Day 18 Holiday Challenge
One of the most important products you should wear is MOISITURIZER. Every day and every night, after cleansing your face (with a proper cleanser, of course, NOT bath soap) you should apply moisturizer to your face and neck…I also include the back of my hands in this process. (I’ve seen lots of aging hands on women and decided a long time ago to start moisturizing mine…you might want to also.)
I digress. You can certainly use the same moisturizer A.M and P.M. but you might want something a bit heavier at bedtime. Your skin does its most repair work when you sleep so a little extra moisture is a good thing at night. Your daytime lotion should have sunscreen in it so you block those ultraviolet rays that do damage to your skin.
When should you begin to wear a moisturizer? At as early an age as possible, oil-free products are best for young women. I recently attended the Southern Women’s Show and spoke to the Lead Dermatologist from Eucerin. She was telling me that most women don’t realize how important a moisturizer is and really, it’s not the brand that matters, it’s the actual act of using one. Eucerin is about $7 a bottle…so I asked her if a $7 bottle really worked. She told me it does but that when you are of a certain age (ahem, I think she might have been referring to my being over 50) that it’s also important to add alpha hydroxy products to the mix.
So for today, check your lotions and potions. Are you FAITHFULLY wearing moisturizer every day and night? If not, you MUST begin today. If you don’t mind commenting below, I’d love to hear what you use, how much it costs (if you care to share that), where you buy it and how long you’ve been using it. This will certainly help our other readers.
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