My Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine | Over 50!
hey everybody its Angie and welcome to hot and flashy today’s video is going to be an update to my skincare routine I haven’t done a skincare routine video since last winter and of course it is summer now just became summer so happy my favorite season of the year my skincare routine doesn’t change much from season to season or year to year but I have swapped out a few things in it lately and you’ve seen them in separate videos but I wanted to bring it all together into one video and update the whole thing so in order to keep this video a little bit more short and compact I’m gonna refer you out to some other videos for questions you may have cuz I know these bring up a lot of questions for people for example my morning and evening skincare routine videos from last winter which those will show how I actually apply things how much I use where I put it on my face I’m gonna be talking a lot about ingredients in here but I’m going to kind of glaze over a lot of the information because I started doing a new ingredient series recently and so if you want in depth information about scientific studies why I choose the products I do how they have to be formulated to actually work in your skin those are the videos to go to and then of course I have some older videos on using retin a and retinoids and showing my results over five years how to get started without irritation no matter what you’re looking for I can guarantee you I have a video on it so you can also go to my channel there’s a little search box under the magnifying glass and you can just type in whatever you’re looking for and videos will pop up and I’ve updated my printable skincare routine guide this is a helpful handy guide for you guys that I provide over on my blog I’ll put the link to this in the information box as well alright let’s start in with the morning skincare routine first step is I wash my face even though it’s clean from the night before I may have had a hot flash during the night I probably have some cat fur and dust mites on me so I want to start fresh every day I don’t use anything that foams or anything that has detergent or anything with a high p. H because those just strip your skin and they are not good for your skin I know that as we get older a lot of people have drier skin so the first thing if you’re using a foaming cleanser I would swap it out for a non foaming cleanser the ones that I you in the morning are the Cera. Ve hydrating cleanser and the LA roche posay tolerate hydrating gentle cleanser I have to because I keep one at my vanity and the other one lives in my shower these are very similar ingredient wise they both have ceramides and glycerin and they’re very moisturizing and gentle on the skin I use lukewarm water and just my hands to wash my face in the morning when I pat dry my face I don’t want it to feel tight I don’t want it to feel dry I want it to feel moisturized and comfortable and that’s how it feels using those cleansers so the next step most mornings is that I use my new face device this is a microcurrent device and I absolutely love this I’ve done lots of videos on this too I’ll try to squeeze the link to that in the information box as well on the mornings that I use this I do wash my face before I use it so this would be one of those morning’s that I’m at my sink I’ve just washed my face with the Cera. Ve and instead of patting my face I just leave the water on there because this needs a conductor to conduct the electricity and the microcurrent through your skin and so there are gels that you can use with it sometimes I just use the water if I’m in a rush even if I use a gel I like to keep the water on my face because that way I can use much less gel and so in that case I have two gels that I tend to use one is the new face gel primer hydrating levon gel and the other one is this one from Target it’s their up and up aloe vera gel I paint the gel on I do the whole new face routine and while I’m doing that I have my i. Pad in the window and I watch videos and I get caught up with all my favorite rs and make my skin it really is amazing like what it does it just lifts and firms in the most subtle and beautiful way I just love it and then when I’m finished whether I’m using the leave on gel or not I remove the gel because I feel like it makes too thick of a barrier so that my next products aren’t going to sink in so I just splashed it with warm water if I feel like there’s a little bit of gel left on my face I will just dampen up my Wonder cloth I’ll just rub it to make sure I have all the gel off then I Pat my face dry and I start putting on my serums and I don’t wait for it to dry completely before applying my serums is much more absorbent when it is slightly damp and I want maximum absorption with my skincare so I don’t wait and I also don’t wait between products and I also want to kind of get a moisture lock so where I’ve just had water on my skin I want some of these things to trap the water into my skin and onto the surface of my skin so in my book there is no reason to wait between things unless you’re having irritation if you’re having irritation then putting things on a dry face can make them less irritating because of course they don’t absorb as effectively this is what works for me obviously it’s not going to work for everybody so the order that I apply my serums is generally from the most important one that’s going to do the most for my skin as well as the lightest weight and working my way up to the heaviest so the first serum that I use is my vitamin C serum they can help protect your skin from free radicals that are going to be generated by sunlight and pollution and other things that you’re exposed to so the one that I use currently and have used for five years is the timeless twenty percent C plus E Plus Krulak acid serum this is my go to I do have a discount code at timeless if you’re interested in purchasing its ongoing all the time forever another option for the vitamin C serum that I like is may love the glow maker these are both formulated correctly so that they get into your skin but they also have a couple of other antioxidants in there that make them eight to sixteen times more effective so these are two of my favorites I also have a discount code for the mail of it’s for 10% off plus free shipping and these guys are very very similar the differences basically are this one is 20% l ascorbic acid and this one is 15% l ascorbic acid I like the 20% but I do use these kind of interchangeably they’re both like a watery clear serum very liquidy and where vitamin C serums are concerned where there are going to oxidize probably before you get to the ends of the bottle don’t be stingy with it just like bathe yourself in vitamin C serum this is the one thing where it’s kind of a race with time to use it all up everything that I apply I apply to my face my neck and the backs of my hands the acids though like this one the vitamin C is an acid I don’t put it on my eyelids I’m careful with it underneath my eyes until my face is acclimated to it all right second serum that I apply is my alpha hydroxy acid serum so the one that I’ve been using this year is the ordinary lactic acid 5% plus hyaluronic acid and this is another wonderful little acid serum very watery a little bit yellow in color but that is fine for this the vitamin C you want it to be clear everything else if it’s yellowy that is fine I would like bathe in lactic acid like I would with the vitamin C serum I just do four or five drops of that on my fingertips and apply to all those same places then the third serum that I use is again from timeless this is their coenzyme q10 serum this one contains ubiquinone which is coq10 that is great for aging skin but it also contains Matrixyl 3000 so on this one you’re getting like to anti aging active ingredients for the price of one it also has hyaluronic acid and vitamin E so this one is chock full of good stuff this is not an acid and so this can go on the eyelids and on my lips then the next step is a little bit of a moisturizer in the summer I don’t really find that I need too much moisturizer so I’ve been cutting way back on this but the one that I’ve been using your and year out is the Cera vpm facial moisturizing lotion PM simply means that it doesn’t contain sunscreen and I use a separate sunscreen but if you’re someone who is looking to save a little time and cut out a step the am version of this is a great product it does contain a combination chemical and mineral sunscreen but it does have a high concentration of zinc oxide and it is the bomb so I love this because it contains niacin amide ceramides hyaluronic acid glycerin it’s a wonderful moisturizer but it’s super lightweight and I do love it for the summertime all right the last step in my morning skincare routine and potentially one of the most important steps in the skincare routine is to apply sunscreen everyday which I do doesn’t matter if it’s raining if I’m not leaving the house if it’s 4: 00 in the afternoon if it’s winter it doesn’t matter you sunscreen every day those UVA rays and UVB rays are with you every minute of every day even if you don’t feel hot even if it’s cloudy they’re there and they’re damaging your skin so I use all mineral sunscreen because as I said before some of my anti aging active ingredients can be irritating to the skin the ones that I love the best this year are the make Prem UV defense me Blu ray Sun Cream SPF 50 plus PA plus plus plus plus this one is beautiful leaves no white cast it’s very lightweight and fluid and it works great under makeup then my other favorite sunscreens are the Australian gold botanical tinted face sunscreen SPF 50 this is fragrance free it’s paraben free and it’s reef safe it’s water resistant to 80 minutes so you can wear this on a day when you were dressing up and need to look good because it works so well under makeup you can also wear this to the beach and it’s perfect especially if you have slightly oily skin because it keeps your skin dry and matte and it like disguises your pores it’s very smoothing it is just a fantastic sunscreen and the price is right then the other one that I really liked a lot that actually I like to mix with this is the hydro peptide solar defence SPF 50 the reason I like to mix this is because this is so expensive and where this one can be slightly drying this one is very moisturizing and does contain other antioxidants so it’s a beautiful sunscreen that also works great under makeup none of these feel greasy they don’t leave a white cast you gotta like it to wear it and that’s the thing all right so let’s start in with the evening skin care routine again this starts with washing my face because I want to get all the makeup off I have been doing a double cleanse for quite a while I find that that works best for removing makeup so I recently finished up a video the cleanest clean wear I tested facial cleansers for removing makeup because I don’t really want to have a third or fourth product you know two is plenty for me to get my face clean and I wanted to get everything off with just the two products and I am very happy with the product that I discovered which is the Clinique take the day off cleansing balm this stuff is awesome it’ll all your makeup you don’t need a separate I makeup remover you don’t need a separate my solar water you don’t need a separate makeup towel removing towelette so I have this little spoon that is stolen from another product and if you can get your hands on one of these this is great or use like a tongue depressor or well a little Italian ice scoops I just use about this much so you just rub that around and really massage it and good and what I love most about it is that you know you’re massaging your face but you’re not pulling on your skin because it’s very oily and then what you do is you take a hand full of water and you apply that to your face and rub it around a little bit more and that emulsifies with the oil and some of the makeup starts to run away you can splash it a few times then I go in with my towel clean or a orbital cleanser I love this little guy I got it a couple years ago I stopped using the Clarisonic a while ago and I use this instead and this is a little rotating scrubby brush and I give my face a scrub with that and when I’m finished I wash this with hand soap and then I returned it to its base which lives on my counter it’s like a little r2d2 sitting there waiting for me but the great thing about this base is it’s a sanitizing base it has blue light and a fan and so it dries the brush and it keeps it sanitized until the next time so it doesn’t contribute to my breakouts because of course I was having like wrinkles and acne which is lovely I hate that there’s another thing I have an ongoing discount code for if you’re ever interested in buying one of those it’s for 50% off the price so that’s the first step of my double cleanse and then the second step is that I want to wash the oil off my face because again I don’t want anything occlusive that is going to be a barrier between my skin cells and the anti aging topicals that I’m going to put on so then I just give my face a quick wash with my Cera be hydrating cleanser I dampen my Wonder cloth with some lukewarm water I take this and I just lightly rub the rest of my face a little bit at the eyes do the neck down the chest and my face is now squeaky clean but not stripped and still moisturized and my skin barrier is healthy and intact so it’s ready to absorb my anti aging ingredients and it’s also ready to handle the harshness of them without freaking out and making me look older alright so then I just pat dry my face again I don’t wait till my face is dry to apply my anti aging creams that are coming up next but if you are new to them you might want to wait for your face to dry for years and years I’ve used a toner after I cleanse my face the one I use is the fairs witch hazel toner this is alcohol free I don’t want to put anything on my face that is gonna be drying and s t alcohol can be drying to your skin so I use this one I absolutely loved it I feel like it makes my pores a little bit smaller but I have been using it a lot lately because I also kind of felt like it almost left like a little film on my face and again where I’m into my actives really getting into my skin I was like oh do I really want even a little film of that in my face so I’ve kind of stopped using this you can use it if you want you can not use it if you don’t want alright so then the next step is my first treatment which is my prescription tretinoin cream tretinoin is considered the gold standard of the retinoids i used to use a generic tretinoin cream this was a prescription that I got from my dermatologist I would have it filled at CVS but there was a change to my tretinoin this year I’m still using tretinoin and I’m just getting it in a different way so I do still use this I’ll explain that in a second but for my face the tretinoin I’m currently using is from cure ology and cure ology is an online service where you can get prescription tretinoin mixed with a couple of other ingredients and they ship it directly to your house you interact with a skin care provider who works up an individual formula for you whether you have acne or whether you have wrinkles they will help you with your skin it’s roughly the same concentration this one that I was using is the 0.1% this one has 0.09 percent so it has one tenth of a percent less so what we have in here is 1% clindamycin and also 5% azalea cassadee I love this because they were able to help me really solve my acne my skin is so we’re so I’m putting this on every night of the week all over my face you know I put it right up under here because as I said been using it for five years my skin is acclimated and then once a week I put it on my neck not a lot just the residue from my face I just spread it down to my neck and that’s been great and then every night I put on like a pea sized amount of this on my finger I go but let that on my chest and then back to my hands then the next step on the other six nights when I don’t use the cure ology on my neck is to use an over the counter retinoid for my neck the one that I’ve been using is uh then this is the retinol 0.1 intensive cream this contains Retton aldehyde which is an over the counter retinoid but it’s stronger than retinol because it doesn’t need to be converted by your skin using two steps it’s just a one step conversion away from being all trans retinoic acid which is what tretinoin is so that makes this less effective but also less irritating so this is what I’m using on my neck I use it every night I just do one pump of this rub it all over my neck before this I was using the Cera. Ve skin renewing cream serum I still love this this one isn’t quite empty so I kind of alternate with these guys but I’m kind of phasing this out and I’m going more for this one now in the past I had used the Neutrogena rapid wrinkle repair and so if you’re using that you would put that on then or if you’re using just an over the counter retinoid instead of a prescription retinoid you would just take whichever one that is and put that all over your face neck chest and backs of hands at that step you’ll notice in this case this is a thicker cream and I’m applying it first but it is the most important thing so that’s why it goes on first and then my next step is a lighter weight serum but that’s okay because I love the like slip that I get from this and I feel like I get a little bit of a smear of the tretinoin from under my eyes up onto my eyelids because I don’t put it directly there I know some people do but I don’t so this is the timeless matrixyl synth 6 serum and this contains material since 6: 00 along with hyaluronic acid and it’s nice and moisturizing so I just take like three or four maybe five drops of mists onto my fingertip that goes everywhere including eyelids and live some down my neck chest back some handsome then the next serum that I put on is from the ordinary it is their resveratrol three percent plus four really acid three percent this one I had tried back over the winter my neck became so irritated from using this I had to stop so now I do use this but just in my face I don’t put it on my neck resveratrol and pure like acid are antioxidants so again now you’re getting another boost of antioxidants to fight those free radicals and then for my last step in the evening I put on a moisturizer the one that I’ve been using for years is the olay regenerist micro sculpting cream the fragrance free version I really love this but in the summer it’s a little heavy it is a you know thick white cream but I love it because it contains niacinamide and it also has another peptide in it so and glycerin so I like things that have like a couple of anti aging actives in them so if this is feeling a little bit heavy for the summer I pretty much we’ll just swap in the Cera VPM because they are very similar ingredients wise they both contain niacinamide hyaluronic acid glycerin where this one has the ceramides this one has a peptide pretty much an even swap and this one is much more lightweight as I mentioned my neck is so super sensitive and a cream that has been helping my neck to stay not red and not irritated not 20 years older looking is La Roche Posay CCAP last balm b5 this one was brought to my attention by a viewer who wrote in about it and oh my gosh I ran out and bought it and do I love this since I’ve been using this I’ve been able to as I said use my prescription retinoid on my neck once a week without any irritation I’m hoping that I can build it up to maybe like every other day oh my gosh is that too much to ask for he that would be great it contains shea butter and panthenol so it’s very moisturizing but it also contains a couple of other ingredients that are really soothing to the skin so it really helps to soothe any kind of inflamed red irritated skin tip you’re trying to get used to using a retinoid this can really help so give that a try and then one specialty product that I use once a week on like Sunday night do my Sunday night face ritual is I’m still using the drunk elephant TLC sook re baby facial I really like this for like a once a week like colic acid peel and it really helps to make my pores look smaller and then I don’t do the rest of my normal skincare routine that night so I don’t put on my retin a I just put on a nice moisturizer with it it comes with like an oil and on nights that I use this I do use the more hydrating olay regenerist micro sculpting cream so how’s that for trying to keep the videos short still long wasn’t it you know me I can talk about skincare it is my favorite topic there’s my entire skincare routine in a nutshell for you in case you wanted to try it out for yourself none of the products are terribly expensive although you know I know that they do add up once you buy them all you know I try to keep it at a reasonable price point so that it’s affordable this is what works for me I hope if you’ve tried it that it’s worked for you I love hearing from you guys when you tell me that my skincare routine has changed your life for the better that people give you compliments on the street it just is so gratifying makes me so happy so I hope you found the video helpful and informative if you did give it a like and subscribe to my channel you can also hit that little bell down there if you haven’t already so you can get notifications whenever I upload a video so thanks for watching everybody you know I always really appreciate your time so have a great day and I will see you in the next video take care everybody ..
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