This week the host of Fashion Flash is Kari of Fab Over 40. Over the past few months I have become addicted to this amazing site. Now I don’t buy any make-up before checking out her recommendations. I have discovered wonderful products that I would have missed and avoided a few that would have not worked. A good friend to have.
If you’re waiting on line at the supermarket pick up the August issue of Woman’s Day for a good article on summer beauty issues. It features my favorite dermatologist, Dr Ellen Marmur whose advice is always new and useful. In this article she focused on dealing with rosacea in warm sunny weather. I get at least two questions a week about this common skin condition and it was wonderful to get her recommendation on the best type … Continue Reading… →
I love peaches– white ones, yellow ones, big ones and very big ones. Looking at their deep gold color , I was sure that they were bursting with a smorgesbord of vitamins and fiber. Not really. Delicious and low in calories, they have some vitamin A , a drop of vitamin C and that’s pretty much it. I was certain that their shaggy sweet pulp would have a truck load of fiber– but no such luck.
July and August are peak peach months and I really enjoy eating a ripe peach on a hot day. But from an anti-aging perspective, there are other fruits with a heavier nutritional payload. One final thought- peaches are one of those foods that tend to be heavier in pesticides. If you eat a lot of … Continue Reading… →
Sun protective clothing starts with a great hat, but the rest of my body needed a shield from aging UV rays. My first stop was a New York City institution, Paragaon Sports. Located near Union Square, Paragon has a seemingly inexhaustable selection of of equipment for just about every sport you can name. I wandered into their hiking section and started thumbing through their racks. A really hot thirty something salesman came over and asked if he could help me find what I needed. When I explained what I was looking for, his eyes lit up in admiration. ” Oh, I understand, you’re going on a safari.”
I really loved that image, but I had to admit I was planning a hike on a mountain near Kingston, New York. “It gets very … Continue Reading… →
This week Staness of Menopause Makeover is the host of Fashion Flash. This is such an info packed site. With a focus on lifestyle issues for women over 40, I especially value her support for the emotional and social changes that come at this time. I also love the recipe section which provides uber nutritious recipes that are easy and delicious. Yesterday I made her apricot and blue cheese apptitizers to wild acclaim from my daughters. There is no shortage of recipes on the web, but I know that the ones on Menopuse Makeover will be wonderful as well as figure friendly.
Last week I went to the Health and Beauty Expo in NYC and got to hear Dr. Howard Murad discuss his book, The Water Secret ( John Wiley). Dr Murad was one of the first … Continue Reading… →
I get frequent questions about individual anti-aging ingredients. Can it REALLY reverse aging? Is it natural? Dangerous? Last time, I reviewed idebone, a powerful antioxidant. Today I’m evaluating ceramides. I’ve seen it advertised on a number of products and thought it was finally time to do a little research.
Here’s how it works: The cells of the top layer of the skin are held in place by fatty ceramides, a substance which kind of acts like glue to keep the cells in order. In addition ceramides hold onto water molecules, helping to attract and retain moisture in the skin. And it will probably come as no great surprise that ceramide levels decrease as we get older. By age 60, we have lost so much ceramide that the upper layer of the skin is 30% thinner.