This week Staness of Menopause Makeover is the host of Fashion Flash. What makes her site unique is the blend of nutrition and health issues specifically for women over 40. Her personal touch makes it fun and easy to read, and her hard hitting health research make it a site you can trust. I also have to admit I’m almost addicted to her recipe for turkey chili. When the weather turns cold as it thas this week in NYC, I scramble for the ingredients to make up a big pot.
Fab Over Forty has another must read article in Fashion Flash– IMO the best article I’ve seen on cellulite creams. It explains what creams and machine can and cannot do and how they make changes albeit temporary, in your skin. I learned that many creams contain caffeine which temporarily change skin contours. Cellulite machine provide lipomassage which reduce fat cell volume and increase blood and lymph circirculation. Now that I know how it works I’m curious to see how it works on me.
When you’ve finished clicking through Fashion FLash, I recommend checking out a new edition of a book that should be in your beauty library. ” A Consumer’s Guide of Cosmetic Ingredients by Ruth Winter has a pretty dry title, but the info inside is amazing. From Acai to Menthol to Zinc Oxide, this book explains where the ingredients came from, how it is used and if its safe and or effective. I used an early edition of this book to help we write No-Nonsense Beauty Book in the 80′s and I’m so psyched that the author has continued to update it. When a new product or claim comes out, its the first place I look to see if its based on science or science fiction. Its available in paperback ($7-18) on Amazon and its a great beauty investment.