I get a lot of compliments on my skin tone and texture. I’m no expert, I am just honest and a realist, I feel when it comes to skin: its half genetics and half the way you take care of yourself! We only have ONE skin and ONE body our entire lives, we need to care of it. Unless your going to go through some extreme measures there are some things that you just can’t “FIX”, skin tone and texture and how we age is one. BUT what you CAN DO is take care of the skin your in!
I can remember back as early as 10 yrs old every day/night putting on face lotion. It could’ve been my moms cheap old products she had thrown in a drawer or the newest most popular I would find out about in TEEN magazine. Oh my gosh, that was like the beauty bible to me with my 4″ ratted high bangs back then. I remember saving my babysitting money just to buy face wash and skin care from the drug store. Acne ran bad in my family and I did not want it. Period.
My point is I was doing SOMETHING since I was a kid for my face and body! Even as simple as cheap face lotion, if I didn’t have any I would use body lotion, something every day day/night. I think this has created SO many beneficial results that I now enjoy at almost 40. I don’t have a ton of wrinkles or crows feet, I’ve birthed 2 babies gained 60-80 lbs with each, and have VERY FEW stretch marks, and if I do … they are not noticeable, I can’t see them, so they don’t count right! I’m not full of a ton of fillers, or unnecessary procedures. Now don’t get me wrong, I do light botox in my forehead (with my size you may too, there is plenty of room for expression marks don’t judge;)) To be honest, I have TRIED fillers in the past, but not any more, I just don’t keep them long so I stopped wasting my money. Maybe I will one day if I need and find one that works for me, but for now I would rather spend it on something that’s WORKS right FOR me.
I STILL practice this same skin lotion regimen. I even make my husband and kids do the same. Every night after bath we are either lathered up with coconut oil or lotion from head to toe. Yes, maybe I’m a little skin obsessed. I am also a firm believer that a price tag or location of purchase does NOT determine its worth! I have tried SO many because I have sensitive skin and because frankly, I want to SEE RESULTS! I want to share a few of my favorite skin care products that are my current go-to’s. I am a very simple girl, I DO NOT like allot of steps. I don’t have time for steps, and making tasks a big process turns me away. So I’m your basic, face wash, toner, day/night cream, and eye cream.
I also do NOT use the same skin care all year around. I think taking care of your skin is also like working out and diet. Everything in moderation. If you do the same exercise non stop your body gets “used to” the new normal, same with your eating habits, and skin! Change it up every now and then!
In the summer I use Rodan and Fields, I’ve actually been using R&F for about 10 years off and on, matter a fact I used to sell it 10 yrs ago (probably should’ve stuck on that train right, because its a common household name now). Allot of my friends still sell it, I order from a few of them still. I like Rodan & Fields because it works. I use the Anti-Age line. Their Anti-Age face wash is by far my favorite face wash I have come across. It has tiny micobeads and still foams up and it goes a long way, your face also does not feel like it needs lotion on IMMEDIATELY after washing, Its also a fair price point. I also love R&F for the summer because it has a great SPF in it! I’m in the sun ALLOT in the summer because we live on the lake in the summertime. So an SPF is mandatory. And one that doesn’t leak into my eyes and burn if I’m splashed! I purchased but never tried ALL their “extras” but I am open to them, but again like easy things not all the extras. But I have heard AMAZING things about allot of their products. I also feel comfortable with their reputation.
I want to give a shout out to my friend Allie for sending me these things to try. After loving the general Anti Age eye cream, I found I really LOVE the new Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex, what moms wouldn’t with tired eyes! I also keep the Lip Shield on my boat all summer because of the SPF! Its hard to find a clear lip cover that’s not too oily with SPF. I actually have used this allot. Rodan and Fields always seems to be my Summer line of choice. Thank You Allie! http://alliebrenner.myrandf.com
In the winter I change it up. I want to make up for the extra rays I got in the summer and deeply hydrate and correct. I normally switch to the Obagi skincare line. Now it does come with a pretty hefty price tag from a dermatologist or aesthetician but I get the results of taking away my damage, a few layers, and start the spring fresh. It does come with Retina-A, and works pretty forcefully, so you can get red and your skin can dry and flake. NOT pretty for when applying make up! This is the down side. UNTIL two weeks ago discovering my new winter line. When a friend of mine that is an anaesthetician informed me of this line, she actually sold me on that it was “the newer/the more technologically advanced” line WITH OUT the peeling side effects. She encouraged me it was time to get with the new. So I gave it a try, and LOVE it! Its SkinBetter an it DOES have Ret-A in it without the peeling. Love! So this is my new winter regimen.
Again I ALWAYS LOVE trying new things. I think its great so your skin doesn’t get used to producing the same amount oils, and I think its important to try new things because your skin changes as you change. Not to mention the BEST way to help your skin besides through skin care:
- Hydrate! Water,Water, Water. My skin GLOWS the more time I spend in hot yoga with the steam and working out because I CRAVE water!
- Diet. I know, I know, its the holidays! But moderation people! Sugar, greasy foods, Junk, alcohol equals red uneven skin tone and acne!
- COLLAGEN ADDITIVE! (if you missed my blog about the amazing benefits “Collagen It Does A Body good” I’m reposting where you can find it below)
- Manage your stress Mom Queens!
- Most importanly BE HAPPY! When your happy in the skin your in, it glows no matter what you use!
Its never to late to start or try something new! For you and your kiddos to love the skin your in and how it feels!
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Happy Friday Mom Queens!