From a medical point of view, we spoke with Dr. Julie Margenthaler, a Washington University breast health specialist and surgeon, about the topic of removing healthy breast tissue in order to reduce or eradicate breast cancer risk.
If you want to look a bit younger and fresher, a relaxing facial may be all you need to help restore smooth skin and a healthy, radiant glow.
Let’s face it: Sun protection should be on everyone’s priority list this summer—especially when it comes to the face. Never leave home without it!
You might have read it in a national magazine, found it on Pinterest, or it was something passed down from your mom. Homemade beauty treatments are a fascination for many women, especially do-it-yourselfers (DIY) who want to live an all-natural, organic lifestyle. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?
“A 2013 review study tells us that nine out of 12 studies showed an association between a Mediterranean diet and having lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” says Kathy Mankofsky of Mercy Hospital Dietitian Services.
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo… For many ladies of a certain age, finding Prince Charming would be a secondary wish. Instead, we want our fairy godmother to give us the secret to eternal youth. But, alas, even her magic wand has limits. For the next best thing, we’ve compiled our selection of anti-aging duos or sets for the face. As fairy godmother says, It'll do magic believe it or not. Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!
We all look forward to the New Year and the practice of making promises to ourselves to hopefully better our lives in one or more ways. Those are noble goals, indeed! But even more noble and gracious would be to honor our beloved pets by committing to those New Year’s resolutions that will help to guarantee their health and well-being, as well. Let’s look at some of the ways we can do so:
It’s that time of year when everyone is trying to make a fresh start. To help us with our beauty resolutions, we turned to Kelly Wilcockson, a licensed esthetician at Synergi MedSpa, for some expert advice.
A younger-looking face may be a matter of seeing the light. Whether you call it photo rejuvenation, a photo facial, photo biomodulation or low-level laser light therapy, delivering various wavelengths of light energy to the skin can result in a more even tone, reduced discoloration, less visible pores and a more youthful glow.
Who doesn’t need a hero when it comes to saving your skin? MYBODY’s myHERO line comes with Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream ($145), which uses probiotic-derived bioactives and growth-factor peptides to rescue and restore damaged and dehydrated skin. Tag-team it with the Anti-Aging Growth Factor Serum ($225) to help increase firmness and improve skin tone and moisture. lovemybody.com.
New to the scene, the APOTHEDERM Anti-Aging skincare line features an ultra-moisturizing Hydrating Eye Cream ($40) to target fine lines and crow’s feet, while minimizing puffiness and dark circles; a Firming Serum ($75) to hydrate and protect with powerful botanicals that refine and firm skin; and a Moisturizing Cream ($50) specifically designed for dry, aging skin. apothederm.com.
Alpine Rose Botanical Technology is just one of the ways protective antioxidants is delivered to the skin in VBEAUTÉ’s anti-aging line: Day Job Sun Protection Crème ($48) shields the skin from damaging UV rays; Lite Up Intense Brightening Agent ($45) is an oil-free satiny serum that brightens, helps clear blemishes and reduces inflammation; and Lip Spread ($19) delivers lightweight, silky smooth moisture tinted to match your skin tone. Available at Soft Surroundings.
All of a sudden it’s nearing the end of December and thoughts of New Year’s resolutions dance in our heads. Before we enter 2014, however, let’s reflect on what the past year has given us on local stages.
Story: Hannah Senesh was born in 1921, the only daughter of a Hungarian journalist/playwright and his wife. After her father died when she was six years old, Hannah lived with her mother Catherine and brother Giora in Budapest. An experience with anti-Semitism in her early teens awakened her interest in Zionism. She graduated from high school on the eve of World War II and was thrilled to be accepted into the Agricultural School for Young Women in Nahalal in the British Mandate of Palestine.
Saint Louis University is participating in a multi-center study that will test a combination of two medications for children with early-stage hepatitis B.
Jay Leno says that there are few things he loves more than a stupid criminal. Unfortunately, there also are smart criminals. Our parents and grandparents couldn’t even dream of the cons we are susceptible to in the age of connectedness.
After 150 years of helping families build brighter futures, Epworth Children & Family Services continues to grow its footprint. Through merging with Progressive Youth Connection (PYC) this year, Epworth has expanded its preventive programs. “We are helping families before they unravel,” notes CEO Kevin Drollinger.
While approaches to reducing wrinkles on the hands and décolleté are limited, facial wrinkles can be erased by using a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical techniques. The choice of procedure depends on the nature of the wrinkle.
An old adage says, If you really want to know a woman’s age, don’t look at her face—look at her hands.
It’s no surprise that the face gets all the attention in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles. But don’t ignore some of the most-telling signs of aging skin: the hands and the décolleté. These areas require extra-special attention, too--unless you’re really into gloves and turtlenecks.
It used to be that as we aged, our knees simply wore out, and there wasn’t much we could do but endure the discomfort. But today, more and more spare parts are available to replace our worn-out joints, giving people more mobility and comfort in their later decades.
Julie Macklowe, a former Vogue magazine ‘It Girl,’ was a hedge fund manager for 12 years before she broke into the beauty industry. With experience managing more than $500 million in investments, she launched her company with an exclusive partnership at Bergdorf Goodman, but soon learned that she could offer better prices—without changing her products—if she moved to other retailers. The products are now offered at Soft Surroundings, where LN caught up with Macklowe on a recent stopover in St. Louis.
Summer is the time when we dare to bare. But when it comes to your skin, make sure you have sun protection covered, from the top of your head down to the tips of your toes.
We’ve all been told about the sunscreen…but what are you doing to protect your hair? Lucky for you, we’ve got a selection of hair protectors to defend against dullness, dryness and damage.
Story: Writer Charles Bukowski (1920-94) lived most of his life in Los Angeles, and derived inspiration for many of his works from the City of Angels. He wrote during the same period as many of the Beat Generation writers, including poet Allen Ginsberg and novelists Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.