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My Beauty Skin Essentials

We played the guess your age at work the other day and I think people were just being kind to me πŸ˜‰ That said, I have spent some time trying to figure out my beauty skin essentials and skin care products that work for me. I do not have the time for a full face of makeup every day nor do I believe that really goes with my personality or look. I have been pregnant or nursing on and off for the past 4+ years and my hormones have kept me guessing as to what creams will work vs cause breakouts. I want to be proactive with anti-aging products too.

I do some trial and error on products, am very thankful for a cousin in the beauty industry who sends me samples of things (think: Sisley & La Mer, thanks cuz!), and generally try to take care of my skin. I meet with my dermatologist regularly as they offer the coolest scan of your face for free – this shows you if the lotions and potions and treatments are working. I am really into the science of things and love that my derm only recommends products that have been clinically tested so they have proof they work.

Georgia Grey Beauty Essentials AM

Morning:

  • Cleanse with gentle soap. I have been using Fresh Soy Cleanser just to get the greasies off my skin.
  • Serum: prep skin with Skinceuticals CE Ferulic – super expensive but lasts a long time. Just rub 4 drops on your face and viola! Serum is like the secret sauce to getting that early 20’s glow.
  • SPF: this goes on before your moisturizer. The EltaMD one is very lightweight. I have tried the Cerave brand it honestly felt like super thick sunscreen. No bueno.
  • Eye Cream: apply with your ring or pinky finger in a circular upwards motion (I have no idea if the way I apply it even matters, but I feel like I am doing something good for my skin!).
  • Moisturize: since I tend to have dry skin, I add Cerave moisturizer and use it on my neck in a sweeping up motion. This is completely mental as I think because I am pulling my skin upwards, going against gravity, I too can have a neck like Jane Fonda at age 72.

Georgia Grey Beauty Essentials PM

Night:

  • Cleanse with Glytone Cleanser that has glycolic acid to cleanse face without being too harsh. Kind of acts as a mini exfoliator.
  • Anti-aging Cream: apply all over face at night to let the anti-aging gods do their magic while I sleep. I like the Neocutis brand.
  • Eye Cream: Can apply the DEJ brand again (from AM) or Darphin Multi-Corrective Divine Eye Cream; again gentle circular upward sweeping motions.

Georgia Grey Beauty Essentials

Periodically: I alternate between these treatments during the week:

  • GloPro MicroNeedling Regeneration Tool – OBSESSED with this. I was leary to buy something that pokes holes in your skin, but once I learned more about the science behind it, I got on board quick and I am thrilled.
    • The science is your skin cells turnover every 28 days, which is why some days your skin looks more dewy and glowy and than others; this tool helps to activate those cells.
    • I use it once or twice a week.
  • BeautyCounter Charcoal Mask – to lift the impurities (has salycilic acid in it!)
  • BeautyCounter Brightening Mask – Liv and I love this for a #selfcaresunday (they actually don’t sell this one anymore, I think mine is pretty old!)
  • M-61 PowerGlow Peel (warning: cannot use if pregnant or nursing as it has salicylic acid as main ingredient)
  • Innisfree Green Tea Moisture Mask – a cool Korean based beauty company entering the US. Smells amazing, you sleep in it and I’ve even gotten Jon to use it (shhhhhh!)

One thing I am totally on the fence about is Botox; I have done it in the past (pre-babies, so around age 30, 31) and loved the results. Then the hubs found THIS article and it scared me so much I just don’t know how I feel about it.

Up next: a lazer treatment that will minimize the brown spots on my face at the recommendation of my derm; all the anti-aging products I use will help future brown spots and issues, but they do not do anything about existing spots. I was not good to my skin in my 20’s.

I would love to try dermaplaning as well! Have you ever done this before? I’m kind of scared to try this one!!

Cheers!

Niki

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