The ONE Facial Treatment I Pay a Lot of Money for

I am not a big fan of Botox though certainly, given my vanity, I may try it one day.  However, the idea of injecting some derivation of botulism bacteria into my face makes me sick – not to mention my huge phobia of needles.  There is a lot we can do INTERNALLY and EXTERNALLY to fight wrinkles and saggy skin naturally.  (Stay tuned for my new ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Anti-Aging which is coming out soon and is divided into two sections: Internal and External.) The sooner we start cleaning up our bodies and our environment and getting into good routines the easier anti-aging will be.

That said, there is one procedure I swear by and spend money about $500 to $600 on 1-2x per year.  Intensive pulse laser – IPL. Continue reading

Why Jogging Ages You

Have you ever seen a happy jogger?  Don’t you always feel happy it’s not you when you see a sweaty, brow-furrowed runner loping along with a determined, martyr-like expression in their eye?  Well rest happy ladies – I am about to give you the perfect excuse to never jog again! Continue reading

Sunscreens – are they Aging You?

I was hunting for a sunscreen for my twenty month old baby the other day and was overwhelmed by the endless options.  I started scribbling down the ingredients to google later and was astounded by the level of toxins in creams approved for children – who are usually more protected by the FDA. Continue reading

Eggs Can Prevent Your Skin from Sagging

Eggs contain a number of powerful skin-friendly nutrients:

  1. Selenium – the wonder mineral of anti-aging is very present in eggs and promotes tighter skin
  2. Choline – protects the fat structures of cell membranes which make skin more flexible.  Without this flexibility skin can crack and wrinkle.  In addition, choline helps in the overall functioning of cells assisting in such functions as transporting nutrients in the body and maintaining proper levels of vitamin B which produces energy in the skin which means elastin and collagen production are constant.   While we do produce some choline naturally we need more – two a day will give us 50% of what we need. Continue reading

Ban the Botox. Chew Celery Instead for Plumper Skin

Economizing can bite into your Botox budget but you can get plumper skin by eating a few stalks of celery a day.   Celery is rife with a magical mineral called silica.  This mineral helps the firmness and structure of your skin and makes nails and hair stronger.  Because our food is being grown in mineral-depleted soil (thanks to chemicals, fertilizers etc) we are gaining fewer minerals from our food.

Celery is one of the Dirty Dozen of foods grown naturally that are most vulnerable to absorbing chemicals.  Therefore, it is essential that you buy organic. Continue reading