Embrace Your Beauty

I will be the first to admit that I am an overachiever in the sun protection department... I start every day with Lumivive, TNS Recovery Complex, my Colorescience Total Protection Face and Body along with my Even Up, my Pressed Mineral SPF 20, Total Eye, and Sunforgettable Brush SPF 50. I am protected from UVA, UVB, blue light and any other little free radical damager that wants to attack my skin. I live on the lake, spend lots of time outside, and love to vacation at the beach or in the mountains where we get plenty of sun. For the past 15 years my skin has been protected, taken care of by the best of the best products and treatments. But... prior to that my story was a little different.

I have always worn sunscreen and have always been pretty aware that it was necessary. At an early age my mom started teaching me the benefits of wearing sun protection as she laid next to me on the beach slathered in the best smelling suntan oil that made her skin a lovely shade of brown. Little did I know the damage this was causing. We spent many summers on the beach in the sun and at the pool. I was a lifeguard all through high school, and I may have even laid in a tanning bed getting ready for prom a time or two... or 20.

I am turning 40 this year and the evidence of the sins from my sun tanning past have just started emerging. They are very minimal, and I feel very lucky that I started protecting and taking care of my skin at an early age, but I still had this one brown spot. That first spot that drives you crazy and your eye always goes directly to. Most of you wouldn’t know I had it – the Corrector Palette is a pretty amazing thing for concealing, and I highly suggest it if you don’t have one.

But I no longer have to cover my brown spot. I had one treatment with the Picoway Laser and it is completely destroyed. The treatment is very easy to go through and has minimal side effects. My brown spot got a little darker, which again was very easy to conceal with my Corrector Palette, and within a week it flaked off. Amazing!

Here are my photos – the first one is the day after treatment, and the second one is the week following treatment.

The moral of my brown spot story is...

  1. Start protecting your skin at an early age.
  2. Wear sunscreen every day and NO... what’s in your makeup is not enough... unless it’s Colorescience.
  3. If that one brown spot bothers you, don’t wait until you have 10 to get them treated; that's what spot treatments are for.
  4. It’s never too late and no one ever has too much damage to see a noticeable change or improvement.

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Categories: Beauty Talk with Brandi