Even though I’m offered to try them for free all of the time, I’ve never been into body contouring devices or treatments. I believe your body is a product of your lifestyle. If you eat clean and work out regularly, you’ll set yourself up for longterm success. That was until I got pregnant and my postpartum body became a reminder of my tragic loss. I wanted nothing more than to get my body back and begin feeling like myself again. I was and still am willing to try anything.
When I found out I was pregnant, I looked in my medicine cabinet, tossed my retinol and stocked it with all-natural products from brands I truly love like Tata Harper. However, with a little help from my go-to dermatologists, (who have all had babies themselves), I was relieved to learn that I didn't need to go 100% natural with my skincare regimen. These derm-approved finds are free of ingredients pregnant women need to steer clear of like retinol and salicylic acid.
Many of you have been writing in asking about the latest injectables to hit the market. Xeomin vs. Botox, Restylan, Sculptra, Radiesse... etc. While I haven't tried fillers myself, I do have the answers for you thanks to Dr. Terrence Keaney, a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Lately I've been suffering from hormonal acne and my hyperpigmentation is back in full swing so I decided to go to extremes, which is fitting for my personality. Living in this world of instant gratification, I couldn't wait to have cleaner looking skin, but let me tell you, the seven days post peel were perhaps the longest days of summer. And yes, I did actually look like Samantha from Sex and the City. I thought peels came a long way from that, but maybe not...