Question: If I can’t use Retin A ( aka retinoid) on my eyes, what can I use?
Answer: I answer every email that I get at No-Nonsense Beauty Blog, but this one is so relevant for all of us, I wanted to put it in my Q& A. While its true that you can’t use straight retinoids around the eyes, a combination product of retinoids, a steroid and hydroquinone known as Triluma can deliver anti-aging benefits. Triluma’s claim to fame is its ability to erase dark spots and patches, but the retinoids also may build collagen and reduce wrinkling. For reasons that are not clear, Triluma is no longer available commercially, but a full-service pharmacy can compound it specially for you. I did just that and uploaded up post about the process on March 28, 2012.
I passed the skin sensitivity test for Lightstim LED lights with flying colors. This week I began actually using the device to reduce signs of aging. The instructions for LightStim were super simple:
1. Gently place the LED device against the skin in the area to be treated.
2. Hold the device on that spot for 3 minutes.
3. Repeat again every night for at least six to eight months.
During the treatment period, I can’t use retinoids or exfoliating scrubs. However Clarisonic and LED lights are a great combo so I can continue to use one of my favorite beauty tools. I also need to be extra compulsive about using a sunscreen since these lights can increase suseptibility to the sun.
This FDA approved LED device can be used on all facial wrinkles. But before investing theContinue Reading… →
The week our newest blogger, Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. I’ve been a huge fan of Prime Beauty and I’m thrilled she has joined us. If you’re not already a fan, Prime Beauty is aimed at women over 40 and has been named one of the top 50 Beauty Blogs, and is a member of Total Beauty, Beauty Blogger Coalition and Beauty News Feed. Cindy has a special passion for new brands and gorgeous products. I love her take on new nail colors and fragrances and I’m willing to bet that you will too.
I just started exploring Pinterest and one of the boards I am working on is called Fabulous Forever— a gallery of beautiful women over 50. Its empowering to see beauty doesn’t have to fade, but I wanted to include women who were something other than a model or actress. So … Continue Reading… →
Nothing says the start of summer like the piles of round sweet melons in supermarkets and farm stand tables. Melons, including honeydew, watermelon, persian and casaba, are low calorie, affordable and offer a range of vitamins and minerals.
Waterrmelon is mostly water but its red flesh is a great source of cancer fighting lycopene. Cantaloupe is the nutritional rock star of the melon world. The sweet rich orange flesh is packed with beta carotene, potassium, vitamin A ( 80% of RDA) and vitamin C ( 60% of RDA). Since both of these vitamins are closely linked to smoother less wrinkled skin, cantaloupes should be part of beauty diet.
In recent years there have been outbreaks of illness linked to cantoloupe contaminated during storage. To reduce problems buy whole rather than cut-up … Continue Reading… →