Who takes a selfie while getting their face shot up with toxins? *Me!*
My Derm was a little like WTF are you doing but he was nice enough to play along. (Btw If you’re in Denver Dr Parris is the best I’ve found and no I didn’t get a discount for the plug. I genuinely like them.)
If you have wrinkles, like real wrinkles (which means that you can see lines in your skin when your face is at rest and not only when you’re making some crazy ass expression which will of course line your face up for a moment. See how my wrinkes are there when my brows are down? That’s what I’m talking about) nothing will take them away like Botox. Nothing. Not a potion or a cream and believe me I’ve tried them all. Deep wrinkles are caused by moving your face around so stopping that movement stops the wrinkles. It works within days and in a week’s time my wrinkles are gone. But then it wears off in a few months and you do it again.
I’m out of a few things so I bought an arsenal of new products to exfoliate the hell outta my dull skin and kick out some damage. Obagi has given me great results in the past so I went with their version of Retin-A, Vitamin C serum, and Exfoderm Forte which is a glycolic and lactic acid cream I’ve bought many times in the past. I also grabbed SkinMedica’s GlyPro Exfoliating Cleanser with tiny exfoliating beads that I’ll need once the retin a starts to cause that peeling and flaking- which is how you know that it’s actually working.
They gave me this little sample set of SkinMedica’s brightening system including this best selling Lytera which I’ll start using once I finish testing out another really exciting product that I’ll post about very soon.
I’m still mulling over a chemical peel just to dig deep and pull out the melasma and discoloration from pregnancy to start fresh. I’m looking at the VI Peel or the Vitalize. Either way, I know I’m in for a week of redness, peeling, (hence the name!), and scaring people at the grocery which is why I’ve been dragging my feet for so long. When researching just remember ‘little to no downtime’ means not as great results. You need your skin to shed off that top layer so that new baby skin can come through. Anything that isn’t causing that reaction just isn’t worth the money. It’s also a good time to get a peel in the winter because your new skin will be sensitive for a while after so they really aren’t recommended during the summer months. If you’re going to do it, now is a good time. Because of that, I’ll probably set a date in January so I’ll keep you posted on what I decide.