Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Real Me

No Makeup
I have been asked by many who know me, what I do to my skin to make it so great.  I am sure it is about 90% genes in my favor and that I still have my hormones raging (as of June, and I'm 56 years old) and so much oil in my skin you could drill!  The wrinkles are at a minimum but the age spots are there from my youth cooking the skin but it's not bad, even if I say so myself.  

The picture above is fresh out of the shower with absolutely nothing on.  See the shine and that is freshly cleaned...the oil never stops, but it is my friend I guess.

I am a Mary Kay user and have been for many, many years, even selling it at one time, so I am a fan, but I do have other things I use to help the "cause."

Step 1:  Wash.  I've used a multitude of cleansers from Mary Kay TimeWise 3-In-1 Cleanser to now I'm using
Odwant Dermalogic Glycolic Acid Soap that I found on Amazon.  It has made a difference in the size of my volcano pores.  

Step 2:  The extra mascara that doesn't come off after washing I use is Mary Kay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover.  It is awesome and has been #1 for some time now.  

Step 3:  Next comes one of my favorites.  Mary Kay Indulge Soothing Eye Gel with Calming Influence Botanical Blend.  It soothes and takes puffiness out of the eye area.  You leave it on and kind of helps the tightening, for me.  I use it all around the eye area, lid and all, every single day, twice a day.  

Step 4:   I use Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum that I purchase from the dermatologist, or Amazon.  This stuff is not cheap but is great for the anti-aging and protection from the sun.   

 Skinceuticals C E Ferulic 30 Ml./ 1 Fl.oz

Step 5:  Back to the eyes.  I use Mary Kay TimeWise Firming Eye Cream.

Step 6:  Again Mary Kay Day Solution with sunscreen, SPF 30.  

Step 7:  Another one of my FAVORITES and I think the best for my eyes.  TimeWise Age-Fighting Eye Cream.
I adore this stuff and slather it under and around the sides of my eye area and let soak in.  It feels like silk.   TIP:  When working around the eye area, only pat and only use the ring finger of the hand.  That finger has the least strength and won't do as much damage.  NEVER...EVER...pull or tug the skin around the eye.   

Step 8:  Off of the Mary Kay kick, the youngest daughter started me on Aveeno's Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30.   Again I love the silkiness of it on my skin.

Okay now I think I've covered it all.  Keep in mind the hands too.  Whatever I put on my face I put on my hands too.  Your face and hands are the parts of your body that are always in the elements.  They both need protection, and don't forget the ears.  Even though I have oily skin it is important to keep it moisturized too, the right kind.  My grandmother used Ponds and Dove soap for her skin and her skin was just like velvet.  No matter what you use, use something.


Kay said...

Thank you for sharing all these skin care hints. I've got all kinds of spots on my skin, but I don't think skin care products will help with those.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Your skin is beautiful, I didn't see the first wrinkle :)
I've been a user of Mary Kay makeup for thirty eight years, always loved the products...

Beryl said...

Very interesting - there is a Mary Kay store in Owasso that I visited for their wonderful blonde eyebrow pencil. It's the best.

Nolita said...

Beautiful! I have very oily skin too and that plus the adult acne keep me looking young! ;.) I had great results with glycolic cleansers (MD Forte) but I haven't bought any in years. I need to get back to that regimen. I try to keep it simple since my skin is so sensitive and I'm so busy, but I always love reading about tips. I will have to check out your glycolic recommendation.

Thanks for sharing!