Can Natural Products Irritate Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin questionQuestion:  I have sensitive skin so I switched to all natural  products made with sustainable ingredients. Now my skin  has actually gotten worse.  My doctor wants me to use a steroid cream to clear it up.  Do you have a healthier solution?

Answer:  This  is the third email with a similar problem that  has shown up in  my mail box  this spring.The sad truth is that almost anything can irritate the skin.While natural and sustainable ingredients sound healthier and less irritating than products formulated with chemicals, a new ingredient made from sustainable ingredients  has been named  “Allergen of the Year”  by the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Called Alkyl Glucoside, it is made from coconut oil and simple starches like potato, corn, or wheat. It sounds like the perfect ingredient if you care … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash this week..  I love to travel ,but too any travel sites feature tiny bikini’s, artisinal beer and  way too many thrill sports.  On the other hand I am not excited  with the idea of a bus tour with a bunch of strangers. So its a  good thing I discovered Inka of Glamour Granny Travels.  She sorts  out the best views, best cafes and the  loveliest  shops  in every part of the world.  And comng soon, Inka  will be offering great travel giveaways including  free trips to incredible locations.  Subscribe  to her site to  make certain you don’t miss an incredible opportunity.

Is Hard Water “Hard” on My Skin?

Hard water questionQuestion:  I have two questions about hard water 1) Is hard water bad for my skin? and 2) what is hard water?

Answer:  LOL.  Lets start with a look at hard water in general.  The term simply means that  the water contains high levels of dissolved minerals including calcium, magnesium and dolomite.  The hardness of  water depends on its source.  Generally water in coastal areas have softer water– meaning lower mineral content while interior regions have hard water.  For example, New England, Pacific Northweat, and Hawaii have soft water while Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Arizona have hard water.

Hard water makes it hard to both lather soaps and shampoos and even harder to rinse them off. This leaves the hair hard to style and the skin irritated. Its such a common … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis  week the amazing Barbara Hannah Grufferman  Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash.  For  many of us  turning 50  seemed like the end of the road. Our  chidren are grown and flown, are jobs  seem stalled and there is  new grey hair and wrinkle every morning in the mirror. When  this happend  to Barbara, she had no time to brood.  Frst she went to experts in every field to find out  the best options and wrote down what  she found out in the besting selling book, Best of Everything After 50. Fashion FLash Host Barbarba Hannah GruffermanShe is now Bone Health  Ambassador to the National Osteoporosis  Association and host,  AARP Youtube Channel. … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion Flash.  I love her sense of humour,  her lavender hair, fabulous photography and her enthusiasm for all things beauty.  Erika throws a wide net in her beauty reviews.  She roadtests  cleansers, masks, exfoliators, foundations, eyeliners, bronzers and  lippies of all colors and formulas.   Subscribe to her site  to  see why I am such a fan.

 

Fashion Flash Book Review-- Facial MagicFashion Flash Book Review:  Facial Magic by Cynthia Rowland

I am often asked why I started to publish No-Nonsense beauty Blog.  My reply?  I wanted to share the most effective beauty advice and alert people to products … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week, MaryLou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion FLash.  I am reminded daily that  women over 50 are  making  it  up as we  go along.  Once the children are  on their own and ageism impedes profressional options,  we are  constantly wondering about taking the next step, the right path.   Enter  Second Lives Club– the  site that profiles women  who are making the second fifty years even better than the first 50. In their life stories  you may find the  answers to your own journey.

Enter the Fashion Flash #Peaceandlove Giveaway!

I am so excited about  our new Fashion Flash Giveaway with Nancy Davis and  Evine Home Shopping Network.  I the past year more than 10,000 people have  entered  these giveaways for  bracelets, rings, earrings and a spectacular pink … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week our forever young expert, Jackie  of JackieSilverStyle is hosting Fashion Flash.  Jackie is one of those incredibly wise people who seem to know the best way to do anything.  She is a natural athlete, makes the best cinnamon buns you ever tasted, and is a skilled videographer.   When I needed to do some  videos, I will never forget her  turning my dining room into a perfect studio.

Fashion Flash Giveaway to Fight MS

Over the past year more than 15,000 people have entered our Rafflecopter giveaways for a chance to win a piece of beautiful  Nancy Davis Peace and Love jewelry.  This week we are starting … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai is hosting Fashion Flash.  There many experts on the  net, but there are a scant few that  have  the credentials  that Mirabai  has earned.  Exercise is a science,  not a fad and she has  the training and knowledge to provide the steps  you need for real health and fitness. A well meaning  but harmful exercise  can  cause permanent damage to the ones and ligaments, but Mirabai  has the knowlege to  give you gain without  pain.

Fashion FLash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review: Glitter and Glam: Melanie Mills

At the MakeUp Show in NYC I had the chance to meet  the uber talented longtime makeup … Continue Reading…