Monday, August 15, 2011

My Trip to the Plastic Surgeon

When I told my husband that I had made an appointment with the plastic surgeon he was a little confused. Although I did see a tiny smile on his face. I think he was secretly hoping that I had plans to get some stripper sized enhancements. He He He! ;)

I actually didn't visit a plastic surgeon about a cosmetic procedure, I made an appointment to talk to their skin care specialist . I met with her today, and I could not be happier. She answered all my questions and helped me develop a skin care routine that was more suited for my skin's needs. She even helped me weigh the benefits of the products with the price of the product. You have to love a frugal consultant. My consultation was free, and I left with several samples. I also purchased a cream that she suggested for under $50.

Since I am a skin care junkie, I thought I would share some of her advice to me with you. Here are two tips that apply to most all skin types and are affordable!

Tip #1) Always use sunscreen. - Of course! I already knew this. However, I did not realize that not all sunscreens are created equal. You want to make sure you use a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. She stated that she thought the best over-the-counter sunscreen available for purchase right now is Neutrogena with helioplex.

Tip #2) Use a toner.- I have dry skin and very few blemish problems, so I thought there was no need for me to use a toner. I learned that toner actually helps to balance the pH of your skin and prepares your skin for your skin care/anti-aging products. She suggested that I use witch hazel which comes in a very large and very cheap bottle at Wal-Mart.

I will let you know how my new skin care routine goes! I can't wait to give it all a try!

What are your favorite skin care tips?


Brittany @ Boots and Pearls said...

Toner does make a huge difference! My face was horrible the past year and my grandmother told me her routine of using Olay products and toner. Well they discontinued my toner from Olay and I've been on the search for a replacement. I JUST bought the Dickinson (I think) Witch Hazel from Walgreens. It was on sale and has been working great so far!!

Katie's Great Adventure said...

Interesting! I didn't know plastic surgeons would have consultants or that they could be free--very cool! Is toner important for oily skin too? I thought toner was just one of those gimmick things you didn't need and damaged your skin, but I was clearly wrong...