fresh faced.


{beanie is c/o Sundance}

after turning the big 3-0, i made a conscious decision to make my health a bigger priority, starting with my skin.
i’ve been pretty blessed in the skin department but have noticed with age, i’ve become much more sensitive to the sun.
i wanted to get a full analysis of my face, which is constantly exposed to the dry mountain air and harsh Wyoming elements, to see how my skin is holding up.

Freeman Plastic Surgery invited me to test their new VISIA Complexion Analysis machine.
after a quick snapshot of my face, i was shown exactly what lies beneath my skin, hidden from the naked eye.
behold, my no-makeup-fresh-face-under-serious-microscope for all to see today!!IMG_9218

SPOTS: typically brown or red skin lesions including freckles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and vascular lesions.
WRINKLES: furrows, folds or creases in the skin. – I can happily report that I am in the 98th percentile, with hardly any (yet)
TEXTURE: primarily an analysis of skin smoothness.
PORES: the circular surface openings of sweat gland ducts.
UV SPOTS: occur when melanin coagulates below the skin surface as a result of sun damage. – I have 293 on my face!!!
BROWN SPOTS: lesions on the skin such as hyper-pigmentation, freckles, lentigines, and melasma.
RED SPOTS: conditions such as acne, inflammation, Rosacea or spider veins.
PORPHYRINS: bacteria that can become lodged in pores and lead to acne.Untitled

albiet a little scary, these photos helped determine the accurate levels of my skin health.
i already knew i have extremely dry skin, but i had NO idea i had so many UV Spots (293, yikes)!
sunscreen and i have gotten close, but looks like we need to get even closer…

i truly believe that skin care is so crucial to our overall health, and so does Dr. Freeman’s office in Jackson Hole.
as a gift, they are giving away FIVE hydrafacials to 5 lucky readers.
to enter into this amazing giveaway, CLICK HERE!
this is your chance to get your skin analyzed and to kick off the year with a fresh face.