Fight Aging with Skinlogic
By Katy Agro Myers
For the last decade + I've been taking care of my kids. Growing babies, nursing babies, cleaning up their spit-up, and changing diapers. Carting them from toddler times to soccer practices. Some days, (especially those early days) I was lucky to brush my teeth morning and night. Take care of my skin?
In December, I was having dinner with some moms from my community. I was feeling frumpy and old sitting with these beautiful girls and just chalked it up to being older than them. During dinner, they all started talking about their Botox. I was like "whaaaaaatttt??" Tell me more!
In the months following, I asked a ton of questions. I've always been SO intimidated by the idea of getting botox or really any aesthetic skincare treatments. First, my skin is so sensitive, that I thought for sure it would just burn right off. Second, I thought if I got injectables, I wouldn't know what to ask for and would end up looking crazy or going to pay and being charged $5,000
Then I met Meredith Baker from Skinlogic. When I first talked to Meredith I said, "I have no clue what I need because I don't even understand it, but I can tell you what I don't like" At 43, I don't have a ton of wrinkles. I didn't want to look fake or like I had zero wrinkles. I wanted to look like me, just a little better.
Problem Area #1: Lips - it's pretty common for your lips to thin as you age. On top of that, I had some scarring that made my upper lip asymmetrical. As I've gotten older, I've become more self-conscious about it, and it's even affected the way that I smiled. Meredith used Botox to do what's called a lip flip. It softened the lines on my upper lip and gave me additional volume. More importantly, it evened out my upper lip, and man, I am in love. The difference is subtle and not over the top - but just enough to make me smile big!
Problem Area #2: Wrinkles - I don't have a ton of wrinkles. I grew up with a mom who is fanatical about sunscreen and I followed suit so I don't have a ton of sun damage or wrinkles, but lately, I kept staring at my forehead and my crow's feet on a regular basis. To me, it was like a bullseye just standing out. Meredith worked her magic and voila. My mom said to me, "you look great. You look like you finally got some sleep!" I'm going to share my pics - but don't laugh at how bad I am at making faces, ok?
Problem Area #3 - My skin. As I said, I have sensitive skin that's also very dry. My eyes are sensitive and I often struggle to find sunscreen and eye cream that won't burn my eyes. I feel like I'm at the age where I need to start treating my skin for aging, but I'm not down with long-winded skincare routines.
Meredith recommended dermaplane, chemical peel, and a new skincare regimen using her custom medical-grade skincare line. When I heard the words dermaplane and chemical peel, I was terrified. But Meredith assured me a light chemical peel would do wonders. I won't lie, even during and the day after the chemical peel, I worried about my skin burning off. But Meredith knew exactly what she was talking about! My skin is GLOWING. I have less redness, more even skin tone, and my makeup goes on much smoother.
Let's talk about the skincare products. I was nervous about having a routine that involved more than washing my face and putting on moisturizer. Meredith added a Green Tea Antioxidant Serum, Retinol, and an Ultra Protect Antioxidant Serum to my routine as well as a Firming Eye Cream. I thought to myself, "I'm never going to do this every morning and every night." I have done this almost every single night since I started. Not only is the routine fast and easy to use, my skin feels amazing. I used to feel like unless a product was super greasy feeling, it wasn't moisturizing enough. Skinlogic products absorb quickly, and are light feeling but my skin is moisturized ALL day long. Skinlogic's Ultra Protect SPF is my last application every morning and it absorbs quickly and does not burn my eyes. Check it out:
I feel great in my own skin, and most importantly, I feel like I am me. I feel like I'm doing something for myself again. You can too!
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