Now that I’m nearing my mid-30’s, I’m starting to feel like I need to get a bit more serious about my skin care regime. I know I should have started years ago but I figure at least I’m starting now.
Due to years of loving the sun and disregarding sunscreen (um, don’t do that) my skin, especially my face, isn’t in the greatest condition. I have huge crows feet/smile lines that I’m sure are partially hereditary and now that I’ve gone through pregnancy, I have some darker patches due to Melasma that haven’t fully gone away.
So with another summer coming and another baby on the way, I want to get things under control or at least try, now. To be honest, I think I haven't been bothered to figure this out because I’m kind of a low maintenance girl and I’m not super into beauty. But I know the benefits are there because when I take the time not only do I feel better, I usually look a bit more put together as well.
My friend Sarah wrote a post awhile ago about creating a skincare routine and after reading her post I frantically added the book, Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me by Paula Begoun to my library list. After reading through it and then borrowing it again this week I’ve come up with a plan that I hope will begin to help slow the aging process and help my skin to feel better.
Before I read this, I had a very low-key system (well I still do because my order hasn’t arrived yet):
AM: I wash my face in the shower with natural soap from AVNS (we switched over about a year ago and have really seen a difference) and apply Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer. Then L’Oreal BB Cream, a bit of powder if needed, and mascara and lip-gloss/chapstick.
That’s it folks. If I’m going out I’ll add eyeshadow and try to make sure its lip-gloss and not chapstick. Pretty minimal.
After reading reviews on Paulaschoice.com, and the EWG Skin Deep site, I’ve made a few changes.
I’m adding a toner, a facial serum, switching up my BB Cream and my moisturizer. And I’m going to strive to make sure lip-gloss and eyeshadow become a daily occurrence, just because it gives me a bit more pep in my step.
So curious, do you have favorite products?
Are you serious or lackadaisical about your skincare regime?
Ps. If you don’t want to get the book, you can also browse all her reviews and information on her website. It’s super informational and very interesting!!