Happy New Year Blue Family!
I love this time of year. The holidays are over and everyone is in hibernation mode focusing on themselves by establishing goals to better themselves from the inside out.
New Year, New Me. That saying can be overused for some, but for me, it’s inspiring and to the point. A lot can happen in a day, a week, but a year is tremendous when it comes to the opportunities you have to overcome lessons and prove to yourself that YOU matter enough to pay attention to what you need to be the best you.
The first thing I always notice when creating a New Years Resolutions List is that my emotional well being comes first. Making sure I’m taking full advantage of #selfcare, embodying my true self by working on my passions, and taking care of my mental health by taking days to get that massage, get those nails done, and schedule that annoying, but necessary laser hair removal appointment.
What I do is then make a list of my physical goals like diet, exercise, seeing more friends and family that fuel my energy rather than deplete, and the list goes on.
What’s funny is that even though I’ve been in the skincare industry for what seems like my entire life, I didn’t include my skin. The largest organ, the first thing we typically see when we look at ourselves in the mirror, was ignored.
With all that said, this year, my skin is my priority because at the end of the day, that’s really what I only have in life: ME.
I decided to get a personal consultation with one of our amazing Medical Aestheticians to create the perfect regimen for my current concerns: HYDRATION and CORRECTION. Even though our Winters here in LA are more like a very mild Fall, our skin still reacts to the change in climate.
I was told that morning regimens should absolutely be different than night regimens, but why is that? Well, the obvious reason is we need to make sure to protect ourselves from the sun. Secondly, there are various environmental and technological aggressors that aide in the acceleration of aging! YIKES! Let’s break this down because what I learned is life altering.
IS Clinical’s Cleansing Complex: While making sure to do your double wash, this product is packed with bio-nutrients, antioxidants, and ingredients like Willow Bark (Salicylic Acid) that help with exfoliating to help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and reducing blemishes. This is great for all skin types!
SkinMedica’s Lumivive Day Serum: This product is a GAME CHANGER. Applied after cleansing, this product helps to protect against POLLUTION. Forever I thought that I only needed to protect my lungs from pollution, but sure enough our skin takes a hit. Hence why we look sluggish, tired, dull, and lifeless. Did you also know that 92% of our population lives in polluted air that exceeds the recommendation by the W.H.O (World Health Organization)? Yeah, gross. That means we ALL need to invest in this groundbreaking product.
IS Clinical’s Extreme Protect SPF 30: We all know how important sunscreen is for us and if you don’t, well, where have you been?! This product offers Extremozyme Technology. Fancy name for a fantastic ingredient. There are extremophile plants that live in harsh environments like volcanoes, deep oceans, and arctic climates! They extracted their DNA to create regenerative healing in the skin! YES YOU HEARD ME RIGHT. Plants have healing powers.
IS Clinical’s Cleansing Complex: Additional benefits of using this cleanser is that is gently removes makeup, softens the skin, is excellent for shaving, and balances the natural PH in our skin. So, it’s not just a cleanser, it also has a built-in toner!
SkinMedica’s Lumivive Night Serum: Did you know that the average person is exposed to 10 hours of blue light a day? That means we are overdosing our skin in light that is speeding up our aging from wrinkles, sun spots, and sagging skin. Gone are the days of us only having to worry about UV rays. Keep in mind that as my phone is charging across the room, I am still exposed by the computer I’m using and the TV that’s on in front of me. It is something that is all around us! This night serum will help repair and restore our skin while we are getting a beauty rest.
IS Clinical’s Reparative Moisture Emulsion: Lastly, this lovely, light moisturizer is the perfect way to top off the night. With utilizing the Extremozymes technology you’ll be repairing and calming the skin of any aggressors that wanted to steal away your youth! Giving luxurious hydration without feeling too heavy!
After trying this regimen for 1 month, I noticed that my skin’s texture and tone improved drastically. My skin looks hydrated, supple, youthful, and has a fantastic glow. Even though it’s only been a month, I know that my results will further. It is important to listen to what your skin needs and switch up your regimen when necessary.
Bottom line, all we have at the end of the day is ourselves, we should do everything in our power to make sure that we are confident from head to toe!