If you have been following me for a while, you know that I have never had Botox or fillers done, except for in my jawline for clenching. Today, I am sharing my best products and tips for how to look & feel younger without Botox. I am not against either but want to hold off as long as possible. My goal is always to look and feel my best and today I want to share my favorite ways for how to look younger without Botox.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
Whether you are like me and just want to hold off or is if it simply not an option for you, this blog post is for you. Honestly, at 46, my skin has never looked better. I have always struggled with rosacea and sensitive skin and always thought it was something I had to live with. Not true. I have really taken the last couple of years to take care of my skin and the difference has been remarkable. There are so many good, natural options out there for looking your best and I am sharing things that have worked for me for how to look younger without Botox below.
HOW TO LOOK & FEEL YOUNGER WITHOUT BOTOX
DR. DENNIS GROSS PEEL PADS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN | Every skin type can benefit from exfoliation and it is a common misconception that dry & sensitive skin does not need it. Dry skin especially needs to slough off the layer of dead skin cells that are on the surface, so that treatment products and moisturizers can penetrate and do their job. Also, dry and mature skin looks much fresher and radiant when properly exfoliated. I am not a fan of scrubs and much prefer chemical peels. These peel pads come in different strengths for different skin types but I love the gentle ones for my sensitive skin with rosacea. They give me glowing skin without any irritation at all.
GLOPRO MICRONEEDLING DEVICE | Chris and I are both huge fans of micro needling and its amazing results. She offers this treatment in her office and it is wonderful for acne and scars, as well as rosacea and anti-aging. In a nutshell, micro needling pokes tiny holes into the skin and your skin will then produce collagen in order to repair the damage. This will lead to plumper and more youthful looking skin. As we age, we start to lose collagen and this treatment helps to build it back up. We both agree, it takes a while to see results (12-18 months) but the payoff is huge. So, stick with it. I have been using this at-home version for about 18 months and it has truly changed my skin! I have a tutorial on how I use, as well as a before and after photo on my Instagram stories.
VITAL PROTEINS COLLAGEN PEPTIDES | I took this a while back and then stopped. Not sure why, maybe I ran out? I honestly don’t remember, but recently started again, and let’s just say I will never stop taking this stuff. I put one scoop in my coffee every day and have seen a remarkable difference in my hair, skin, and nails. My hair is fuller, thicker, and shinier and my nails are strong and healthy, where they used to be weak and peeling. My skin looks calm and hydrated. I love have been loving the results. They also make convenient sticks for travel. This is a holy grail product for me to look and feel my best. I think you get the best deal when you subscribe on their website. You can schedule deliveries so you never run out and get a 25% discount.
PETER THOMAS ROTH ROSE STEM CELL MASK | This is one of my favorite masks for hydrated and glass-like looking skin. Cutting-edge plant biotechnology isolates and replicates the perfect rose stem cells for maximum anti-aging benefits. With state-of-the-art stem cell technology, five rose stem cells are blended with four rose extracts in a cooling gel that helps brighten, hydrate, and firm for younger-looking skin. I especially love using it immediately after doing my peel pads for maximum effect. I also use it as a conductor gel with the NuFace device I share below.
GLOW SCREEN SUNSCREEN | I always get asked what is the #1 anti-aging product. My answer is simple – a good sunscreen is the most effective tool in preventing aging as well as skin cancer. I say you should wear at least an SPF 40 every single day. You are wasting your money on all of these expensive anti-aging treatments if you don’t wear sunscreen during the day. The only time you don’t need sunscreen outside is if you need a flashlight to see. This is one of my everyday favorites. It works great under makeup and gives my dry & sensitive skin a nice glow. It is like an Instagram filter in a bottle.
NU FACE FACIAL TONING DEVICE | I am a big fan of this device before a big event. I personally only own the small one and don’t see a need to purchase the bigger one. This travel version works just fine and will save you some money. The NuFACE Mini is a natural, anti-aging solution for those looking for that first step into microcurrent treatments. This gadget is like getting a facelift without surgery in just 5 minutes a day. You will see immediate results after one use and lasting results with continued use. I have a tutorial and before and after photos in my Instagram stories for this device as well.
PEACH & LILY GLASS REFINING SERUM | An amazing recovery serum, this stuff keeps my skin calm and hydrated and gives it that “glass” like appearance. It has done wonders for my skin and I wouldn’t be without it again. I use a generous amount both in the morning and at night. I love to apply it right before I do my GLoPRO to maximize its effectiveness. It has potent beautifying ingredients to uncover skin that is poreless, translucent, and luminous like a pane of glass. It is silky, weightless, and instantly-absorbing. Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin Refining Serum helps hydrate, calm, brighten, and firm, delivering more dramatic results with continued use. This product has reached Holy Grail status for me and I can’t recommend it enough.
PETER THOMAS ROTH NIACINAMIDE TREATMENT | I have been using this on my brown spots post laser treatment to speed along the process. More recently I started using it all over my face for redness. The results have been great and I have had no sensitivity issues with this product using it nightly. I also use this on the back of my hands for age spots. It is an intensive, active brightening complex to treat dullness, uneven texture, acne, and blemishes.
I hope you enjoyed this post about how to look & feel younger without Botox. We all deserve to look and feel out best.