We’re talking all things skincare today on the blog. I’m going to share with you my 2022 skincare regimen and the 5 skincare products I can’t live without. Even if you have neglected a skincare regimen your entire life, you can start a routine today and expect results. And what’s even better: it doesn’t break the bank.
Before jumping into my regimen properly, it’s good to understand why skin ages to begin with.
Collagen is the connective tissue responsible for the firmness of our skin. When we hit our thirties, our bodies begin to lose collagen. Loss of collagen leads to wrinkles and dull skin. and our skin becomes drier, thinner, and less elastic.
Damage from UV exposure ranges from premature wrinkles to dangerous skin cancer. The degree of damage depends on the intensity of UV rays and the length of time your skin has been exposed without protection.
Unfortunately, growing up in the seventies, I did not incorporate sunscreen into my routine. Instead, i baked for hours in the sun with baby oil causing numerous sunburns…
Skin oxidizes just like a penny or a car. Oxidative stress starts with free radicals found in the environment like air pollution, smoking, and pesticides. Hello, 21st century.
There are all sorts of causes for inflammation, but the chief culprits are stress and a poor diet. Both cause your body to produce hormones that affect insulin levels.
Eating too much sugar is another cause of inflammation. Sugar molecules bond to skin and break down collagen and elastin.
Without spending a dime, there are a ton of ways to protect your skin. Some include:
My daily skincare routine includes:
Retinol, sunscreen, and vitamin C are non-negotiables in my skincare routine. Here’s why: retinoids are the class of Vitamin A. Derived ingredients includes retinol, which is a milder version of Retin A.
Some of us have sensitive skin and can’t tolerate Retin A, but hopefully can use retinol. Retin A helps increase new cell turnover and activates natural collagen production, leaving us with firmer brighter skin.
Anti-oxidant Vitamin C penetrates your skin, increasing the production of collagen. Collagen production is the most important factor in keeping our skin in tip-top shape, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and brightening our skin tone.
Before I put on my makeup, I use sunscreen on my face, neck, chest, and hands.
And here are 5 skincare products I cannot live without. For each product type, I’ve rounded up tons of shoppable examples I’ve used over the years.
For those of you looking to invest more heavily in skincare products, make sure to read this interview with my dermatologist. In sum, you’ll see that you can:
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is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I have been using Coleen Rothchild since you recommended it. Do you still use that line?
one of my favorite brands! remember, i test LOTS of products so i can share the best of the best.
What is that lovely pink lipstick you’re wearing in first photo of today’s post? It’s perfect.
That first photo of you, is my all time fav – gorgeous 🥂
Just something to think about. A makeup artist, who I trust, told me back in my 50’s, that mature women should avoid using scrubs, as our skin is thinking, and for many, it can cause broken blood vessels and such. I was also warned that retinol is a double edged sword. It refines skin but is also very drying and can accelerate photo aging for some people with extremely sensitive skin. Facials can be anti-productive for some too. Not saying you shouldn’t use these, but perhaps talk to your dermatologist first.
Water, sunscreen, a hat, and a regular body or head massage for stress relief.
discussing all things skincare with your dermatologist is a very good idea. but exfoliation is very good for your skin if done correctly. masks and peels too. skincare has become quite sophisticated over the years and they keep on improving. one reason to stay abreast of the new treatments and/or products.
Thanks, Beth for this very informative post on skincare. I love it when you share your favorite products because I trust your judgement.
i am so happy to hear this! but it’s my job to weed out the products that don’t work. and i am a skincare junkie!
Your skin looks healthy and glowing! Just wondering, it sounds like steps 1-4 are in the morning, with retinol sometimes at night, do you use anything else regularly before bed?
i will follow up with a moisturizer but that’s it.
Gostaria que fizesse um post sobre depilação. Obrigada.
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