Ask The Expert: "Help! I'm on budget but I still want beautiful skin."
Q: I really need to start taking care of my skin. I’m noticing fine lines and wrinkles starting to creep in. I have always been hesitant to go to a skin-care place because I think it will cost a fortune. Will you recommend just one treatment and three products that will give me the most impact for my money?
A: First, let me congratulate you on investing in yourself. Remember, skin care is self care, and spending a little time and money on looking and feeling beautiful elevates your whole being. Having said that—I get it—we all have financial realities that we need to respect in order to have a peaceful life. Read on for my strategy for the beauty on a budget.
In terms of a treatment, invest in a series of four-to-six Dermapen treatments at a cadence of every four-to-six weeks. Dermapen is a microneedling device that uses a disposable tip of 11 very thin needles that penetrate deeper and more effective than at home rollers. I believe Dermapen is the best skin care treatment available today both because of its incredible results and how it preserves the health of the skin. It reduces and sometimes eliminates fine lines, and slows down the formation of new lines. It prevents the skin from thinning out (a big culprit in the appearance of aging), it exfoliates, promotes natural growth factors, improves texture and tone, and reduces acne scarring—basically, it optimizes skin health in every way. So, Beauty, in terms of bang for your buck, this is your treatment!
Awakened Hydrating Serum
This can’t-live-without-it product is our number-one best seller at SKN Clinic and Forget Beauty. It is packed with magical hyaluronic acid, a hydrating and plumping substance that our bodies produce but that declines naturally as we get older.
Awakened nourishes at the hard-to-reach dermal layer and it the solution for dehydrated skin.
Illuminate Vitamin C Powder
Mix this potent powder, made of highly absorbable and antioxidant L-Ascorbic Acid, into your Awakened Hydrating Serum every morning, and you’ll be brightening and protecting your skin, preventing hyperpigmentation and producing precious collagen.
Pssst…Awakened and Illuminate are available here as a duo.
Empowered Collagen Revival Serum
This potion is powered by vitamin A in the encapsulated retinaldehyde form—the number-one collagen stimulating ingredient available today. It’s also packed with plumping and nourishing peptides and antioxidants. Apply Empowered at night and let it regenerate your skin while you sleep. It ensures you’re producing healthy, well-formed cells that turn over quickly, resulting in bright and youthful skin. Compared to other formulas on the market, Empowered should cost at least $150 but we simply don’t believe you should have to take out a second mortgage to afford incredible skin.
Bottom line: You and your skin are precious and deserve to cared for—it’s not vanity, it’s self love.