The Anti Aging Skincare Edit + Giveaway
Wednesday, 2 Aug 2017
Since turning 30 earlier this year, I have been putting more of an effort into my skincare routine, especially the type of products and ingredients I use. So today I will share my Anti Aging Skincare Edit with you.
The first and in my opinion one of the most important anti-aging super stars, is Retinol. Retinol helps to kick-start the cells into working properly and producing collagen which helps the skin look healthier and plumper. Retinol is one of those products that only once I stop using it do I notice a huge difference in my skin. My skin becomes dull and clogged. The *Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair is a good starting point, since it comes with a buffer cream, so you can minimise the irritation and slowly build up the intensity by reducing the portion of buffer cream used. Although this is a low percentage retinol, I still feel a slight tingle, but nothing uncomfortable and no skin reactions.
Next up is a serum. I bought the Clarins Double Serum a while ago, and I really like it. I think it is best for normal to dry skin though, as it is a bit of a rich oily serum, and 1-2 pumps is more than enough. My skin looks plumper, healthier and more radiant, and I have been using this daily in the morning for about 2 months.
When it comes to day and night creams, I like to keep it simple. Something that is nourishing and plays well with my serums. I don’t want a cream that negates the effect of my serum. This day and night combo from *Skin PhD works well with both my serum and retinol, and doesn’t bother my skin even after a Dermapen Treatment. It is quite soothing and nourishing.
The most important anti-aging product you need, before any actives or serums, is sunscreen. Sun damage can not only cause pigmentation, but it can also speed up the breakdown of collagen, etc. Luckily there are quite a few sunscreens on the market for all skin types and tones. This *Oil Free Matte version from Dermalogica is great, it sits well under makeup and is a great option for normal to oily skin. It also doesn’t leave a white cast. This L’Oreal UV Perfect is unfortunately not available in SA. It has a thinner fluid consistency, which reminds me a lot of the La Mer and Nivea sunscreen fluids. It doesn’t leave a cast, and gives skin a healthy radiant glow.
Lastly, a bit of a pamper. An enzyme exfoliant is a great option to get rid of dead skin without scratching or damaging the skin as a scrub would. This one from Saloncare is affordable and you can see a visible difference after use, skin looks brighter and more refined. And of course a mask. I have already spoken about this soothing and hydrating *Aloe Unique Gel Mask. I love to apply it before bed, and wake up to plump, hydrated skin.
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Hi There! My name is Azraa. I am a South African Beauty Blogging, Shoe-Loving, Yoga-Doing, Shopaholic Economist from Johannesburg, South Africa. Welcome to Prettiful Blog- A South African Makeup and Beauty Blog