I recently received an email from a reader, bemoaning the brown spots on her face, asking my advice on ways to treat them. "Aside from wrinkles and dry skin, I'm now finding these brown spots popping up on my cheeks and forehead. It seems that every time I look in the mirror, there's a new one. Any advice is welcome!" Aside from doing a lot of health-related research, I do my fair share of beauty … [Read more...] about Beauty Q: Help for Brown Spots
It's funny how there were certain things that, as a young girl, I looked forward to with longing and couldn't wait to happen. Yet once they happened, the thrill wore off quickly. For instance, I couldn't wait to get my period. I couldn't wait to finally be able to call myself a "teenager." I couldn't wait to earn my own money. (Well, that thrill still lives on). I couldn't wait to shave. The … [Read more...] about Shaving Face
Spoiler Alert: If you love a giveaway (and who doesn't?), read all the way through! As I get older, I realize that this so-called thing, "natural beauty," gets more and more expensive as we age. I think I'd have a lot more money - and a lot more time - if I didn't care so much about covering my gray, having nice nails (to deflect from the age spots on my hands), taming my frizz and … [Read more...] about Natural Beauty: It Keeps Getting More Expensive
I look forward with anticipation to the warmer weather all year long, even more so when we have extreme seasons like we did this past winter. In the summertime I feel freer, happier and more at peace. While many will disagree that 80 degrees Fahrenheit is a comfortable temperature, it's the perfect one for me. But now that the warm weather looks like it's dug in its heels, I'm remembering that as … [Read more...] about Why Using Sunscreen Is Not Enough
Dearest Sun, You've always been my bright star, the center of my own personal solar system, the source of my energy. When you're not out, I feel SAD. The dark days make me lonely for you. But, as I became an adult, it was time to stop worshipping you - at least for extended periods of time. I'm "allowed" to worship you for about 10 minutes, to get my all-important dose of Vitamin D (to help my … [Read more...] about A Letter To My Sun (and a giveaway!)
I used to. Sometimes, circumstances were such that I had no choice. But after a while, I decided it wasn't worth all the effort. I wasn't fooling anyone. In fact, faking it was getting dangerous. People could tell. Especially when they got...so long. They knew what I was up to. Especially the time my false eyelash fell into my drink at a bar. What can I tell you? As a young 20-something, I … [Read more...] about Do You Fake It?