I have another passion in life besides, design and crafting…It is fashion. In my opinion, make-up and skincare fall in the lines of fashion because it helps to make you look good and to feel good. The line between fashion and design is so thin anyway. We use quality paint to make a piece of furniture look fresh and new just like we search for the perfect beauty products to do the same with our skin.
I recently mentioned that I was using this great new inexpensive product. It’s called Aveeno Positively Ageless Resurfacing Scrub with Vitamin C…
The Vitamin C part is important. There has been all kinds of research on Vitamin C and the effects it has on elasticity, in the skin. I am not a doctor, so I cannot tell you exactly what the benefits are, but I am a consumer and I can tell you, for me, this has changed the entire look of my skin. It is brighter, my fine lines are softened and my skin feels firmer.
Along with this change in exfoliating my skin, I have tried a new moisturizing and wrinkle system.
These are the products I have been trying…
Hope in a Jar by Philosophy
Olay Total Effects 7 in One with SPF 15
L’Oreal Revitalift Triple Power with cooling applicator tip
Avon Anew Clinical Re-texturizing Peel
I was a little skeptical at first, because I thought the only way to have great skin was to spend a fortune at the department stores. That is what I have been doing for the past several years. Recently, I went to go and buy some of those products and they had nearly tripled in price. With four boys in private school, sports and many other extracurricular activities, it’s just not practical to spend that kind of money. So, I have researched and read and researched some more and I finally came up with this regimen…
Now, by no means are all of these “cheap” and when you buy them all together, it can add up, but compared to what I was spending, these are actually very inexpensive and very high quality. The best thing about all of these products is that there are coupons for almost every one of them in your Sunday paper, nearly every week and you can find them in any drug store or major retail chain such as WalMart or Target.
I do not use all them them at the same time. My morning routine consists of these products…
And my evening routine consists of these products…
Never use these two products together….
The ingredients in each product (Retinol + Glycolic Acid = 0 results) will cancel each other out and you will not get any results.
Now along with the facial scrub I use a Clarisonic Aria. If you are going to invest in an expensive product for your face, it should be one of these little gems. I was lucky enough to receive one as a Christmas gift. It not only cleanses the skin but it also opens up your pores to assist in absorbing the products you are putting on your face.
If I had really taken the time to think about all of the beauty products out there, I would have remembered that Nana used cold cream, ten-0-six astringent and Charles of the Ritz moisturizer and she had the most beautiful skin around. This is a picture of her in her 80’s. Her skin is nearly wrinkle-free. Didn’t she look beautiful in pink? It was her signature color! 🙂
I have linked all of the products so you can check them out your self.
***I have not been compensated for the review or use of any of these products.. I am just a consumer looking for inexpensive quality products and wanted to pass along what I have learned. I am not a doctor and these are just my opinions. You should always consult a physician if you have any extenuating skin problems. ***
You’re a Peach!