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As I creep along through my 30s, I’ve realized an apology is order. An apology to my skin for the bad behaviors of my youth. I’m seeing evidence of these bad behaviors in the recent blossoming of fine lines and sun spots (sadly, I can’t get away with calling these ones freckles) on my face. So here it is: Skin, I’m very sorry that I did you wrong. It’s time I make it up to you.
We don’t have to grow old gracefully! We can maintain (or get back to) the skin that will get us carded gracefully! 😉 These are the steps I took on the road to seeking forgiveness from my skin. Even if your skin still loves you and doesn’t yet show the telltale signs of aging, these steps will help maintain that love and you won’t be apologizing to your skin the way I am. Remember, its called anti-aging which pertains to preventative skincare as well!
1. Use a Gentle Cleanser with an Ultra-Sonic Cleansing Brush
Ditch the strong arm cleansers. They aren’t necessary to get your skin clean and can strip the skin of essential moisture needed to maintain its elasticity. A gentle cleanser paired with an ultrasonic cleansing brush removes all traces of dirt and makeup. It also provides a gentle exfoliation, ridding the dead skin cells that can interfere with the absorption of your power player.
2. Your Power Player: Choose a Moisturizer with Anti-Aging Ingredients
We can no longer select moisturizer based on the smell. I’m not the only one who ever did that, am I? I have been hesitant to veer from my beloved AVEENO© POSITIVELY RADIANT Daily Moisturizer (you’ve heard me, well, read me rave about this product on multiple occasions!), but when I saw at Target that AVEENO® came out with an anti-aging line, I decided that I should try their ABSOLUTELY AGELESS Daily Moisturizer. I love that its made from ACTIVE NATURALS (ingredients sourced from nature) but delivers SUPERNATURAL results. That’s right, let’s talk results people: It is clinically proven to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing skin texture and tone, making skin look younger and healthier in ONE WEEK! I saw such a change in the feel and look of my skin; it felt smoother and looked glowier (is that a word? If not, is is now) within that 1 week! I told you guys it was SUPERNATURAL! This is a perfect example of me making amends to my skin. And now it has forgiven me. Evidence of forgiveness? I’ll give you 10 million dollars if you can find a picture of me without makeup prior to the above photo. 🙂
3. Use a Moisture Rich Eye Cream
Eyes can be one of the first places we show age due to the lack of oil glands in this area. To help fend of wrinkles in this delicate area, use your ring finger (the weakest finger) to apply eye cream and gently tap while blending in.
4. Use SPF
My skin has forgiven me, but it hasn’t forgotten. SPF. Every. Day. Did I mention that AVEENO® ABSOLUTELY AGELESS Daily Moisturizer also delivers Broad Spectrum SPF 30? I love a two-fer!
5. Replace Heavy Foundation with a Lighter Coverage Foundation or BB Cream
As we begin to get fine lines, heavy makeup likes to pool in the lines drawing attention to them. There will be no attention mongers sitting in our fine lines, no ma’am! Use a foundation brush or a damp sponge to apply. If you’re concerned about switching to less coverage in your foundation, you can still use a concealer to correct areas that you feel you need a little more coverage. One of my favorite makeup tips is to apply concealer with a fluffy brush in thin layers to get a perfected airbrushed finish.
These are the steps in which I was able to make friends with my skin again. 🙂 What’s in your skincare routine? Have you made the transition to anti-aging products yet? Check out the full AVEENO® ABSOLUTELY AGELESS lineup here or in Target stores, there are many other amazing products to try!