This week the host of Fashion Flash is Cat of Obsessed with Shoes. Recently she featured a new style of hybrid shoes that combines features of the oxford , sandel and cage shoe. Edgy and fabulous! It made me start thinking about fall even though my summer has just started.
And when you’ve finished reading out all the Fashion Flash sites, check out DERM Doctor by Audrey Kunin,MD. This comprehensive book integrates lots of basic science info with practical advice on topics other than just aging. For example, it includes the most comprehensive review of hair loss issues for women- exploring different causes, what your doctor should look for and state of the art treatment options. Dr Audrey also tackles a widespread but rarely covered topic called keratosis pilaris, aka “chicken skin” . Turns out that 50% of adults in the US experience some degree of this easily treated problem- once they know what it is. Equally interesting are in depth sections on chapped lips and cold sores- not sexy, but these things happen and need attention.
I think the book loses some credibility when Dr Kunn recommends one of the products in her DERM doctor line as the solution for a particular beauty issue. I know that derms have developed extensive and expensive product lines and some of them are pretty good. It just feels awkward to do a product pitch in a health/beauty book.
But you don’t have to buy the prodcuts and the DERM Doctor deserves a spot on your beauty book shelf for its great info and easy to follow style.