8 Skin Conditions That Pop Up After You Turn 45

Named a 2016 top doctor by Castle Connolly, the esteemed publisher, Dr. Jessica J. Krant practices as a dermatologic surgeon at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has provided medical and cosmetic dermatology for 13 years.

Dr. Krant is a fellow at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) as well as the Women’s Dermatologic Society. (more…)

Get Back Your Sexual Health With Lubrigyn Lotion

100 Women Will Win!

If you’re like 86% percent of women, who immediately grab bar soap or body wash to cleanse your body, including your intimate areas, you’re washing all wrong!


Vaginal tissue needs a far more delicate cleansing and hydrating treatment, especially during and after menopause, when it becomes dryer and thinner. Treat this sensitive region right with a hydrating formula like Lubrigyn Lotion, and you’ll experience benefits you thought you lost forever, including comfortable and satisfying sex! (more…)

How To Care For Your Skin In The Winter

Besides winter’s reputation as cold and flu season, the colder and drier weather can wreak havoc on your skin– making it dry, itchy, and downright uncomfortable. Furthermore, you lose sweat and oil glands as you age, says the Cleveland Clinic, which can cause your skin to dry out even more.

FabOverFifty has partnered with CVS Pharmacy to bring you valuable tips to help keep your skin healthy, hydrated and smooth throughout the winter!

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FACE

Your facial skin is directly exposed to the harsh elements, so it absolutely needs extra TLC in the winter months. Make sure to apply a moisturizer right after drying off in the shower, to help keep it feeling hydrated throughout the day and night. And, don’t forget to use sunscreen every day in the winter, as well. The winter sun and glare from the snow can still damage your skin. Some moisturizers have sunscreen right in them.

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LIPS

The skin on your lips is especially thin, which easily can make them chapped, dry and even flakey in the winter. Apply a lip cream or balm, like this one from CVS Health with SPF 20, before heading out in the cold (and wind!) to protect and hydrate them. While you’re outside, it’s always a good idea to cover your lips (and bottom part of your face) with a scarf for added protection. And never, ever, lick your lips! “Saliva evaporates quickly, leaving lips drier than before you licked them,” says Dr. Lawrence Gibson at the Mayo Clinic.

HANDS

Your hand skin also is thin and needs good care throughout the winter months, so you can never apply too much hand cream. You don’t need to spend a fortune on one, either. This alpha hydroxy hand cream, under $5, should help revive dry, cracked skin in just one use. And, remember to wear gloves when you go out in the cold. This anti-itch lotion for sensitive skin works wonders!

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[Giveaway] Stay On Top Of Your Sexual Health With Lubrigyn!

If you’ve been using bar soap or body wash to cleanse your intimate areas, you’ve been washing your body all wrong!

Your vaginal tissue needs a far more delicate cleansing and hydrating treatment, so we’re excited to offer five lucky ladies the chance to win the best treatment we know, called Lubrigyn. Made in Italy, its line of feminine care products is tremendously popular with European women, and now it’s available in the US! Each of the five winners will receive: (more…)

What You Should Know About Skin Cancer

As summer approaches, it’s a good time to take a good look at your skin, especially since 20% percent of Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Anyone can get skin cancer. People with fair skin as well as men over the age of 50 are at a higher risk than the general population. “When my dad died of melanoma at 69, it was a huge wake-up call for me to take care of my skin,” says Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty.com. “Now, I always make sure my family and I have our yearly skin checks, or go to the dermatologist in-between if I see something new pop up. I encourage all women to keep an eye on their skin and their husbands’ skin, who may have been less inclined to use sunscreen over the decades.”

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Here’s what you should know about the four most common types of skin cancer and how you can reduce your risk:

actinic-keratosis-landing.jpgActinic Keratoses (AK) are dry, scaly patches or spots which are precancerous growths. AK is generally found on fair-skinned people, following decades of sun exposure, especially on their head, neck, hands and forearms.. AK usually starts appearing after a person turns 40, and  can develop into a more serious type of skin cancer, called squamous cell carcinoma, if left untreated.divider
basal_cell_carcinoma_landing.jpgBasal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer and looks like a flesh-colored, pearl-like bump or a pinkish patch of skin. “BCC can invade the surrounding tissue and grow into the nerves and bones, causing damage and disfigurement,” according to the AAD.divider
Squamous-cell-carcinoma_landing.jpgSquamous cell carcinoma (SCC) appears as a red firm bump, scaly patch, or a sore that heals and then re-opens. It can also grow deep in the skin, causing damage and disfigurement. Early diagnosis is key,  before the cancerous cells spread to other parts of the body.divider
melanoma_landing.jpgMelanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and frequently develops in a mole or suddenly appears as a new dark spot on the skin. Learn the ABCDE warning signs for melanoma by visiting the AAD’s site here.divider
There are simple steps you can take to protect your skin from the sun and reduce your risk of skin cancer. The AAD recommends seeking shade whenever possible, wearing sun-protective clothing, and applying a water-resistant broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

More than 8,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, and one person dies from melanoma every hour.

“Given my family’s history with skin cancer, I’m always on the lookout for new moles and bumps,” says Geri. “That being said, dermatologists can see things I may not notice, so I always visit at least once a year for a skin check. AAD is currently offering free SPOTme® Skin Cancer screenings and through the summer, so make sure you and your family go find a screening as soon as possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late!”


Skin cancer is treatable if caught early. As part of the AAD’s “Looking Good in 2016” campaign, they want you to make sure your skin is “looking good” by checking it for the signs of skin cancer. Their new “Looking Good” PSA uses humor to encourage men over 50 to regularly check their skin and find a partner to help. If you see any new or suspicious spot on your or your loved ones’ skin, make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist. Find out here where you can get a free SPOTme® Skin Cancer screening in your area. Visit the AAD’s site here and let them know what motivates you to check your skin for the signs of skin cancer.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of American Academy of Dermatology. The opinions and text are all mine.

What You Should Know This Melanoma Monday

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Here’s what you should know–and do–to reduce your risk.

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The Important Thing Missing From Your Shower Routine

These women on the street were surprised to learn that they’ve been washing their bodies all wrong!

Once you’ve watched the video, click here to wash your body all right!

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Why You Shouldn’t Shower With Soap

A whopping seventy-three (73) percent of over 500 women who participated in an exclusive FabOverFifty poll revealed that they use body wash or soap to cleanse their vaginas. Only 13 percent pass the test, and use vaginal cleansing wash. So what do the 13 percent of women probably know that the vast majority of us don’t?

showerThey likely know that perfumed body washes and soaps can irritate the sensitive skin down there, because even if you’re a thick-skinned kind of gal, that doesn’t apply to your vagina. As we age, this delicate skin starts to lose natural oils, just like the skin on the rest of our bodies, which can cause itching, pain, dryness, and even bleeding. Besides menopause, vaginal dryness can be caused by diabetes and antidepressants.

Although most of our mothers, and doctors, didn’t tell us how to cleanse our vaginas, it’s no longer taboo to talk about them. And, what we’re learning from those who finally are speaking up, is that sexual health is pretty darn important, physically and emotionally. Fortunately, more companies than ever before are creating products that can help us stay sexually healthy. Uniderm, based in Italy, is one of them and it’s come to America with its intimate hygiene line, called Lubrigyn.

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10 Essentials For Your Perfect Shower

Just because many of us prefer showering over bathing doesn’t mean we can’t make the experience satisfying and sensual, not to mention rejuvenating and soothing for our skin. These products will help you do just that!

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What 72 Percent Of You Are Doing Wrong In The Shower!

You pop into the shower to begin your morning (or evening) beauty routine.

You grab your body wash or bar of soap, and maybe a loofah or body sponge, and get to work on your arms, legs, back, butt, torso, and vagina! STOP RIGHT THERE. Using body wash or soap on your vagina is definitely a no-no, but it’s never too late to start giving this precious body part the tender loving care it deserves.

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