Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mommy Skincare Regimen

Since having Henry, I’ve noticed that my skin is looking old and wrinkled.  I’m sure it’s due to a combination of 3 things:  stretching from weight gain and weight loss; the many walks we took outside this summer – opposed to my past summers spent in the office; and dehydration from breast feeding.  Since high school, I’ve had the same skincare regimen.  Despite being surrounded by women who are obsessed with keeping their skin looking young, I never gave it much attention.  I used a gentle skin cleanser and spf 15 moisturizer twice a day.  I’ve tried eye creams, masks and other products, but could never keep to a routine.  Now that the sun damage is taking effect I’ve finally decided to be proactive about my skin. 

My new routine is low maintenance to ensure that I can maintain it.  In the AM I wash with a gentle cleanser and smooth on spf 15 moisturizer.  In the PM I wash with a gentle cleanser, smooth on Regenerist Regenerating Serum, then I put on Regenerist Night Recovery Cream, on top of that I dab Olay Regenerist Filling and Sealing Wrinkle Treatment on my problem areas.  Apparently, your skin repairs itself at night, and putting on a heavy moisturizer aids in the process.  Once a week I use a mask (5-10 minutes) and exfoliate every other day in the shower with St. Ives apricot scrub.  St. Ives makes a milder apricot scrub now that is gentler on your skin.

Let’s hope this works.  Let me know if you have any tips!  I may feel old now that I have a baby, but I don’t want to look old!

1 comment:

  1. so true Joyce! I'm worried about my wrinkles these days too! I love all of the Clarins products for skincare and the Clinique City Block for sunscreen.