Caterina Skincare Routine

Who knew that those magazines you sometimes find yourself reading while trying to pass the time in a doctor’s waiting room could actually encourage someone to want to make a lifestyle change?

For me, it all began with an article I came across within the pages of InStyle Magazine a few months before my 35th birthday. The headline was one that caught my eye, “It’s not too late to start to care about your skin!” After reading the article, I remember that I was suddenly very interested in the things that I might be able to start doing to help reverse the course of sun damage and premature aging of the skin. This really changed my mindset on skin care. After joining with Dr. Lewen in early 2014, my skin care routine got even more “sophisticated” as I began to learn even more about the things I can do today to make my skin look more youthful, bright, and beautiful. If you have any questions you would like to ask me about my skin care routine, please feel free to email me at cat@lewencosmetic.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Morning Routine:

  1. Cleanse with Éminence Lemon Cleanser
    • This makes my skin feel so soft. I love the fresh scent and feeling.
  2. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
    • Aside from stimulating collagen, this product also boosts the protection of my skin 8x greater than using sunscreen alone! One of the most important steps in my regimen.
  3. Éminence Herbal Eye Cream
    • This really helps with some of the fine lines and thinner skin under my eyes!
  4. SkinMedica Lytera
    • My favorite skin care product to date! Great for brightening and lightening.
  5. EltaMD Daily SPF
    • Always the last step before my makeup every single day! It is also a light moisturizer.

Total Cost for Morning Regimen: $466

Note: The average product listed here (not sunscreen) will last me for about 4 months before it needs to be replaced This includes DAILY usage of all products, and sometimes twice per day!

Evening Routine:

  1. Éminence Herbal Eye Makeup Remover
    • I have sensitive eyes, and this product is so gentle and light, and does not remove my eyelashes at all.
  2. Cleanse with Éminence Lemon Cleanser
    • Again, I love how this makes my skin feel so soft.
  3. SkinMedica 0.5% Retinol
    • I use this product every other night as it is too strong for my skin for everyday usage. This product should be in everyone’s daily skin care regimen who over the age of 25! Another product that stimulates collagen production. How can you argue with that?
  4. SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
    • I love calling this product my, “liquid gold.” It is worth every single penny! Sometimes, I will also use this product in the morning right before my Lytera.
  5. Éminence Herbal Eye Cream
    • Again, this product really makes a difference for some of the thinner skin and fine lines under my eyes.

Additional product(s) that I like to use include:

  1. Éminence Strawberry Rhubarb Mask- I love this one!

Total Cost for Evening Regimen: additional $425 (2 of the products are already used in my morning routine)

Total Cost for Regimen: $865

Average Daily Cost Breakdown: $7.20 per day! Your skin is worth it!

Cosmetic Treatments with Dr. Lewen

Yearly Cosmetic Treatments with Dr. Lewen:

  1. IPL treatments 2 times per year
    • Face, Neck, Décolletage
    • Arms, Shoulders, Hands (love, love, LOVE this!)
  2. Botox treatments every 3 months (total of 4 times per year)

Injectable Cosmetic Treatments with Dr. Lewen (every 1-2 years):

  1. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
    • Lip and chin augmentation
  2. Restylane/ Restylane Silk
    • Lip lines/nasolabial folds
  3. Voluma
    • Temples and lateral cheek areas

Helpful Tips:

  1. Drink lots of water every day!
  2. Use one of the EltaMD tinted sunscreens on your body for extra color!
  3. Sleep is your best friend.
  4. Skip the alcohol if you can…talk about unnecessary swelling in those lower eyelids! Yikes, not worth it!