Dr. Bomer’s Regimen
Dr. Kelly Bomer‘s expertise and discipline, not only benefit her patients, but also keep her looking young at 48 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.
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, 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 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 weights twice a week, varying between a full body workout and a 2 day body part split. She likes 2 mile walks ending with a 3/4 mile jog as well. Getting adequate sleep is also important for the body and mind. Dr. Bomer strives for 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
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. In the morning after cleansing with a ZO cleanser she applies on her face Age Intervention Transitions, Peptide Extreme, C-ESTA serum, Bio-Clear cream, Transformation cream and SPF-33 sunscreen. She applies Nectifirm on her neck and décolleté. In the evening when home from work she cleanses her face with a benzoyl peroxide cleanser. She then applies C-ESTA cream, Age Intervention Transitions, Peptide Extreme and SkinMedica TNS recovery complex or Bio-Gel. At bedtime, she applies on her face a retinoid – if her hormonal acne is flaring, she uses Jan Marini Duality; otherwise she uses ZO Medical Retamax (more aggressive) or JM Retinol Plus MD (less aggressive) mixed with a 4% Hydroquinone (Melamix), followed by either Age Intervention Booster or Transformation cream. She applies Nectifirm on her neck and décolleté . This program changes over time based on her skin’s appearance and needs. Dr. Bomer also uses a Jan Marini mask weekly. To additionally prevent wrinkle formation, Dr. Bomer gets regular Botox/Dysport and filler injections from Dr. Bouzoukis.
Dr. Bomer’s Skin Care Routine:
– Morning Routine:
- ZO Foamacleanse
- Jan Marini Peptide Extreme
- Jan Marini C-Esta Serum
- Jan Marini Bioclear Cream
- SkinMedica Lytera
- Jan Marini Transformation Cream
- Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33
Neck and Décolletage:
– Evening Routine:
- ZO Normacleanse
- Jan Marini C-Esta Cream
- Jan Marini Age Intervention Peptide Extreme Face Lotion
- SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex or
- SkinMedica TNS Eye Cream
– Bedtime Routine:
- Jan Marini Retinol Plus MD
mixed with ZO Medical Melamix (4% Hydroquinone – when hormonal acne not flaring up)
or Jan Marini Duality MD (if hormonal acne is flaring up)
- SkinMedica Lytera
- Jan Marini Age Intervention Booster or
Jan Marini Transformation Cream
Neck and Décolletage:
– Weekly Mask Routine: