The Anti-aging Products that I Recommend
My previous post Caring For Your Skin as You Age discussed how our skin ages, and what anti-aging product categories you can use to care for your skin. I am now going to tell you what I recommend to be the best anti-aging skin care products based on my own experience. Please note, I am not a beauty therapist, nor am I an expert in this area. However, I am a Registered Nurse and the products I use contain the ingredients that are known to assist in the anti-aging process.
My budget is fairly low. I tend to use brands that are available at the discount pharmacy or supermarket. I have tried many brands over the years, but I have found I can generally rely on a few brands because they consistently produce positive results in my skin.
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Anti-aging Skin Care Routine
My skin is sensitive, so I use an NEUTROGENA Extra Gentle Cleanser 200mL” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener sponsored nofollow”>Extra Gentle Cleanser by Neutrogena. It is fragrance-free and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry. This cleanser is non-soap so it helps to moisturise my skin without clogging the pores. It has been tested by dermatologists and is safe for allergy prone skin like mine.
I am very new to using a serum because the price of serums was outside my budget. However I found the Ordinary brand for an incredibly cheap price at the discount pharmacy. It contains the same active ingredients as other more expensive brands (hyaluronic Acid 2%) and is vegan and ethically produced.
I am stunned at how much this has improved my skin. I had open pores, dry scaly areas, lines particularly around my eyes and sunspots. All areas of my face improved within a few days. It acts as a chemical exfoliant, so I no longer use harsh physical exfoliants such as scrubs. For this reason, this serum is the one of the best anti-aging skin care products that I have used.
At present I am using a wonderful product that I bought in Japan. I am unable to source it here in Australia so I will use my favourite product by L’Oreal when it runs out. L’Oreal is a brand I trust. Their products are consistently of high quality. I love the fact that they formulate products for your age group to target specific skin concerns common among all of us. The Age Perfect day cream is my favourite in this range.
The Classic SPF15 Day Cream contains sunscreen which is an important factor for me. If I can prevent more age spots from developing on my skin I would be very relieved. It always leaves my skin feeling hydrated without a greasy residue.
My favourite sunscreen brands are Cancer Council and Neutrogena. Their sunscreens are of the highest quality and very reliable. I need to be particularly sun smart as there have been three close members of my family diagnosed with a melanoma, including my son.
My favourite sunscreen for my face is Cancer Council’s Foundation. It doesn’t leave my face greasy, and contains just enough tint to use like other foundations. I have never been sunburnt while using products by Cancer Council or Neutrogena.
If I am going to be in full sunlight for an extended period of time I apply a cream sunscreen and then follow it up with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist. This ensures I haven’t missed any areas. I also wear a hat and try to avoid the sun between 10am and 2pm.
I swear by Garnier’s Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water. Any other products sting my skin and make my eyes inflamed and red. You can use this all over for face as it is very mild, and it is also able to remove eye makeup. Because I can use it to cleanse my whole face it saves time which is important to me. I tend to neglect this step if it takes too long, so this product is perfect.
My night cream is L’Oreal’s Age Perfect night cream. This gives my skin that added moisturiser at night, allowing it to be restored and refreshed. It reduces the appearance of age spots. I can use it close to my eyes without it feeling too heavy on the more sensitive areas of my face.
Once a week I use a Garnier face mask. I choose which to use from their wide range of masks, depending on how my skin is that week. This week’s mask was chosen for it’s hydrating properties.
Skin care is important as we age because our skin begins to show the affects of sun damage and loss of tone. I took my skin for granted when I was younger which I really regret now. The products that I have recommended have helped me to improve my skin texture and tone. They can’t perform miracles but they can help my skin to be the best it can be at my stage of life.
Please let me know if there are any products you swear by. I’m always keen to try new skin products if they are suitable for sensitive skin and not too expensive.
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