I hate sun spots and I'm discovering more of them all the time, especially on my arms and decolletage.
This past week I had my skin analyzed and it was not surprising that there are more of these invaders lurking just below the surface. What was amazing was HOW MANY!
I haven't been able to convince myself yet to take the plunge and have a laser treatment but down the road it might be the best option for me. For now I am happy to say that I have discovered an interim solution in the form of a spot lightening treatment that is really helping.
I was making real progress on the sun spot battlefield this spring when I started using
One of the best things about this product, other than it works, is that it doesn't contain any hydroquinone - an ingredient that is a possible carcinogen and is banned in many countries but still allowed in the United States.
Within a couple of weeks of using this product I could see a noticeable improvement. If I stop using the product they reappear so I guess this will be life long maintenance for me. When I started getting spray on tans a month or so ago I noticed that they were re-emerging. So now, I am putting a bit of moisturizer on the damage spots before my tan to protect those areas from additional color which seems to be helping.
Girlfriends need to share what works and this is the best product I have found yet without going to the medical spa or dermatologist.
Sunscreen and this anti-dalmatian creme are my solutions for a prettier summer.
It can be a bit challenging knowing how to dress in late September. It might be a chilly sixty degrees or a balmy ninety. We have a fundraiser to attend this weekend and I really didn't want to splurge on another cocktail dress right now so I decided to shop my own closet.
I had a shorter black tulle skirt that I bought over a year ago, on sale, for just such an occasion and I still haven't worn it. Roll out the skirt. I also have a sleeveless metallic black turtleneck that must be ten years old. I'm pretty sure it is from Banana Republic. My daughter loves and has borrowed it numerous times too. It is such an easy to wear, packable and flattering piece. We have both said we wish we could buy it again.
Add in a bit of bling at the waist, a sparkling earring and a favorite Valentino shoe that I wear every chance I get to justify what I spent on them. I am one of those girls that keeps track of how much I spent for something and roughly how many times I have worn it. I do the math to figure out my cost per wearing. As Girl Code would say, "Is that weird"?
Complete the look with my Channel brooch, (the one I bought in NYC when I just couldn't take the plunge and buy the whole necklace) and you have my high end/low end compilation for a charity fundraiser.
Saturdays in the fall are synonymous with football and it is a great excuse to flaunt your favorite team colors. I live in Hawk Country but you could personalize this look to represent your own loyal leanings.
A go to look for me is a pair of favorite jeans. These flared faded denim jeans from AG are more fitted through the leg but flared below the knee which makes the thigh look thinner. Gotta love that.
After all these years I have mastered all of these fool the eye tricks.
Another ploy I use is to layer a cropped tee over a longer tee or tank top.
The tank top pulled down over the jeans is elongating while the cropped tee is cut boxier and fuller. It stands away from the body which makes our waists and hips look just that much smaller. Try it. It works.
I bought my jeans from Bergdorf's this summer but you can find them HERE
The crop top is from TJ Maxx
The Hawkeye earrings can be purchased through Amazon