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Pale skin can be beautiful, but mine wasnâ€™t. Far from the ethereal, creamy complexions of Hollywood A-listers, my facial skin was plagued with redness, acne scars, and speckles of sun damage despite years of pricey spa facials. At 34 years old, I was in that weird limbo where I was still dealing with acne while also noticing the beginning signs of aging like loss of volume and fine lines.
As much as I love a relaxing facial, at the end of the day, no facial can replicate the results of professional, medical-grade laser treatment. When I was offered the opportunity to try the Halo by Sciton laser treatment at Erickson Dermatology in downtown Chicago, I jumped at the chance. Smalle
I thought that once I was out of my teens and early adulthood, the only thing I’d have to be on the lookout for complexion-wise would be fine lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. “Many people (women in particular) find pimples popping up well into their late 20s and beyond,” says Montclair, N.J.-based dermatologist, Jeanine Downie, M.D.Â She adds that while there are different types of pimples, both adult and teen acne “have the same process of clogged pores creating the optimal environment for the bacteria linked to acne, P. acnes, to flourish.” Here, she gives BITB readers the lowdown on adult acneÂ as well as causes and treatment options:
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Bethany Hilt, founder and president/CEO of VertereÂ® Skin Care, is not one to accept the status quo. Frustrated with layering on numerous products to fight the signs of aging, and still ending up with blemishes, she created Vertere. The brandâ€™s hero product does it allâ€”wrinkles reducer, moisturizer, acne fighter, skin brightener, and sun protector. And by the end of the year, a multifunctional cleanser will join the regimen.
Beauty in the Bag asked Bethany about this unique approach to skincare. Here is what she said.
Tell us a bit about your background. How did you come to create the Vertere line? Do you have a background in beauty?
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We have all heard the old adage, you are what you eat, and this is especially true when it comes to skin.
Thatâ€™s both the premise and the promise of the 8-Week Healthy Skin Diet, a new book written by Karen Fischer.
â€œYour skin is made from the foods you eat, so if itâ€™s letting you down, a simple diet make-over can make you feel a whole lot better about yourself,â€ she says.
Beauty in the Bag was intrigued and sat down with Fischer, who is based in Australia, to get the scoop on the foods that we should and shouldnâ€™t be eating if we want to improve the look and feel of our skin.
Â BITB: What is the healthy skin diet?
KF: The 8-Week Healthy Sk