What is the secret to youthful-looking skin?
As we age, taking care of our skin becomes increasingly important. In this blog post, I will share my personal skincare routine and the products I swear by.
At 43 it's getting harder to maintain my youthful skin, even with a raft of professional products at my disposal, I haven't had any artificial interventions such as botox, and I believe that taking care of my skin consistently with cosmeceutical products is the key to my anti-aging.
Let's dive deeper into the steps of my routine:
1. Cleansing: The first step to healthy skin
I prefer a gentle cleanser that's formulated for mature skin like La Clinica Anti-Ageing Milk Facial Cleanser, I love its creamy milk consistency, I find it to be very comforting and it always leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated and ready for the next steps.
2. Targeted serums for specific concerns
I have some signs of aging, such as dark spots and uneven skin tone. To address these concerns, I incorporate targeted serums into my skincare routine. I use Aspect Pigment Punch Serum cocktailed with Aspect Extreme B17 Serum to brighten my complexion and fade dark spots, Aspect serums are formulated the highest amount of active concentrated ingredients. Additionally, I apply Aspect Retinol LGS+ Night -Time Complex at night to promote cell turnover and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Aspect Retinol LGS combines 3 forms of Vitamin A to retexturize skin, it's suitable for most skin types (not sensitive). It's a powerful age defying formula and I recommend introducing this gradually to reduce sensitivity.
3. Don't forget the eyes
The delicate skin around the eyes requires special attention. I use an eye cream that targets fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. I literally use a pinhead of Aspect Eyelift 3 as it's very concentrated. It has a complex of peptides that targets the appearance of dark circles and a neurotransmitter which is like botox for the eye area, since using Aspect Eyelist 3 I have really noticed an improvement in texture, it's much smoother and the tone around my eyes is much healthier.
4. Lock in those serums
I like to get active ingredients into my skin where possible as the Glycolic acid, Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin in La Clinica Resurfacing Stage 2 Active Moisture Cream helps to address my sun damage and is gently exfoliating, while deeply nourishing and hydrating my skin.
5. Sun protection is a must
Because I am prone to pigmentation protecting my skin from the sun is a non-negotiable step in my skincare routine. As I use very active products It's super important that I use a high performance broad spf, Aspect Sun CC Cream SPF 50+, as well as providing high quality protection the sheer tint evens out my skin tone.
Brightening treatment for a more even skin tone
Because I struggle with hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, I aim to give myself a mini treat 1-2 times a week. This brightening treatment helps me achieve a more balanced complexion.
Step 1. Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask It's a gel like mask, I apply on cleansed dry skin and I massage this vigorously until the gel liquefies and pilling occurs, the debris that form from the rubbing are actually dead skin cells being exfoliated, and the smoothing effects are instant!
Step 2. La Clinica Brightening Correction Peel is another product that I swear by, its a gentle chemical exfoliant which contains pigment inhibitors and I can feel it works really well after I have used the Fruit Enzyme Mask.
Step 3. La Clinica Brightening Treatment Mask I actually apply a thin layer of this mask before I sleep and leave it on all night. It's from the La Clinica Brightening range so all the products have ingredients to lighten and brighten discoloration. I always wake up with luminous and hydrated skin after this treatment.
At 43 years old, my skincare routine has become an essential part of my daily self-care ritual. By following these steps and using the right products, I have been able to maintain a youthful and healthy complexion. Remember, it's never too late to start taking care of your skin. Find a routine that works for you and stick to it. Your skin will thank you!