Naturally, your face wash removes most of the grime that manages to coat your complexion throughout the day, but it’s not always enough to give you the radiant glow you hope to see in the mirror every morning. Over time, tiny amounts of dirt and makeup can build up on the surface of your skin, and prevent its true beauty from shining through.
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You know those nights when you’re just too tired, too tipsy, or too “something else“, to take off your makeup before you go to bed? Well, imagine never having to worry about waking up with smudgy raccoon eyes again. Imagine your lipstick stuck on your smoocher instead of your sheets. Imagine ditching your overflowing collection of brow pencils and stencils. Over the past few months I’ve watched three of my city-chic coworkers save tons of money and time by opting for perennial pretty with permanent makeup. Hmmm… maybe they are on to something.
About a year ago, after several months of working too hard, and playing too little, my boyfriend and I decided to skip town and head to Barbados for a relaxing break. Since I’ve experienced the the amazing embarrassment of the “Man Tan” before, I bathed myself in sunscreen thinking that would do the trick, but no dice. When we got back to our hotel room after an incredible day on the beach, I couldn’t help but notice that my man looked like he had something he wanted to tell me. “What’s that on your lip?”
The Birthday Girl! Ahhh, that one day a year when it is all about you; the cake, well wishes, gifts, and paparazzi-like picture taking that accompanies your celebration. Just about a year ago, after a fabulous evening of partying, a dreadful revelation occurred. I looked at the photos my friends had snapped and realized my face had changed… alot… overnight! It’s not that I thought it would never happen, I just expected it to be a bit more subtle, like how your hair grows out. or how your shopping bag fills up at Saks.
Years of gentle cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens had convinced me that I was going to be exempt from the tests that Father Time gave me as I moved from my 20’s to 30’s. Not so! I wash my face at night and look up to see that apparently my eyebrows were not waterproof. My usual sunscreen and hat on vacation did not protect me from the affliction of a “sunstache” over my lip. A little less luster, a few more spots, a tiny crease, and another tiny crease, and another- ladies, we are under attack!
So here is the battle plan: Fight Fine Lines! We are going to launch a assault on aging. From the inside out, head to toe, product to program, this is where our arsenal builds up. Check in with us several times each week for the latest strategies. We can rethink our routines, refresh our energy , and renew our armor. Age gracefully? Not without a very beautiful fight!
So, about that “sunstache”….
Karin Ruiz Social Media Coordinator MAS Media / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery www.ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com
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