Let’s talk skincare! A few years ago (*coughs* 10 years ago!), when I was young, fabulous and broke living in Chicago, I was out for drinks with a girlfriend when she squinted over her martini glass and asked, “Do you get Botox?” I was stunned! Not that there is anything wrong with Botox, but because I was 23 years old! She reasoned that it was a natural question, because my forehead didn’t move! Using my best 23-year-old, happy hour logic, I decided then and there I would never have to worry about wrinkles.
Spoiler alert Dolls, like so many things from my early 20s, I was wrong. The wrinkles have arrived. Skincare is a delicate balance. Finding the right routine kind of reminds me of trying to stop a toddler tantrum (I’m all too familiar with both). You start out being reasonable. Occasionally, you think you’re losing your mind and nothing will ever work. Then you go to drastic measures and pull out the big guns. Somewhere in this combination, it all comes together and magically starts working! The crying baby that is your skin finally responds to your efforts.
Y’all, after much trial and error I am thrilled to report that I have finally cracked the code. I have figured out my skin’s love language and I am l.o.v.i.n.g it! So, I absolutely HAD to share my favs! Some are new and others are tried and true!
Pearl Pearl Favorites
PCa Collagen Hydrator
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
I have to give a shout out to my girl Wendy, owner of Purple Pearl Skin + Beauty. She is an absolute skincare guru – microdermabraisions, detox facials and the occasional micro Botox, plus the most fabulous skincare products!
RX Systems Face Wash purchased at Trend Designs salon
RX Systems SPF 35 Daily Moisturizer purchased at Trend Designs Salon
Bobby Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
Bobby Brown Hydrating Toner