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…
* 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.
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.
Question: I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about goat’s milk. People are saying its easier to digest and goat’s milk soap is better for your skin. Since its more expensive than regular milk and regular soap, do you think its worth it?
Answer: Goat’s milk is packed with benefits. It has more calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium than cow’s milk. Due to the high fatty acid content, goats milk is easier to digest. In fact 50% of people that are lactose intolorant are able to drink goats milk.
Goats Milk and Your Skin
Goats milk contains twice as much caprylic acid as cow’s milk. This fatty acid is also found in coconut oil and one of the reasons for thecoconuts health and beauty benefits. Goats … Continue Reading…
This week Melanie of Society Wellness is hosting Fashion Flash. A former dancer and certified Yoga instructor, Melanie is my go- to source for nutritional advice. Want to know the best type of calcium supplements? Ask Melanie. Nutritional value of gluten-free foods? Ask Melanie. Genuinely good recipe for fat-free salad dressing? Ask Melanie. Yes, she is that good. She drills down in every subject to sort out fact from fiction. The result is a site with up to date always useful information that you can trust. I am so delighted that two of her supplement picks will be featured in the soon to open Fashion Flash Boutique.
This week Barbara of Best of Everything After Fifty is hosting Fashion Flash. She is such a wonderful image of what a women over 50 loooks and sounds like! I get so angry at commericals that feature baby boomers has dowdy, confused and screechy. Barbara is a living, breathing example of a smart beautifull boomer who has great enthusiasm for living and a lifetime of experience to make the right choices. Its doesn’t get better than that.
There is certainly no shortage of fashion, health and beauty products sold online. There is a seemingly endless variety of anti-aging moisturizers, self-help books and vitamins. And that’s just … Continue Reading…
Answer: Cool question! Purslane is one of the oldest and widely used medical plants. It is found throughout the world in warm climates and is a popular vegetable in the Middle and Far East. Purslane is packed with minerals and vitamins including, zinc, iron, potassium, vitamin C, antioxidants, and beta carotene. But wait there’s more. Purslane has the highest levels of Omega 3 fatty acids found in a vegetable. Seriously.
Studies have shown that purslane preperations made from dried leaves have significant anti-inflammatory and anti- pain properties. To my mind this makes a purslane the perfect treatment for a … Continue Reading…