Being that Labor Day is less than a month away, I felt it appropriate to share my end of summer skin shape up.
Let’s face it. It has been HOT everywhere. No matter how much sunscreen we slather on, if you are outside, even in a car, your skin will still take somewhat of a beating. I have done extensive research and came up with a few select items — from the drugstore to the doctor’s office — to help refresh your skin from a long hot summer. There is something here for everyone.
Skin Medica is the high quality skin care treatment that I found at Dr. Babak Dr. Azizzadeh’s office in Beverly Hills. He is a well known plastic surgeon and recommends this as a must for your way to healthy skin. It has a high level of collagen that goes deep beyond the skin’s surface to tighten and lift the skin on your face and neck.
Immediately after applying, your skin is instantly tightened. You can feel it. I will use one of the recommended products (below) from Neutrogena or Olay on top of it for more moisture. Here is the price for high quality — between $230.00 and $260.00. If this is something that is affordable for you, it is a must try. The price point for Skin Medica is definitely steep but one way you can justify using it is what I refer to as “cheating on your skin care.” I will take the expensive brand and use it sparingly once a day to get some benefit and still make it last. Use your less expensive brand the rest of the day.
The two comparable drug store skin care products that I am so pleased to share with you are Neutrogena and Oil of Olay. I have to give my all time favorite drugstore cleanser award to Oil of Olay Shine Control Lathering Cleanser. You need a very small amount and it gives full lather for face and neck. Both Olay and Neutrogena have cleansing, pore refining scrubs that clean your face deep down with a gentle touch, which is important for your skin.
For a lighter cream, Neutrogena has Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream and Rapid Wrinkle Moisturizer. Neutrogena’s day time skin firming cream with spf 15 is a great multitasking cream to tighten skin while protecting it from the sun’s rays.
Oil Of Olay also has fantastic light day creams, like Olay All Day UV Moisturizer with vitamins E and B3 and spf 15. I have fallen for their more thick and creamy night creams — Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution and Micro Sculpting Creams are both hydrating and give your skin that clear tight feeling that we all strive for. I have also been using the Olay Professional ProX Eye Restoration Complex. To tighten and lift the skin just a bit more, use Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum under any of their moisturizers.
For a deep exfoliating and hydrating treatment try Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir. It has a light glycolic peel — use at night so you wake up to a smooth and tighter face.
Find and try what’s right for you. There is something for everyone to have the best skin for you to live in.