Another Anti-Aging Option

I recently watched a video that helped me finally understand  how human growth factors actually  work. At an excellent breakfest presentation at Bergdorf Goodman, Dr Alex Khadavi  explained how this type of  anti-aging moisturizer can reduce  fine lines and wrinkles.  Let me walk you through it:

Collagen is  produced by fibroblasts and naturally occurring human growth factors trigger fibroblsts into action.  As we get older, the levels of human growth factors fall and  the fibroblasts   seem to go into hibernation.  THat’s the bad news.  The good news?   Human growth factors in  face and eye treatment products   wake up the  fibroblasts to start doing their job making new collagen.  With healthy new tissue, the skin is  firmer and less lined.

Keep in mind that  lines  are  just one of over a dozen signs of  facial aging.  Growth factors does … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week  host of Fashion Flash is Jodell of Black Cat Plus  who  has a review of  new lingerie that combines the control of the old-fashioned corset with the comfort of modern shapewear.   She actually road tested the new shapewear for an entire day and evening which  can be a very long time to be in  shapewear– and its a review you can  trust.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month reminding me that five close friends   in the past three years have been diagnosed with cancer.  While smoking, alcohol and environmental issues  certainly play a role, peer-reviewed studies  believe that 30% of cancer  risk is related  to diet.   The NHANES study which I use as a source of info for the role of diet  and skin aging found sigificant  connections between daily diet and … Continue Reading…

Its Vegetarian Awareness Month !

While most skin care experts I know are concerned that a strict vegan diet  is too low in  protein for the body’s growth and repair, a vegetarian  diet with eggs and dairy products  can be an express train for great health and beautiful skin.  But not all vegetables are equal and  during Vegetarian Awareness Month, I want to  look at  the best choices–  and its the perfect season to do it.  The  markets are bursting with a beautiful harvest in gorgeous colors.  Turns out that the deeper jewel colored fruits and veggies  like blueberrries, figs and eggplant are rich is an awesomely powerful class of antioxidants called anthocyanidins.

Anthocyanidins are found in fruits and vegetables with deep red, blue, and purple colors. Not only do they protect  the body from the effect of free-radicals, laboratory studies  … Continue Reading…

Great hair or great stylist?

When asked for  their beauty secrets  many celebrities either credit their mother’s genes or  drinking  lots of special spring water. Maybe they do, but  in addition they  rarely leave their  house without a professional hair blow-out. In recent years I’ve been getting  frequent compliments about my hair   and people ask  what shampoo or conditioner I use and or  how do I cover  my grey. But when I tell them my “secret”  I can see they  are not convinced, saying that I have great hair.  I don’t.  I have very ordinary hair, but   I do  have a strategy that I learned from an honest star — I get it professionally blown out.  On the left   my hair doing what it wants to do.  The top half is flat and and the bottom is frizzy.  In between, … Continue Reading…

I’m Hosting Fashion Flash Monday!

This weekend, Fashion Flasher Geri of Fabulous Over Fifty hosted the amazing Beauty Bash in New York City.  For the first time, eight Fashion Flashers were together at one time.  We went out to dinner at Olives in the W Hotel and were having such a good time that a  young women came  over to find out who we were.  When she heard about Beauty Bash, she and her friends bought tickets and came to hear the lectures and visit the booths.  It was that good!  And in between giving presentations and talking to the over 1000 women who came to   visit, we kept blogging.  This week:

* Kari of  Fab Over Forty insists that beauty does not have to be complicaed, giving us  a few quick beauty fixes to  make … Continue Reading…