*This is a sponsored post. I share my experience and my opinions are all my own*
Skin Care In My 30’s
I’m 33 and I love being in my 30’s. But things are happening with my body that didn’t happen in my 20’s. Don’t tell anyone but I may have a few gray hairs 🙁 I’ve also noticed my skin just isn’t the same as it use to be. Some fine lines are starting to show and I have some discoloration on my forehead from having my girls. It’s easy to cover the grays with some hair dye but taking care of my skin has been a whole other issue. I didn’t even know where to start. When my friends at LUXE Salon asked me to sample their facials I was so excited. I need to learn skin care in my 30’s and I’m so glad I finally had a place to do.
Working with an Esthetician
I met with Krista, the lead esthetician at Luxe Salon. She asked me some questions about my skin and then we did a skin analysis where she looked at my skin under lights. After she examined my skin we chatted about what was going on. I just had a baby 7 month before that and hormonal changes were still happening in my body. This was effecting my skin and she also could see some fine lines starting to form. I knew they were there because someone had recently told me I must be very expressive. Hmm, I think that was just a passive way to say they could see my wrinkles. I cried a little inside.
Krista did an organic Firm & Tight Facial. She spent 60 mins exfoliating, oxygenating, & hydrating my skin. I was nursing my daughter at the time and she assured me all the products she used were safe for my body. I am always cautious of that when I’m nursing but I should probably be like that all the time. Everything she used was organic, too! I learned that organic was the best way to go because my skin doesn’t have the ability to metabolize the preservatives in the non organic products I’ve been using. Which was probably contributing to my problems.
My Skin Care Prescription
After my facial we discussed what products I was using. I learned that my self diagnosis was wrong and that I was actually making my skin worse. I was using products that were drying out my skin! Krista gave me a complete skin care prescription and girl, did I need it! She started me off with a gentle cleanser from Eminence. She said for me to keep it gentle because my hormonal breakouts can’t handle anything too aggressive. I follow that up with a firming serum. I notice a difference right after I put it on and it’s easily become my favorite product. The eye cream & moisturizer are the last step. Going home with all the products was a bonus, LUXE Salon keeps all the products in stock so I didn’t have to go searching for things on my own. Who has time for that, right!
What I learned
I discovered that taking care of my skin is like going to the gym. My skin needs to be worked out too! I need to make my skin a priority. Washing my face and treating it kindly with the right skin care is a must! Walking out of Luxe Salon feeling a new woman was invigorating. I felt ready to tackle my skin issues and my favorite part is having an expert guide me through it. I learned that I need to make this a priority and take care of my skin more intentionally. It will pay off and I will see a more hydrated & youthful woman when I look in the mirror.
Are you ready?
By having an expert as a partner I’ve taken the pressure off myself and can rely on her to help me make improvement and work toward my skin goals. Each month when I see her for my facials she is going to make sure I am on the right track and redirect me if I need it. I can’t wait to go back next month and see how Christa thinks my skin is improving.
Call Luxe Salon
Are you ready to make your skin a priority this year? Check out my friends at LUXE Salon at San Tan Village and tell them I sent you. They will pair you with the perfect esthetician that will help you on your skin care journey. Stay tuned for my February update. I’ll be going back to Christa and updating you on how my skin is improving. Next month we will start a fun giveaway for a lucky winner to get a skin analysis & custom facial.
To book an appointment with LUXE Salon please call (480) 209-1659 & they can be located at 2206 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 106, Gilbert, AZ 85295.
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