Recent posts by Aly Walansky

  • Can We Change the Contour of Our Legs?

    As almost any woman will tell you, finding a way to make our legs appear slimmer and more shapely is a constant challenge. Diet and exercise usually just doesn’t cut it either. Leg fat is stubborn! The important thing to remember is, as awful as we may feel while staring at that dressing room mirror, we are not alone – and the problem isn’t necessarily our fault. Blame your parents, gals! For many of us, our hefty thighs, fatty knees and ‘cankles’ are actually hereditary. (Sucks, but it’s true). 

  • How Common Are Stress-Related Skin Issues?

    We’re all under a great deal of stress. Whether it’s difficult relationships or work situations, sometimes that stress takes a toll on our bodies. 

    We know stress can impact everything from our health to our weight to our hair, but it can also have a significantly negative impact on our skin. “Needless to say patients in my practice complain of stress,” says Ulysses H. Scarpidis, MD of Scarpidis Aesthetics in New York City. “This stress can affect patients both mentally and physically.”  

  • The Most Effective Eye Solutions for Your Circles, Bags, and Wrinkles

    Our eyes are the windows to our souls, it’s true. But, they are also the window to our rough nights, our long days, and our oh-so-taxing weeks. When we’re tired, stressed, or not feeling well, we can see it in and around our eyes – making them one of the first spots that show the signs of aging. To boot, there are a seemingly endless array of eye issues that plague us and I know I’m already exploring options to fix some myself. 

  • A Legit Way to Lose Extra Fat in 25 Minutes?!? YES!!!

    We all want the very best in as little time and with as little effort as possible. We are human after all. And having a great body is no exception. So, if there was a non-invasive laser that worked in minutes and sculpted our problem areas, wouldn’t it be too good to be true? One would think – but it’s not. SculpSure is the real deal, and it’s here. It is among a variety of cutting-edge non-invasive lipolysis treatments including CoolSculpting, Thermage, UltraShape and Zerona to name a few. 

  • Everything You Need to Know About Breast Implants

    With swimsuit season almost here, all of us are ready to have a better body. And for many, that means bigger breasts. So, should you consider breast implants? Maybe. But do your research: All breast implants are not created equal, and there are a few directions to go in when choosing your own. 

  • Protect Yourself: Sunscreen is Important in the Winter, Too!

    We know that during our summer excursions to the beach, protecting ourselves from the sun is a must. (I mean, we all know that now, right???) But how many of us are considering the same in winter? I can assure you - not nearly enough, despite the fact that the risks of the sun never go away. In fact, there are some unique threats during the winter that most of us are completely unaware of! 

  • How Your Breasts Change Through the Decades

    Our “girls” have quite a journey in life. Starting with our preteen years, we’re begging them to grow, eager to get that first bra – and then, we’re eager to have a bra bigger than our friends. (Never happened for me, alas.) Then, as we have babies, our breasts become more than just bra filler and man magnet – they become a source of sustenance to a tiny person! And we watch them inflate – only to later deflate, followed by sagging, much to our utter dismay. 

  • Is Mixing Skincare Products Dangerous?

    Skincare seems simple enough. We cleanse, we tone, we moisturize. We may throw serums or masques or peels into the mix. If one product runs out, we may switch to another, ignoring brand, primary ingredients or regimen. Perhaps we may consider mixing or layering products and treatments for various results and that’s totally fine, right? All skincare is good skincare. Actually, that’s just not the case.  

  • Is Vontouring the Answer To Your Waning Sex Life?

    You’re probably contouring those cheekbones, and maybe even utilizing contouring, strobing concepts or baby lights when refreshing the highlights in your hair. But have you considered the latest contouring trend… vontouring yet? 

  • Skin Conditions That Can Be Treated with IPL Photo Facial

    You may have seen Intense Pulsed Light treatment (IPL) being offered at your local med spa and wondered if it was a good choice for your skin. IPL is known to help improve acne rosacea, treat irregular pigmentation, dark sun spots, and reduce fine facial lines. Patients should be aware that IPL treatment is not the same as a laser treatment. 

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Aly Walansky

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Aly Walansky is a lifestyles writer with over a decade of experience covering beauty, health, and travel for various esteemed publications. Her blog, A Little Alytude (www.alytude.com) was launched in 2006 and continues to be a strong voice in the lifestyles arena. Based in the ever-trendy Park Slope area of Brooklyn, she divides her time between her shih tsu Lily, her soap opera addiction, and scouting out fun new martini bars.