Mostly I’m maintaining what I have.
I’m happy with my results. I look like me. And that’s all I wanted to do.
It’s not a simple as it sounds, though. Good skin comes from daily habits that include products that work for your skin type (and they are not always pricey btw) and of course the must-do of eating right, drinking lots of water and exercising.
I’ll take those points one by one.
Products that work for your skin type.
I can’t stress strongly enough that you must, must, know your skin type. If you draw a blank there, it’s not hard to find out your type at all. Many department store cosmetic counters have licensed aestheticians working behind them, and they can perform simple tests that take minutes of your time and are well worth the effort. There are of course many spas and salons that also employ aestheticians and when you go in for a facial request that they do a skin type evaluation. Last but not least dermatologists can do that in a heartbeat. So, whatever means you choose to use, you’ve got to get that information before you put anything on your skin.
Once you know, I can tell you from decades of trial and error (and spending a damn lot of money) that there are lots of awesome products that do deliver results and don’t break the bank. One of them is Oil Of Olay Moisture 365. I use the one for normal skin, but, there are other formulas. It’s got an SPF 15 and that’s really the way to go so you don’t have to limit yourself to liquid makeup that has an SPF – they don’t all. Another product is Avalon Organics Vitamin C Serum, it’s for all skin types and I simply don’t want to live without it. It’s that good.
ROC products, namely the gold label line, is simply excellent. I have been using the retinol serum and the advanced retinol cream since January 2018 and they do produce great results. Big thumbs up there.
Don’t be afraid of store brands, either, especially when it comes to cleansers, sun protection, scrubs and facial masks. I have used Walgreens’ own and CVS’ own and they work great. One tip here is to use baby wipes to remove makeup. The store brands are excellent and work well.
The last thing I want to mention in this section is that if you are not using products that are formulated for your skin type they may not do any good at all, or even give you skin issues you didn’t have before.
Eating right, etc.
You must nourish your skin from within, that’s the ticket to a successful beauty program. That translates into consuming lots of dark green veggies, citrus, good fats such as olive oil, salmon and avocados, and drinking 8 to 12 glasses of pure water every day of your life.
Exercise should include yoga, targeted body work such as ab exercises, and aerobic activity every single day. You don’t need to take a break from exercise, except from using weights, and there’s no reason on Earth why a healthy woman can’t go for a walk or run for 20 minutes or more, do 25 to 100 crunches, and 6 – 10 yoga asanas every day. Thats not much and it will become your time to chill out and let go of the stress. All of that adds up to a brighter, clearer, and yup, younger-looking complexion.
I’ll be adding more updates here and on my YouTube channel. Stay beautiful everyone!
I snapped this (closeup) selfie on Monday, August 27, 2018. I just came out from getting a spray tan. Which reminds me I need to write about them too. I’m not wearing makeup, it’s just the tanning thing showing.