I’m reporting to you today to tell you the cold hard truth about your face.
Your crows feet.
Your under eye circles.
Your fine lines.
Your deep lines.
Your sun spots.
Your large pores.
Your new moles.
The moles you have had all your life.
Your ever decreasing collagen.
Your slowing cell turn over rate.
Your sagging cheeks and neck.
Brace yourself, here it comes….
& it is all uniquely your own!!
Unfortunately for the vanity element that lives within each of us (some more aggressively than others) we will experience most of the skin conditions mentioned above no matter what we do to try and fight Father Time because ultimately Mother Nature will continue to have her way with us.
The definition of “anti-aging” (a commonly used term in the beauty industry) is: a product or technique designed to prevent the appearance of getting older.
Appearance so often gets in the way of experience.
But in the end which holds more value, Appearance OR Experience?
Lets dig in, shall we?
Appearance: the way that someone or something looks.
Experience: practical contact with and observation of facts or events. Practical meaning, of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something.
To each his own, but I believe what we do, and who we do it with is far more important than our physical esthetic.
With that being said I am a licensed esthetician, so appearance is something people seek me out to address for them on a daily basis, and I absolutely love what I do. www.sbskinstudio.com (Make your appointment with me today to talk about your personal skincare goals and desires)
There are certainly preventative measures we can take and corrective procedures available to address each unique client concern.
I feel it my main duty to remind each of you that your skin health is directly correlated with and dependent upon:
Your fluid intake.
Your daily habits.
Your stress levels.
Your environmental exposure.
Your sleep patterns.
Your skincare regimen.
Notice I put your skincare regimen last. I did that because that is where it rates on the level of importance. The rest can be in any given order, but what I am trying to stress here is that if you do not take care of your insides, your outsides will reflect that. For example: Your $200 hydrating night cream with all the top notch ingredients isn’t going to make up for you not consuming enough water on a daily basis, and your $96 eye cream that is packed full of peptides isn’t going to help your fine lines if your continually cheating yourself out of a full nights rest. And that my friend is the cold hard truth.
I know, I know, aren’t I supposed to be pushing a skincare line and telling you to buy products? That isn’t my MO here. My motivating factor of writing this piece is to simply remind you that as a human your are a whole-istic organism.
So lets say you have your diet, your lifestyle, stress and all of the above in order and while you liked my hippie dippie pep talk about your crows feet & sun spots being beautiful you’ld still like to address them; what can you do to slow the roll of father time and pump the breaks on mother nature?
Invasive approaches with varied downtime: Face lift, Botox, Dermal fillers.
Less invasive with varied downtime: Acid peels, laser treatments.
Not invasive and no downtime: Microdermabrasion, Micro-current.
HOME CARE & SPF play big parts in keeping your skin protected from the elements and packing it full of nutrient rich ingredients. (Again, this does not make up for a toxic lifestyle)
Moving forward: Remember that you’re not alone in this aging process, we are all working our way toward death together. We will all look in the mirror day in and day out becoming ever more aware of just how much time we have spent in this form. I encourage you to wear your SPF 365 days of the year, and spend less time worrying about what you look like and more time making laugh lines 😉