Friday, October 26, 2012

The Road To Luminosity

I've finally gotten a visit in at the dermatologist!  I don't know about too many people who'd be so happy about a medical provider appointment, but this one can only lead to good things and beautiful people since most of their procedures are cosmetic.  I totally plan on blowing a lot of money in this place. 

Which won't be hard since I went in for a consultation and left with two products and a wallet $250.00 lighter. It's no mystery why the lobby of the place looks like a four-star resort. 
Thing is, I've always had flawless skin - never a blemish or breakout, always smooth and creamy - and I want it back.  I'm not going to let a few dollars stand between me and creaminess.   I'm not super vain, but I would like my skin to look a little better than it has over the last few years.

I've always been vigilant about taking my makeup off and cleansing my face, and I was thinking that's what's gotten me by until now, but somewhere along the way things changed.  I don't think in my entire life, I've EVER gone to bed with makeup on.  I don't care if I got home at four in the morning, I would always take my makeup off and wash my face before collapsing on the nearest soft surface.

What I haven't been as vigilant about is wearing sunscreen, but since I'm not really a sun worshipper I never thought it to be much of a problem.  But in the past couple of years, I've noticed a few sun spots on my skin, dark enough that I can't cover them with makeup.  And I think driving the truck, with the constant sun streaming through the windows, has likely had an impact on my skin - it certainly did on this guy, and I don't want to wind up looking like him.

So I have to scrap what I'm using to wash my face now and start using what I bought at the dermatologist's office.  Morning and evening I'll be washing my face with
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Cleanser, followed by a layer of Obagi Clear.  After that I'll be applying sunscreen before putting on my makeup (for daytime), and at night I'll add a layer of Retin-A after the Obagi.  This is supposed to smooth out my skin and brighten up its appearance, making me look more "youthful". 

I'll do that for a few weeks and the next time I'm at home I'll have the
Intense Pulsed Light(IPL) treatment done, along with a round of Microdermabrasion.  That should just about do it.

My plan is for my face to look like one that belongs on a nine-year-old. 

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