Illustration by Sella Molenaar
Yup, I’m for 100% a so-called Millennial belonging to Generation Y. Born between 1980 and the end of 1994 (check, I was born in 1985), and therefore aged 20-35. Although this generation is referred to as a Me, Me, Me generation, which I can’t identify myself with (the word ‘me’ is definitely not the headline of my existence), I DO understand other characterisations. Like being creative, flexibile, open-minded, having a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the environment.
Next Generation skin care
Unfortunately one of the typical characteristics of me as a Millennial is also the struggle with getting older. I can pretend being twenty-something, but the reality is otherwise. Friends (and myself too!) are getting married, children and well yes those years you can also see slowly in my face. Not a bad thing, but for the first time in my life I realize I do have to take more care for my skin than before. Therefore I went to a presentation of Dr. Perricone’s new Pre:Empt Series, the Next Generation skin care last week. Especially created for Generation Y. Would be great to stretch some (facial) time, isn’t it?
Dr. Nicholas Perricone
Perricone MD was founded in 1997 by dermatologist and nutritionist Dr. Nicholas Perricone. He is considered as the founding father of the inflammation theory of aging in the skin. According to him, wrinkles and other signs of aging are caused by microscopic inflammation in the cells. These can be countered with a holistic approach to diet, nutritional supplements and using Dr.Perricone’s line of skin care products and cosmeceuticals. Sounds maybe a little bit like abracadabra, but the holistic approch appeals to me.
Bye bye fine lines?
Since we’re not twenty anymore the chance to develop fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin is bigger dan bigger. Therefore, he developed the special Pre:Empt series for ‘me’, a typical millennial. It consists of a pore refiner, a serum, an eye cream and hydrating cream. I’m now using it for 1 week and have to say that it already has positive effects. Especially concerning the hydration of my skin. In four years I will be 35, let’s see what it has done by then when entering again a ‘new generation’….