The Summer Olympics of 2016 is the year of the women. Strong, beautiful and determined, they dominated attention in the swimming, track and gymnastic events. But these incredible athletes are still women and they have developed beauty care routinues to meet the challenges of training and competing. There are four key areas that they address– dry skin, body hair, dry hair and water resistant make-up.
Committment to Sun Protection
From soccer players to synchronized swimmers, athletes in the Summer Olympics are exposed to unrelenting UV rays. While they are decades away from skin aging, they are at increased risk of skin cancer. In fact ,the Skin Cancer Foundation reports that in the last 30 years there are more cases of skin cancer than all other cancers combined. … Continue Reading… →
This week, Barbara of Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash. SHe has fast become the role model for our generation. She inspires me everyday with her energy, commitment and joy. She has a positive view of againg that makes me feel proud of my past and excited to see what happens next. This month she is training for the NYC Marathon and has not let the hot steamy weather stop her– and she is still smiling.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Asian Beauty by Margaret Kimura
When evaluating lifestyle books, I look for two key factors– the credentials of … Continue Reading… →
This week I am delighted that Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion Flash. To me she is a kindred spirit trying out new beauty tools and posting the results. his week she posted a new hair color that is a greyish ashy blonde that is totally flattering to her skin and eyes. I love to see what she is trying out and you will too.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Great Hair by Nick Arrojo
You probably know Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear where he changes a woman’s life with sissors and a hairdryer. He is … Continue Reading… →
This week Marica of Beauty Info Zone is hosting Fashion Flash. She is one of my ery top go to beauty gurus. She is totally committed to scoping out the benefits of every product and I have learned to just her recommendations. SHe is also of our generation and understands the challenges we face picking the right cleanser, moisturizer and make-up of every sort. Its advice you can trust.
Fashion Flash on Health and Money
I have pretty much stopped buying magazines. One month they offer five new hairstyles and three new meatloaf recipes. The next month … Continue Reading… →
This week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. When I first met Jackie I have to admit I was slightly annoyed that this young woman had so much advice about aging and she clearly was years away from the aging health and beauty problems. Then I found out that Jackie was over 50 and right then and there I decided that this girl cerainly knew something. Not only does she has a broad knowlwdge she has almost an instinct for the right answer. She turned me onto cabbage jucie for stomach problems, B12 for fatigue and taught me how pose for great photos. She is also an amazing cinematographer and you can see some of her videos and slideshows on the Fashion Flash Youtube chanel. … Continue Reading… →
I’m so happy to be hosting Fashion Flash this beautiful fall and I spent a happy weekend reading the links sent in by the Fashion Flash bloggers. This week:
* Its Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Lifestyle blogger, Pamela Lutrell of Over 50 Feeling 40, sat down with talk to two young women whose mothers have breast cancer.. here is their must read discussion.
* Josephine of Chic At Any Age has an answer to those special occasion clothes that languish in your closet.
*Cindy of Prime Beauty loves sophisticated frangrances. Her newest addiction is Vera Wang Embrace Trio. Read her review of all three scents and enter to win a set of your own.
Question: What do you think about lanolin? Some experts say its the closest to natural human skin oil. But I have also read that it causes skin problems. Who is right?
Answer: Actually they are both right. Lanolin is extracted from the wool sheared off from sheep. It indeed shares many characteristics of human skin oil and is definitely a very effective emollient for both skin and hair. As a byproduct of wool, this oil is both inexpensive and wonderfully sustainable. Wool ( and lanolin) can be harvested without harming the sheep. Nice.
The Bad News About Lanolin
But lanolin has a dark side. There is definately a group of people who have a true allergy to this popular moisturizing ingredient. It can cause red … Continue Reading… →
The week Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 is hosting Fashion FLash. Pam is one of my heros. One day she took a long hard look at herself and decided it was time for a makeover. Not just her phyysical self, but a reboot of her work, attitude and approach to life. The result? A vibrant, beautiful woman who looks forward to a new career and new friends.