Since I’m a news anchor, my face matters. I hate to sound like some sort of diva because I’m not. But hang with me as I explain my industry… I try to have a face with the least amount of distractions, that’s easy to watch, and pleasant to view because I want you to tune in and I want you to actually hear what I’m saying. Have you ever watched a newscast and got distracted by the news anchors’ expressions, make-up, hair, clothes, jewelry, voice, etc. to the point where you don’t actually know what that person said? I hope not! And, I can only hope I never cause such distractions.
I prefer to focus on the “informing and sharing news” part of my job but the “on-air” part is also a huge factor. Since I work on TV, caring about my looks is necessary and I need to embrace that part of my position, even if it feels really, really unnatural. Let’s face it, the second I’m not on-air I wash my face and put my hair in a pony tail. And on the weekends, you’ll find me with air-dried hair (curly-ish) and maybe some Burt’s Bees chapstick as my way of getting “dolled up” but THAT’S IT!
But as I age, I have learned these things called “wrinkles” and “sun spots” are showing their persistent (and growing) selves. What’s unfortunate about our industry is, as we age we do in fact, get better at our craft. But, I am constantly concerned that as I get older I’ll become less desirable to look at and less desirable to keep on the anchor desk. It’s a bit backwards, right? So you’ll find a lot of us news ladies on a constant mission to fight aging because well, we LOVE our job and we want to keep it for as long as possible!
If I could anchor in San Diego until the day I DIE, I would! But have you ever seen an anchorwoman over the age of 80? 70? 60 even? Didn’t think so. It’s not like we become less wise or less knowledgeable the longer we are in the business. In fact, we become greater experts and far more skilled the more we do it! But sadly, not that many people want to hire the “old news lady.” Not complaining, since I do love my job for all that is. Just explaining why I’m willing to try healthy, natural techniques to keep looking young because well, I want to keep working!
Now enters NuFace...
I have searched high and low for a product that will help my skin look younger without chemicals or injections. I try to put all kinds of natural products IN my body and the same goes for ON my body which is why I LOVE Emme Diane’s sunscreen. Then I learned about NuFace from a dear friend who’s skin is FLAWLESS. I mean, I can’t stop staring at her face, for real! She was telling me about this little device that helps send your bodies natural microcurrent to your face and it’s supposed to rejuvenate cells, lift your skin, and brighten dark spots.
I was willing to try anything to preserve my face so now I proudly have a NuFace and I’m so excited to use it. I want to try it for 30 days and show you the results.
Here I am (in the scary, no make-up pics below) BEFORE using the device. Talk about awkward! Taking “before” pics with NO make-up on is not my fave thing to do. I mean, what type of expression are you supposed to have?! I tried a few… LOL.
ANYWAY, I will use my new NuFace as directed and keep you posted on my progress. Today is Friday, February 12th so I’ll check back in with you every Friday (we can call it “NuFace Friday!”) and by March 11th, we shall compare the before/after photos!
I’m excited to see what happens! In fact, a fabulous esthetician I have interviewed and now go to as often as I can, Nicole Minder of Savvy Skin Spa in Del Mar tells her clients to get a NuFace and she wants them to use it regularly. She has worked with people’s faces for more than a decade and swears by this lil’ device. She even mentioned it when I interviewed her about how to keep your skin looking young without injections. Check out the story I did in May, 2015 on non-injection skin care:
Let me know what you have tried to help keep your skin looking younger…