Botox, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, skin-toning laser, highlights
What She'll Never Do
"Never say never."
What She'd Consider
Anything with a proven result (and preferably no cutting)
Why she tried Botox last year: "I had lines across my forehead, and they were starting to bother me."
Why she'll do it again: "I love the softening effect. My gaze doesn't zero in on my forehead anymore when I look in the mirror."
What else she does a couple of times a year: "My dermatologist—who happens to be my brother—gives me a treatment that combines microdermabrasion and a light chemical peel to exfoliate my skin, and a gentle laser that helps shrink pores and calm redness, without any downtime."
How her beauty routine has changed over the past ten years: "When I was 40, I could put on lip gloss and mascara and walk out the door feeling great. Now to feel that confident I also need concealer. And lip liner. And the Botox doesn't hurt."
How she usually feels when she looks in the mirror: "Pretty darn good. What you're feeling inside shows on your face, and most of the time I'm happy. I have wonderful parents, six siblings, a loving husband and son."
Her Extra Assists
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra Light Fluid for Face
"After some blistering sunburns in my youth, I've been diligent about sunscreen for the past 25 years. I wear it every day without fail."
Burt's Bees Super Glossy Lip Shine
"I think my skin looks more youthful and dewy when I wear a light lip gloss instead of a lipstick. I always have this one in my bag."
Kérastase Bain Volumactive Shampoo
"I've always had very fine hair—but I never bother with styling products. This shampoo bulks up my hair without adding an extra step to my routine."
Top, Banana Republic, $60, BananaRepublic.com. Earrings, La Vie Parisienne by Catherine Popesco, $44, Emi-Jay.com. Necklace, Helen Ficalora, $240, 877-754-2676.