This week Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over 40 is the host of Fashion Flash. I have to admit that I am intimidated by descriptions of celebrity fitness programs. The intensity, the pit crew of specialists to assist them, the amount of time and energy is overwhelming– and way above my pay scale. What I love about Shawna’s blog and DVD’s is that not only are the exercise programs so doable, but she shares real time success stories. When a fifty something schoolteacher works diligently to lose weight for a wedding, now that is something that inspires me. I can relate to the people who have worked her method and if they can do it, then I can too.
This week the host of Fashion Flash is Jackie of Aging Backwards. What I think makes Jackie unique is that she looks at the whole self– body, mind and spirit. Her mission is to share ways to have a long happy life and she does it with a passion that’s contagious. Check out her recent posts to learn the stay slim secrets of supermodels and the best ways to get the anti-aging benefits of fruits and vegetables.
To get the latest anti-aging news make a date to attend the ” Face to Face” lecture at the 92nd Street Y on March 27 in NYC. Dr Ellen Marmur, my anti-aging miracle worker, will be sharing her approach to skin care strategies for a radiant, youthful appearance. From the best and affordable skin care moisturizers and … Continue Reading… →
The standard recommendation of one tablespoon of sunscreen is clearly ridiculous, and even one teaspoon is challenging. But if these are the quantities which are used to measure SPF, how much good am I doing with my 1/2 teaspoon? And I thought I was doing so well diligently applying it every morning.
I’ve now found a new tool to measure how much protection I am actually getting. They are disposble strips called UV Sun Sense and I got them in a great suncare skin from Sephora ( Its $25 for 12 samples of different suncare products and I’d get it if its still available). As per instructions, I applied a dab of my sunscreen to the strip and attached it to my wrist. These bracelets change color according to the amount of sun you receive. At first they turn bright purple. When the band fades to pink, is time to reapply sunscreen. When it turns pale yeallow, … Continue Reading… →
#6. SPF — This is the big Kahuna of sunscreen terms. Seeing “SPF” on a package gives you confidence in a product- maybe too much confidence.
Here’s how it works: SPF stands for “sun protection factor”. An SPF 15 means that you can stay in the sun 15X longer without burning. If you start burning after 10 minutes of sun exposure, then a 15 SPF means you can spend 10 x 15 =150 minutes in the sun without burning. But this sounds better than it is.
Many factors affect how much sun protection you actually have in real time– how much you use, if you’re near water or sands which reflects light, as well as heat, humidity and time of year. To me the most interesting things I learned is an SPF 30 is not twice as good a 15 SPF. Who knew?
I think that the best way to view an SPF is as proof that this product has actually been … Continue Reading… →