It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

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…

Pelleve and My Neck

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…

TLC for My Neck

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. 

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