This week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. Prime Beauty is my go-to site for the best close-up and personal view of the latest beauty products. Recently she pushed me out of my same lipstick everyday rut, profiled the best of the after Christmas beauty sales and posted an Aveeno guide to radiant party skin.
Cindy is also committed to trying out new anti-aging tools and products and I am so excited that she will soon be doing a guest post on No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. I am literally running out of skin parts and Cindy will share her own skin care experiences.
In my beauty resolutions mode, I picked up a copy of Beauty Confidential by uber blogger Nadine of Jolie in NYC. Nadine was a fast … Continue Reading… →
Calorie packed holiday foods and more alcohol than you drink all year can seem to add pounds and inches overnight.
I clicked through a story on the high calorie holiday foods and it was as though they were describing the content of my fridge. My Christmas Day dinner was a roast goose, filled with dried cherry and pecan stuffing with a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. A four ounce serving of goose clocks in at 340 calories, 18 grams of fat and 137 mg of cholesterol. Scary. I decided that next year I will stick with turkey that is not only delicious it was the protein of choice for Yale … Continue Reading… →
Question: My Mom reads your blog and has been talking about getting Botox or the “lunchtime laser.” I want to get her a treatment for Christmas but don’t know which one to choose. I can afford only one and I want her to see the biggest results.
Answer: What a great question and you’re a great daughter! Both Botox and Intense Pulsed Light laser ( also known as the lunchtime laser) will make a major difference in her appearance. The choice depends on the condition of her skin. If she has spent many happy hours in the sun, its likely that she has lots of freckles and dark patches. An Intense Pulsed Light treatment will literally vaporize this aging pigmentation and leave her skin younger and refreshed. The results are permanent but brown spots will return if she goes out without sun protection. … Continue Reading… →
Before I start on my second and final round of Invisalign devices, Dr Jacquie shaped my teeth. I didn’t even know that this technique existed. Most people have little “saw tooth” edges on the tips of newly emerged permanent teeth. Over the next few years, the edges gradually smooth off. Not me. The ridges that were there when I was in third grade were still there when my third grandchild arrived.
Using a tiny, fine sanding tool, Dr Jacquie smoothed off the bumps and ridges, Then, not unlike a sculptor, she worked to refine the actual shape of the teeth. The teeth of the ideal female smile have gently rounded edges. By contrast, the teeth of an ideal male smile have square, straight edges. As it … Continue Reading… →
This week the Glam Gals of Fabulous After 40 are hosting Fashion Flash. Check out their new feature where they post a fashion challenge and ask readers to send in their own suggestions. Awesome! Its wonderful to see great photos of real women wearing real clothes. This week they are looking at holiday dressing, something that I have found increasingly challenging as decades go by. When I was a very young mom, I felt great in fashion forward looks. For one New Year’s party I can’t foget a certain purple velvet bell bottom pants and long vest. And I topped this look off by a pixie haircut and a long string of beads. But as time went by, I turned to black as a safety net with a little black dress, black pants suit, or … Continue Reading… →
Question: Is there a moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores? When my skin gets dry from RetinA or a laser type treatment, I need to put on a moisturizer to relieve dryness and flaking. But whatever I try seems to provoke acne breakouts. Any ideas?
Answer: This is such a common problem and until last week I didn’t have much of an answer. Sometimes a moisturizer that was both oil and fragrance free would work, but often that too could provoke problems. Then at a recent dermatology conference in New York, laser care expert Dr Mark Nestor of Miami recommended a water based spray to provide moisture. In addition to water, the spray should contain glycerin and natural moisturizing factors such as hyaluronic acid. Plain water sprays would actually increase dryness but the glycerin and hyaluronic acid would help the skin … Continue Reading… →
Each year in December, the three day Mount Sinai conference on new developments in dermatology is the holiday gift that keeps on giving. The best of the best share what they’ve discovered and how they care for a wide range of skin, nail and hair problems. This year the presentations were truely amazing and I got answers to long asked questions including:
* How long do you need to stick to an acne regimen to determine if its working? Hint: its shorter than you might think.
* How can I moisturize the skin without clogging pores?
* Can women of color use lasers?
Founded by Dr Albert Lefkovits, this program attracts worldwide experts both to speak and to learn. What I find is especially helpful is that most of the … Continue Reading… →