As we age, our skin develops new and different needs. Here are my top four product recommendations to help you age gracefully and beautifully.
As I’ve aged, I’ve seen a difference in my skin. As a younger woman, my face was oily, and the rest of my body was well hydrated. As the years have progressed, my body’s skin is now drier and itchier, and my face has become normal to dry.
The good news is that there are fantastic skincare products on the market that can make the skin look younger, feel softer and more comfortable, and prevent and minimize wrinkles. Read on for some of my tried and true daily skincare products.
Fabior is the priciest skincare product on this list, but it’s the most exciting! Available by prescription only, Fabior is a retinoid product and the only foam retinoid available. Fabior is a branded product of tazarotene. Other brands are Tazorac and Avage.
Fabior, a very light mousse-like product, works by sloughing off the top layer of skin. It reduces fine wrinkles. What is not to like about that?! The mousse does not leave a sticky feeling and is fragrance-free.
The mousse is applied to a clean face each night, or less often if the product dries out the skin. Moisturizer can be used with it to help prevent dryness. I use CeraVe PM Moisturizing Lotion each night layered on top of the Fabior. It’s a good partnership.
Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50
For daytime moisturizing, Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer is fabulous. The lotion has an SPF 50 with Helioplex. Helioplex is Neutrogena’s technology that helps stabilize the SPF in the moisturizer so that your sun protection works at its maximum efficiency.
When using a daytime moisturizer, ensure the product includes high SPF. Walking around town, running errands, or just spending time outdoors can cause the sun to damage your face. Find a day time moisturizer that will protect your skin.
Neutrogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer provides the protection I need. The lotion is not sticky and absorbs well into the face. Additionally, it works well under makeup.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizer Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 15
As we age, our skin becomes drier. Itchy, dry, tight skin does not have to be normal. I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizer Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 15.
This lotion is relatively light for a body lotion and not the least bit greasy. It is not overly viscous, and it absorbs immediately. The lotion makes my skin feel soft and soaked in moisture.
Plus, this Aveeno lotion has SPF 15 without feeling like a sunscreen. When running errands in town or lunching with a friend outside, our skin takes a beating from the sun. This lotion helps protect the users’ shoulders, legs, and arms.
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser – Creamy Formula
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser – Creamy Formula is an excellent product for all skin types. If you are younger and use drying acne products, this cleanser can help skin stay moisturized. For older skin that dries out quickly, this cleanser is also helpful.
As mentioned above, Fabior can dry my skin. However, using the Creamy Formula cleanser, my skin stays hydrated. Neutrogena also sells a similar product that contains a foaming formula. I do not find that it is as gentle on my skin as the Creamy Formula. The Creamy Formula does not lather, but my face is fresh and clean after washing gently with my hands.
A cream cleanser is incredible for sensitive skin. If you have oily skin, you may benefit more from a foaming facial cleanser. However, as our skin ages, a creamy formula is beneficial in keeping our skin soft and smooth.
While our skin changes as we grow older, we do not have to be frustrated by the aging process. Technology and experience have allowed skincare companies to create fabulous products that help aging skin feel and look younger.