Over 50% of Americans believe that they have sensitive skin – and I am one of them. Several times a year I will glance at the mirror to see that strange red splotches have appeared. Over time I’ve had to become a homegrown expert on all things sensitive and when a product promises to be safe for sensitive skin my first reaction is ” Oh really”.
Causes of Sensitive Skin
The first thing I learned about these red spots is that they are driven by different factors. Sensitive skin is a kind of umbrella term for skin problems that produce red, flaky sometimes itchy skin. There are basically six, count ’em, six different types and its important to identify the true cause to select the right treatments and … Continue Reading… →
This week the host of Fashion Flash is Deja Pseu from Une Femme D’un Certain Age who is just back from an incredible trip to Paris and Provence. From her before- trip blogs about choosing the right travel clothes to photos out of her hotel window in Paris , I felt that I was actually along for the journey. Checking out her street shots of fashionable Parisian women of a certain age, its clear that black still reigns as the go-to color for chic French women.
I guess I’ve got a bad case of travel fever since my book of the week turns out to be Passport to Beauty by Shalini Vadhera. Its a collection of beauty tips and secrets from around the world, most of which are made from local ingredients. I loved trying a mix of olive oil and salt … Continue Reading… →
I got a great email from a 16 year old who is using Retin A micro for acne control. Like most of us, she got the prescription with little or no advice about how to use it. She wanted to know what scrubbing grains, toners and moisturizer I would recommend. She was concerned about the redness and peeling and wanted to avoid these problems with additional skin care products
Retin A was actually originally developed and approved for acne management. This vitamin A derivative helps the skin to empty pores clogged with debris, shuts down overactive oil glands and helps skin turnover to reduce discolorations from old acne eruptions. This process includes flaking off old dry keratin that is contributing to blocked pores and breakouts. Some peeling and flaking is necessary and actually good. However you need to keep it under control to … Continue Reading… →