FACING IT AT FIFTY, FORTY, THIRTY OR TWENTY...
Update - 9/15/14 - * Scroll to the end of this post for product and info update
For those of us that are facing the piper of aging - after being Young & Fabulous and now trying to be F.....something and Fabulous here are my Favorite Face Things...
I've been trying a lot of new face things the last couple of months. It's been awhile since I've shared and it's been exciting to see some changes. The hard truth about being on the over Fifty side is not the wrinkles...Adjust your attitude and accept that most of these wrinkles are because we have lived, loved and smiled often. In the grand scheme of life wrinkles are not the end of the world or your beauty. Now if your wrinkles are a result of your negativity, anger and frowning, then you have more problems than my fav face stuff can fix. Sorry about that. Personally, I can live with wrinkles. It's the hormonal havoc that causes breakouts that has been making me crazy!! I've been going to the Dr. for this and not botox or fillers.. and still breaking out. Here is what seems to be working today. Knock wood.
1. Diet - Limit dairy products. According to some articles and people I know with amazing skin, that whole Got Milk campaign is just that - a brilliant marketing ploy. And this was a really hard one for me due to my love of all things cheese (except Goat) and cream and butter...(I love the old Paula). But even just cutting back a little has made a huge difference in my skin.
2. Alcohol - Yes, we all know Mama loves her
3. Products - Just tell us the products, WOMAN!!
Sorry, love to ramble...Run to the Kiehl's Store or counter at Nordstrom's or Neiman's or anywhere that sells these amazing products. Online works too but I advise you to talk and trust the sales person - tell them about your skin and they will give great advice on what you need. I have Wonderman
Midnight Recovery Concentrate Elixir
Ultra Facial Moisturizer with sunscreen
Ultra Facial Cleanser
Midnight Eye Recovery Concentrate
Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution - thanks to all those years of being sun stupid, twenty & Fab
Super Multi-Corrective Cream
Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion scrub
Amino Acid Shampoo - we also love this
Whew! Are you still with me? Have you aged just reading this because it has taken me about 3 years to write this. A few more favorites
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex - daytime too after night of extra fun
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light - as needed for dry patchy places
Queen Helene Mud Pack Masque - twice a week in a perfect world
I would list the prices on the above products but then Wonderman
* Update 9/15/14
I'd like to add a couple of new products in the fight against hormonal breakouts....Alcohol is now followed by these amazing products that I've read about forever but it took Babygirl convincing me to try them - She loves them and her skin looks amazing!! She happened to call me during a moment of face trauma, mine, as in a ginormous swelling that was causing me to smile crooked. I kid you not. Wonderman was very concerned once he stopped pointing and laughing hysterically. Big help. She however, said,"get off this phone and rush to Ulta before they close to buy these things and you will look normal by in the morning." Thank God I didn't run into anyone and even better they had this stuff in stock and to top it all off I did look better the next day and by day 2 all gone!! We are talking major skin miracle. I'm not gonna lie - I am stock piling this stuff so if you shop at my Ulta they may be running a little low on these amazing life savers:
Mario Badescu Skin Care
Drying Lotion - use at night due to lovely shade of pink. Do not shake the bottle first. Dip a Qtip all the way to the bottom of bottle and apply to all breakouts. Allow to dry and leave on overnight.
Drying Cream - use this during the daytime and anytime you even think you feel a breakout coming on. It also helps conceal the redness.
Silver Powder - use this weekly as a mask for blackheads and whiteheads. It really cleans out your pores.
Anti aging products - on my last stockpiling trip I noticed they had little sample kits of other items in their line and I got the anti aging one that included these products
Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Glycolic Acid Toner
Glycolic Eye Cream
Moisturizer with Vitamin E and SPF 20
Also happy to share that these products not only work but they are not super expensive. Always a plus.
I also use and love a toner I learned about from my skin Wizard Joanna Czech ...it is Biologique P50V - it gently exfoliates, moisturizes and helps maintain the skins acid PH. It can be purchased from Joanna or online by googling Biologique Recherche. I can say that when I eat clean (no gluten...there will be another post on that) and use this toner twice a day, I can go for weeks without needing the Mario Badescu products. And when I do - I've got them.