I keep my moisturizer selection pretty simple. Once I find one, I pretty much stick to it f o r e v e r. I like my skin to feel perfectly hydrated, no dryness whatsoever, more on the dewy side I would say. And I never like to ...
You may have noticed that I started my current skincare routine post with Toners ... and that's because my cleansers are pretty basic. Nothing really notable except that when it comes to cleaning my face, I definitely do a double cleanse, which means ...
You guys, I tried microdermabrasion today!! And you know what? It was awesome!!
I'm usually a wimp when it comes to exfoliation treatments. Mostly because I have really sensitive skin. Sometimes treatments feel like they are burning my face off or I peel really bad for some crazy amount of time, so I just avoid them all together. My only exfoliation comes from Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant which I do nightly.
But today, this treatment was not so bad! In fact, my esthetician - FOZ - said it would feel like a cat was liking my face, and it totally did. Which made this treatment super tolerable!
Immediately afterward, I noticed that my skin looked super smooth and the wrinkles on my forehead and neck diminished a bit (never seen that before, so it must have needed a good exfoliation!). Also, the big brown age spot on my left cheek was a tiny bit smaller and less noticeable. Anyway, I'll keep you all posted on how things go over the next week, so stay tuned!!
Soooooooo here's an update! Basically after the treatment, my skin was really dry for about 5 days afterward. No peeling, just really parched. I ended up using extra moisturizer and then switched to Dermalogica's Super Rich Repair at night and that seemed to do the trick!
I didn't have any peeling which I LOVED and my skin was really smooth. The brown spots on my face are less noticeable but I think my neck benefited the most from this treatment. It really needed a heavier exfoliation. There is definitely less crepiness and my skin looks younger in that area. (Also, just an FYI for those concerned about skin tags: the skin tags along my neck disappeared for a little while but came back 10-15 days afterward. This treatment did not create any new ones - yay!)
Overall, I think I will incorporate this treatment into my regimen maybe twice a year? As I didn't experience a lot of downtime and I liked the results. So happy my esthetician suggested microdermabrasion!!
Oh where has NEW YOU been all my 30's?!?!?
I just found this guy on the stands while flying back from Denver and it is one of the best reads I've picked up in a long time. It's kind of like SELF meets NEW BEAUTY (but less advertisey and scientific) meets W. All the articles totally spoke to me which made me read through it lightening fast! I really enjoyed the skincare articles and tidbits about health - very informational with a touch of science, but short & sweet (my cup of tea). The celeb articles were great too! The topics in this magazine captured my age group perfectly. Oh yea and don't get discouraged about the price ($9.99 US) because its put out quarterly, not monthly. I recommend it for readers 30 & up!
Image courtesy of New You Magazine
I was skeptical at first, but when I noticed all my co-workers walking around the office with amazing skin, I knew the Clarisonic Brushes were working. Seriously, their skin looks bright, clear and refreshed - baby soft! And I'm Jealous. So I plan on buying the next model up - the Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System & Spot Therapy Kit. This brush comes with 2 more speeds than the original Clarisonic Brush and a special spot therapy brush head for the body. Now my face won't be the only one getting all the attention; my arms, décolleté and legs will get some love too!
Image from Sephora.com