Happy Monday friends! I hope your weekend treated you well. We are on Cloud 9 around here with Katie being home and looking forward to a week of shenanigans.
Disclaimer: This post is a true representation of how my mind works. It’s like I threw all my thoughts up in the air and they landed here all willy nilly. Welcome to my world! But hey, there is some good info in here?
Linking up with the girls over at The Blended Blog is becoming a regular Monday thing here at Coast to Coast. This week we’re talking about skincare which makes this picture seem oh so appropriate. So let me ask you…how did you fare with the time change this weekend?
Anyone else feel like they need a little extra help hiding the signs of a little lost sleep? LOL
Unless you’re new around here it won’t come as a surprise that I’m pretty passionate about skincare. It’s something I feel all women need and especially women over 30. While your skin can continue to look good in your 30’s and hopefully even your 40’s with minimal care the sooner you start regularly taking care of it, the better. This is one of those areas where it pays to be proactive.
There are a gazillion (yes, I checked) different skincare options out there. How do you know what to use? Well that will likely depend on who you ask, but if you ask ME, I’m going to tell you to use Rodan and Fields. Y’all also know I love me some R+F. In fact, until I found these products the only thing I really did to care for my skin was to wash my face every day. I don’t just mean in the shower either. I have always taken off my makeup at night.
I haven’t always put the appropriate amount of time or money into taking the best care of my skin. Do I wish I had? Yes. When we’re young we look in the mirror and think, “I don’t see any wrinkles, why do I need to worry about caring for my skin?” There are diapers and then dance classes, swim lessons, gymnastics classes, soccer teams, cheer camp, football camp and on and on that take up our money and time.
The best thing we can do for ourselves friends is to take care of our bodies, and what covers our bodies? Our skin.
Whether you use Rodan and Fields or another line of skincare, the important thing is to USE it. Consistency is key. You aren’t going to get your desired results if you just use a product every once in a while.
While I do use an entire regimen and actually go back and forth between two, if you know you just won’t get that much done, then do just a few things. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.
This picture represents most of my skincare routine. (This is an old picture and I have a new roller?)
There are a lot of things that can be done for the health of our skin:
~Use the right skincare for your type of skin
~Drink plenty of water
~Maintain a healthy diet
~Exfoliate 3 times a week
~Clean you makeup brushes regularly (see post here)
~Get enough rest
Here are a couple of other helpful tips:
Crazy as it may sound, date your products. I like to know how long I’ve been using mine. I put the date on my mascara too as a reminder that about every 3 months, it’s time to change it. This is also how I know just how long they are lasting. When I tell someone my eye cream lasts at least 4 months, I know because I can look back and see it.
Get all the product out of your tubes. Just because you can’t “squeeze” any more out doesn’t mean it’s empty.
Cut the top off and then put it back over the bottom.
If you know you won’t do the whole kit and caboodle, then here are my top 5 suggestions.
Remove your makeup! If you don’t have the time or energy to wash your face, use a product like a face wipe or Micellar water to remove that makeup.
Exfoliate 3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and encourage turn over in new skin
Use a good eye cream!
Use sunscreen EVERY DAY! Many of my products like my face primer and my face powder have sunscreen built in, but if yours don’t, use an additional one.
Okay friends. What are you doing to take care of your skin?
As always, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about Rodan and Fields or just skin care in general. Feel free to message, email or leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.
AND today is the last day to get my all time favorite product, LASH BOOST FOR FREE when you purchase a regimen as a new Preferred Customer. Lash Boost is $150 retail and is beyond wonderful.
If you are interested in finding out what skincare is right for you and where to get started, feel free to use my Solution Tool HERE and get a recommendation.
We can’t turn back time, but we can sure put some speed bumps in the way and make it a little harder.
One last thing. There is no right or wrong when it comes to what products YOU choose to use. The only wrong answer is doing nothing. Find something you love and then go with it. I feel like a broken record sometimes sharing my love for what I use, but when you’re passionate about something, you just want to share.❤️
Have a great week!!!