How Can a Working, Newly Divorced Mom Find Time to Maintain and Prevent Premature Aging?

There are millions of hard working moms who selflessly give their all to provide for their families while unknowingly neglecting to find time for their own well-being, health, and happiness.

These moms are exhausted from the long hours and ultimately don’t feel like the confident person they used to be. Balancing the cycle of work, family and everyday responsibilities leaves them with little time to themselves. They feel as if they are aging much faster than they should be and don’t know what to do about it. They can’t possibly consider spending more time or money on something as trivial as maintaining their youth.

Does this sound like you? We met with one of Quintessa Aesthetic Center’s premier Aesthetic Advisors™ and one of their current patients to find out how a busy, working mom can maintain her youth under the stresses of everyday life. Aging happens, but you can choose to prevent it with grace and a little bit of strategy from industry experts at Quintessa.

As a mom juggling a career and 2 kids in elementary school, I don’t have a ton of extra time to stick to a complicated regime. What are the top 2 or 3 must haves to prevent premature aging?

Start with a good cleanser followed by an AM moisturizer with SPF and a PM moisturizer with repairing and hydrating active ingredients.  I usually prefer a gentle cleanser such as the Quintessa Revitalizing or Enzyme cleanser.  Another great product is Retinol, which is a must-have for anti-aging. I recommend starting right away with a low dose if you’re not already using Retinol. Benefits include treating sun spots, age spots, acne, fine lines and wrinkles.

What are options for single moms like me who are on a budget?

After we develop your ideal treatment plan, I will explain how Q-Club works with your budget. By joining Q-Club, you’re able to receive all the treatments necessary to meet your expectations and your at home maintenance program for the year. Having an expert Aesthetic Advisor™ can also save you money as you no longer need to experiment with products that may not be right for you.

I feel like I look as tired as I actually am and it’s starting to bother me. What are some products or treatments I can do that will help veil my exhaustion, if not completely rejuvenate me?

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The trifecta of non-surgical options to reboot tired looking skin include injectables, light treatments, and aesthetic enhancement services including at home products. Treatments like Botox® will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles while fillers such as Juvéderm & Restylane® add volume where aging skin has lost elasticity. Along with smoothing wrinkles and adding volume, a BroadBand Light (BBL) treatment diminishes age spots for a more even tone, which brightens the skin. To prolong and maintain these results, you’ll meet with your Quintessa Aesthetic Advisor™ who will put together a plan for in office and at home skincare based on your skin type and lifestyle.

My family genetics have given me a hint at what I will be looking at in the mirror down the road. What can I do now to maintain my youth and prevent more invasive procedures like surgery later on in life?

There are many non-invasive procedures today that produce amazing results. Treatments such as CoolSculpting® for non-surgical fat reduction, Halo® Fractional Hybrid Laser for skin resurfacing, tissue tightening and overall a more even tone. Injectable treatments like Botox or fillers help add volume and smooth wrinkles, they’re non-invasive and some of these treatments last up to 2 years.

Your at home skin care routine is vital to maintaining youthful skin. Using the correct products for your skin concerns can be confusing. Your Aesthetic Advisor will help you put an at home routine together using top of the line, pharmaceutical strength products. Discussing your concerns, goals and expectations is the best way to explore your options and create a personalized treatment plan that fits your life.  

Having kids and a career also means I have little to no downtime. What are some options I can choose where I can resume normal daily activities?

When we sit down for a consultation at Quintessa, I’ll explain the difference in effectiveness between over the counter products, cosmeceutical strength, and pharmaceutical strength – I’ll provide options, sometimes from all categories, but also show you how purchasing the correct product the first time will actually save you time, money and frustration in the long run.

I’m outside a lot year-round (including commuting on weekdays where I get sun exposure through windows), should my skincare be different depending on the season?

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Yes, especially in Wisconsin. Our skin barrier, also referred to as lipid barrier, is essential for healthy skin between the seasons. Harsh changes in weather affects the outermost layer draining it of hydration. Using proper ingredients recommended by your Aesthetic Advisor will keep your skin barrier strong to minimize water loss and keep your skin healthy.

I always put sunscreen on my children, but as someone who wasn’t always smart in the sun growing up, I have freckles and other pigmentation. Can that be corrected or improved?

There are many treatments we offer to treat pigmentation such as chemical peels and BroadBand Light (BBL) services. Each case is unique, your treatment plan may incorporate a series of treatments as well as at home care. Our Quintessa product line includes products specifically for reducing melanin production and lightening. Quintessa’s Skin Brightening Cream is a prescription strength advanced correcting cream which includes hydroquinone and other lightening, hydrating ingredients such as vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid. HQRA+ is a high potency, custom compounded formula that delivers dramatic skin lightening along with powerful anti-aging benefits.

Sometimes I fall asleep in makeup, how bad is that really?

Environmental aggressors attack our skin all day long which takes a toll on its appearance and health. Cleansing in the evening washes off the pollution from the day and gives your skin a chance to refresh.

With the assistance of industry experts who understand your journey and can find ways to work within your lifestyle, there are virtually unlimited and completely affordable solutions available to help you realize you are that confident and beautiful individual you see every time you look in the mirror.

Are you ready to begin your Quintessa Story? To learn more about skin preservation and age rejuveation with an Aesthetic Advisor™ at Quintessa, please go to to schedule your complimentary consultation today.