Skin care

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Winter Skin Care for Women Over 50

Posted by on February 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

 In the dermatology world, the winter months are the time when our thoughts turn to moisturizers, especially for women over 50.  Cold air, low humidity, and indoor heating combine to pull moisture from our skin, making us dry and itchy.  In fact, there is a highly technical name for that seasonal dry itchy skin: winter more »

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Protective skin care for women over 50

Posted by on October 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Skin care is cumulative. You must be consistent and dedicated to your program in order to achieve your desired results. Invest and dedicate yourself to an effective skin care regimen that will work with your budget and provide you with three fundamental elements: protection, prevention, and correction.


PaloVia Makeover

Posted by on May 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Recently, I joined the seven other “PaloVia Top Testers” for a makeover event in New York City. The exciting trip, given to us as part of our 30-day reviews of the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser, included dinner Friday night at The House, then a makeover morning at our hotel, The Gansevoort on Park Avenue. This more »

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Anti-aging for women over 50: The PaloVia Laser

Posted by on April 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I have completed my 30-day trial of the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser Treatment System, and I am so pleased with the results I’ve had! Here is my 4-week review, and  photos for comparison. What do you think? Before I started using the PaloVia Laser.                 After week 4: more »

Anti-aging for Women Over 50: PaloVia Laser, Week 3

Posted by on April 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I have completed just over three weeks using the PaloVia® Skin Renewing Laser Treatment System. The improvements are subtle–I didn’t have huge wrinkles and bags to begin with–but I’ve had several people ask me what I’m doing that makes me look so young lately! I continue to experience redness under my eyes every day, and more »


Anti-aging skin care: RoC Retinol Correxion® Review

Posted by on April 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I recently joined RoC Skincare as an Ambassador in their new Blogger Ambassador Network. I agreed to share my honest reviews with the Flourish Over 50 community in return for free products. I was elated to receive a beautifully packaged box of everything from anti-aging serum to makeup primer, along with a special treat of more »

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Skin care for women over 50: PaloVia Laser System, Week 2

Posted by on April 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I have finished my second week with the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser Treatment System, and I am beginning to see some results. My “crow’s feet” are starting to diminish, and the tiny wrinkles under my eyes are also less noticeable. Here is my “Before” picture, and one I took after two weeks. BEFORE     more »


“Skin Rules” for Women, with Dr. Debra Jaliman

Posted by on April 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

Read about my interview with a NYC dermatologist, as we discuss important “skin rules” for women over 50. Learn about some new advances in the field, as well!

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PaloVia Week 1 Review

Posted by on April 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I just finished my first week using the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser Treatment System. I’m sharing my experience and my results with you in this video. You will see some slight redness under my eyes, but nothing too drastic. I’m using it on the medium setting every night, and the fine lines  under my eyes more »

Skin care review : PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser System

Posted by on March 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Over the next 30 days, I will be documenting my trial of the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser System. I was asked to test the device and share my honest opinion about the process and the results. Here are the first videos to show you to the product, and my first use. From the PaloVia website:  the more »

The Heat is On: Summer Rashes, Part II

Posted by on September 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

In last month’s article, I discussed some of the common skin rashes we see in the summer.  Here are three more: Tinea Versicolor:  This is a common superficial fungal infection of the skin that is actually caused by a yeast organism called Malassezia.  The infection is more common in warm tropical environments.  It presents as more »

The Heat is On: Summer Rashes, Part 1

Posted by on August 16, 2011 at 11:42 pm

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy.  Well, unless it’s 103 degrees outside.  My fellow Texans know what I’m talking about! Summer is high season for dermatologists.  We are really, really busy this time of year.  My patients frequently ask me why that is.  Well, there are many reasons.  Yes, we see a lot of more »