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Skipping Botox: How I Turned to Skincare to Fight Aging (and It Actually Works!)

Skipping Botox: How I Turned to Skincare to Fight Aging (and It Actually Works!)

Botox? Nah, I'm Going Natural!

Listen, I'm all about efficiency. For years, I'd been a loyal Botox devotee. It was quick, it was effective, and let's be honest, more bang for my buck compared to a monthly facial. But as I hit the big 4-0, my nurse injector dropped a bombshell: "You need to start incorporating peels and microneedling to combat those fine lines and wrinkles, we can't keep doing more and more botox." That's when I realized that maybe, just maybe, skipping Botox and focusing on skincare was the way to go (or at least going longer in between appts). I've always been a firm believer that what we do daily is more effective than bigger treatments every few months. I think of the gym, I've been told everyday of 30-40 minutes of exercise is better than 3 times a week at 1.5 hours, consistency is key.

 

My Quest for the Best Skincare

The world of skincare is vast, and I'll admit, I was a little overwhelmed at first. I've tried medical grade skincare, everything at Sephora, tons from Nordstrom and the list goes on. I started with researching the best Korean skincare routines. The emphasis on layering, hydration, and gentle exfoliation really resonated with me. I wanted to find products that would work with my skin, not against it. Natural or not, I just wanted them to work! After spending hundreds on individual serums only to have to slather my face with vaseline bc I would still be so dry, I was getting angry. So much money and no results. 

 

My Natural Skincare Routine

Here's my current skincare routine, which I've tweaked and refined over time: * **Double cleanse:** This is a staple in Korean skincare. I use an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and sunscreen, followed by a water-based cleanser to deep clean my pores. * **Exfoliate:** I use a gentle enxyme exfoliant 2-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. * **Essence:** This is a lightweight, hydrating serum that preps my skin for the rest of my routine. * **Serum:** I use a serum packed with antioxidants and peptides to combat free radicals and boost collagen production. * **Moisturizer:** This is essential for keeping my skin hydrated and plump. I use a lightweight moisturizer in the morning and a richer cream at night. * **Sunscreen:** This is the most important step in any skincare routine! I use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, rain or shine.

Microneedling and Chemical Peels?

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The Results?

So, is skipping Botox and focusing on skincare worth it? I'd say absolutely! My skin is brighter, more even-toned, and I've noticed a significant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. I still use Botox occasionally for special occasions, but it's become more of a treat than a necessity.

 

Tips for Success

Here are a few tips if you're considering a natural skincare approach: * **Do your research:** Find products that are formulated with natural ingredients and are appropriate for your skin type. * **Be patient:** Skincare takes time. Don't expect to see results overnight. * **Consistency is key:** Stick with your routine, even on days when you're tired or don't feel like it. * **Listen to your skin:** Pay attention to how your skin reacts to different products and adjust your routine accordingly.

 

My Favorite Skincare Products

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