As a 36-year-old woman, I am in the “sweet spot” for using products to maintain a youthful glow while simultaneously attempting to embrace signs of aging as they come. A general tip for maintaining a youthful appearance is to embrace fillers, botox, laser hair removal and cosmetic tattooing as your friends. I also feel as though we should be comfortable talking about our cosmetic enhancements. I get Botox and lip filler from Sierra at Gold Dust Cosmetic Collective; I also get my lips and eyebrows cosmetically tattooed by Gabrielle Graber and laser hair removal from Helen White Laser Electrologists.
As for skincare, I wish I could say I religiously care for it without skipping a beat, but with a schedule like mine, I’m lucky if I don’t fall asleep with my makeup on. I think everyone can relate to having dealt with acne at some point. I’ve certainly had my fair share of skin issues, and now that I’m 36, my focus is lessening the effects of acne scarring, even though I still get a zit from time to time. My strategy for dealing with flare-ups is to make light of the situation. I’ll give the zit a name like “Peter Pimple” and ride it out. I’ll even make jokes like “Peter and I are on the way.” Embrace the imperfections!
However, I do make consistent strides toward achieving a healthy complexion. I always appreciate an excellent facial with dermaplaning involved, which allows my skin to feel like it has a fresh start. I love to book with Ciara Page at Beauty Dungeon for these services. As the hot summer months approach, SPF is always key. It’s important to protect your skin while being exposed to the sun. Overall, embracing what makes you feel your best is important — no matter what that looks like for you.
Skinbetter Science Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment
Available at Gold Dust Cosmetic Collective
This patented formulation brings excellent balance to dry skin. I use this after every shower to maintain moisture balance.
Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover
Available at Ulta
This makeup remover takes off even my glitter eyeshadow, which is on there like concrete sometimes. I can’t recommend this product enough.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Foundation
Available at Dillard’s
This long-wearing, flawless foundation formulated with almost 30% pigment, provides full concealing coverage wherever you need it. I have used this makeup for years. It is a tried and true product in my regimen.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Available at Sephora
An everyday-to-night palette with 14 shades, including essential mattes and glam shimmer finishes; this is a must-have. I love the high pigments and smooth application.
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray
Available at Sephora
This setting spray is made with Urban Decay’s patented Temperature Control Technology, which lowers the temperature of makeup to keep foundation, concealer, eyeshadow and blush from smudging, sliding or fading. It keeps my makeup looking fresh even during a long event outdoors. Which, in our climate, is a total win.