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I Care for Skin Care


Both the lovely and talented Weetabix and the lovely and talented KarenD have detailed their skin care routines, so I will also jump on the bandwagon.

I have both a morning routine and an evening routine. Let's start with my morning routine.

  1. Brush hair. On hair-wash days, leave it down. On non-hair-wash days, put it up in a ponytail bun.
  2. Shower. While showering, I use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser; however, I ran out a little while ago and haven't been brave enough to go to the mall during the holiday season. So I've been using a sample bar of CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar - and I really like it! It doesn't dry out my skin at all. I may switch.
  3. Brush my teeth.
  4. Kiehl's Youth Dose Eye Treatment. It's okay, but I'll probably replace it when I use it up.
  5. Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate. I love this oil - it smells like fresh orange juice! I never thought I would ever put oil on my face, but now my skin sucks it up.
  6. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer, SPF 30. This lotion is nice and light, and I like that it's sunscreeny.
  7. Ayr Saline Nasal Spray. I give my snoot a couple spritzes of this every morning. I'm convinced that it keeps me from getting colds in some magical way.
  8. Kiehl's Butter Stick for my lips. I like this lip balm very much. It's nice and thick, but it sinks in nicely. For someone who doesn't wear lipstick, it's great. It also has SPF 30.
  9. Of course, dee-oh.

I don't wear makeup; I'm simply too lazy to invest more time on it.

You may have noticed that I rather like the Kiehl's brand. I indulge in this pricey goo because I can really see a difference in my skin. It's not that I want to do the "anti-aging" trip. I don't mind being old (well, except when everything hurts), but I admit to a minor thrill when my oncologist told me that something didn't apply to me because I wasn't 65 yet. Hah!

Anyway, back to the routines.

Before I go to bed, I do this stuff.

  1.  Brush my teeth. After rinsing my mouth, I rinse my face.
  2. Wash my face with Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. Again, if you had told teenage me that I'd be washing my face with an oil-based cleanser, I would have scoffed. But I love it. It's light and foamy and smells of lavender, and my face feels clean but not tight afterward.
  3. Soak my night guard in warm/hot water.
  4. Floss. I hate flossing, but I do it. I'm sure I'd likely have full-on dentures if I didn't.
  5. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye Cream. It minimizes the bags.
  6. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This isn't for everyone; I know it can irritate. But for me it's lovely and lavendery.
  7. Put in my night guard. I grind my teeth while I sleep; I've already destroyed one tooth because of grinding, even with the guard.

That's been it lately, because I ran out of my Kiehl's Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream. This moisturizer smells so good! It makes my skin happy and I'll be getting more soon.

And that's your old lady beauty regimen!