Aesthetically Bella is a unique facial aesthetics, skincare, and beauty blog inspired by my belief that every individual deserves to feel as lovely on the outside as they are on the inside.

I have been fascinated with all things beauty since I was very young, and that fascination ultimately led me to a career in cosmetology.

As a teenager and into my early twenties, I was plagued by hormonal acne that just wouldn’t quit. On a mission to clear up my skin, I consumed as much information as I could find on the topic. With a lot of trial and error (and ultimately the help of a dermatologist) my skin finally cleared. By that time, my preoccupation with caring for my skin had become an obsession.

From there, my focus became anti-aging. I learned the importance of sunscreen, and I’ve since been slathering it on daily in earnest. And not just any sunscreen either. I continue to make sure I’m protecting my skin in the best way that is available to me. After all, sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging of the skin. I also became obsessed with the world of cosmeceuticals and would spend hours researching ingredients and reading reviews. I continue to try to stay on top of the numerous advances in anti-aging skincare.

When my thirties hit, I started to be bothered by the small signs of gravity and time taking their toll. My “research” interests turned to non-invasive cosmetic procedures like fillers, Botox, laser treatments, and more.

I’m now 39 and have spent my fair share of time and money “under the needle.” I know that there are plenty of women and men who are doing research just like I was, hoping to make improvements to their appearance. This blog is for them.

I like my face to look natural—not overdone. While I don’t want to look wrinkled and haggard, I don’t want it to be evident that I’ve had “work,” either. It’s a tricky balance to strike, for sure.

I think a huge misconception is that having a cosmetic procedure done means you’re going to appear plastic or fake. What many people don’t realize is that for every “cosmetic surgery nightmare” you see, there is someone else that looks natural and gorgeous that has had a little help looking that way.  Good work is invisible.

In this blog, I plan to share my thoughts on different skincare products, my perspective on sunscreen (a huge deal for me as it should be for everyone), and my experiences and opinion on different non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Occasionally, if some new hair or makeup product really blows me away, I may review that too.

I welcome your comments, questions, and discussion. I hope that we can investigate and learn from one another.

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“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder…” —Salma Hayek

“Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.” —Martha Beck