Skip the resolutions, re-start your skin instead! Make taking care of your face a habit this year and reaping all the anti-aging benefits
The average woman will spend up to $300,000 on face products in her lifetime and would pay, on average, $5 per day on skincare products.
Which skincare product was rated as the most essential face care product by a recent popular article in Huffington Post? Moisturizer.
It turns out these ladies are on the right track – moisture in the skin is one of the key factors that influences the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin stuff the pops up as we age.
However you’re never too young to start using anti-aging products on your skin, but if you’re looking at 40 in the near future (or in the recent past), you really need to get your anti-aging game on. And the new year is the best time of the year to get started on putting your best face forward.
To help you re-set your skin this year and help rejuvenate some mojo you may have lost, I’ve put together four skin care steps that will have your face glowing like it hasn’t in years.
Get it clean!
Clean skin is happy and healthy skin. However, your idea of clean may not match up with your skin’s idea of clean. While you should cleanse your face at least once per day, many experts recommend twice – once in the morning and once in the evening.
If your skin feels tight after you wash, it’s too dry and needs an immediate infusion of moisturizer. Experiment with different cleanser formulations and routines so that you eventually don’t feel that tightness after you wash. One of the biggest sources of skin problems comes from over-washing which unnecessarily dries out your skin. Your cleansers should be gentle, remove makeup without a lot of rubbing, and match your skin’s unique needs – are you acne/oil/dry prone? These are all questions you can ask while you put together your daily routine.
I love using Olay Regenerist Detoxifying Pore Scrub Cleanser myself! It’s so lightweight and leaves my skin bright and ready to be pampered, all while getting rid of dead cells.
Make it silky smooth
Immediately after each wash, you should apply a moisturizer. Dermatologists have found that skin absorbs moisturizer best within 3 minutes after cleansing or getting out of the shower.
Although lots of women will pay a premium for face moisturizer, you don’t have to break the bank to get a quality product that will plump your skin, ease your wrinkles and lines, and roll back the clock on your skin. In fact, you can pick up the best system easily and without a drawn out try to the mall.
Introducing “The Skin Reset”, a perfect way to get on your game to softer more beautiful skin!
- Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream: Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Moisturizer has a Moisture-Binding Formula which Instantly Plumps & Lifts Surface Cells
- Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum: Olay’s Hydrating Serum is a Light Gel Face Moisturizer with Advanced Anti-Aging Ingredients for Visibly Smoother Skin
Personally, I cannot live without my Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream and Serum.
The changes are almost instant, providing me with soft moisturized skin and I know long term I am doing something incredible for it as well!
In the morning I love the regenerating serum – the gel formula is light on my skin and dries quickly. It’s never sticky or wet so I can move onto my makeup and that really helps when I don’t have endless hours to get ready. In just seconds I’m ready to move on to the next step in my routine without a greasy texture.
Not only do the Olay Regenerist line of products feel great on my skin, but I also get a healthy dose of anti-aging nutrients for my skin that both turn back the clock on existing damage but prevent future aging at the same time.
Plus, with several sizes available in the serum, I can take one on the go with me when I am out of town.
Can’t go wrong with that!
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
What you can expect:
- Hydrates skin better than ten of the top creams – even the $440 cream – Tested by Good Housekeeping
- Visible wrinkle results start day 1
- New formula with Amino Peptide Complex II, Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) regenerates surface cells to help take years off your skin age
- Anti-aging moisturizing formula penetrates deep into skin’s surface to improve texture and elasticity
Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum
What you can expect:
- Olay’s hydrating serum is a light gel face moisturizer with advanced anti-aging ingredients for visibly smoother skin starting day 1
- Regenerates surface cells while restoring skin’s elasticity with plumping hydration
- After just 4 weeks, skin’s appearance is firmer and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are also improved
- Amino-peptide complex II, this formula is designed to deliver moisturizing ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface
Pamper those eyes
These products are perfect for delicate skin around the eyes. The skin is thinner here and so much more fragile – I also suffer from those puffy dark circle eyes because I haven’t had enough sleep since I had kids 13 years ago.
To apply, add tiny dots around under your eye and from the lashes to the brow bone on the top lid. Then gently pat with your second or third finger. You’re a lot less likely to use too much pressure with these fingers, and the tapping motion is much gentler on the skin than rubbing.
You can use your Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream all of your face of course, just be care not to get IN your eyes.
Much as we might overlook it, your skin care routine absolutely must include some type of sun protection. Whether you get it in your moisturizer, your BB cream or foundation, or you simply add it as a layer after your moisturizer, you shouldn’t ever leave the house without sunscreen on your face
To get the best protection, you need something at least SPF 30 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. It’s almost impossible to find skin care products that don’t include sunscreen – choose something formulated specifically for your face. These products are designed to protect your skin without clogging your pores or making your face greasy.
The last thing we need is for all our lovely layers of makeup to come sliding off as the day wears on because of sub-par sunscreen!
Remember too that if you wash your face during the day or hit the gym at lunchtime, it’s a good idea to reapply.
If you follow these four steps and use the right products for your skin, you can rejuvenate your skin and make it look fresh and young, regardless of your age.
This year, as I turn 40, I’m re-starting my skin, and I really have to give all the credit to my moisturizer!
I’d pay just about any price for that!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.