The Difference Good Skin Makes

Here’s a beauty secret that most people take for granted: going from ok skin to great skin can take your beauty and confidence to a whole new level. You may be thinking “It’s just skin – I can put on makeup to cover it up – what difference does it really make?” Well, let me demonstrate this powerful beauty tip with some real-life examples of celebrities who went from “meh” to “wow!” primarily by improving their skin.

Leighton Meester (star of the CW’s Gossip Girl)

The “Before” Problems:

  • Rosacea
  • Oily skin
  • Mild acne
  • Uneven skin tone

If Leighton was my client, this is what I would have given her to achieve these results.

  • Service:
    • A pore detox facial to clean out the bacteria from her pores and give me a fresh face to work with
  • Products:
    • ALA with Azelaic Acid to use in the AM and PM to combat the rosacea and reduce inflammation
    • Benzoclear 5 to clear up her acne
    • Reveal 10 to reduce the surface oil and to improve/even out her overall skin tone
    • Day Glow cream for daily moisture, sun protection and a subtle glow

Kim Kardashian

The “Before” Problems:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Oily skin
  • Too-dark fake tan
  • Boxy eyebrows

My  Solution:

  • Services:
  • Products:
    • Tinted Day 25 for daily moisture and sun protection
    • Reveal 10 to even out her skin tone and reduce the surface oil
    • Copper Peptide Serum to reduce any sun damage and keep her skin tight and glowing

As a side note, in addition to the above, it looks like she’s had some juvederm fillers to plump and even out her skin in some areas including her undereyes and nasal labial fold. In my opinion, she didn’t need the fillers – so this would not be my recommendation if she were my client.


Blake Lively

The “Before” Problems:

  • Oily skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Pigmentation: sun spots and freckles

My Solution:

  • Service:
    • An alpha peel with a facial to lighten her sun spots and freckles
    • A light IPL laser treatment to further reduce pigmentation and also dramatically improve her skin tone and texture
  • Products:
    • ALA and Reveal 10 combo to improve her skin tone and reduce redness
    • Ester C Cream to reduce her sun damage and heal her skin with intensive vitamin C
    • Day 25 for sun protection


If you like this post, let me know by commenting below and I will do another series. Please let me know who’s skin you’d like me to analyze.

5 thoughts on “The Difference Good Skin Makes”

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