MY MORNING SKIN-CARE ROUTINE
With age, your skin tends to be very dry. Choosing a right cleanser is crucial in preventing moisture loss in your skin. Your body produces less oil for skin as we get older. And using a harsh facial cleanser will further strip oil out of skin. I use foam cleanser only at night. In the morning, I wash my face with honey. This step is actually really important, especially for women over 50 like me. If I overuse cleanser, it will leave my skin very dry no matter how much moisturizer I slather on my face.
I apply a thin layer of honey on my face and massage onto my face for a few seconds and rinse with warm water and finish with cold water. Honey is natural humectants (Read more here).
Avocado Oil -Skin's best Friend
I make my own toner made with rice water and green tea. Both are excellent for your skin. I put it in a small spritz bottle and keep it in the refrigerator. After wash and pat dry my face, I will head over to my kitchen and spritz this toner all over my face and wipe it with clean cotton pads.
This reinvigorates my skin and brightens!
You can find how to make your own Rice water/Green Tea toner here.
I put on two different kinds of serums before moisturizer. One is to boost moisture and defend against sun damage. I use two different serums. I will take any moisture-enhancing serum and mix a few drops of avocado oil into it (skip this if your skin is not so dry).
The second one I can’t do without at this age is for wrinkles. For that, I use Filorga TIME-ZERO Multi-correction Wrinkles Serum. Filorga products target wrinkles from 3 different angles – it slightly exfoliates, plumps skin with hyarulonic acid and has botox-like correction.
I use any moisturizer and mix it with sunscreen. For the moment, I am using Filorga TIME-FILLER Absolute Correction Wrinkle Cream. It is expensive but really does the job keeping the fine lines and wrinkles away. I am crazy about Filorga products at the moment. I have tried all the expensive brands but have seen the most results with these.
For sunscreen, Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+ is an excellent choice.