This week the host of Fashion Flash is Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over 40. And if there is a time of year when we really need Shawna it’s during the Christmas holidays. Seriously, it seems that every holiday activity has its own high calorie food. We fill up stockings with sweets, tie candy canes on presents and warm up after ice skating with hot chocolate. And then there are goodies in Christmas songs and stories– the plum pudding in A Christmas Carol, the dancing sugarplums in the Nutcracker, and of course there is that runaway gingerbread man. And unfortunately, there are no traditional Christmas exercise and nutrition programs– until now that is. This week Shawna has focused on tips to stay in shape in times when the only non-fattening thing on the table seems to be a glass of water.
I recently went to the summer meeting of the Americn Academy of Dermatology in NYC. There were a number of new areas of research on the horizon, but frankly at my age, I am looking for new anti-aging tools I can use right now. And I got just that type of info at presentation on skin of color by Dr Wendy Roberts of Loma Linda University.
Most of Dr Roberts presentation focused on the pros and cons of different types of lightening agensts– all good info that I will be using to answer related questions on an upcoming Question and Answer post. But the BIG IDEA came up when Dr Roberts addressed ways to prevent pigmentation. The audience of mostly female derms shared their concerns that patients were just not using and or not reapplying their sunscreens. Dr Roberts suggested adding mineral based cosmetics to increase sun protection. Although they often offer … Continue Reading… →