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For Good Skin, Avoid These Foods

Jul 18th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

I love food! But I know certain types of foods do my skin a disservice. Here’s a list of foods to avoid, or at least minimize, if you want good skin. Sugar. Eating excessive quantities of sugar (including milk sugars) forms advanced glycation products (abbreviated, appropriately, to AGEs), which causes malformation and stiffening of protein fibers in the body. Look for hidden dairy in food, too….

Alcohol’s Effect on Skin

Feb 8th, 2016 Beauty, Staying Young 1 min read

Who doesn’t like to indulge in bottomless mimosas at Sunday brunch, or have a nice glass (or two or three) of Pinot Noir with dinner? I know I do. But knowing what I know about the effects of alcohol on the skin, I keep my teetotaling to a minimum. And especially since I’m older, I need to do my best for my skin, which includes…

Get Glowing With Your Own DIY Body Scrubs

Jul 8th, 2015 Staying Young 2 min read

When I was a makeup artist, I would also use body makeup on my clients to make sure they had glowing, gorgeous legs and arms for the red carpet and for the camera. But the best prep, though, is exfoliation, and nothing works better than salt or sugar scrubs to exfoliate body skin properly. And if you spend a lot of time in the sun…