like blood clots and breast cancer. What would you advise? And did I mention how great she looked?
Answer: October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its the right time to answer this question. When estrogen is given during menopause, it can have a definate impact on the skin. Estrogen stimulates collagen production and during menopause, estrogen naturally declines. In fact certain types of collagen decrease as much as 50% in the few three years of menopause. Estrogen also regulates melanin production and a decline fo this hormone increases brown spots and irregular pigmentation.
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Many people with eczema have allergies or have a family history of asthma or hay fever. Studies have shown that up to 80% of children with eczem will go to have asthma or hey efver as adults. Given the role of allergies and inflammation in eczema there are four types of triggers:
1. Products that you use on the skin including detergents, buble bath, disinfectants and shampoos
2. Weather including hot weather, both low and high humidity and even getting over heated from exercise
3. Allergies including pollen, mold, dust mites and foods like eggs, wheat and nuts
4. Emotional and physical stress have been shown to trigger eczema outbreaks. There have alot of theories, but research points to the activation of inflammatory chemicals in the body.
With all these triggers, it seems like just about everything can bring on … Continue Reading…
I am thrilled to be hosting Fashion Flash! In October, there are so many landmarks. Its Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Diabetes Awareness Month and Eczema Awareness Month as well as Columbus Day and Halloween. Like all good publications our interests reflect our current isues and events:
*Melanie of Society Wellness has a recipe for winter squash soup with pumpkin seeds that will rock your world
* Josephine of Chic At Any Age loves that autumn is the season of soft russets and vibrant reds. Our thoughts turn to keeping warm and making pumpkin soup. Hers is how to incorporate a flattering red sweater into your wardrobe.
*Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 shows us how to wear fall in soft colors
* Caryl of Second Lives Club is watching the leaves fall … Continue Reading…