Thursday, November 27, 2008

Jennifer Garner Says "She's Magic!"

If you're ever in LA (or live in LA) you should book a facial with "facialist-to-the-stars" Nerida Joy. She has been working as an aesthetician and "skin expert" (a title reserved for dermatologists) for 29 years and has her own spa in Beverly Hills. I went to her for a facial and it changed the way I deal with my skin on a daily basis. I use to get lazy with the eye cream and SPF. Now, not a day goes by that I skip any part of my routine. She really educated me on my skin type, skin damage and what I need to do to improve and prevent signs of aging. She also scared the living daylights out of me when she explained the skin aging process and what's in store, especially once we hit 40. All the more reason to really take care of your skin now and stay out of the sun. That is the toughest part for me. You just look better with a little color but ... play now, pay later. Not worth it I guess.

Nerida said that very few aestheticians can properly diagnose skin and warned me about those who push services like microdermabrasion, monthly facials, peels, etc. She said those are not good options for my skin type ("thin skin"). She said she has so many clients whose skin has been absolutely RUINED by microdermabrasion or other services.
Nerida also sells a line of facial products - cleanser, eye cream, moisturizers and more. I am a big fan and feel that my skin looks better than it has in a long time. I have seen her twice now and we both noticed a significant improvement in the wrinkles around my eyes once I started being really regimented about my morning and night-time routine. All of her products can be ordered online.
If you ever schedule an appointment with her, say Colleen referred you. It doesn't do anything for me but YOU save a bundle on your first visit!

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