Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 18 Holiday Challenge

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.  

P.S. If you were one of the first 100 women from my newsletter who were able to sign up for the FREE Webinar on Holiday Makeup Tips, tonight’s the night! 7pm Central (8pm Eastern). See you then!!! It’s gonna be a good one!

Happy Moisturizing,



Anonymous said...

What should my 8 yr old daughter use? Any recommendations anyone? I have no idea what to buy for cleanser and moisturizer on such tender skin. Please help.

Suzanne said...

I have been using Clinque's 3 step program faithfully since I was about 20 years old and I am now 54.I began using Clinique's Even better skin tone moisturizer in the mornings and it is amazing the difference in my skin. It is a bit pricey at $46.50 but you only need a little and the difference it made to my skin was worth it!!

Michelle Angelique said...

During the summer I use Neutrogena Healthy Skin Moisturizer ($10) because it is lighter for the heat. During the winter I use Avon's Nurtura cream ($4).

Laura said...

When I was 14 I noticed that my cheeks were getting dry, so I started using Nivea. I found it to be good for my skin (maybe it would work for the 8-year-old) so I continued using it for the next 20 years. At about 35 I thought perhaps I should use something different (the make-up counter ladies agreed - ahh... I guess I am getting older) so I started with Mary Kay. It worked great, but in Canada it is a little pricey. I currently have a moisturizer from Clinique. It also seems good. I still want to try the Clarins brand that Shari recommends in her book. So I'm still figuring out what to stick with for the next 20 years!

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Shari Braendel said...

I wouldn't recommend anything but sunscreen for an 8 year old and that only when she's outside. Skin is still too tender for anything....I meant for young women to begin using as teenagers if acne prone or late teens for moisturizing.
Hope this helps!