Dr. Bomer’s Personal Regimen

 

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Dr. Bomer’s Regimen

Dr. Kelly Bomer‘s expertise and discipline, not only benefit her patients, but also keep her looking young at 50 years old. She has few wrinkles; her skin is luminous with even color tone and no pigment issues. Making appropriate choices in diet, lifestyle and skin care can help most people look and feel better. Read her skin care routine below.

Proper nutrition is a cornerstone for health. Dr. Bomer balances each meal with a mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. She eats 3 meals a day and occasionally has a balanced between meal snack before workouts. She focuses on ending her meals when she is no longer hungry, rather than when she is full. Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and healthy protein (soy protein powder, fish or chicken) are part of her daily meals. She drinks soy milk and rice milk instead of cow’s milk. She limits eating processed or pre-packaged meals and buys organic products when possible. Because she is gluten intolerant, she avoids wheat, barley and other gluten containing foods. It is also important to stay well hydrated. This is good for the skin as well as the body. Dr. Bomer drinks at least 40 oz. of water daily, but limits drinking directly before bed as this can contribute to reflux.

In addition to a balanced diet, supplements also help slow aging. She takes VitaMedica multi-vitamin bone and energy support tablets and fish oil (4 capsules daily). It is important to select a fish oil that has been highly filtered and distilled to remove any contaminants and is pharmaceutical grade. Other supplements include vitamin C, biotin, calcium, zinc, alpha-lipoic acid, lutein, and grape seed extract.

Alcohol in moderation is fine. Dr. Bomer enjoys a glass or two of a refreshing hoppy IPA on the weekends.

Lifestyle choices also affect aging. Smoking is terrible for the body as a whole. In addition to the major risks of cancer, heart attack, stroke, and emphysema, smoking prematurely ages the skin. Collagen and elastin break down from decreased blood flow and free radical formation. This leads to thinning and wrinkling of the skin, and loss of the skin’s youthful elasticity. The most common extrinsic factor that leads to accelerated aging of the skin is sun exposure. UV radiation damages melanocytes causing pigmentation spots. UV radiation also breaks down collagen and elastin over time, causing wrinkle formation and leathery, non-supple skin. To minimize the effects of sun exposure Dr. Bomer applies sunscreen to her face, neck, chest, arms and hands every single morning before leaving the house, even on cloudy days. When spending prolonged time outdoors she applies sunscreen to her whole body and higher blocking sunscreen to her face, neck and chest. She uses Jan Marini sunscreen which blocks both UVA and UVB. Many over-the-counter products only block UVB, which is more linked to sunburn and skin cancers; SPF refers specifically to UVB. UVA,

The most common extrinsic factor that leads to accelerated aging of the skin is sun exposure. UV radiation damages melanocytes causing pigmentation spots. UV radiation also breaks down collagen and elastin over time, causing wrinkle formation and leathery, non-supple skin. To minimize the effects of sun exposure Dr. Bomer applies sunscreen to her face, neck, chest, arms and hands every single morning before leaving the house, even on cloudy days. When spending prolonged time outdoors she applies sunscreen to her whole body and higher blocking sunscreen to her face, neck and chest. Many over-the-counter products only block UVB, which is more linked to sunburn and skin cancers; SPF refers specifically to UVB. UVA, however, penetrates more deeply than UVB, causes more age-related skin damage and is 500 times more prevalent in sunshine than UVB rays. Using a sunscreen that blocks both is essential.

Exercise is another lifestyle choice that keeps one healthy and youthful. Dr. Bomer attends a weekly mat Pilates class which strengthens the core – abdominal muscles, back muscles, paraspinal muscles and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates promotes good posture – this helps to prevent the hunching in the neck and shoulders that occur in some people with age. Dr. Bomer also enjoys resistance training with free weights three times a week. Currently she works out legs once a week, chest, back and arms once a week, shoulders and deadlifts once a week. She mostly lifts heavy weights in a range of 8-12 per set. Compound movements such as barbell deadlifts, barbell squats, straight leg deadlifts, barbell bench press, incline press and body weight pullups (with assistance from a spotter after the first couple) are a foundation of her lifting program. One of the best exercises for stimulating growth hormone release is barbell deadlifts with heavy weights.  Wrist wraps prevent her grip from limiting the amount of weight she can pull when doing heavy lifts. Growth hormone declines in people after the age of 40.  Maintaining growth hormone levels through lifting weights maintains and builds muscles, prevents loss of bone, and improves energy (among other positive benefits). She likes 2 mile walks that incorporate interval sprinting as well. Dr. Bomer limits cardio as too much leads to loss of facial fat pads and facial volume which is not youthful. Getting adequate sleep is also important for the body and mind. Dr. Bomer strives for 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

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Skin care is another of Dr. Bomer’s passions; for herself as well as her patients. Dr. Bomer reviews every product and personally tried and approved every single product she recommends to her patients. She cleanses her face and applies skin care products twice a day, every day. She has not missed a single day in over 10 years. She also gets regular Botox/Dysport and filler injections from Dr. Bouzoukis.

 

Dr. Bomer’s Skin Care Routine:

– Morning Routine:

Face, Neck and Chest:

Neck and Décolletage:
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Body:

 

– Evening Routine:

Face, Neck, Chest:

 

– Bedtime Routine:

Neck and Décolletage:
Revision Nectifirm

Body:

Lips: (right before sleep)

 

– Weekly Mask Routine:

 

The Importance of Skincare