When you get to be of a certain age (oh, use your imagination!), it can be a challenge keeping your skin looking youthful. There are a few maddening individuals who maintain a fresh complexion despite never doing anything good for their skin, but I’m not bitter. Not bitter at all. Ha!
A nice complexion doesn’t come easy for the rest of us mere mortals. Part of why I became an esthetician in 1997, was due to the fact that I wanted to have better skin, and I could empathize with other glow seekers. Back then, all it took for me was regular facials and professional home care products. In the two decades since… well… sometimes it feels like I am in training for a marathon.
For the first half of 2016, we were just moved back to Western Washington and living between homes in what I affectionately dub “the trailer park” AKA my in-laws “compound.” It wasn’t the ideal setting to keep on top of my skincare treatments, though I always have time for my clinical skincare products! Throw in the stress of moving and the troubles of life, plus suddenly finding myself just past my mid-forties (gasp!), I was not in love with how my skin was looking.
In August of 2016, I was fortunate enough to be GIVEN an Ultherapy full face and neck treatment! Ultherapy is not a laser, but it is a medical device that uses deep ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen reproduction and, therefore, skin tightening. That was my start on a new journey toward more beautiful skin. That and the SkinStylus Microneedlng pen I purchased for my treatment room!
I have been doing Microneedling treatments on myself semi-regularly for the past year. Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, as this service tricks the skin into producing collagen (our skin’s support fiber). This treatment can be done every 4 weeks for a series of 6-8 treatments. This service is also on my menu at Skinblissful – Jerri Lien Skin Care.
My last treatment on myself was 9 days ago. I Microneedled over Lira Clinical’s VitaBrite Peel for the first time. It was a little zingier than usual, and my skin is still a bit pink… but it is looking good! Today I also have on LipSense‘s Mulled Wine with Glossy Gloss on top. I smooched my husband and… there is zero evidence of that incident smeared across his face. I love it! No lip color on my hubby, none on my coffee cup. Perfect! (My distributor number is 358918) You can also contact me for LipSense as well as Lira Clinical skincare products.
Since my first foray into working for a plastic surgeon, 16 years ago, I have been very familiar and friendly with Botox and dermal filler. It wouldn’t be fair to let people think that I am working to maintain a youthful appearance with skincare treatments alone. I had two medical/beauty industry reps tell me about the same nurse injector (Jessica) at Eterna Vein and Medical Aesthetics. I like her! She is calm, conservative, with a good eye, AND close to my home. My eyes get puffy when my thyroid levels are off track (a lot), and I wanted her to help detract from that with a little bit of filler. She also injected some Dysport so I don’t look like I am mad all the time! Dysport is similar to Botox.
In my industry and in my personal experience, I have learned that when you look better, you feel better. What are you doing to feel and look better?