This week the host of Fashion Flash is Cat of Obsessed with Shoes. Recently she featured a new style of hybrid shoes that combines features of the oxford , sandel and cage shoe. Edgy and fabulous! It made me start thinking about fall even though my summer has just started.
And when you’ve finished reading out all the Fashion Flash sites, check out DERM Doctor by Audrey Kunin,MD. This comprehensive book integrates lots of basic science info with practical advice on topics other than just aging. For example, it includes the most comprehensive review of hair loss issues for women- exploring different causes, what your doctor should look for and state of the art treatment options. Dr Audrey also tackles a widespread but rarely covered topic called keratosis pilaris, aka “chicken skin” . Turns out that 50% of adults in … Continue Reading… →
When I started exploring anti-aging options I really wasn’t aware that my neck looked, well looked old. After I used tools like Retin A and IPL, I could see a big difference between the texture and color between my neck and face– as if I was wearing a heavy foundation. On the neck there was that bumpy “chicken skin”, thick horizontal lines and lots of fine lines. I’ve been using Retin A and sunscreen on my neck but apparently its nowhere near as effective for the neck. Not good news.
There is a short list of anti-aging tools for the neck. Top of the list is the full facelift ( Check out recent pix of Madonna. Some experts believe that she has had a facelift because her neck is … Continue Reading… →
I don’t hate my neck– I just would be happier if it looked fresher and smoother. I had been using my DDF hand held exfoliator on my face with good results and wonderered what it would do for my neck? After all, its made of skin, like my face. Using the foam sponge with the Polishing Crystals gel, I worked it around my neck for one minute. It gave me a warming sensation that was stronger than I felt when used on my cheeks.
When I rinsed off the remainder of the polishing gel, I was delighted to see that my neck looked pinker, fresher and the lines less obvious. Even the dreaded “chicken skin” bumps were softened. Clearly the exfoliator had removed the dry, dead, skin cells to reveal a healthier and fresher complexion.