The Master Plan

                I had toyed with the idea of a beauty book that would analyze  a woman’s face, then develop a step by step master  plan to look younger and more attractive.  Not  me of course, some other woman  would have to expose her face to public scrutiny  and then reveal changes as they happen. But no luck.  I never found a women who would agree to be a guinea pig, especially in public.  But now facing an unfamiliar lined  tired face, I decided it was time for me to  become the test subject.  I would identify the trouble spots , select  remedies and share the step by step results.   I would start with the least expensive, easy options and  move  up  as needed  with medical … Continue Reading…

Who is the old lady in the window?

My name is Deb and I  am a health and beauty writer.  My first book The Medically Based No-Nonsense Beauty Book was published in 1974 .  This book and  an update ten years late sold more than 440,000 copies.  My approach to beauty grew out of my time as a research assistant at NYU Medical Center.  I worked for  a physician who was  studying the biology of skin aging.  In fact, he was one of the first to study the impact of vitamin A acid  on skin growth—which was the basis for Retin A.

                The Medically Based No-Nonsense Beauty Book  looked at the real causes of skin and hair problems  and  how to choose beauty  products and procedures that were safe ,effective and affordable.  Ms Magazine, which ran an excerpt,  said it was the first beauty … Continue Reading…