Let’s talk about aging gracefully. And yes, I didn’t write “anti-aging” because, no matter what, we’re gonna age. Aging gracefully isn’t about trying to look like a 20 something, it’s about living your best life and being healthy to enjoy it. And we can age loving ourselves, caring for our skin, and respecting our bodies. If you treat your skin with care, it can protect you from the elements, make you feel confident, and give you a beautiful glow. I’m 42, so I know what I’m talking about.
So what should your skincare routine look like?
- Start by cleansing your skin with a mild cleanser.
- Apply an antioxidant like the SkinCeuticals ones, those are my favorites. You know that I love antioxidants!
- Use an eye cream. I recommend using a gel one in the morning because if you apply makeup anything heavier is gonna feel “cakey”.
- Apply a moisturizer. I like a specific one from Alastin because it promotes collagen health. Collagen decreases as we age and including it into our routine is gonna help our skin look plump and healthy.
- The final touch: sunscreen of course. You already knew that! But just as a reminder, never forget to apply sunscreen before leaving the house.
- The first step is always a clear skin, so start with a cleanser.
- You can use a toner if you want to. I’m not a big fan of toners unless there’s a function with it.
- Then you can go to the big guns. Use Retinol, Glycolic, Lactic acids. These active ingredients are gonna push your skin to workout. Why? Because they are in a way hurting your skin –that’s why you can peel a little bit. But this forces your skin to fix what’s going on.
- Then apply your moisturizer.
- If you feel a little bit too dry in between those products, you can use a Hyaluronic acid serum.
- Last, use a heavy eye cream for nighttime. Choose something rich and very hydrating so the thin skin around your eyes can replenish itself through the night.
I hope you find this routine to be helpful! Some easy steps can go a long way to nourish our skin and help us age gracefully.
Thank you so much for reading.