Over 50 Skincare. It’s a lot different than when you are in your 20’s – am I right? And boy do the skincare and cosmetic companies market to us with all this anti-aging stuff. Y’all – there’s no such thing as anti-aging. We are all aging.
Since I was a teenager, I have always taken off my makeup and washed my face morning and night. When I got into my 20’s, I added moisturizer to the routine. What I was terrible about what using sunscreen. In college, I started baking in the sun daily starting in about March (you can do that in Texas) to get that super-tanned look in time for my sorority’s spring formal. And even when I knew better, I didn’t use sunscreen consistently. So I have a lot of sun damage.
And while there is no line of skincare that is going to turn back the clock and make me look 25 again, I do want to take care of the skin I have now. I want it to feel good. I want my makeup to go on smoothly. And I want to minimize any damage that I do have and keep from getting any more.
Over 50 Skincare | Rodan and Fields
This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. I will disclose that one day I said to my friend Ginger who is an awesome photographer and my Rodan and Fields Consultant “If you’ll take some pictures for my blog, I’ll include something about Rodan and Fields in my next post on skincare.”. She said OK. But the truth is, I would have told you about Rodan and Fields anyway because I think it’s a great skincare line. And she would have taken my pictures anyway because she’s my friend.
So I started using Rodan and Fields Reverse Regimen. I had no illusions that Rodan and Fields was going to be much different than any other line I had used. But my friend Ginger was selling it and GAVE ME A FREE Reverse Regimen if I would take before and after pictures of my results for her. She did not give me the regimen for FREE so that I would review it on my blog. She just wanted the pictures for her own promotion.
Here are my before and after pictures. I will qualify this by saying that even though my daughter Amy took them, following my direction, I don’t think the pictures give the full story. The lighting is different. One’s smiling and one’s not. I don’t know why – it just worked out that way. But I do see a BIG difference in the visibility of my age spots/sunspots. They have faded dramatically. The one on the right (as you are looking at the picture) has all but disappeared. The one on the left under my eye is almost gone and the big one on the left is a lot lighter. Rodan and Fields Reverse Regimen has made a huge difference in the appearance and feel of my skin!
Rodan and Fields has 4 Skincare Regimens:
Redefine – For the appearance of lines, pores, and loss of firmness. (I’m trying this one now)
Reverse – For the full range of skin discoloration concerns – dullness, stubborn dark marks, age spots
Unblemish – For acne
Soothe – For sensitive skin
If you want to improve the look and feel of your skin at any age, I highly recommend Rodan + Fields. Since I started using it, I found out that a lot of my friends do too and everyone LOVES it! You can find out what regimen is right for you by using Rodan and Fields Solutions Tool.
I also used Rodan and Fields Active Hydration Serum along with REVERSE. This is not a moisturizer. It’s a serum that goes on your skin before your moisturizer and it feels like silk. I’ve never felt anything like it. It’s non-oily and raises the hydration of your skin 200% after one use. I feel like I am truly nourishing my skin when I use this serum. Even with the dry, cold air we experience in winter, I don’t feel the need to continually re-apply my moisturizer all day when I use the active hydration system.
Here’s the great thing about Rodan and Fields – you can try their products at no risk. They have a 60-Day empty bottle guarantee. If you aren’t completely satisfied with their product, return it – even if the bottles are empty – for a full refund.
Over 50 Skincare | Other Products I Use
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Origins Well Off Fast & Gentle Eye Makeup Remover – I have to be so careful with what I use around my eyes because so many things irritate that sensitive skin. Plus I am prone to eczema in that area and that is NO FUN. This non-oily eye makeup remover takes off my eye makeup, leaves no residue and has never irritated my eyes. You can get it wherever Origins is sold, but I prefer to order it on Origins.com. They offer free shipping on orders over $35, lots of perks and lots of samples.
doTerra Spa Moisturizing Bath Bar – I’ve used doTerra Essential Oils for years, but had never used any of their other products. My sister gave me a bar of this soap for Christmas. I will never go back to regular soap or body wash again. This soap is different from anything I have ever used. It’s infused with essential oils and has a light scent that is not overpowering. It leaves my skin feeling so clean, smooth & soft in a natural way – not in an artificial way like so many other moisturizing bars do.
How has your skincare routine changed since your younger days? Tell me in the comments –I’d love to know.
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