ANTI-AGING - PROTECTION - PREVENTION
Despite skin type, these are my recommendations for most everyone!
When you focus on hydration, the skin will work on balancing itself as supposed to rushing oil to the surface as a means of protection. Additionally, I attempt to give myself a weekly facial which includes a clay mask for stubborn black heads and an AHA chemical peel. More on this at a later time.
Below are the products I use on a daily after cleansing (and exfoliating bi-weekly), but before moisturizer.
Two months before getting married, a student's parent gifted me a super fancy facial, and I even took myself to a second one the month before. It was one of the best decisions I made leading up to the wedding. The esthetician pointed out something I had never noticed about myself.
Several large light patches on my cheeks. Pigmentation due to sun damage.
Unfortunately, 90% of all sun damage to the skin occurs before the age of 18. And as a teen, I loved the sun.
I'm that girl with the large hat sitting in the shade and reapplying SPF every two hours.
Anyhow, back to the point. Light patches. Indicators of future sun damage and pigmentation. UGH! I was suggested to use a brightening or lightening cream. I flashed to the episode of Nip/Tuck where the young girl bleached her skin! Eek! The esthetician explained the difference, and I was sold.
I first tried another product. It really didn't do much for me despite its popularity and high price. Then I stumbled upon this beauty. Admire My Skin: Ultra-Potent Brightening Serum. Within a month I noticed some major changes. Not only did those light areas get smaller, but my entire pigmentation became more even and my skin was overall more smooth.
I apply four pumps evenly on my chest, neck and face- avoiding my eyes and the sensitive skin around it. (am/pm)
PSA: never forget to care for your chest and neck. Often people forget to do so and that's where their age shows.
Healthy skin is in and everyone wants that gorgeous glow. Don't get me wrong, I love me some highlighting makeup, but what's even better is when the skin has a natural glow and makeup just enhances it.
Vitamin C. The ultimate natural glow.
By aiding in the production of collagen, Vitamin C serums plump skin cells resulting in a reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and scaring.
But there's more!
Vitamin C mitigates the effects of of free radicals- a primary factor in sun damage.
I apply a half dropper full to my chest, neck and face. First rubbing to all over, then pressing it into the skin. (am)
plump it up
The number one factor in aging is a reduced amount of water in skin cells.
I love using Hyaluronic Acid for all of its anti-aging benefits. It replenishes moisture and revitalizes the outer most layers of the skin creating softer, smoother and glowing skin by plumping up the hydration within its cells.
Hyaluronic acid is gentle and effective. So much so that I see both immediate and long term benefits.
I apply two large drops to my chest, neck and face. First rubbing to all over, then pressing it into the skin. (am/pm)
all about eyes
Complete and total honesty here, age shows in the eyes. Some factors, like genetics, are irreversible and many products make promises that they just don't deliver.
Not this guy!
I have never ever used an eye cream that delivers so many amazing results! The Multi-Function Eye Cream from Rodan + Fields uses powerful peptides to reduce the appearance of crow's-feet, puffiness and dark circles. It is gentle and only very little is needed to see huge results in minimal time.
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To apply, use a clean hand and dip your ring finger gently into the product. A little bit goes a long way. Disperse the product between both ring and middle fingers of each hand and massage around eyes. I also like to apply some onto my laugh lines around my mouth. (am/pm)
Unlike the fore mentioned products, SPF is the only one that is applied AFTER or in place of moisturizer.
But did you know that many very popular SPF products in fact have cancer causing chemicals in them?! Here is a link to educate yourself and learn more.
Anyhow, moving on. Andre Lorent makes my favorite SPF ever! It is hydrating, non-greasy, absorbs well into the skin, protects against UVA and UVB rays, and has anti aging effects.
Not much is needed, but don't forget to apply on your chest, neck (back too if hair is off neck), and shoulders. (am)
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!