I thought it would be interesting that I explain how to start an anti-aging routine to correct the signs of aging. This blog post and the video that goes along with it are the beginning of a series with my Mum.
The best way to start any skincare routine is to nail the basics. I talked about them in my post on how to build a skincare routine (here). Cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and protecting your skin from UVs are fundamental for great skin health. Start with these simple steps and build on them.
Anti-aging with retinol
Retinol is the best way to start a proper anti-aging routine but there are many ways of using it.
Retinol can be used to maintain the skin in a healthy state or as a potent treatment to treat and reverse some of the signs of aging. I use retinol in my routine to keep my skin young (here). On today’s post, I will explain how to use it as a treatment.
Treat with retinol
When you want to correct signs of aging it is required to use a hefty dose of retinol in order to have results similar to retinoic acid. So use 1% retinol every single day. I have already explained the many benefices of retinol in my retinol series (here).
Here are some important facts to remember with retinol
-The skin requires 4 to 6 weeks to get used to retinol.
-Likely, you will experience signs of irritation it is normal, so don’t worry
-The key is to stick to the treatment even if irritations occurs
-Use the retinol for at least 2 months
-Stop using any form of exfoliant for 2 months.
-Don’t use any other actives and irritants (no alcohol, essential oils…)
My Mom routine made by me
If you are familiar with me, you have noticed that I love to explain but sometimes it is easier to demonstrate. So I have invite my mom on my youtube channel and build for her a routine using retinol 1%. Watch it to know all the steps. It is the beginning of a series with my mom.
My Mum’s routine:
- 🥜 🧼 Cleansing oil
- Uriage cleansing oil ⎪https://amzn.to/2KPqiE7
- 🧼 Water based cleansers
- Dr Sam’s Flawless cleanser⎪https://drsambunting.com/collections/dr-sam-products/products/flawless-cleanser
- 🌊 Toners / essences
- Bioderma Hydrabio tonique⎪https://amzn.to/31sJYDT
- 🧪 Serum
- Paula’s choice Clinical 1% retinol ⎪https://amzn.to/2HUAQA0
- Drunk Elephant A passioni ⎪ https://amzn.to/31uWhiU
- 🍼 Milk
- Hada Labo Gokujuyn Milk ⎪https://amzn.to/2FaoAcX
- Bepanthen Sensicalm ⎪https://amzn.to/2IGAYSV
- Avene B protect SPF50+ (EU sunscreen) ⎪https://amzn.to/2IJr9Uf
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