Pumpkin– the Holiday Beauty Food

pumpkinsPlump, round and orange pumpkin are virtually synonymous with fall.  Carved into gouls for Halloween  or baked  into pies for  Thanksgiving, pumpkins are a staple  when leaves turn red and gold.

No question that pumpkins are adorable, but are they healthy?  Short answer, yes.  Pumpkins are packed  with beta carotene and vitamin A.  Even better, 4 oz of roasted pumpkin   clocks in at less than 40 calories.  By comparison, the same size portion of  roast potatoes add up to  tktk.  Pumpkin also has respectable amounts of vitamin C.  Despite  its stringy texture , it is  not a good source of fiber.

Adding Pumpkin to Your Menus

When selecting pumpkins for eating, rather than carving look for small, firm and deeply orange pumpkins. WHen making pies, most people use canned … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week Josephine of Chic At Any Age  is hosting Fashion Flash!  These days whenever I have a style question, I first   look for answers  on Chic At Any Age.  In her archives I  can find the answer to almost any  style questions from what to wear to a concert in the fall to  best  looks for weddings. Following her  beautiful and affordable advice, I feel confident and pretty.

 

Fashion Flash Book review: Style StalkingFashion Flash Book Review:  Style Stalking by  Barberich and Gelardi

Style Stalking is the second book in my series of fabulous lifestyle books by equally fabulous bloggers.  It was created by the founders of the uber … Continue Reading…

Choosing A Microdermabrasion Device

microdermabrasion is the key to beautiful skinHome  microdermabrasion is  IMO one of the great skin care developments in the last  ten  years.  Its well known that men appear to age more slowly than women– and  some experts believe  that it  may be due to their daily shave.  When  men scrape off a fresh crop of bristles each morning, they also take off the top layer of dead dry skin cells, stale  oil,  and ground-in dirt.  Lifting this top layer signals the lower level  to start producing a new supply of healthy young cells.  But we can defy  gender  and get the same benefits by using a home microdermabrasion device to  gently and throughly exfoliate the skin.  The rotating head and cleanser will take off the top layer of dead cells that muddy  the complexion and slow down cell growth.  These tools … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week, Cindy of Prime Beauty is  hosting Fashion Flash!  There  is certainly  no shortage of beauty bloggers and each year  they seem to be getting younger and  younger.  I’m no longer startled when a well known blogger turns out to be working out of her dorm room. Cindy  is on  many best beauty blogs list and I have learned to  trust  her experience and judgement.  If you  follow  Prime Beauty  you know what I mean.  If  she  is new  to you , you’re in for a treat.

 Fashion Flash Book Review: 200 Tips, Techiques and Natural Recipes for natural beautyFashion Flash Book Review:  200 Tips, Techniques and Natural Recipes for Natural Beauty by Shannon Buck

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Are E- Cigarettes Safe For Your Skin?

Question and Answer about Retin AQuestion– I know that cigarettes can cause heart and lung problems as well as wrinkles ,  but I’ve heard that e-cigarettes are  healthier. Is this true?

Answer–  Since  November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month this is  the perfect time to answer this question. Electronic  or e-cigarettes are battery powered devices that produce a nicotine infused vapor which is inhaled by the user and absorbed through the airways.  These products  have been offered as a less expensive and safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and as an aid for smoking cessation.   But  with the addition of flavorings  like buble gum and chocolate has  raised its appeal especially  among  teenagers.

E-CigarettesHealth Concerns of E-Cigarettes

The heart and lung problems of nicotine and tobacco   are all too real and most doctors  … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week,  Kari  of  Fab Over 40  is  hosting Fashion Flash! Kari is one of the most active beauty bloggers and her almost daily posts are packed with  up to date beauty, fashion and health information. There are no fillers or guest posts from brands, but original  and thoughtful articles  on a topics we care about. I’m so proud to be blogging with  her!

Fashion FLash Book Review-- Younger next YearFashion Flash Book Review:  Younger Next Year– for Women

The title of the book was  so empowering, I could not wait to crack it open and get started.  It was the  follow-up book to the hugely popular ” Younger Next Year”  that was aimed at men and endorsed by Dr Oz, New York Times and … Continue Reading…

Can Arctic Cloudberry Prevent Wrinkles?

arctic cloudberryArctic  Cloudberry is an especially hardy berry that grows in the bogs and forests  of Finland, Newfoundland, and Sweden. The harsh climate is challenging to any plant and scientists have found that those that do survive  have super high levels of antioxidants. Its really impressive that Arctic Cloudberry  has 2X the vitamin C  found in oranges.   Since  studies like NHANES have shown that people have  diets  high in natural vitamin C have less wrinkles, this is certainly  interesting  for an anti-aging ingredient.  But wait there’s more.  Arctic Cloudberry  also  has vitamin A, vitamin E, Omega 6, Omega 3, citric acid, and disease fighting polyphenols  like anthocyanins, quercetin  and ellagic acid.  Impressive!  Some researchers have reported  that Arctic Cloudberry can fight oxidative damage and strengthen  the skin.

Adding Arctic Cloudberry to Your Skin Care Routine

The antioxidant profile of arctic cloudberry has certainly … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is my go-to expert  for  all things make-up  and fragrance.  She has a unique ability to drill down into the  details of a product to help me find exactly what I need.  For example if  I need a eye liner, I automatically click on Prime Beauty  to find  profiles of different options  at a range of prices.  She does the  hard work so that I don’t waste my time  or  my money.  Subscribe to this site  so that you don’t miss  some of the best beauty advice on the web.

No-Nonsense Book Review: SingleNo-Nonsense Book Review:  Single by Judy Ford

Last week I had lunch with a good friend who just … Continue Reading…