Being raised by a beauty queen in the deep south, I was indoctrinated in the belief that you must take care of your skin, among other things. Ask a beauty expert, or go online, and you will be absolutely bombarded with products and opinions on the best way to go about your skin care regimen. My advice is to do a little experimentation for yourself.
If you happen to live in an urban area that has Sephora stores, I’d recommend visiting one. They have a wide variety of skin care products, as well as helpful staff, but most importantly they will make you samples. Sampling is the way to try out as many skin care products as you like, for free. If you don’t have a Sephora store, go online and ask that they send you samples. They frequently have promotions that enable them to do this. You can also try department store make-up counters. Don’t be shy, tell them you want samples of their skin care products that work best for your specific skin type and lifestyle. Do not buy anything until you have tried it for at least a week.
My personal quest to find the best anti-aging skin care for me began a few years ago. When I turned forty, I decided to learn how to play tennis. This meant countless hours spent on concrete in the blazing sun. I knew I had better arm myself with some serious sunscreen and a regimen to combat the effects of this new outdoor lifestyle. I was able to try all types of skin care creams, high priced to reasonable, anti-aging prevention to eradication, you name it I tried it. I will give you a list of my top-three picks for my skin and my lifestyle, but remember, they may not be the holy grail for you.
Editor’s Top Three Anti-Aging Products
1. Philosophy Miracle-Worker – Miraculous anti-aging retinoid pads. Use these pads after washing your face at night. You will not believe how great your skin will look.
2. Caudalie Premier Cru – The Eye Cream. This eye-cream is not cheap, but it does everything and does it well.
3. DDF Weightless Defense Oil-Free Hydrator with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF45. Whoa, I can play tennis in 100 degree heat for two hours and still not get sunburned. It also does not sting my eyes, is super light weight and I can wear make-up over it.