Last week I stopped by Dr. Svetlana Kogan's office for a Visia Complexion Analysis. After resting my head in a machine and sitting still while lights flashed, Dr. Kogan printed a sheet of paper with a series of photos that show exactly what is up below the surface of my skin.
Each picture represents something different: everything from acne to texture to blood flow. I wasn't surprised by acne (remember our skin bootcamp article?) or even the amount of pores, but was completely freaked out by the amount of UV spots that popped up. Check it out - all the dark spots are UV damage!
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Anyone who knows me, knows I'm an SPF addict. I slather it before a day outdoors, my commute to work - even a quick trip to the grocery store! Needless to say I was shocked by the amount of spots. Dr. Kogan assured me that it is much less than other people my age but I'm officially on a mission to find the perect broad-spectrum eye cream and lip balm - the two areas I neglect the most. What a wake up call!
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