Putting My Best Face Foward

BEAUTY CONFESSION: It has literally been a year since I received a facial/laser/peel/anything on my mug because… COVID. Relatable? I’m sure! So allow me to describe the current state of my face for you all: My pores are the size of dimes, my skin’s texture feels rough AF, and a ruddy undertone has taken over my cheeks compliments of all my morning walks under the sun. Oh, and did I mention I have acne scars on my chin? NO BUENO, KIDS.

So you can only imagine my utter delight when Miami-based celebrity aesthetician Amy Peterson invited me into her practice earlier this month for THE WORKS.

Amy has been at the forefront of dermatology treatments since she first opened her practice in Seattle in 2007. Now she’s sharing all that knowledge with Miami Beach, her home since 2013, with a state-of-the art medspa that embraces the new, now and next of skincare through a variety of innovative practices and procedures.

Swathed in neutral tones and peppered with the best-of-the-best products (think Mirigal High Voltage Oil, Biologique Recherche, Alastin and Saint Jane), Amy’s Miami Beach practice exudes an industrial-yet-cozy vibe.

“I see your face like a bed — and we need to change your sheets, Maria,” Amy tells me as she assesses my skin under a microscope. Amy decides stacking the following treatments in one session will provide the best results: Dermaplaning, Clear + Brilliant, IPL and JetPeel.

The results of the pain-free (thank you, numbing cream) quartet? After a sunburn/sand paper-y feeling for three days, my skin is positively glowing. My skin tone is more even, the texture is tighter and there’s a radiance to my complexion.

Goodbye, quarantine face. Hello, gorgeous.

Skincare by Amy Peterson, 1560 Lenox Avenue, Unit 201, Miami Beach, FL; (786) 502-1818, skincarebyamypeterson.com


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