BEAUTIFULLY SMOOTH

Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We’ve been working really hard to plan for the new year. I’m really excited for our upcoming improvements, initiatives, and projects. I’m starting the year of with a beauty series. Today’s installment is all about my anti aging skin care must haves.

One of my personal skincare secrets is my rather aggressive commitment to exfoliating. Over the years I’ve learned that using an exfoliator every morning keeps my skin looking vibrant. You may not need to exfoliate daily but including a facial scrub into your routine is something I highly recommend. Currently my regimen includes a daily cleanse with Laura Mercier’s Flawless Skin Face Polish and a biweekly treatment with Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator . As I’ve mentioned before, I also add baking soda to my cleanser once a week. 

Exfoliating doesn’t stop with my face. In the last 6 months I’ve become obsessed with skin brushes. I use mine all over my skin every morning in the shower. I’ve even gotten in the habit of traveling with one.

Next up is a product I can’t live without. It’s Dr. Brandt’s Needles No More 3-D filler mask.  It’s another product that I use every single day and I have it in stockpiles so I never run out. It gives an instantly visible lift to the skin. 

Last but not least is an Intense Facial Mask with Retinol 8. I’ve tried a lot but I’m currently favoring this one from Verso Skincare. 

As I approach 30 ( by approach I mean that it’s coming up in a week and I’m freaking out) I’m all about maximizing my use of topical anti aging alternatives before I feel the need to move on to more surgical ones. I’m really hoping I’ll be on of those women who ages naturally without intervention, but I’m also not opposed to considering a little tweaking as I get older. 

What are your thoughts on aging? Are you open to treatments like Botox and plastic surgery or are you looking forward to embracing your age and everything that comes with it?

 

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  • January 4, 2017 - 1:29 PM

    Briana - These photos are beautiful!

    Briana
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  • January 4, 2017 - 1:38 PM

    pia - exfoliating realy works!
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  • January 4, 2017 - 2:53 PM

    Chantel - This looks so relaxing.ReplyCancel

  • January 4, 2017 - 3:38 PM

    Melody - I’m 41 and have beautiful skin! I haven’t really started botox or plastic surgery. I love aging gracefully. As long as you take care of your skin, I truly believe you’ll be just fine. Plus I’m not really fond of the “botox” look. BUT to each their own. I just feel like all my friends that have decided to get it, have started to over due it. But your only 30…. embrace your age:)

    Happy early Birthday!!!

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  • January 4, 2017 - 5:54 PM

    Karen Farber - Saving these for future use! Can I ask when you started using anti-aging products? I’m turning 25 but feel like it’s too early for me. However, I’m always confused on this topic. Maybe you could do a blog post on this – “At what age to start using anti-aging products” :)

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    • January 5, 2017 - 9:55 AM

      Breanna Marie - Same question! Commenting to get on this thread for the answer ;)ReplyCancel

      • January 25, 2017 - 4:39 PM

        Liz - So I started to use specifically anti-aging products right around 26. For me that was the age that I started to feel like I was noticing small lines and the loss of collagen. I think it’s really something that depends on your genetics as well as habits like eating, smoking and drinking. My mom is in her early 50’s but has very few wrinkles, the struggle for the women in my family is more about collagen and under eye bags. I have been aggressively “treating/preventing” my under eye are since I was a teen.

        Hope this helps!

        P.S. I know this a copy and paste answer but I didn’t really know how else to relate the same info. xoxoxo

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    • January 25, 2017 - 4:37 PM

      Liz - So I started to use specifically anti-aging products right around 26. For me that was the age that I started to feel like I was noticing small lines and the loss of collagen. I think it’s really something that depends on your genetics as well as habits like eating, smoking and drinking. My mom is in her early 50’s but has very few wrinkles, the struggle for the women in my family is more about collagen and under eye bags. I have been aggressively “treating/preventing” my under eye are since I was a teen.

      Hope this helps!
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  • January 4, 2017 - 9:51 PM

    Jennifer - Great tips! :)ReplyCancel

  • January 4, 2017 - 11:20 PM

    Kristina - These photos with the bathtub are so beautiful! I really want to try some Laura Mercier products in 2017, I keep hearing so many good things about them.
    ♡ Kristina
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  • January 5, 2017 - 1:13 AM

    Betty - Absolutely amazing photos! You always take us to the land of these beautiful flowers, colours and compositions. I love watching them:)

    greetings from Berlin

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    Marta - I haven’t started to use any anti-aging products as I’m only 20 but I’ve already started my research so that when I do dive into that part of skincare I already know what I’m doing, kinda. And when it comes to plastic surgery or botox I personally wouldn’t do it because I’m way too scared haha I’m not scared of needles or anything but there’s something about medical procedures that really scares me.ReplyCancel

  • January 5, 2017 - 9:53 AM

    Breanna Marie - I’ve never heard of the Dr. Brandt skincare line. How long have you been using it? Your skin looks amazing!

    I also wonder, when did you make the transition from non-anti-aging to anti-aging products?ReplyCancel

  • January 5, 2017 - 10:30 AM

    Keshia - I always look forward to your posts. Now that I’m 26 Im terrified of aging and my skin care regiment has been at top of my focus this year. You, however my dear look stunning. Happy early bday :) <3

    Keshia

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  • January 6, 2017 - 2:07 AM

    Alexia - http://coach.silvertreeinn.net
    Love the entire look.. especially those pants!ReplyCancel

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    ivanasworld - Lovely :)
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