As many of you know, I wrote about my very simple skincare routine in my book: Whatever: How to Look Younger Than Your Actual Age (for the audiobook version click here).
Well, I joke, but seriously, as soon as I published the book, I felt like my skin started to show signs of aging! Where did all of these age spots and skin tags suddenly appear from? And what is up with this wrinkle in the middle of my forehead?
So, I knew it was time to take drastic measures and ramp up my skincare routine. As soon as I went home to the US for Christmas, I was able to consult with our dear family friend, Dr. Jovy Eusebio of Potomac Skin Care, who gave me a fantastic plan to get my skin back to its youthful appearance.
I told my friend Janine about my 6-7 step night and day process, and she told me to do a YouTube video about it. I may still do that, but in the meantime, here are some of my swear-by products that are now part of my arsenal and I have seriously seen an improvement. Yay to being almost 50!
ZO Gentle Cleanser
ZO Exfoliating Polish
ZO Complexion Renewal Pads
ZO Exfoliation Accelerator
ISDIN Spot Prevent SPF 50+ Sunscreen
ZO Daily Power Defense
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum Anti Aging Concentrate, 10% Pure Vitamin C with Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides, Anti Wrinkle Skin Brightening Serum for Face
Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream
So, how do I use all these products?
ZO Skin Health Gentle Cleanser 2.0 Fl. Oz.: Every day and night (half-dime size) to cleanse
ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish: 3 times/week after I cleanse my skin with ZO Gentle Cleanser
ZO Skin Health Complexion Renewal Pads – 1/2 pad every day and night after cleansing
ZO Skin Health Exfoliation Accelerator 1.7 oz/50ml”: Spread 2 pumps of product every morning after using renewal pads
ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+ Zinc Oxide 3.4 Fl. Oz.. I also like Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense Active Use Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, 3fl oz: Every day after applying all products
ZO Skin Health Daily Power Defense Clinically Proven 50ml 1.7 Fl OZ: Every night before bedtime after using renewal pads (2 pumps of product)
Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 1.7oz: Every night on my neck
Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum Anti Aging Concentrate: I was using this before adapting my new skincare regimen, but I do think it is good to use 1X/month for exfoliation.
Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream 0.5oz/15g: Every night before bedtime
Feel free to ask me questions about my new routine!