This week Staness of Menopause Makeover is hosting Fashion Flash– and you don’t have to be menopausal to love this site. Packed with health and fitness info, Menopause Makeover offers important advice and support for a wide range of medical and emotional issues. For example, Staness looks at heart disease risks, breast cancer care and weight control changes as we pass birthdays. Her easy to do and delicious recipes make staying healthy a lot more fun.
The December issue of New Beauty magazine has two comprehensive articles that make it a keeper. I was thrilled to see that my orthodentist Dr Jacquie was one of the featured experts for their comprehensive piece on new ways to get a beautiful smile. Using celebrity smiles for examples, the eight page article explores tooth whiteners orthodentic options and even gum surgery. Dr Jacquie pointed out that Angelin Jolie often uses a red lipstick with blue undertones which tends to make your teeth look whiter. She also explains how laser surgery of the gums reveals more teeth to reduce a “gummy” smile. The New Beauty article includes recommendations for several new ( and affordable ) products including Optic White from Colgate, a multi tasking toothpast that reduces bacterria as it whitens teeth. Another intriguing product is the Beam Toothbrush, sensor linked toothbrush that captures brushing habits that can be downloaded into an app. I was also intrigued by the the pros and cons of braces that go behind the teeth and the new ten week express Invisalign program.
New Beauty articles focus on a single topic and always drill down for comprehensive information on the causes and treatment of a problem. Also in the December issue a terriffic article on acne scars that provides photos of different types of scars and explains the best treatment options. For example, for so-called ice pick scars respond well to laser resurfacing while shallow saucer shaped scras can be reduced with Co2 lasers or chemical peels. Discolored areas that remain after a big breakout often respond well to Retin A or IPL. If you ever get breakouts, run, don’t walk to get this issue of New Beauty. FYI New Beauty provides an excellent online video on the causes and treatment of different types of acne.