This week the host of Fashion Flash is Kari of Fab Over 40. Whenever I am in the market for a new make-up or skin care treatment, I visit Fab Over 40 to check out her advice. She carefully road tests each product and when she reports that something works, it does. Recently she introduced me to two new multi-tasking products from Sisley– a moisturizing self-tanner and a tinted moisturizer wirh a SPF 20. Not only do duel purpose products save money, IMO I think a single product works better then piling one on top of another.
I had watched Dr Denese on PBS and was almost mesmerized by her Hungarian accent as she talked about anti-aging strategies. They were packed with pretty heavy science and her book allowed me to get a better grasp of her concepts. For the first time I actually understood the principles behind HGH treatment– the hormone that seems to be involved in the maintenance and repair of muscle and tissue throughout the body. Studies have shown that HGH mobilizes fat deposits and increase energy, stamina, immunity and memory. HGH injections are very expensive and controversial, but Dr Denese recommends ways of naturally increasing HGH in the body. Nice.
She offers an especially strict low carb, low fat low calorie diet that seems to have more supplements than real food. While I agree that low carb is the best way to control weight, I don’t think I could stay on this diet for more than a day.
Her skin care section offered a much more accessible approach to dealing with the wrinkles and discolorations of aging. Dr Denses is passionate about exfoliation and drills down to explain how all skin types can benefit from alpha and beta hydroxy acids and retinoids like Retin A. While she often pushes her own product line, she does give other options. She points out that many over the counter products are very low in active ingredients like glycolic acid and salicylic acid, and explains how to find the most effective formulations. She is a big fan of individual treatment pads and even suggests using them to exfoliate the body.The book is packed with basic info and has prompted me to try new approaches and worth a spot on my ever growing beauty bookshelf.