When I started No-Nonsense Beauty Blog to expore anti-aging skin care, I thought that most of my readers would be over 40. As it turned out, it was you twenty and thirty somethings who were determined to make aging somebody elses problem. That’s why I am so psyched to post a special event at Marmur Medical for young professionals. On July 30th from 5:30 to 7:30, you will be able to meet Dr Marmur and her team to learn about best practices for preventing and treating early signs of wrinkles, lines and dark patches. Not only is it free, Dr Marmur and her assistant Laura Cortelyou will also offer free mini makeovers. It will be held at 12 East 87th st. You can register at Marmur Medical at info@marmurmedical or call for more info at 212-996-6900.
When I started No-Nonsense Beauty Blog I expected that most of the people who would be would be like me and over 40– way over 40. I was pretty surprised when site analytics showed that over 30% of No-Nonsense visitors were in their 20’s and 50% were under 40. In fact the majority of comments and questions were sent in from smart resourceful thirtysomething women. Its human nature to avoid issues until they on top of us, but these bright young women are asking all the right questions years before they actually have to face them in the mirror.
Different Answers for Different Aging
Like everything else in the body, skin changes naturally over time and its not surprising that anti-aging skin care differs over time. Under age 30 our skin is … Continue Reading… →
I’m so excited to publish the very first guest post on No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. If you are already a fan of Diva Debbi, you know her flawless style and always helpful advice. If this will be your introduction to Diva Debbi, you’re in for a real treat.
Like me, Diva Debbi tries out different anti-aging tools and reports on their results. I have been curious, but a little nervous, about Ultherapy, an FDA approved ultrasound device that tightens collagen. When I learned that DD had tried it out, I was thrilled when she agreed to repost her experiences on No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. DD had Ultherapy on her eye area and on her neck. There are very few non-surgical options for the neck and it was wonderful to add a new … Continue Reading… →
Question: Why doesn’t Botox work for me? After an injection I see a difference for a week or two, then I’m back to where I started.
Answer: Such an appropriate question since this year is the 10th anniversary of the FDA approval of Botox– the trade name for the neurotoxin that is arguably America’s favorite anti-aging tool. When properly injected, it relaxes the facial muscles including frown lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox can also make changes to the face that makes the eyes look wider and raise the eyebrows.
The key word here is “properly”. The face has 40 different muscles- some move up and some move downward. The injector has to know where to position the shots to get the desired impact.
According to Fifth Avenue cosmetic surgeon Dr Paula Moynahan, there are several possibilities … Continue Reading… →
I so wish there was a nutritional supplement I could take that would make my skin smooth, soft and radiant. But the links between beautiful skin and nutrition are more complex than that. The NHANES study looked at the relationship between health and diet and found that people whose diets were higher in vitamin C, fiber, protein and linoleic acid looked younger and had fewer wrinkles. But these benefits were only there when the nutrients were from actual food– not where people took supplements. I know first hand how hard it is to find healthy food in a world dominated by burgers, tacos, pizza and take-out chinese food. At lunchtime, I’ve walked for blocks with a rumbling tummy trying to find a quick bite that wouldn’t shorten my lifespan. A multi-vitamin supplement can cover my dietary shortfalls but won’t really give me the … Continue Reading… →
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… →
Every New Years Eve my Mom and Dad would put out a tray of caviar and champagne. In good years it was a little bowl of Beluga– and in bad times ( my Dad was a blacklisted writer) it was a bigger bowl of red caviar from the supermarket. I have always somehow believed that this was a healthy way to start the New Year.
This year, I decided to check it out. On the plus side all types of caviar from the most expensive ( beluga, seruga and oserta) to the little jars of red or black fish roe on supermarket shelves, have about the same nutritional profile. On the plus side, one tablespoon of caviar has a full days supply of vitamin B12. But every animal protein– eggs, chesse, fish, meat and poultry is loaded with B12, … Continue Reading… →