Maybe I should change the name of this blog to Retin A News and Views. Not really. Most of the great questions I get deal with different forms of Retin A (aka tretinoin). This week I received such a well thought out question I answered her immediately and now I am posting both her question and the answer.
Question: Do I have to wait until bedtime until I start my Retin A ritual? And if so, why? The last thing I want to do is get up from having fallen asleep on the sofa, and throw water on my face and then wait 30 minues again ( again…why?)
Is the wait to let your skin fully dry? If so, couldn’t I just dry it with my hair dryer on low? Is it to allow it to calm down?
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This week Deb of Fabulous After 40 is hosting Fashion Flash. This week, our elite bloggers have choosen to ignore the arrival of another Arctic Vortex and focus instead on great health, fashion and beauty tips:
* Fab Over Forty reviews her favorite hydrating eye creams
* Prime Beauty explores the new line of cosmetics from internet make-up sensation Michelle Phan
* Menopause Makeover looks at the truth about wheat belly
* Black Cat Plus offers a list of year round fashion classics that we should have in our closets
* Moving Free with Mirabai demonstrates exercises to relieve back pain
* Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Gufferman demonstrates how to exercise without hurting your knees
* And at No-Nonsense Beauty Blog, I compare Botox and Microdermabrsion. Which one do you think I … Continue Reading…
My free guide to Retin A is finally on No-Nonsense Beauty Blog! When you subscribe to No-Nonsense, you can download the guide immediately. Just click on the little envelope on the right hand side of the home page and in moments you will have a three page guide that contains the info you need to become a Retin A master. It explains how Retin A works, profiles the different types of Retin A treatment products, offers both day and night treatment plans and ends with the answers to the top five Retin A questions.
Retin A is Just The First Step
And when you subscribe to No-Nonsene Beauty Blog you will get the latest posts on a wide range of beauty, health and fashion issues. For example, in the next few months I … Continue Reading…
It woud be hard to invent a healthier food than the humble bean. Oounce for ounce beans are 22% protein, more than any other plant food. Cholesterol free, salt free, gluten free and high in fiber, beans also deliver an impressive payload of B vitamins, zinc and potassium. But wait there’s more. Beans have almost as much calcium as skin milk.This profile– high in protein and fiber and low in fat –is exactly what researchers found when they looked at the links between diet and skin aging. And while prime beef is now $10-20/pound, one pound of dried beans is less than $2– which works out to less than 30 cents per serving. Seriously. .
Beans From Around the World
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This week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. Jackie is one of those people who is somehow alays ahead of the curve. She picks up on new ideas long before they become trends. More than six months ago Jackie became fascinated by 3D printing. I thought it was clever, but so what. Wrong! Now she is one of the leaders in social media 3 -D updates. Jackie is also a wonderful treacher and her posts are always packed with new and useful info. If you’ve got a question about supplements, check out Aging Backwards before you go to the store.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Return to Beautiful Skin by Myra Michelle EbyContinue Reading…
When my two daughters were small, we started to celebrate every holiday. July 4th, Easter AND Passover , Washington’s Birthday, even Labor Day had some ceremony and food attched to it. But for my two girlie girls, nothing beat Valentines Day. Each year Feb 14 triggered a flood of homemade valentines, little pink socks, puffy red hair bows and of course cookies and cupckakes covered with hearts. While my daughters grew up and now have little girls of their own, I still give out little Valentine themed gifts to special people in my life. Although I guess the original idea was a day to celebrate romantic love, today its a great time to show friends and family how much I value them.
Last year when research showed the health benefits of chocolate, I gave out a little … Continue Reading…
Question: I’m 45 and quit smoking five years ago. But I still have those smokers wrinkles. How do I get rid of these vertical lines on my upper lip?
Answer: According to Dr Gary Goldenberg of the Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dermatology, smokers lines are dynamic wrinkles– produced by continued use of specific muscles. The continual pursing of the lips during smoking over work the muscles around the mouth. Sun exposure which damages collagen also plays a big role in the development of vertical lines. Even more troubling the smoke from the cigarettes actually increases the production of an enzyme in the body which breaks down collagen. And there’s more bad news. As time goes by we lose fat pads under the skin and as volume declines, there is just too much skin for the face. The surface ripples … Continue Reading…
I’m so happy to be hosting Fashion Flash this week! Although its snowing ( again) , our lifestyle bloggers are staying warm and healthy:
* Are you over 50 and suddenly single? Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman of The Best of Everything After 50 thinks many women may not be quite ready to get back into the dating game after a long term relationship ends. So she got some tips from Date Like a Grown-up to help you get back out there without the angst.
* Jackie of Aging Backwards wants you to know that honey is not just for tea and shares the unique benefits of raw honey.
* Staness of Menopause Makeover is concerned that one in three women over the age … Continue Reading…