Twenty years ago I had cancerous basal cell carcinoma removed from the side of my nose. Luckily, the surgeon was able to remove it all without serious repercussions. I regularly have a procedure done to remove these pre-cancerous lesions. The procedure is called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for skin cancer.
It consists of applying a special cream to my face that is absorbed by skin cells and makes the skin sensitive to light. When my face is then exposed to a special blue light, the cancer cells are destroyed.
This procedure leaves my facial skin seriously inflamed and irritated. It can remove up to 3 layers of skin. I had this procedure done recently; afterwards, my face needed lots of safe hydration and nourishment to bring it back to a healthy condition and appearance.
After the recent PDT, I used AspireLIFE’s Essential Essence and Complete Sunscreen and they helped tremendously in moisturizing and rejuvenating my skin. They especially helped to tone the redness down and soothe my skin. AspireLIFE products don’t have harmful or irritating ingredients. Instead, they contain effective ingredients that are very nourishing. As a result, I feel very confident in using AspireLIFE on my sensitive skin, even after undergoing a harsh and intrusive procedure such as PDT.
I use three AspireLIFE products daily. I use the Gentle Foaming Cleanser at least once a day to cleanse my face. I use the Complete Sunscreen in the morning to protect and moisturize my face. I try and keep these two products in my gym bag to use after my morning workouts. The Complete Sunscreen lasts all day. It gives all the moisturizing that my facial skin needs. After applying it, I don’t feel that I need to use another product. When I forget the Complete Sunscreen, I go home and apply it. I don’t trust what’s in other products. I love the feel of the Complete Sunscreen, it’s so light and luxurious to the skin. It doesn’t leave a heavy, thick Crisco feel after application. The guys at the gym can’t believe that an SPF 50 can be a serum that’s so light and quick-absorbing.
I use the Essential Essence, which is also a serum, in the evening to moisturize and nourish my skin. I like that it’s very light but highly moisturizing. A little bit will spread over a large area. Typically, I use about 5 pumps of the Essential Essence to cover my face and neck area. Sometimes, when my face is feeling especially dry, I may use the Essential Essence twice in one day.
These 3 products are all I need for complete skin care. I like that it’s very simple and affordable. Because the products are so light and non-greasy and easy to use, I end up using them with regularity. I’ve been using AspireLIFE for about 3 months now. I can see the difference in terms of a more youthful skin appearance, good skin tone, and a healthy skin expression.
- JR Rouse
J.R. Rouse brings a very high level of customer and personal service to real estate on the Monterey Peninsula. He credits his success in real estate to hard work, strong spiritual grounding, and a commitment to discipline, which keeps him focused on the needs of his clients. JR joined Sotheby’s International Realty in January, 2014 in Pacific Grove. He has served on the Monterey County Board of Realtors as Director in 2002, Secretary/Treasurer in 2003, President Elect in 2004, President in 2005 and outgoing President in 2006. J.R. was honored by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce as Entrepreneur of the Year, shortly after he opened his own real estate business in Pacific Grove in 2005. J.R. has served as a director of MLS Listings Inc. and on various committees including the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee for C.A.R., the California Association of Realtors, and was the committee’s Vice-Chair in his final year there. J.R. often says, “What you can believe you can achieve”.
JR’s office is located at Sotheby's International Realty, 574 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 277-3464