This week Fashion Flash is hosted by Cat of Obsessed with Shoes, a gorgeous site that profiles the trendiest shoes. Last week she featured a beautiful midcalf platform boot that converts to an ankle style. In New York ,where black is still the new black, Cat’s shoe picks make every outfit fabulous.
And after clicking through the info packed Fashion Flash blogs, go to the Beauty Bash site to learn about an incredible two day health, beauty and fitness expo. Hosted by Fashion Flasher Geri of Fabulous Over Fifty, Beauty Bash takes place on October 1-2 at the Metropolitan Pavillion in New York City.
Come meet the people and products that will help you look and feel fabulous. Sample innovative products and talk with celebrity stylists, fashion and beauty icons, world … Continue Reading… →
I’ve always harbored a feeling that onions are a healthy food. While low in calories ( 46 calorie per 1/2 cup) and virtually fat-free I was surprised to learn that onions are pretty light in nutrients. However onions contain substances which are linked to reduced risks for heart disease, asthma and some types of cancers especially colon cancer. For example onions are extremely high in quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve breathing.
From a beauty aspect, quercetin has been linked to elastin growth–those tissue fibers essential for smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Quercetin also helps vitamin C function in the body increasing circulation and reducing inflammation– both of which are necessary for healthy collagen. But wait there’s more. Onions have been used in wound healing, sore throats,skin infection and scar … Continue Reading… →
Before my Hydro-Facial at the office of aesthetic surgeon Dr Paul Lorenc, his technician Carissa took a series of before and after photos that were brutally honest. In the first pix, the dark spots all over most of my face were signs of sun damage below the skin. And here’s the scary part– according to their calculation I had mild-minimal damage. I’ve got to see what significant damage looks like. Note that my forehead is pretty clear of dark spots. I’ve worn full bangs for 30 years which has apparently protected the skin from sun damage. Imagine how good my skin would look with a full beard. Around my eyes you can see dark melanin pigment on the lids as well as under the eyes. Now I know what’s driving my dark circles and … Continue Reading… →
This week Kari of Fabulous Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash. I’ve been huge fan of Kari’s site for years. She really tries out everything and I know that when she says an eyeliner doesn’t smudge, you can wear it through a tornado. And I’m really excited that Kari and I will be presenting together in NYC at Beauty Bash on Oct 2. Fabulous Over Fifty has organized an amazing two day health and beauty expo that will feature an army of experts in skin care, women’s health, hair care, nutrition and fitness. Next week, I’ll be providing more details and a link to secure tickets.
After clicking on Kari, you might want to check out Getting The Pretty Back by Molly Ringwald. Yes, that Molly Ringwald– the ultimate adolescent in The Breakfast Club … Continue Reading… →
Darkened areas on the cheeks, dark circles under the eyes, age spots, and hyperpigmentation are all basically the same problem– excess melanin production in the skin. It can happen at any age, but as we grow older it becomes more of a problem. While we often focus on lines and wrinkles as signs of aging, clearing brown spots and splotches can erase years from your skin.
While there seems to be a boatload of options, there are basically two different approaches:
1. Products that inhibit the skin cells from producting melanin.
2. Procedures that actually remove darkened skin.
One of the most powerful tools against hyperpigmentation has been hydroquinone, but many doctors use it cautiously. There were reports of increased pigmentation and allergic reactions with hydroquinone and but according to Dr Wendy Roberts these problems were often due to contamination of hydroquinone products. Doctors found that it was the … Continue Reading… →