Recent posts by Jenny Isenman

  • Fatten Up - Will Fat Transfer Replace Fillers?

    Your face: the one place that you don’t want to lose fat is ironically the one that does. I’d play Alanis Morissette’s song Ironic, but one of my kids erased her songs from my playlist. More irony, I suppose. Most people assume that when the fat is lost, it’s time for filler and they aren’t wrong, but what they don’t think about is using the natural filler they make at home, fat. I know, I made it sound like moonshine, but the procedure is actually highly technical and with a skilled plastic surgeon can be highly effective. 

  • Your Skincare Game Plan to Maintain Hydrated Skin This Season

    As we age, it becomes more and more difficult for our skin to maintain moisture. Heated buildings, hot showers, frequent washing and winter chills can dehydrate skin ten-fold. So what’s a gal to do when her skin starts to look like an elephant’s trunk? Here are six day-to-day approaches to combating dehydration. 

    1. Drink Water. Staying hydrated makes you dewy from the inside. It keeps your skin supple, which translates into fewer wrinkles. Score!  

  • Things You Can Do to PREVENT Wrinkles, Other Than Not Smiling

    I’m not gonna lie, I have had a laugh, cackle, guffaw and chortle cut short recently, because something in my brain reminded me that I was doing something far more significant than giddily enjoying myself and the moment - I was possibly setting my already apparent marionette lines and crow’s feet into a downward spiral of being etched even deeper into my once wrinkle-free face.  

  • How to Prolong the Effects of Popular Anti-Aging Skin Treatments

    I’m finally about to bite the bullet and do a laser or light therapy treatment. I haven’t decided which one yet, but it needs to basically obliterate age spots, remove wrinkles, reverse sun damage, shrink pores, un-break broken capillaries and froth my latte. I’ll let you know when I find said contraption. 

    For now, I’m in prep mode — which is actually the first phase of treatment. I was unaware that there were phases other than: 1) Aim laser/light/frequency/chemical at face. 2) Get blotchy, or peel, or react in whatever way you’re supposed to react, 3) Look 1,000 years younger! 

  • A Laser That Could Change the Game - Halo

    So, I’m obsessed with finding the right laser to make my foray into the world of resurfacing and correcting pigmentation. I’ve been “window shopping” for years. Every time I feel I’ve made the right choice, a new option hits the market and I say, “Jenny, wait a bit longer this one might be ‘The One.’I may or may not have done the same thing when looking for a husband. Luckily, I felt pretty certain I’d found “The One” or I’d probably still be window shopping men. 

  • I’d Rather Stick Needles in My Eyes - Tried and Tested - Botox

    Let me be frank. As a parent, I’ve used that phrase quite a bit. There are times when my daughter is channeling her inner-popstar and after 2 hours of listening to her Boom! Clap, Bang Bang - or tell me how it’s All About That Bass (with attempted twerking) I may text my hubby that, I’d rather stick needles in my eyes than watch one more rendition of Shake It Off. Clearly, I don’t mean it. My children, like your children are precious and brilliantly talented, but 2 hours could make any mom threaten to take desperate measures. 

  • Tried and Tested — I Pumped Up The Voluma!

    This summer, I mentioned my 5 Starter Procedure list Yes, if you like me are trying to tell people you’re a decade younger (and you want them to believe you) these will help. That said, I recently tried good ol’ #3 and pumped up the volume in my cheeks. Since nothing I do is sacred, I thought I’d tell you ALL about it (the good, the bad, and the ugly. Oh, I said ugly).  

  • Wave Bye-Bye to “Bye-Bye Arms”

    OK, I’m mildly fascinated by what’s going on under my arms. Some people call it “bat wing” arm, but I prefer bye-bye arms (as they keep waving long after I do). 

    People of every size have this issue and I’m pretty sure gravity is to blame. Damn you gravity — you truly think keeping us from floating out into space is a fair trade for the folds, sags and wrinkles you cause?  

  • 5 Great “Starter” Procedures That May Quickly Help You  Regain Some of Your Youth

    (AKA my to-do list after spending a summer at camp with a bunch of young counselors) 

    I’m spending the summer at Camp Lenox (in the Berkshires) with my children on a journey that I thought would make me feel like a kid again. In many ways it has, but in even more ways, it has highlighted how I’m not as young as I feel.  

    You can always go back, but you can’t go back in time. There is definitely truth in this. 

  • What You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal - to Avoid Things Getting Hairy

    I’m spending the summer at camp with my kids and I’m using the experience as part of a humor writing series I’m working on. There’s a ton of material. For starters, I’m older than pretty much all of the counselors and staff, who all seem fresh-faced and aglow at each and every function. Likewise, I’m working hard to look even slightly aglow. ‘Aflicker’ may be a better term.  

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Jenny Isenman

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Jenny Isenman AKA “Jenny From the Blog” a pop culture obsessed, card carrying Gen Xer, and the humorist behind the award winning site, The Suburban Jungle.com. Jenny does on air segments as a Generation X, Parenting, and Lifestyle expert for NBC, CBS, FOX, Huff Po Live, and hosted the Jenny Isenman Show for CafeMom. Jenny claims that reading her work will make you smarter, tanner and reduces cellulite... at the very least it’ll keep you literate.