We take a break from asking the pros and, instead, ask someone we think has great skin – Raleigh resident Ami Seier – to share her skin care secrets.
For 42-year-old Seier, skin care is high on the radar. Her interest developed while she was in her 20s living in Denver, doing the occasional facial and microdermabrasion, always careful about what treatment she selects due to her pigment. Now, as a business owner (Pure Barre Raleigh, North Raleigh and Cary), wife and mother of two, her time is limited, so taking care of her skin is all about choosing products with worthwhile ingredients and embracing a routine at home.
Seier washes her face twice a day – every morning and every night – no matter what.
Favorite skincare product Lines
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5: Retinol night treatment for lines, tone and texture.
SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum: Contains both antioxidants and a growth factor to improve fine lines, skin tone and texture.
Obagi Professional C 20% Strength: Packed with Vitamin C, an antioxidant known for cellular turnover.
Obagi Nu-Derm Eye Cream: Moisturize and protects the eye area, twice a day, every day.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, SPF 25, a combo sunscreen & moisturizer
Healthy Life, Healthy Skin
Seier has found a clear connection between a healthy lifestyle (exercise, healthy foods and lots of water) and good skin. “I think that if you can make exercise and healthy eating a habit, then your lifestyle forms behind it,” says Seier.
• The mélange peel offered at her old spa in Denver.
• The SkinPen at The Museum Spa
When it comes to makeup, stick to a few products, and learn how to apply them. And when you have good skin care, you probably don’t have to cover up as much.