Since I began this blog this year, I have loved getting your questions or suggestions for posts. The one question I get most is about skincare. Isn’t it amazing that with all the marketing about anti-aging and what to do to fight it, the majority of us are still confused? I asked my friend Carrie who is an esthetician with over 20 year’s experience- “What should we be doing?!!!” Here is her response:
First off – lasers and lights are amazing for the skin. From Intense Pulse light to photo facials. I love them for women mid-30’s on. They stimulate collagen, even the skin tone and help with any pigmentation issues. They can be pricey, but are well worth it for those of us who are anti- injections and the knife ; ) I like peels, but hesitate with them because I am no longer an advocate of thinning the skin. Thinning the skin definitely helps with wrinkles, skin tone and texture, but long term thinning defeats the purpose of our skin, which is to protect. I recommend them maybe 1-2 times per year for women in their 40’s and up to amp exfoliation. Our skin does tend to get sluggish as we mature, so a good peel every now and again stimulates cell renewal and does not cause excessive thinning of the skin.