This 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 beauty 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… →
Question: 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… →