Fifty is the new forever.

For a couple of generations at least, we’ve succeeded in blurring age lines - literally.  Aging doesn’t happen gradually anymore.  Now we age in clumps of time and style. First we’re very young - say teenagers.  Then we continue to dress like teens for at least another decade - sometimes two.  ...more

Body Oils for Pregnant Skin

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Decleor. First, let me deal with the elephant in the room. Mention pregnancy and skincare and all that people want to know boils down to one thing: How do I prevent stretch marks? My answer to you is ... I don't believe you can. (Sorry.) ...more

Acai Berry Showing up Everywhere!

I remember a few years ago when everyone started talking about this natural berry found in the depths of the Amazon forest in Brazil.  People stammer over the pronounciation of the acai berry,  (For the record, its' pronounced "a-sa-hee") but they sure do agree on the health benefits of the magical berry.  It's been well-covered by many media types, including Dr. Oz, Oprah, and others.  If you have not heard of the acai berry, you certainly need to get out a little bit more. ...more

Great Skin Analysis Website

I haven't been able to update my blog as much as I would like to, mostly because I am busy working on a new book called "The Aging Race," and it's taking up a lot of my time.  However, I wanted to let everyone here know about a cool site I found that takes skin care to a web 2.0 level.  The site is called Skin Care Opinions, and it's managed by a woman who is really into dermatology, named Monica.  Monica does two things with the website: ...more

Green Masks and Comb Overs: Who Says Being Ugly is Easy? Not Coaches on the Edge!

Laurie: My peanut butter crackers are back! Just when I had resolved myself to the reality that those yummy malt crackers with once-possibly-salmonella-infected peanut butter paste in between were a thing of the past, Wal-Mart’s came through again. And they were on sale to boot (wonder what “to boot” means?)! This morning as I enjoyed my ritualistic two crackers for the first time in many months, I mused about where this established habit had come from? Me, of course but that made my mind jump to that always-nagging question “Why?” ...more

Sunscreen - My One Absolute Essential

It's the end of August, the sun is beating down upon us and way too many people I know do not put sunscreen on everyday. Not even on days where they know they will be outdoors all day. This fact leaves me totally baffled and not a little frustrated. My grandmother is a skin cancer survivor. She has fair skin, but tanned with abandon in her teens and twenties because that's what people did and nobody knew that it might be hurting them. She has an excuse! We don't! ...more

For my face I use Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer, SPF 30. I use lightly tinted ...more

My Four Favorite Products Right Now

Look, I admit it, I'm fickle. The things I like are constantly changing, and while I do have a few constant beauty must-haves---I have yet to go a couple of weeks without buying Cover Girl's Lipslick in Daring, for example---I have no problem with switching pretty much everything else out whenever I feel like it. Variety is the spice of life, after all!  So here are four new products---well, new to me---that are currently rocking my world. 1. Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Body Wash, $3.99 at Trader Joe's ...more

I'm a fan of  Aveeno's Skin Brightening Daily Moisturiser with SPF 30. I think it's wonderful ...more

Benefits of Antioxidants on your skin

ANTIOXIDANTS AND YOUR SKIN     What are Antioxidants and how do they work?   ...more

The Body Shop Teams Up With Cambodian Anti-Slavery Activist Somaly Mam

Somaly Mam is a vocal activist in the fight against child sex trafficking industry in Cambodia.   ...more

These days there is an increase in the movement to make critical choices in the products we ...more


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