When I was 16, I babysat for a women who was a skin guru. After 5 years and being around her so often, I became a skin freak myself. I stopped going into the sun. I drank more water daily and I started to realize the importance of vitamin E, sunscreen and night cream.
#1 Masks Are A Must: You might have noticed on our Instagram stories that I use a few facial masks at least twice a week, This particular mask I LOVE! It’s a collagen mask that focuses on different aspects: anti-aging, elasticity, hydration, brightening, anti-toxins etc. They come in a pack of 16 for under $12!! I think it’s really important to keep your skin hydrated and these masks are some of my favorites (especially for the price).
#2 – Get A Good Cleanser: I have tried several facial cleansers and several that have been given to me from brands to try. I keep going back to the same one. I am obsessed with Aveeno, but not just any Aveeno cleanser. I like the Radiant Aveeno Cleanser (foam style). I’ve tried the pink one too and it’s not nearly as good. I don’t get that bright and fresh feel that the green one gives me!
#3 – Retinol: If you’re in your mid-twenties (or older) it’s time to visit some products that have retinol in them. Several months ago I ran into a PR company that represented ROC and they sent me a few samples to test out. One of which was their deep wrinkle anti-aging night cream. I use it every night! I don’t recommend using products with retinol in it before your mid to late twenties, but I love this product!
#4 – More Moisture: Another fabulous night-time moisturizer is another Aveeno product. Intensive Night Cream, Positively Radiant is kind of a game changer. Talk about your skin glowing the next morning! This moisturizer I lather on (heavily). I also spread it all over my neck!
#5 – Water: Man can I tell a difference when I don’t drink enough water. While I’m working, I keep a water bottle on my desk. I drink about 4 of them while at the office. Then, when I’m home, I always have a Yeti full of cold water – even by my bed.
Skin is important and it’s critical that you start taking care of it NOW! I started really paying attention when I was about 16, but it’s never too early (or too late) to start a skincare regiment. The only other skincare line I have my eye on is Rodan + Fields. Have any of you tried it before and can share your feedback? I’d love to hear it!