4 Different Approaches to Aging Gorgeously
Monthly chemical peels, light laser resurfacing, hair dye
What She'll Never Do
A face lift.
What She'd Consider
Botox, fillers, an eyelift
Why her job keeps her young: "I'm a registered nurse and medical aesthetician, and I work in a dermatologist's office. With patients looking at my skin every day, I'm motivated to make sure my complexion is smooth and even. I give myself light peels—with citric acid—once a month, and every night I use a lotion with an alpha-hydroxy acid that exfoliates my skin and keeps it clear."
Her first foray into laser treatments: "Several months ago, I got three treatments with Fraxel's Clear + Brilliant laser. It's the gentlest Fraxel treatment you can do—no downtime at all. It lightened some discoloration that I had on my cheeks."
The bullet she's dodged...so far: "I didn't get serious about sunscreen until my late 20s, so I'm lucky more sun damage hasn't appeared by now."
Her nutrition regimen: "I don't diet, but I'm careful about portion size. I drink a lot of water. I'm not a great sleeper, so I quit caffeine four years ago. I've never smoked and rarely drink."
The makeup she uses every day: "Concealer, foundation, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip pencil, and lip gloss. I'm wearing less makeup for this story than I wear to go to work—maybe I've been overdoing it!"
Her Extra Assists
Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45
"I'm the lady on the beach under the umbrella in a cover-up, huge hat, and sunglasses—slathered in sunscreen."
LaseResults PM Focused Repair Lotion
"The doctor I work with makes this product. It contains a blend of ingredients that stimulate collagen and encourage cell turnover."
CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer
"I have bluish undereye circles, and it does a great job of hiding them without looking cakey."
Blazer, Vince Camuto, $165, VinceCamuto.com. Tank top and pants, Magaschoni, $120 and $248, Magaschoni.com. Earrings, Gioielli by Nikki Baker, $225, NikkiBaker.com.