I often get the sense that my friends have an almost mystical faith in moisturizers. While they avoid taxis and stagger home from Costco with 10 pounds of rice, they have faith that a $300 moisturizer is the key to beautiful young skin. If only it was that easy.
First, a little back story. Water is essential for healthy skin. It promotes normal metabolism and keep skin cells organized and flexible. The mission of a moisturizer is to simply help the skin maintain a healthy water balance. The most basic water and oil formulas act like Saran Wrap to prevent evaporation of water from the skin. And the simplest moisturizers will do just that. But there are three affordable and effective ingredients which crank up water attracting and holding powers in a moisturizer. Hyaluronic … Continue Reading… →
This is the time to explore gentle anti-aging options. Use the daytime to apply an elegant sunscreen. At night take the opportunity to rotate treatment with different anti agers that include peptides, soy, retinols and vitamin C.
In the Morning:
* Wash your face with an effective cleanser that works with your skin type. If your skin tends to be dry, look for a product like Cereve Hydrating Cleanser. Normal or oily skins will respond well to Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bars.
* Rinse face throughly with three to four handfuls of lukewarm water.
* Protect your skin with a broadspectrum oil-free suncreen. In the summer do a full court press SPF 70 like Aveeno Positively Ageless Sun Block with Enviroblock. Awesome! In less sunny seasons, you can dial back the SPF and use Aveeno Positively Radiant Triple Boosting Serum SPF30. ( and its got soy!)