My first treatment with the Forever Young laser made a big difference in my summer freckles But amazing esthetician Carissa wanted to go for gold. So I had a second treatment to even out the remaining red and brown areas as well as tighten the skin to shrink pores on my cheeks.
Carissa, who works with the Park Avenue cosmetic surgeo Dr Paul Lorenc, started by massaging in a mixture of ultrasound gel and lidocaine. She then waited for twenty minutes for my skin to become numb. ( Because time is money, some skin care practitioners do not give the skin a chance to get numb and even these lower level lasers can be quite uncomfortable. If this ever happens to you, insist on sufficient numbing time!) When the lidocaine kicked in, Carissa fired up the Forever Young laser and made … Continue Reading…
This week Fashion Flash is hosted by the amazing Positive Aging expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman of The Best of Everything After 50. She makes getting older look fun and fabulous. Slim and beautiful, she shares fashion tips like the style and comfort of platform heels and how to make beauty aids in your kitchen. Her fitness videos break down exercise moves into easy understandable steps. This week she has focused the Fashion Flash bloggers on a Spring Preview including:
* Menopause Makeover unveils her new book, Eat Like a Woman
* Fab Over Forty loves eye patches that smooth and brighten the eye
* Moving Free with Mirabai tackles a biggie– to weigh or not to weigh!
* Aging Backwards takes a look at modern etiquette
* Fabulous After 40 shows to wear the sporty … Continue Reading…
There is acne and then there is cystic acne. Raised, painful and hard to treat, cystic acne is more common in men than women. Its not a short term problem, usually starting in the teens and continuing for decades. The differences between cystic acne starts blow the surface of the skin. The oil gland is connected to the hair follicle.( In the diagram the long structure is the hair follicle and the small blobs on the side are oil glands). When the small oil gland fills with excess oil and dead skin cells, it forms first a black head and then the classic whitehead on the surface. If the hair follicle becomes clogged with oil and skin cells, the … Continue Reading…
I love the street fashion of Fashion Week. The runway shows are great theatre, but the designs on the freakishly tall models are more like costumes than clothing. By contrast the parade of fashion editors and buyers streaming into Lincoln Center are a walking seminar on how to look fantastic.
This year, the weather was a fashionista wake-up call as the Fashion Week crowds battled freezing cold, blinding blizzards and piles of snow and ice. Statement shoes were replaced with boots, and trendy jackets with heavy sweaters. Seemingly for the first time , the people who create and market fashion experienced the style challenges that weather causes for the rest of us.
Each winter I’ve struggled to balance looking good with staying warm. While I can pull on fuzzy boots, jeans … Continue Reading…
I’m so psyched to be hosting Fashion Flash again this week. While most of us have Oscar fever, our lifestyle bloggers are focused on sharing the best in in beauty, fashion,fitness and nutrition:
*Cindy at Prime Beauty shares her tips and tricks for applying eye makeup on older eyes and its eye-opening ( no pun intended)
* As another snowstorm rolls across the country,enjoy a cup of cozy warm Matcha Green Tea latte. Loaded with antioxidants it can lower cholesterol and even boost metabolism. Staness Jonekos of Menopause Makeover shares her favorite, easy to prepare recipe.
* Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai wants you to learn how cardio dance may improve memory.
* Would you try the newest ‘ backwards hair craze’ that Jackie from Continue Reading…