At the recent Mount Sinai derm conference Dr Marmur explored the beauty imperative of what makes a man or woman attrctive. For men its fairly simple — a strong jaw ( think Superman) and broad shoulders immediatey convey appealing masculinity. For women, its more complicated.
Dr Marmur identifed the five features of femininity that are deemed appealing– full lips, big eyes, small nose, arched eyebrows, and smooth rounded forehead. (Think Byonce, a young Liz Taylor and Bratz dolls). What blew me away was that as we grow older we lose those signs of pretty femininity. The forehead becomes lined and bone loss at the temples makes the eyes look smaller. It doesn’t stop there. Collagen contracts in the nose making the tip to droop down and look longer. As gravity … Continue Reading… →
So here I am with no make-up on in a photo taken early in the morning. There’s good news and bad news about my aging issues. The good news is that I don’t have all 12 of the dirty dozen. The bad news? I’v got seven of them.
1. Pallor— that greenish skin tone is not the fault of my camera or your computer screen. My skin is sallow and pale. I’m one of those people that actually use up cakes of bronzer and blush, scraping my brush down to get out every last bit of color.
Solution: My skin is pale because my circulation has slowed. One of the great benefits of Retin A is that it stimulates blood flow. I’ve been told that I should see a pinker tone in … Continue Reading… →