After a long day at the office, Dr. Clark’s practice manager, Heather Giordano, looks forward to pampering her skin. She, like many women in the 30 to 35 age group, struggles with adult onset acne, and melasma, brown to gray-brown patches, usually on the cheeks, forehead, chin, neck, and above the upper lip.
For the under 40 crowd, sun exposure, and hormonal changes related to pregnancy are the biggest culprits, and the easiest to combat. Impossible as it may sound, finding an extra five or ten minutes at the end of a busy day to pamper your skin is the quickest route to recapturing your youthful glow.
Heather incorporates skin care products that improve her skin’s texture, even out her skin tone and reduce redness and irritation from blemishes. The tricky part is maintaining the skin’s natural moisture barrier without clogging pores and improving cell turnover without exacerbating already irritated skin.
A peek inside Heather’s cheerful patterned Lilly Pulitzer pouch reveals her cure for combination skin: CBI Blemish Fix Stick, Vivier Skin Lightening Serum, PCA Rejuvenating Serum, and CBI Amino Lift Peptide Complex.
The oil-free blemish stick is perfect for combination skin. Salicylic acid treats the blemish, while camphor and witch hazel condition and tone, reducing inflammation and redness.
Vivier Skin Serum also works double duty. This 2-in-1 serum contains 2% hydroquinone to lighten and brighten freckles and dark patches, while pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C acts to smooth fine lines.
The magic in PCA Rejuvenating Serum comes from epidermal growth factor that improves cell turnover; Vitamin E, a free-radical fighter, and Bisabolol, a primary component of the essential oil extracted from chamomile, restores suppleness to the skin by stimulating the skin’s healing process.
The blend of amino acids and oat kernel extract found in Amino Lift Peptide Complex round out Heather’s skin care program. A tiny dab blended into the skin smooths fine lines, reduces redness, and improves firmness and texture.
Finding the time to take care of your skin when your day is bursting at the seams may seem daunting, but with the proper tools in your skin care regime, even the busiest Moms can improve skin tone, texture, and fine lines with time to spare.