Its Fashion Flash Monday!

FF1This week Moving Free with Mirabai ishosting Fashion Flash  and  her advice could not come at a better time.  Freezing February weather  has sent my usual fitness routine into hibernation.  Mirabai  has literally dozens of  exercise  programs to deal with every need at every exercise level.   And if you have back of knee problems  her  chair exercise  CD’s  will take away  any excuse to avoid exercise.

I first  met Lois Joy Johnson, author of  The Wardrobe Wakeup  when I was working with branding guru Faith Popcorn and she was the beautywake up editor at Ladies Home Journal.   She often talked about doing a book on style and  now its finally here– and it was worth the wait.   Even better  its about  dressing … Continue Reading…

Do I Really Need to Use A Sunscreen in Winter?

Q&A2Question: I am a 45 year old South Asian women. I now live near Chicago  and the weather is  usually  grey and very cold.  My cousin says I still need to use a sunscreen and I think its unnecesary  at this time of year.  Who is right?

Answer: Umm, I tend to stay out of family arguments, but  in this case I have to say your cousin is right.  The UV rays are  hitting our skin all year  round.  While  your melanin rich complexion  provides protection from sun aging and skin cancers,  even weak UV rays  can  provoke  unwanted patches of darker pigmentation known as hyperpigmentation or melasma.    Brown spots and splotches  are an increasing problem  for  skin  of color.  Rather than spend a good part of your beauty dollar on  products that promise to  brighten and even out the skin tones,  prevent hyperpigmentation … Continue Reading…