Timeless Beauty

   Only one woman comes to mind when we think of ageless beauty: her name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Who is that you may ask? Well, none other than the iconic Barbie. At the age of 55, the woman has conquered over 130 careers, a break- up with now-husband Ken, and hasn’t even begun to age. How does she do it?

   She has Mattel as her plastic surgeon, of course. Not made of plastic or have a multi-billion dollar company supporting your anti-aging fix? Neither do we, but here are three tips to help you give Miss Barbara a run for her money.

Tips For Younger and Firmer Skin

1. Sunscreen
• We are always preaching the use of sunscreen to anyone who will listen: “Do you have a minute to speak about our lord and savior Sunscreen?” Well, of course you do. Sunscreen protects us from the Darth Vader of wrinkles: The Sun. The Sun’s UVA (Ultra Violet Aging) rays penetrate deep into the skin and causes over 90% of visible changes in the skin. Think wrinkles and sunspots. To counteract these rays, the use of sunscreen will absorb, reflect, and scatter UV Rays.

• Recommended Products
i. Normal To Oily Skin
1. SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 ($37 for 3 ounces)
2. Clinique’s Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($21 for 1.7 ounces)
ii. Dry Skin
1. Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 & Antioxidants ($24.00 for 2 ounces)
2. SkinCeuticals Sports UV Defense SPF 45 ($37 for 3 ounces)

2. Antioxidants
• Antioxidants are the skin’s superhero. As one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients, antioxidants seize free-radical damage. An increase of antioxidants can be accomplished through the use of vitamin C serums, green tea, resveratrol, and an antioxidant-rich diet.

• Recommended Products
i. Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum ($30 for 1 ounce)

3. Retinols
• Also known as the entire vitamin A molecule, Retinol prevents wrinkling, increases collagen production, and manages acne and eczema. When absorbed into the skin, retinol is converted into retonic acid, which affects the behavior of the skin’s cells.

• Recommended Products
i. Paula’s Choice Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol ($37 for 1 ounce)
ii. Paula’s Choice Resist barrier repair moisturizer with retinol ($27 for 1.7 ounces)

   Aging can be tough when you’re not Barbie, but with the use of our recommended products, it can be much easier. And remember, no matter how you choose to take care of your skin, ALWAYS wear sunscreen because Ken and Barbie don’t like pre-mature aging.


by Johnny Cassanova