Advice from licensed Medical Aesthetician, Amber Meier
With the beginning of a new year, some of us are making our resolutions (if I’m being honest here, I never make resolutions–or at least I never keep them). But for those of you that have much more willpower than I do, resolutions are a big part of starting fresh. Many of these resolutions revolve around losing weight to make ourselves look and feel better. Looking and feeling better, however, doesn’t stop at the gym. Have you ever thought about the health of your skin? I’ll admit, I was one of those people who thought washing my face with generic soap and water was all I needed to do to keep my skin healthy and was too lazy to put any effort into an actual skincare routine. That was until I met Amber. Working for a spa, I had the opportunity to take advantage of my first facial. Amber, my aesthetician, took one look at my skin, turned off her light and asked me what my skincare routine was. “Um, what? I’m supposed to have a routine for my skin?” was my exact response. She laughed and from that moment on taught me all of the ins and outs of why taking care of your skin is so important.
We, as a society, are constantly looking for ways to make ourselves look younger. Could it be as simple as taking care of our skin?
Amber now works as a medical Aesthetician for plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Lois Wagstrom in Nashville, TN. She has been an aesthetician for over 11 years. Originally dreaming of being a dermatologist, Amber found her passion of bringing a clients natural beauty to the surface by educating them to take care of their skin as an aesthetician. Not only is she amazing at educating about it–she is the picture of how having a good routine produces results (I mean, come on, the girl looks like she’s 21).
So I enlisted the help of Amber to give us “skincare rookies” a few tips to start off the new year to get that beautifully healthy skin.
5 Tips for Healthy Skin:1. Always use an SPF!!! All year long, rain or shine. Sun is the leading cause of aging.2. Use good quality products from a reputable skin care line. Always look at ingredients and do your research. Always consult an aesthetician for advice on which products are best for your skin type.3. Get regular facials and or treatments from a licensed Aesthetician.4. Don’t smoke! Smoking causes wrinkles and damages the collagen in the skin.5. Eat a healthy diet. What we put into our body comes out in our skin so choose carefully. Eating fruits and veggies keeps your skin clear and bright.