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It’s been a wonky two years. Many of us feel different. Many of us look different. One random afternoon in January, I popped back in the car forgetting I had an N95 mask on and that’s when I saw it in the rear view mirror – my face being pushed and smushed from the mask, causing wrinkles all around. Deep breath.
Admittedly, I inadvertently gotten out of the habit of regular skin maintenance over the pandemic. Sure, I moisturized, serumed and face masked from time to time, but it was hardly a regime. Those were strange times, and peptide eye creams hardly seemed important.
So, quite serendipitously, I was headed to the Newport Wine Cellar when I noticed the sign for SeaMist MedSpa on the Pulse Gym building on Merton Road in Newport. When I got home, I took a closer look at SeaMist online, learning that it’s women-owned, by Dr. Mary Christina Simpson (a mom of four!) and that they also have a successful South County flagship location. I read over the various treatments, reviews and before and afters, perusing what might be the best first step for me as I wasn’t looking for anything too evasive.
When I had a consult with Dr. Simpson, she really listened when I told her I have sensitive skin and that I want to make thoughtful choices. (I mean, I also want to do “all the things,” I think, but, baby steps.) I also want my skin to look like it did in my 20s (but for that we’d need a magician).
We set up a HydraFacial, and when I had my appointment with Nicole, who was about my same age, she told me what the treatment would entail and what to expect throughout the 45-minutes.
More than just a pampering treatment, HydraFacials cleanse, extract, and yes, hydrate, using super serums made with nourishing ingredients. I sat back and relaxed throughout the multi-step process, and when I was done, my face felt like it finally had that “deep clean” I desperately needed. In a perfect world, I’d have one of these on the calendar quarterly.
When I had initially met with Dr. Simpson, I told her about the skin products I’ve been using. If you’ve been following the Skin Care Series here on Stylephile, you know I’m no stranger to trying new products. Dr. Simpson explained to the difference between products being “good,” and products being a good fit for me – for my type of skin, for my specific age of skin, for my goals. The good news? I didn’t have to toss anything in my current collection. The better news? She suggested products to complement what I already have with what I need from ZO Skin Health, a medical grade skin care line produced by a leading dermatologist. I love a kit because it offers the opportunity to try a range of products at once. This one has cleanser (love), exfoliating polish (loveeee), complexion renewal pads (they’re like Stridex pads for grown-ups, and a lifesaver for event nights when I’m too tired to deal). And I had to get the raved-about ZO Skin Health’s retinol, which I introduced by applying every three days, but now I’m applying nightly. Two months in and I’m all in on ZO Skin Health.
If next level skin care including injectables, body conturing, lip enhancement, laser hair removal and more are of interest but you want to learn more, SeaMist’s blog is an amazing resource, breaking everything down from targeting specific areas of your face and body to informative everyday skin care tips.
Life if busy. Sometimes we put everything else before ourselves, but it was great to get back to business by starting anew, having a plan and being in the hands of SeaMist – right here in Newport to get back on track.
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Disclosure: HydraFacial service was complimentary for purposes of review but all opinions expressed are my own.