I didn’t go to see a dermatologist about my ass, for the record. I planned on showing it to him, mind you, along with the rest of me. Nekked in Tahiti for my annual skin check. He measures markings and an assistant transcribes. It would probably make sense if I rang up all my other dermatologists and got copies of their records, though not sure they’d release them to me, as I can’t come into the Austin office and sign anything. I would like to know the measurement of a certain brown spot on my back. I need to find someone in New York, who accepts insurance, who does Mole Mapping (very precise body photos taken annually that can detect any changes in color or size when compared to earlier photos). Especially after reading the latest findings about redheads and the link to melanoma (even without ANY exposure to sun). There should be some vitamin or medication or something we can take for prevention. Get on that.
Back to the great and powerless Dr. Ass of Great Neck, New York… video below I get a bit more detailed:
After choosing to chop off a good 10 inches of hair, my hair is now shoulder length and healthy appearing. My nails are far stronger now that I take 5000mg of Biotin daily. I tried to use Minoxidil 3% twice daily. I tried, then stopped because I randomly broke out into cystic angry red spots around my chin, cheeks and mouth regions. This may have been caused by:
Retin-A Micro 0.04%
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15, Tender Rose (I hope not because I love this)
I suck in the patience department and want to try everything at once. Which leads to stopping everything at once.
While strictly on a diet of Murad and REN products, my skin was getting to a place of perfection. Glowing, acne free, clear and even. Loved it. Except, I believed that I needed more Vitamin A in the diet as a longterm approach. I still had dehydrated skin around my eyes (making wrinkles) and faint bumps on my forehead (flesh toned small bumpy texture from a certain angle). I know the only scientific proof behind anti-aging topicals proven to work are: Tretinoins, Vitamin C, and AHAs. So, I walked into my dermatologist’s office with my demands. I walked out feeling taken. Sucker. I bought it all. Poor susceptible moi. Shelling out a pretty penny for glorified garbage.
Then, oh then, I used the stuff. And I totally changed my tune. The SkinCeuticals products are my favorite. I’ve recently added 3 new SkinCeuticals products into my routine (1: Blemish + Age Defense; 2: Retexturing Activator; 3: Neck, Chest & Hand Repair) trying them out to see what they do for a month, since I’ve been so impressed by the other two products I’ve tried. I’ll let you know.
- SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair Cream is what the doctor recommended, but it pilled (rolled right off) under makeup, and even without makeup. That just won’t do. I returned it.
- Gentle Alternative to Retin-A: REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Aging Concentrate (You don’t need redness and peeling side effects for the Vitamin A to be effective!)
- Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Moisture-Enhancing Gel (Holy Grail)
- Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser Facial Scrubs
- Murad Resurgence Line
- CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM
- Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex
- Stay On Night Bonnet
- Retin-A Micro 0.04%
- Hydroquinone 5% Cream, bleaches away any brown spots, lightens freckles and skin
FTC disclaimer: None of the companies mentioned are paying me for this video. Some of these products were sent to me for review, others I purchased myself. All opinions are my own and 100% honest… because that’s the way I roll. This is NOT a sponsored video. I look like the Purple Pie Man. Yeah, I said it.