Let’s Play A Game!
Hi there! Let’s do something fun today, okay? It’s called 2 Truths and a Lie. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s where I share two true things about skincare and one myth. You hit reply and tell me which one you think isn’t true. Then I’ll share with you which one is a lie. Sound good? Yay!
Here we go:
- Drinking water doesn’t hydrate dehydrated skin.
- Getting facials is overrated.
- Serums maximize your skincare performance.
Is it 1, 2, or 3? Click the button below to play.
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Drinking water doesn’t hydrate your skin
True! I hear this one daily. Especially here in Aspen, everyone thinks that if they drank more water, their skin would be more hydrated. Only one study indicates that drinking more water could nominally help dry skin. In that study, it took almost a gallon of water to see any improvement in the skin. The difference was so slight that most people wouldn’t even notice a difference. In reality, regular (not excess) water consumption would have also made the skin look better.
Look for moisturizers with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, omega fatty acids, shea butter, cacteen, or glycerin to help keep the skin hydrated, soft, and supple.
Pila recommends Skin Script’s line of moisturizers and Green Envee’s Restore Hydration Masque for a weekly boost.
Getting Facials is overrated and optional
Lie! Think about this for a sec. Let’s use the analogy of working out to explain the skincare journey. You join a gym without hiring a personal trainer. You go once, maybe a couple of times. Do you get to your goals? Nope.
Let’s start this again. You join the gym, choose your trainer, and together create a plan for working out and meal-prepping at home (that’s getting you on the correct skincare routine). You work out twice a week (aka do your home care), you meet with the trainer twice a week (your monthly or bi-monthly facial), then slowly, you start seeing all those changes you’ve been working for.
We live in an Instagram world and want changes to happen overnight. And we know that’s unrealistic. Let me be your skin’s personal trainer. I’ll help you pick the best exercises (treatments) and diet (skincare) to aid you in getting your desired results (skin goals!).
Pila recommends coming in for a facial to start the transformation journey.
If you don’t live in Aspen, I can still help with your skincare treatment plan. Just click the button below and tell me your skin goals and the current state of your skin.
True! You can definitely ramp up your skincare results with serums. Serums have smaller molecules than moisturizers, so they can travel to the deeper layers of your skin and target your skin concerns.
Have fine lines? There’s a serum for that.
Want to fade sun and age spots? There’s a serum for that too.
Are you dealing with blemishes? Yep, there’s a serum for that too.
Do you see fine lines around your eyes and mouth?
Love your skin by adding a serum with hyaluronic acid and peptides to replenish the lower layers of your skin with more moisture-inducing ingredients and target fine lines.
- Pila suggests the Intraceuticals Retouch Eye Serum
Do you have dark spots that you wish would disappear?
Use a serum with the super antioxidant Vitamin C or retinol to help lighten up dark spots.
- Pila uses the Skin Script Glycolic Retinol Pads
Got acne, even at 50-something?
I know it’s annoying to still deal with acne and blackheads in your 50s. Whatever your age, find a serum with salicylic acid. SA goes deep into the pores to untrap oil and dirt inside them to help with both acne and blackheads.
- Pila recommends Skin Script’s Clarifying Pads
Whichever serum you choose, finish with your skin concern-specific cream to lock it in. Even if you have oily or acne-prone skin, you still need to seal it in, so choose a lightweight moisturizer.
Do you need a skincare refresh or just want to do your routine together? Tap the “Let’s FaceTime” button below and let’s do our skincare together.
Was that as much fun for you as it was for me? Have a question for me? Send me an email, and I’ll get back to you.