the past few weeks have been a doozy, to say the least. stress has crept into our lives whether we want it or not. there may be many things out of our control these days. but today let’s focus on what we can control. one way i like to de-stress is by pampering myself. self-care is so important and it doesn’t have to take up hours of your time. it’s good for us to put some effort into our skincare and with all that extra time at home, now’s as good a time as any to focus on a core routine. so here’s my skincare routine for mature skin.
skincare routine for mature skin
since i started the blog one of my favorite aspects is partnering with brands, testing new products, and sharing those discoveries with my readers. but i do have to mention that i regularly swap products even three months or so. why? because our skin builds a tolerance to the brand formulas for specific products. every skincare brand has a patented formula with a mix of ingredients for each and every product they offer. skin is similar to exercise in the fact that your body builds a tolerance to a specific regimen. so i shake things up every few months even if i LOVE a specific product.
morning skincare routine
without further adieu, i’m sharing my all-star anti-aging skincare products for mature skin. both morning routine and evening routines are included. it’s important to pack in as much hydration and antioxidant action as i can.
in the morning i live to carve out time to massage my face with a opens in a new windowcleansing balm that gently cleanses without stripping my skin of its natural oils. two to five minutes is ideal but even if you have thirty seconds to glide the opens in a new windowbalm over your skin in an upward motion it will get the blood flowing. afterward, i take a cotton ball and apply a opens in a new windowtoner to my face. this wakes me up and my skin feels reinvigorated. then comes an opens in a new windoweye cream that keeps my fine wrinkles at bay. a opens in a new windowserum that contains a power punch of antioxidants is applied next. why? serums give your skin a firmer, smoother texture, make pores appear smaller, and increase moisture levels. once my opens in a new windowserum is patted on i slather on a opens in a new windowmoisturizer that hydrates my skin all day long. a opens in a new windowmoisturizer helps balance your skin’s complexion. last but not least is a opens in a new windowsunscreen.
that completes my day time anti-aging skincare routine. but from time-to-time, i love to add an additional step at the beginning. an opens in a new windowexfoliant works wonders because it removes dead skin cells uncovering the new skin cells which opens the way for moisturizing products. another product i use in the morning is a opens in a new windowmask that helps hydrate and improves the appearance of pores.
opens in a new windowColleen Rothschild Cleansing Balm | opens in a new windowFresh Rose Hydrating Toner | opens in a new windowNeal’s Yard Remedies Lift Serum | opens in a new windowSulwahsoo Eye Cream | opens in a new windowFresh Rose Moisturizer | opens in a new windowLa Roche Posay Sunscreen | opens in a new windowBiossance Renewal Mask | opens in a new windowMalin+Goetz Clay Mask
night time skin care routine
my nighttime skincare routine is all about removing my makeup and impurities that have built up during the day. typically i start off with a opens in a new windowcleansing oil but when i want an extra clean face i’ll use opens in a new windowglycolic pads which help my skin look polished. next, i use a opens in a new windowcleansing wipe to deliver a one-two punch for a clean face. a toner is next followed by a retinol serum recommended by my dermatologist. the serum is used three times a week. the days i’m not using my retinol a i apply a opens in a new windowvitamin c serum that brightens my face. my nighttime skincare routine typically stops there but for those of you who like to add a moisturizer look for one that hydrates.
the extras are a weekly at-home opens in a new windowglycolic peel or a opens in a new windowhydrating facial mask. nothing beats a weekly pampering session especially when my monthly visit to my aesthetician has been canceled indefinitely.
opens in a new windowBiossance Cleansing Oil | opens in a new windowNeutrogena Cleansing Wipes | opens in a new windowFresh Toner | Retinol A Serum | opens in a new windowBiossance Vitamin C | opens in a new windowNeal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Lift Moisturizer | opens in a new windowRe Vive Glycolic Renewal Peel | opens in a new windowMalin+Goetz Glycolic Pads | opens in a new windowFresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
one remaining thought: it’s never too late to start a skincare routine. i don’t care if you are in your seventies or eighties it’s never too late to add hydration and brightness to your skin. so go ahead and pamper yourself. you’ll feel so much better. i know i do.
happy cleansing, happy pampering, and happy Sunday!