Sunday, October 16, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
So, as previously promised, I am here to update you all on my new skincare routine (on my no procedure skincare journey) after my last skin assessment with my derm.
Because the products by Jouviance are working so well for me, my routine still includes some of the staple components of my previous routine, and my dermatologist has added a few new things to really up my skincare game so continue with the awesome results but also to adjust to the winter weather approaching (ugh!).
My morning routine still begins with the Micelle Solution, which is a 4-in-1, that cleanses, removes makeup (even waterproof), tones and hydrates. I really recommend this product because of its effectiveness in removing makeup and because it is such an easy step that encompasses a large part of most people’s routines. And no water needed, just a few cotton swabs and your skin is primed for all the good stuff to follow.
I then dab on the most banging of all the products (IMHO), the Revive Eye Serum. I made sure my derm did not remove this from my routine because my love for this product is DEEP. This stuff has truly changed how I feel about my skin because my dark (and I mean DARK) circles have essentially vanished. If you only try one of the products on my journey, this is it people!
After the serum, I use Antioxydant to my entire face, always using an upward motion. This product is like a barrier for your skin against free radicals and has anti-aging properties, which is always an added bonus.
And finally to round out my morning routine, I use Restrutiv on my face and eye contour. This is my retinol product and this is a product that improves fine lines, dull complexion, uneven skin texture and your skins hydration levels. Often times when we hear a product is for anti-aging, we think old ladies, but I think despite your age, everyone can benefit from having smoother, plumper skin.
Then we get into the night routine, which starts out the same, with the Micelle Solution and Revive Eye Serum but then moves into new territory. Glycolic acid territory to be exact.
After using the eye serum, I move onto the Soft Peel Night Cream with 5% Glycolic Acid, which is the recommended “dosage” when first trying out glycolic acid. I put this cream on, making sure to avoid the eye and lip areas. This product has the wow! effect, where the next morning you really feel like it worked some magic. It exfoliates, hydrates, diminishes fine lines and is just an overall crucial component in having that flawless skin we all want and apparently can have, with a good routine that is! After about 2 weeks of using this product, if all goes well, I will be bumped up to the 10% concentration of glycolic acid.
And finally, twice a week, replacing my previous mask and exfoliant, I am using the Soft Peel Mask with 5% Glycolic Acid. This has all the same effects as the nigh cream but in a mask form and is essentially a gentler way of doing a derm facial peel, in the comfort of your own home. Pretty cool and feels freaking amazing.
So there you have it ladies and gents, my new new in skincare and so far, totally loving it. I want to know if any of you have tried any of the products and what your have results and impressions have been thus far so please comment below and let me know what’s going on with your skincare game. xo
Thursday, September 22, 2016
I recently had my skin reassessment at the halfway mark of my ‘no procedure’ skincare journey and wanted to share with all of you the results.
If you have been following me these last 10 weeks, you already know what’s up and if not, you should check out my previous videos to get the full scope of what’s been going on with my skin and how far it has come in this short amount of time.
When I first visited the clinic and did the skin assessment in July, my skin was gauged at 27.9 years (which is pretty banging for some who is 33). But that isn’t to say I didn’t have some issues (magnitude is in the eye of the beholder). My under eye circles were excessive, I had a few deep-set wrinkles (specifically on my forehead) that irked me and the texture and color of my skin was pretty yuck.
So I was put on a routine by my dermatologist, of Jouviance products, that I have been following religiously (available in previous blogs and videos) and well, the proof is in the pudding. These dermatologist-developed products really were game changer in a sense that the results were not superficial and actually changed my skin drastically. Enough so that I can now leave the house with BB cream rather than a full coverage foundation for the first time in ever. And although I can see and feel a difference, it was nice to have “scientific” confirmation.
At my reassessment, they redid the general skin analysis, skin hydration testing (surface and internal) and wrinkle imprints. The results showed that my 27.9-year-old skin was now 27.4 years old. My skin had improved in all areas (yay!) and I believe whole-heartedly it was because of my dedication to the new routine and products that were suggested to me. Really couldn’t be happier about the results and my decision to do this. And I think that’s the most important test, how I feel. My under eye circles and skin discoloration are essentially gone and I feel far more confident in my skin. Not much can top that… but obviously I am going to try!
Now that my skin has had such amazing results with these products, it is time to update my routine to make further improvements and to meet the needs of winter skin (blah!). And if you are interested in the updated products and routine, please check back soon so I can share all the details with you! And don’t forget to comment, letting me know if you’ve tried my routine and what your results have been so far! xo