This week Barbara of Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash. Last week she was on Dr Phil and this week ( Tuesday) she will on the Doctors talking about bladder issues that is one of the silent issues that many women face as they get older. She is also spokeperson for the national Osteoporosis Foundation and her series of exercises on Youtube are so important for good bone health She is a courageous and positive voice for women over 50 and I am so proud that she is part of Fashion Flash.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Face Value by Hema Sundaram, MD
Some of the most serious questions on skin care that come to my blog are from South Asian men and women. Many deal with the appearance of dark paches that spread and darken as time goes by. Even more troubling, the standard acne and anti-aging treatment often make South Asian skin problems even worse. I am always looking for experts that can help me answer the sometimes frantic questions.
When I found Face Value by South Asian dermatologist Hema Sundaram, I hoped I had found a great source of much needed information. Browsing thru the book I was intrigued by her case studies and the original way she created individual treatment plans. I flipped through the book looking for before and after photos to support her claims of success. I discovered there were no photos, no illustrations, no graphic of any kind. For a beauty book, this is a serious problem.
I was even more disappointed that there was not a single reference to the unique skin care needs to men and women with darker skin tones. I t seems like every dermatologist in NYC has published a book that covers pretty much the same material. It’s unfortunate that this author did not use her unique cultural perspective to provide an original and much needed book.
I have covered a number of skin problems for women of color including the safe use of lasers, the value of arbutin for skin lightening and these best way to use Retin A for acne. In the next few weeks I will be archiving them in a new tab so the info will be quickly available. When it comes to beauty, the truth is out there.