I’m 32, and I moisturize every nook and cranny on my body every day. Not until the past year have I really noticed fine lines and wrinkles on my face. I think aging is beautiful, it’s a natural evolution, and it gives you character…
You know the story. Two people meet, fall in love and maybe (hopefully?!) get engaged. When you’ve thought about how that special day looks/feels for as long as I have, you’ve got the ceremony planned before engagement. So join me on this journey as I chronicle all things wedding planning and pre-wedding prep.
I’m 32, and I moisturize every nook and cranny on my body every day. Not until the past year have I really noticed fine lines and wrinkles on my face. I think aging is beautiful, it’s a natural evolution, and it gives you character. You can also be PRO prevention.
I’ve really kicked up my skincare routine in hopes to better enhance my skins natural state (which is dry AF) and to prevent any new wrinkles from forming… plus I’ve been told my entire life to MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE.
Research led me to use Kiehl’s products, which I share with my fiance. We buy the large size and split the cost. I’ve never broken out from anything they make, it absorbs quickly, and it’s made of naturally derived ingredients.
My daily driver(s):
- La Roche-Posay Toleriane Face Wash Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
- AM Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
- AM Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
- AM Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (Recommended by my BFF, jury’s still out on results)
- PM (or AM if I am super dry) Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm
- Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (Bye Bye Pimples!)
- Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater
- When I’m feeling extra:
I’d be lying to you if I told you I haven’t been considering Botox or some type of filler before the big day. I am victim to watching YouTube vlogs for hours on personal testimonies and accounts of the before/after of all things fillers and facial treatments. I don’t want to look like a crazy person who has no facial expression, but I do want things look smoothe.
I do get regular-ish facials, and will continue to do so leading up to The Big Day. I’ve tried IPL, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplane, and AHA peels. To be honest, IPL did not do much for me. It brought just the tiniest amount of darker pigmentation to the surface (which did flake off just like the Internet said it would) and was pretty uncomfortable (yes it does feel like a rubber band is being snapped all over your face). Microdermabrasion is great and so is Dermaplane – it’s a plus that neither of those require any downtime. They really make your face feel smoother than a newborn baby’s butt.
I’d love to hear if anyone has a great recommendation for a doctor in Denver that I could consult regarding my Botox/Filler questions or any facialists that come highly regarded.