The Best Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

  1. Jane says:

    For me I have had success getting “perfect derma peel”. I also use ZoMedical products. When I had the IPL, the brown spots resurfaced later on.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i’ve heard good things about ZO why not let plastic surgeons get in on the skincare game? and, yes, you have to maintain IPL. most likely, i’ll go in for a yearly spot check after my initial treatments.

  2. Sandra says:

    What is your lipstick shade in this post?

  3. Kari says:

    What concealer do you use? Your skin looks wonderful!

  4. Marcia Fishman says:

    Hi Beth – You had recommended the Colleen Rothchild cleanser, which I use at night and love it. I have also been using the Vitamin C oil at night from Elemis and have purchased the cleansing pads from them. I use a Armorapacific cleansing oil in the morning. What retinol product do you recommend?

  5. Andrea says:

    A brave new world for you in skin care!

    I have very few age spots, mostly on my décolleté I have found, strangely enough, if I use my LaRoche Posay sunscreen year round on my face, and anytime my décolleté is exposed, that the spots lighten over time. You will find, with the IPL that as soon as your skin can tolerate it, put on your sunscreen – daily all year. It will lessen or perhaps even prevent their reappearance.

    For your ladies, who like me have psoriasis, etc., LaRoche Posay AP Baume is fantastic. With all the Covid19 stress this year, my skin has been extra sensitive so decided to try their new AP-M baume. It is for children as well, and is designed to repair your micro biome, soothe, and stops the itch. It doesn’t numb like other anti-itch things. The psoriasis breakout on my shoulders is gone in 2 days! No steroids 👏. You might find this new AP-B perfect for your IPL areas. Take care and have fun 🥂

  6. Kate Granado says:

    Hi Beth, Great information. I always prefer to hear cosmetic updates from someone who has actually had the procedure. Was there much discomfort during and after the visits?
    I am a fan of lasers and fillers. I do not want to go for a facelift at this age!
    But I still want to look and feel my best!
    I’ll be back for updates…
    Thanks so much, xok

  7. Susan Kelley says:

    Takes courage to post picture without makeup! I am impressed!

  8. Jackie says:

    So glad to know where I can get grey eyebrow pencil. The only other one I can find is a Merle Norman and it is not easy to find a store anymore . I don’t know why more cosmetic lines don’t carry this color because so many people can use this color.

  9. Lisa says:

    You look fantastic-IPL or not. I have some broken capillaries on my face and I would like to get them removed.

    You’ve been my inspiration to go gray!

  10. Lisa Pettet says:

    Thank you for the information!

  11. Peg says:

    I hope you have good results with the IPL, Beth. I had it done twice for some dark spots on my cheeks and I saw very minimal improvement. At $300 per session I had hoped for better…. but everyone will have different results. You have beautiful skin 😊

  12. Gray says:

    Beth – what is the difference in IPL treatments and LED Red light Therapy?? Do you know?

    • Beth Djalali says:

      As always, consult with your Dr. but LED light therapy can run the gamut from at-home LED masks to treatments performed by your aesthetician. Basically, red light therapy enhances the production of collagen much like IPL. My understanding is the difference is in intensity. IPL has a higher energy level and higher cost than LED red light therapy and tends to be broadly more effective.

      • Gray says:

        Thanks! 👍🏻 I’m interested in red light for help with joint pain too – I think the jury’s still out on that.

  13. Kathy C says:

    Hello Beth,

    Thank you for this wonderful and very helpful post. I think your skin looks terrific, so whatever you are doing is working. It looks natural, too.
    I am considering micro-needling but it sound like it could be painful. However, I am willing to try it. Could you elaborate a little on how it improved your skin? Did it take several sessions to see improvement, and did the improvement take time to see? Thanks so much.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      Micro-needling isn’t painful as they numb your face before the procedure. It will look as if you have a sunburn for a day or so afterward. Now IPL was a different story as the laser zaps your skin and feels like a rubberband has zinged it. But I’ve noticed plumper skin and an even skin tone after each session of micro-needling which I space out every other month. Micro-needling helps collagen production which in turn keeps our skin firmer and tighter. Hope this helps!

  14. Kathy Fiscus says:

    I ordered Opte because you recommended it. It just came but I haven’t taken it out of the box or seen the videos. You don’t mention it today and you raved about it a few weeks ago. BTW, I asked my dermatologist about Opte. She hadn’t heard of it but said IPL is old technology. New one is 0BBL. Please clarify about Opte.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      OPTE is a home skincare device that works twofold: it conceals the dark spot while diminishing it over time. It can be used on your face, hands, arms, legs anywhere you typically have hyperpigmentation. Of course, since it’s an at home procedure it’s not as strong as a laser treatment or micro-needling that dermatologists, plastic surgeons, or medi spas offer but it does work wonders which is why I partnered with them on Instagram and YouTube. I’ve been using it on my legs with great success.

      IPL has been around for a number of years for good reason – it works. Are there newer and better treatments? Skincare products and devices like OPTE continue to emerge. The choices abound!

  15. Elle says:

    I think you meant to place your sunscreen as the last step before makeup,right? I hope so!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      I didn’t specify the order merely shared what I incorporate. I left that for Dr. Campbell to answer because many of us are confused. But, yes, sunscreen is the last step before applying makeup. If you apply any makeup that is.

  16. Maeve says:

    Interesting and informative post! And your dermatologists are VERY generous in donating to charities. The only thing that I’m confused about is, if the proceeds from what we might purchase are being given to charity, then doesn’t the 15% discount come out of the funds that the charity would otherwise get? Thanks in advance for clarifying.

  17. Barbara Lacy says:

    Based on your experience, I have an IPL appointment in a week. I’m a bit nervous, don’t like pain. Your skincare info is really helpful. I am understanding that you do micro needling every other month? I didn’t realize it is necessary so often.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      you can schedule as many micro-needling appointments as you want. i bought a packet of six and decided to alternate months. it’s a terrific treatment for plump skin.

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