Have you ever seen a beautifully groomed lady and thought wow she looks great only to see her face and it looks like a cake that has fallen in the oven? We all know looks don’t make the person but most of us want to look our best throughout our life. Aging gracefully and beautifully is possible with a little help.
Here at Fabulous Fifties Fun having beautiful, clear and youthful skin is a great thing to work towards. It goes along with presenting your best self to the world everyday and really, who doesn’t want to look younger.
There are three things I have added to my skin care routine that will really slow down the signs of aging. They are vitamin C serum, retinol cream and applying sunscreen everyday. Of course if you have sensitive skin or skin issues check with your doctor before using these products.
- The first is vitamin C, a very powerful tool in your battle against aging. It is a potent antioxidant and protects the skin from free radical damage that comes from sun exposure and pollutants we face everyday. Other benefits include fading brown spots, improving college production, which helps firm the skin, and boosting the effectiveness of your sunscreen and your skin’s ability to withstand UV rays.
Obage Professional – C Serum 10%
After three weeks of use, my skin is firmer and smoother. Vitamin C facials have also helped with fading the sun damage. Using vitamin C consistently over time and working in the vitamin C facials will get rid of the sun damage (dark spots) and help your skin look firmer and younger. However, it might take six months to a year.
Note: Obage is a fabulous skin care line but pricey. For a cheaper option try http://www.timelessha.com. I have not tried their vitamin C yet but I’m going to when the Obage runs out.
2. A second powerful tool in your anti-aging toolbox is retinol or vitamin A. It works by communicating with the skin cells and telling them to behave and look like younger skin cells. Stronger versions must be prescribed by a doctor while over the counter versions work the same but take longer due to their smaller concentration of the vitamin.
The stronger prescription version can irritate the skin while the over the counter product is not as likely to irritate. I use CeraVe every night and have no problems with irritation.
3. The last and most important ingredient to keep your skin healthy and younger looking is sunscreen. It’s not glamorous and it doesn’t cost very much but it is the most important tool out of all of them. After all it is sun damage that causes the wrinkles and dark spots.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Cream Serum and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
Using all the other ingredients will not help you if you do not use a sunscreen everyday. I use Neutregena 50+ to protect my face, neck, chest and the backs of my hands. You will also need to use all the other products on the neck, chest and back of your hands so you will “match”. Your face may look great but if your neck, chest and hands don’t match it will give your age away!
I also found a Retinol body cream which I use once a day for under fifteen dollars at Sam’s Club. Not sure of how much of a difference I will see with it but it does make my skin feel good.
Retinol body cream by NatureWell.
My own experience with these products has been wonderful. I don’t break the bank to purchase them. I even buy the Retinol body cream from Sam’s Club for under fifteen dollars and it makes a big difference in how my skin feels.
I’ve been working at taking better care of my skin for the past year.
You will find all the products I use listed below. None of them are affiliate links and can be found in your local drugstore or as I said above, at Sam’s Club in the beauty aide aisle. The one exception to that is the Obage Vitamin C Serum, that will have to be purchased from a medical spa. I would not buy off the internet as there are some counterfeit products floating around. If you have any products suggestions please share them with me. I would love to know what works for you.
Love peace and beautiful skin,
Obage Professional – C Serum 10%
CeraVe Skin Renewing Cream Serum
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
Retinol body cream by NatureWell