Skin Care Tips: Let’s Talk About Peels!

The Skinny Confidential talks to Staci Christie about skincare.
Staci Christie & I have known each other for years and every.single.time. we see each other, I comment on her glowing skin.

She literally has the best complexion I’ve ever seen.

And naturally, her biggest skin care tip is to stay outta the sun!! She wears visors, hats, sunscreen, etc. all the time.

Smart lady!

Basically Staci’s the reason I’m always wearing a baseball cap. I don’t care if I look like a total dork running errands, at least my skin’s protected! Recently I went to see her for a ViPeel to take away any sun damage, pigment, freckles & it was a game changer. My face felt like a baby’s butt for months…cool right?

Anyway I’m sure you’ll love her tips & peel recs, read on lovas:

|| Introduce yourself ||

Staci Christie: My experience of fifteen years in the plastic surgery field provided me the knowledge and desire to pursue my dream to develop my own anti-aging skin care business. I worked as the first assistant in the operating room for one of the finest plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles area. I then became a licensed Medical Aesthetician in 2001, and established Staci Christie Skin Care that same year.I’m committed to offering you the most current, specialized, & professional skin care services in the industry. The wide range of skin care products and services that I offer are of uncompromising quality, using the highest pharmaceutical grade ingredients available to the trade. All the equipment is state-of-the-art, and I continue to educate myself in progressive techniques to maintain the highest standard of skin care services.

|| What’s your speciaity? ||

SC: I specialize in anti-aging skin rejuvenation & customized solutions for men and women. In addition, I enjoy treating teens with their ever-changing skin, and educating them in a proper skin care regime.

|| Best foods for glowing skin? ||

SC: Wild salmon is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids, which helps keep your skin supple & moisturized. Salmon also has selenium ( << P.S. remember I did a lil post on selenium? LOVE! ), a mineral that protects the skin from sun exposure. Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Dark chocolate helps skin stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage, and contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. The best kind of chocolate has a high flavanol content and should be at least sixty percent cacao. Kiwis are loaded with Vitamin C & antioxidants, which keep skin firm and help prevent wrinkles.

|| Quick skin tips? ||

SC: Although drinking water isn’t a replacement for your moisturizer, staying hydrated is necessary for maintaining healthy skin functions, such as regenerating cells and improving circulation. The result? A more radiant complexion.

|| I’m so obsessed with my pink Clarisonic! How often can you use the tool? ||

SC: Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Brushes are gentle enough for once-daily use in the evening. Use your Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Brush as the cleansing step in your daily skin care routine, whenever you normally cleanse your face. Make sure to change the brush head every three months!

|| Ok, let’s talk peels! Thoughts? Because I’m a total fan. ||

SC: The ViPeel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain and little downtime. The ViPeel will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Staci Christie about skincare.

|| Worst thing for your skin? ||

SC: Smoke cigarettes & too much sun exposure ( << more info here ).

|| Recommendations for women in their twenties & thirties? I love any preventative tips ; )! ||

If you haven’t already started taking care of your skin, there’s no better time than now. Prevention is the key for your twenties. If you smoke, stop now. Sun protection is imperative as well. Most skin damage is done before the age of twenty, but sun exposure thereafter only adds insult to injury. The skin begins to lose moisture as we progress through our thirties, and some moisturizing ingredients work better than others. Look for products rich in hyaluronic acid, which holds more than a hundred times its own weight in water. To polish your look, make sure your brows are groomed and filled in ( << more on brows here ).

|| Ok, so WTH is SPF so important? ||

SC: Repeated sun exposure accelerates the skin aging process and increases the risk of developing skin cancer, which affects over a million people in the United States every year. A 2013 study found that regular sunscreen use protects against photo-aging: the wrinkling, spotting and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Those who use sunscreen daily are 24% less likely to show increased signs of
aging.

|| Your skin is incredible! What’s your AM/PM routine? ||

SC: I cleanse with Epicuren Herbal Cleanser in AM & PM. Then I use my favorite product: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum is a unique, multi-faceted product designed to treat and maintain a healthy, youthful complexion. It contains an array of natural human growth factors and other compounds that help diminish the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines and uneven texture in the AM & PM.

For lotions I use, Epicuren’s Brazilian Propolis Lotion & Acidophilus Probiotic Facial Cream in the AM. And at nighttime Epicuren Alphalipoic & SkinMedica Dermal Repair.

I love SkinMedica TNA Eye Repair too! For sunscreen, MD Solar Sciences tinted SPF 30 facial sunscreen is amazing.For my treatments I will do a combination of peels, laser treatments & microdermabrasion when needed.

|| What can a client expect from you? ||

All facial treatments are customized to each individual, and begin with a complete skin analysis to design a skin care program for a glowing result. Combining facial treatments allows clients to take advantage of the benefits of each modality & to address the multiple effects of facial aging.

+ To book with Staci, e-mail her at Staci@StaciChristie.com

10 comments on Skin Care Tips: Let’s Talk About Peels!

  1. Lexis @ BPR
    04.28.14 at 1:48 pm (5 months ago)

    I really should do more for my skin.

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  2. Sarah
    04.28.14 at 4:01 pm (5 months ago)

    Hi!
    Thanks for your post!! I don’t live in the CA area or I would totally take advantage of your ViPeel offer!! How often do you recommend doing ViPeels (or other chemical peels) or microderm treatments for facial skin? I am concerned about hyperpigmentation and preventing more wrinkles from showing up. I had horrible cystic acne as a teenager/young adult and still break down occasionally as an adult (I’m 31). I am trying to take more care of my skin (I already wear sunscreen daily) but I think its time for some professional (treatments) intervention. Any advice you can give would be great!! Thanks in advance!!

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  3. Michelle
    04.28.14 at 4:11 pm (5 months ago)

    Great post, Lauren. Thank you for putting links on the products discussed as well.

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  4. Courtney Bentley
    04.28.14 at 11:09 pm (5 months ago)

    Useful info to the max! I was actually wondering if my skin care regime was any good! Lately I have been using Retin A and Coconut Oil and have been happy so far but was thinking I need to replace my skin cleanser as the one I am using now called NuSkin is ok because the oil is helping to pull everything out. I have always been a fan of peels! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Melissa
    04.29.14 at 3:18 pm (5 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing Lauren! Very helpful info!

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  6. Laura Lehmax
    05.05.14 at 7:00 am (5 months ago)

    This article will guide me on how to develop a skin care program. Thanks! Keep posting!

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  7. Laura Lehmax
    05.07.14 at 6:41 am (5 months ago)

    Great post! This tips helps a lot and especially when you know the right tips and ticks for your beauty routine. Thanks!

    Reply
  8. Nelly Allen
    07.10.14 at 7:57 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks for the tips! I didn’t know peeling is good to our skin and yes I also love my Clarisonic mia I use them everynight after cleansing my face and before going to bed.

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