Six great additions to my beauty tool kit. 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!)
* Dab on under-eye concealer that fortified with sunscree such … Continue Reading…
Since I have seven, count ’em seven signs of aging, I don’t want to buy beauty care products I don’t need. So as I was assembling my beauty tool kit I hesitated before buying eye creams. Do we really need separate products for the eyes? The simple answer is YES– but for reasons that may surprise you. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more vulnerable to just about everything– sunlight, irritation, allergies, infection, aging and discoloration. Problems arise here earlier and tend to be more obvious.
To both prevent and relieve these issues, the eye area needs extra protection but milder formulations. Ingredients such as alcohol, Vitamin C, fruit acids, even Retin A need to be in lower concentration.
The eye area is also more vulnerable to infection from bacteria and mold that can build up in skin care products. This is why eye area products tend to come in very … Continue Reading…