save money on skincare

I called my dermatologist’s office and rescheduled my appointment this week, again. I’m sure they’re just snickering at me by now, because I’ve rescheduled the same darn appointment 4 or 5 times! Things just keep coming up that are preventing me from getting there. I’m wondering if I should even keep it at this point, because my skin has been better, and I don’t want to go back on Accutane if I don’t NEED to go back on it. It’s not a regime to be taken lightly.

In the meantime, I’ve been seeking out information online about alternatives, and one site I like is SkinRevision. It’s a blog about skin care written by a cosmetic physician (Dr. Joanne Turner) in Brisbane, Australia. (I’m curious as to what the American equivalent would be – dermatologist? Plastic surgeon? Interesting…) This blog is right up my alley, as I’ve been a little self obsessed lately with my skin, and aging. The blog isn’t all business. It’s not all “clinical” talk, and it’s actually a bit refreshing to see a professional let down her hair and share some tips and tricks with the world at large. We women hear a lot of things regarding skincare – from our mothers (don’t eat greasy foods and chocolate or you’ll break out) to our friends, we even get advice from ads on TV or the lady at the cosmetics counter. Dr. Turner cuts through the nonsense we’re told and tells us the truth about skincare. For instance, this post about facial cleanser gives you the low down on why that high priced brand may not be the best thing for your skin. (I use a reasonably priced bar cleanser made for the face that I love, so I think Dr. Turner is onto something!)

And did you ever wonder why your friends swear by a certain brand, but it doesn’t do a thing for you? Dr. Turner fills us in on why all brands are not made for all people. Hint: it’s a little thing called body chemistry. The blog is just filled with advice like this, and I especially loved all of the money saving tips – who doesn’t want to save money and still look good? This blog is a must read for women who want to hear the truth about skincare!

This is a sponsored review.

One Response to “save money on skincare”

  1. Dean says:

    What a great post (I note you got paid for it, however I reckon you got it right!). I helped Jo get this blog set up and she is going great guns. I am so pleased to read your comments because that is consistent with the way I see Jo operating. Done to earth, honest as the day is long, and a very caring person. Cheers Dean