My (Affordable) Luxury Skincare Routine for Aging Skin
I’ve finally reached the point where I am perfectly happy with my skincare routine for aging skin. I’ve said that before and then the company that made my favorite luxury creams shut down, and I felt like I was starting from scratch. Now, after a lot of trial and error, I’m back to loving my routine again, and I’m ready to share it.
Products I Choose for My Skincare Routine for Aging Skin
I am very choosy about my skincare routine for aging skin. If I don’t love a product completely, I’ll keep looking. I’ll give each product a chance to prove itself. That said, if I’m not 100 percent satisfied with the ingredients, packaging, product texture, product smell, product performance and price, then I won’t buy it again and I’ll try something else.
When I need to find a new part of my skincare routine for aging skin, I become somewhat obsessed with the search. I research everything, look for recommendations from friends, and read lots of reviews. I want it to feel like a pleasant, luxurious experience and that I’m nourishing my skin just like what I’m doing for the rest of my body by eating the right foods. At the same time, I need to be able to afford it, so you won’t find any $200 lotions on my list.
My Favorite Luxury Skincare Routine for Aging Skin
Here are the steps and products that comprise my skincare routine for aging skin. I should point out that I buy all my products myself and none of them are paying me to say anything in this blog. This is my own opinion and nothing else:
I use a gentle cleanser twice daily. This is a step that I have always found absolutely critical to my healthy-looking skin. I like to start the day fresh, washing off all the products I used overnight while my skin was restoring itself. I wash my face again at the end of the day to take off any makeup, pollution and products I wore all day long. My favorite product for this step is nothing other than Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser. It’s gentle, fragrance free, and does exactly what I need it to do without stripping moisture from my skin, which I find very important.
After cleansing, I gently pat my face dry and use cotton pads (I just got reusable ones that I wash in a baggie, which helps me to avoid tossing out disposable ones twice a day. Saves money, too). Same brand as my cleanser, I use Burt’s Bees Sensitive Toner with Aloe Vera. It is very gentle, takes off any leftover residue after cleansing, and prepares my skin for the moisturizing steps.
I love a luxurious serum that contains ingredients like vitamin C, aloe, and hyaluronic acid. They help to build collagen and remove the biological and environmental oxidative stressors to the skin. I talked about some of the ingredients I like in my Anti-Aging Ingredients blog post. My choice of serums is the Noble Naturals Fountain of Youth Vitamin C Serum. It makes me feel like my skin is smoother, brighter and softer.
I need quite a substantial moisturizer for my skin. Until I started using my current product, I used to use a lighter one in the summer and a heavier one in the winter. I’m now using ZenMed AVT Cream, which seems to be the right weight for me all year long. It makes it easy to just keep using the same product all the time without having to think about transitioning to a different option depending on the season.
The eyes are such a delicate area. Not just the eyes themselves, but the lid and the skin around that part of the face, too. I like to use a special product to give that delicate skin some extra hydration, plumping, and if it can help reduce dark circles, I love it all the more. I’m currently using Noble Naturals Java Firming Anti-Aging Eye Cream.
Full disclosure, this is the only product I didn’t actually buy. I had a couple of little samples of it gifted to me by a friend who had received them with her order from the company. That said, the tiny amounts I had have lasted me for over a month! This addition to my skincare routine for aging skin needs far less than I ever would have expected. I’ll definitely be ordering this when I next order my serum (and my bath products, which you read about in my Self-Care at Home bath products blog post earlier this year.
In the daytime, my skincare routine for aging skin always includes sunscreen. Always. Always. Always. SPF 30 is enough for me, but I won’t go out into daylight without it. Photodamage is the worst, dear friends. A good light lotion is perfect for keeping it at bay. My favorite sunscreen for my face is the ZenMed Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30. It’s gentle, it’s not slimy, and it doesn’t stink. That’s pretty much all I can ask of a sunscreen!
Will I Ever Change My Skincare Routine for Aging Skin?
Possibly, if my skin’s needs change. I tend to be pretty loyal to my skincare routine for aging skin. If a product is discontinued, or I need another feature, I’d change products. Until then, I’m perfectly happy with this combination.