Skin Care Musts for Women 40+
What are skin care essentials for women 40+? Do we really need a separate eye cream? What are the scariest ingredients in skin care products? What are some drug store brand bargains? Join Carole as she learns all about skin care for women 40+ with Chris Gibson.
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Hey, we’re live everyone. Are you confused about what you need to do or don’t do for your skincare? Do you wonder what you’re doing wrong? Do you want to learn the seven scariest ingredients?
That isn’t some skincare products, maybe all of them. I don’t know. Then this episode is for you. Stick around, learn about the best skin care for women 40 plus today. My very special guest is Chris Gibson, a skincare expert, and Utah. Easy enough for me to say that we’re live everyone, us YouTube phenom.
That’s what I’m calling you. So welcome to the show, Chris. Welcome everyone. Keto chat live. I’m your host Carole Freeman. And I am board certified keto nutrition specialist. I specialize in helping women 40 plus follow a keto diet for sustainable weight loss. And I got to plug our little a medical disclaimer, keep the lawyers.
This show is meant for educational and entertainment purposes only don’t use it for any other purpose as not medical advice nor intended diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure anything at all, including your crepey skin on your neck. If you have questions or concerns related to your specific medical condition, please seek out proper medical care and otherwise enjoy the show.
Welcome Chris. Let me give you a proper intro. So if you guys haven’t heard I mean your YouTube channel is phenomenal. I’m going to learn a lot about how to do thumbnails, basically from looking at yours, but Chris is a sought after skincare expert, holistic health coach and aesthetician, and you get 10 extra points.
If you can say aesthetician,
I still have trouble saying that word.
He’s also a bestselling author of the acclaimed book, acne free in three days. What? Okay. I need that 1 million plus copies sold and has a very successful YouTube channel. Over a hundred thousand subscribers on there. Chris Gibson live, and he recently featured in on USA today, the topic of seven freaky skincare chemicals, or freaky chemicals in your skincare products and how to avoid them.
And so stick around because we’re going to go through all those, but a welcome Chris,
glad to be here. You’re a Florida. Yes. In Florida. And it’s it’s warm.
I’m in Arizona. And I remember two years ago and we got the nickname of Florida of the west. And
I’ve been out there in July before.
Oh yeah. Chocolate bar melts in an air conditioned.
Yeah, don’t wear flip flops across the parking lot. Cause they will melt before you get to your car. For sure. Welcome Chris. I get to know you today, just like everyone else watching. So as you’re joining us, go ahead and tell us where you’re joining from.
And if any skincare questions go ahead and start popping them in. We’re just going to drill Chris and see what all we can learn. I have all my products. Some of them I got here cause I’m going to ask him about it. I’m gonna take advantage of this. And are you on Tik TOK
too? Or? Yeah, I am.
I just started, I was doing really well on that. And then I, YouTube got really crazy. So I just started reposting some of the video clips over there and doing a YouTube short. So now yes, I am doing more. I don’t know why I keep up with all of it. It’s a lot. I think I thought you were coining a new platform when you taught.
You talk, maybe that’s the YouTube shorts
they’re trying to do, right? Yeah. Yeah. That’s, I’m doing those too. So people really like those cause they’re tip videos and stuff.
So I’m going to admit, I’ll admit right up front that I’m a lazy face care person. I’ll admit right here. I don’t wash my face before I go to bed.
And I think I’ve just been pretty lucky genetically. I tend to have like my pores make all kinds of stuff. Like clogged pores are my primary skin issue. And if I could identify one used to have oily skin growing up and now it just seems kinda be normal with lots of clogged pores.
I always try to struggle with the balance of trying to get them unclogged without drying my skin out at the same time. So I can’t wait until. From you, but so you also dabbled in keto a little bit, so let’s start there.
Actually, it will pull the, how I got into skincare that partly played a role in that.
It wasn’t called keto though at the time, because this was back in the eighties. So I had a lot of skin issues growing up, started as 11 and just didn’t go away. Nothing we did with the dermatologist, antibiotics, Accutane, everything, we threw everything at it. So the basic thing was to try to keep you from having any sort of scarring cause I had cystic acne.
So actually if I held onto the hope that when I turned 20, 21, 22, somewhere in there, like most of my friends that would go away, which it didn’t. So it forced me to look really deeply into. Y I was happy. The issue that’s the whole premise of the acne free in three days book. It’s just my story on what I went through and how I discovered the relationship between food and antibiotics and sugar in your bloodstream and vacation, all those things that we talk about today and hear a little bit more about today that really weren’t very popular subjects until about 2000 when mercy became a problem in the hospitals, the medical community said, you know what, there’s something to this gut health thing.
So yeah so what happened? I went on a fast there, long story short after trying a whole lot of different things and the skin cleared up in about three days, I had no acne, no red marks nothing. So I learned by default putting things back in my diet, one, the issues four, and I had a lot of issues with anything that had sugar or raised the blood sugar.
For me for a really long time, now I can fall off that wagon now, and it’s not so bad, but so I did what we would call keto almost an Atkins ish lifestyle for a really long time because I didn’t want my skin to break out again. Like I didn’t know that it wouldn’t come back and be as severe.
And I was always worried that if it did come back, I wouldn’t be able to fix it again. So I learned about how that all worked with the body. And then as I got older and started working with people as a holistic health coach, obviously we saw the implications of that in obesity and the trouble with weight loss and Atkins.
Wasn’t working a lot, very well for a lot of people, for whatever reason. We know now why some of the carbohydrates and things that are added visit paleo and keto seemed to work really well for people. I have friends that have tried numerous things to lose weight, and really it’s not about losing weight.
It’s just staying in balance and he does seem to work really well for them and helps them stay in balance and not lose too much weight where actions the problem was. You kept losing the longer you stayed on, it went past your mark where you want it to be, and you got too thin. Can you just seems to help people manage that a lot better and it’s not, as it’s not as strict is easier I think, to implement that in a lifestyle.
So that’s how that came about in the skincare story. And I talk about that in the book. I talk about the role food plays and your skin and your health and. On television. And that’s really what the focus of most of the TV that I did was that, and of course what’s in skincare products because I also discovered that a lot of things that are labeled for certain things, don’t always work that thing.
And everybody acne, a lot of the washes back then and products were very harsh on the skin. A lot of alcohol, a lot of toners, it messed up your pH and created more problems and help. So I ended up formulating two skincare lines in my life so far. So I know about ingredients. So what my focus today is to help people unravel the conundrum of skincare because it’s.
Bigger. There’s so much out there and something new every day, some celebrity is releasing something. And what I try to remind people is it really all comes down to the ingredients in a product, how it’s formulated and whether it works for you or not the name and not the price. So there are some high priced products that are very good products and worth the money because they do multiple things in that one product.
Then there are products that are way overpriced that are full of the same stuff you can get in a drugstore brand. So you don’t need to waste a lot of money. And then there is the whole issue of things not working for folks. How do I know something’s working for me? And how do I know it’s not? When do I throw in the towel?
When do I make a change? A lot of us expect the product to carry that weight. And it really does still come down to just like you would with your food, understanding what’s in a product, knowing what’s on the label, at least to some degree, those first five to 10. Ingredients on your skincare label are the most of that formulation and your actives are usually always first.
So are your base is usually first let’s say water then glycerin, then your actives. Then the other crap that they put in there, the FA the volumizer and fillers and structures and fragrance and all that other stuff is last. So it’s a lot to take in and learn. And then they, the skincare industry has done a phenomenal job of dancing around, especially on the internet, the truth in advertising on the lobe, because things can be worded in such a way that it sounds like it’s delivering a result really quickly, that it’s going to take time.
And a lot of them have resorted into touched up pictures that say dramatization and very tiny, almost invisible letters at the very bottom. So you’re saying this woman or man who is completely looks 20, 30 years younger from a product. And at the very bottom, it’ll say dramatization basically means it’s the filtered picture.
Yeah. They skirt that way. For now, and
your story, Chris reminds me of what my son went through. So he had cystic acne through middle, junior high school. And we went the route at that time. Cause I’d always been interested in, in, natural, holistic nutrition, but I didn’t have my keto experience at that time.
And we noticed that when he avoided dairy, it was better, but it actually, it would never clear it up. And so then he would often avoid it cause anybody wants their skin to look a little better, but it wasn’t until I found keto myself in 2015, and then he jumped on board with me at that first time in his life, just everything cleared up.
So even down to all the, every little poor was cleared up for him. And it was a really dramatic difference at that point. And the interesting thing was, is that he could bring dairy products back in that were keto friendly. So it was really about the dairy sugar. It wasn’t about the dairy itself, which there’s that myth out there.
There’s a dairy is implicated and I hate say I love dairy products, but for a lot of people it’s implicated in just not acne, but rosacea psoriasis and eczema, flare ups, a lot of women, especially for some reason, it seems to be more of a problem with them, for the guys, but it is, or some of the guys, so you’re right.
The keto friendly just means the dairy hasn’t been altered and it is not fully. Sugar, dairy, sugar which can be a problem. It’s basically, it’s an inflammation response that your immune system is doing. And that’s for all of those diseases, skin diseases, I just mentioned the immune system reads that data from your skin as an issue, and then reacts or overreacts.
And a lot of things play a role in that genetics, obviously your history with antibiotic use. We’re even starting to see some correlation between people who had chicken pox and measles are more inclined to have these problems with their skin later on. So it really is the immune system that’s behind the whole thing.
An inflammation there’s good and bad inflammation. Good inflammation obviously is there to cure a sore heel you bad inflammation is that inflammation that never seems to quite go away. So keto diets. And it’s, even Atkins and is the diets that are real restrictive in the sugar department, tend to give people the most relief in those areas versus just calorie restriction.
And eat cake everyday, it’s just, it’s it, it’s it really is unraveling it for yourself and learning what works for you. And then realizing that’s not a diet. I don’t like to use that word. It is a lifestyle change that as long as you have that behavior, you will have those results when you don’t have that behavior, you won’t have the results.
So tell you mentioned something about how the acne products now are so much different than they were back way back when, so maybe that’s why, cause it used to be, if I ever tried to use anything. With salycilic acid in it to try to clarify. Yeah. I would always end up just peeling, like crazy.
So I was like, okay, so I can either have super pili scanned or I can have blackheads.
Yeah, absolutely. That was what I would, same thing for me on a lot of those products were prescription in the early eighties, like benzyl peroxide was personnel. You had to have a prescription for that stuff was 15 bucks back in the early eighties, just for it to have that.
Now we know that things like add a plane which is a retinoid is very helpful in regulating oil production, things like Naya, cinema there’s hyaluronic there. These products today are much more buffered than they used to be. And the percentages of the acids are much, much less. So they’re much milder.
Although you may still find one, that’s too harsh to tell people no matter what your skin type acne, acne prone, dry, whatever your skin type, if you use a cleanser or a product and your skin feels super dry until. The pH of your skin is off. And that product is not for you. You need to change it. Your skin feel should feel a G hydrated and clean, like refresh.
It should never feel dry. When it’s that way, oily skin or acting prone skin, you’re going to produce a lot of extra oil. Okay. That’s not what
you want. So in a highlight that again, did you guys catch that if you use that’s one of the ways I know the product is not for you, is it after you use it, your skin feels super tight and dry.
Squeaky clean. If it feels squeaky clean, it’s not good. Not for you.
Okay. There’s one great tip there. Okay. So help me understand. I’m super confused. So I actually, I’ve had what I’ve done forever, which is almost nothing. And then I watched Tik TOK and there’s everybody on there with all their serums and their everything, and all this stuff.
And I’m just like, okay, so now I’m like curious,
And I’m like, what is all this alphabet soup right now? Cause there’s this AHJs and BHAs, and I don’t know what they are and what they have. And I’ve got like this, one’s got 10% AHJs and 10% PHAs and 10% oh no, it’s just in French as well.
And like that one, and then this one’s got H a, B H and retinol. And here’s one that’s got over 40, right? This is salycilic acid, which is one of the letter alphabet things. Anyway. So tell me, help me. Is there like a cheat sheet or what are all these different
alphabet? First of all, I want to take a swipe at tick talk because it’s invading of the pseudo skincare experts.
So one of the reasons that I, a lot of us that are. Skincare experts have started doing tick talk to try to offset some of that crazy stuff that you see, but these skincare assets, that’s a lot that you just brought forward. The skincare assets, basically our has alpha hydroxy acids, which are things like glycolic acid, which is made from sugar.
And there is lactic acid, which is made from dairy. Now this is not internal sugars, just different than me. And what those sugar, what those assets do is help release the bond between the old skin cells on the surface of your skin and the new skin cells underneath it. So they help speed back up that cellular turnover that slows down as we get older.
And that’s where we get the dull skin and the larger looking pores and that sort of thing that all skin needs to come off. So starting in your twenties, that starts to slow down and that’s when people will start to notice the difference in textured skin, the PHAs are poly hydroxyacids are similar. But a little bit chemically different into they’re much milder.
So if a person is trying to use glycolic acid and they’re having a lot of redness and irritation, even if the lower percentages, even like 5%, then a poly hydroxyacid might be a better choice because it’s not going to set off the alarms for your skin. So you really always have to let your skin tell you glycolic acid been around a long time.
I got completely away from benzoyl peroxide, completely away from cells gas and all that. That’s not, I’ll talk about that in a minute because glycolic acid at a 14, 15% for me worked very well with my skin, with my pH, it helped reduce a lot of the blackheads, a lot of the clog pores, even though I’d gotten rid of the acne, it really did help clear that up.
And as I’ve been using that. Consistently since I was 23 years old. So I’m 58. Now that’s 35 years. So that’s a product when someone tells you they’ve used a product, worked for them for 35 years,
product. So you said that’s a glycolic
acid, folic acid. So the salycilic acid is a BHA and it’s a little bit different beta hydroxy acid in it’s helpful for people that have blocked pores.
And what it does is it’s able to actually be absorbed down into the poor a little ways, not all the way, but it helps dissolve seed them. The collects around the root. We all have. Every poor has a little hair in it, whether you’re bald or not, every port has a tiny little hair in it. So if a little piece of skin cell gets stuck down there and.
See them is thick and surrounds it. You get a plugged pour for some people that turns into a bump and acne breakout. What have you. But that is the process. There is no other process that bacteria gets trapped in there. You get a bump. If you don’t have bacteria trapped in there, you get like a blackhead or just a block por ESO, BHAs salycilic acid helped dissolve all of that stuff.
Okay. But does it need to be a high percentage? Like it used to be in products now you knew you see it like 1%, 2% when we were using it back when they were, when I was using it back in the eighties, it was five and 8%. That’s a real strong. That’s why I say the products have evolved quite a bit. And a lot of that’s dermatologists got in the middle of that and started producing their own products based off of the proactive or all that stuff came about.
So that sort of changed the game for the over-the-counter products. For anti-aging the da, the glycolic acid, more so than anything else is very important in a skincare routine for exfoliation. And if you have what people call orange peel skin, or you have bumpy skin or chicken skin, then I wash with the lactic acid in Salah.
So gas, it’s going to be most helpful in dissolving those and helping to get that bumpiness to go away. So each of those assets has a role. Sometimes people need all of them. Sometimes people just need one of them. I don’t particularly need lactic acid. Glycolic acid works very well for me, but I have clients and people who write in with their skincare issues and we talk about what particular asset might be better for them.
So then it’s this D it sounds like maybe you start with one and then you add more if needed,
is that depends on what you’re trying to. To correct. For most everybody glycolic acid serum is a really good idea because it does help speed up that cellular turnover during the day retinols, which we’ll, I’m sure we’ll get to retinols are really for more at night and not to be more during the day because the sunlight breaks them down.
And there’s more risk of irritation on your skin when you have them on at that point. An exfoliation can be done through those or mechanically. It can use something like a buff puff, gentle spying, or some sort of exploding cloth. I’m not too big on scrubs because they tend to tear people’s skin.
However, a sugar-based scrub or a plant fiber-based scrub like bamboo plant material can work very well. You just don’t want those little plastic shards or broken peach pits and shells because they leave tiny little scratches in your skin. You can get more trouble like those can cause . I’m sorry, telangiectasias.
There’s a word for you all spider veins. Okay. So we don’t to put a lot of little tears in the skin because the skin is going to respond to spider vein is actually a growth of a capital area. It is not a broken vein at all. So that’s your skin shrink.
That’s interesting. Okay. Cause that may be why I’m having trouble finding I’ve always liked a shower scrub that has a little bit of microdermabrasion type stuff in it.
And the kinds of use of the past, they were getting harder and harder to define. And I’m like, why are these falling
out of fashion? So yeah. One, there was stuff was getting in the ocean, the beads and stuff. And that plastic one. So yeah. So what is really great is a thing called a Goshi shower towel.
G O S H I there’s several types of these, but there’s a Japanese shower towel, excuse me. And it’s like a large, long washcloth. Okay. And you can use it on your back, anywhere with your bodywash and it lists off cellular dirt oil and these old skin cells and your skin feels absolutely amazing after using this.
So I used a buff puffs for years until I discovered that, and I like it so much better. It’s not really great for the face, cause it is a little abrasive material. So you can, but you have to be really gentle with that. You have still use a gentle sponge. It’s really relating expunged for your face, but for the things are absolutely amazing.
I gave them out for Christmas presents because I liked them so much. So that helps get you expelled, weighted all over. Cause can’t take care of all the skin.
Ah, okay. Okay. So that, okay. I’m learning so much. I’m so excited. Ah and, oh gosh, where do I want to go next? Okay. Do we really need a separate eye cream versus the face moisturizer? Is that all
done? That’s a great question. It depends like everything, right? So in general, when you’re younger, you do not necessarily need an eye cream.
Moisturizer can be used the, for anything, the eyelid areas, very sensitive, a very thin skin. In fact, the skin around our eyes is the thinnest of anywhere that we have on the body and very sensitive. And as liquid habit, we have the least amount of oil glands around our eyes. You have to judge how that behaves.
If you have dark circles, if you have crow’s feet, if you have could it, I or crepey, eyelid skin, that eye creams that are formulated with retinol will be helpful. You don’t want to use a retinol moisturizer on your eyelids. It’s too strong. You want to use a specially formulated eye cream. So it really depends on your genetics and where you are in your skincare journey.
And what’s going on. If your eyes look like the rest of your face and you don’t have a lot of wrinkling underneath the eye moisture, your other products being used, not on the eyelids, obviously can be very helpful in, you may not need an extra eye cream. So there’s a lot of controversy. And there are a lot of YouTube burgers and tech talkers, dermatologists that say eye creams are to say what I just said.
Then there are those that say, ah, and there’s one that even said, you don’t need to wash your arms and legs. Every time you take a shower, which is so it’s not just, it’s not just the uneducated skincare experts that sometimes say things that make you go what Sonia, but very important that you keep that area hydrated.
Again, very little oil produced right around the eye area. And that you’re careful not getting things that migrate into the eye. So a lot of times people find that with retinol and sunscreen, that they get the burning in the eye after they apply it. So you have to like really be careful with that.
If you’re very sensitive to sunscreens around your IRA, get the children’s formulation of your favorite sunscreen. There’s always one for children it’s mild or milder. It’s more mildly formulated. There we go. It’s a more mildly formulated for that area. And oftentimes fixes.
So basically I love what your message is that there’s no one size fits all.
And so people keep that in mind when you’re watching Amy on Tik TOK or anything like that. Cause a lot of those Tik TOK people are like, they’re sharing what worked for them. And then they’re like, this is what
for everybody. Or they’re just making stuff up.
I don’t know how much you want to mention brand names or anything like that.
Cause I saved a couple of pictures of some stuff the other day that was
like, oh, brand names. I review brand names on the YouTube channel. Most products on the market aren’t going to kill you because they would not be on the market. So it’s not, we don’t have to worry about that, do they over promise and under deliver or the other way around?
That’s the thing. And how much of a particular ingredient is in a product has a lot to do with how. You get results in how quickly you get results, because the name of the game and topical skincare is patients often skincare in their instructions and say patients, because the way they sell it, it’s like a rush to try to be better than the other guy.
And I’m sorry, vitamin C no matter what it’s in is going to deliver results over a certain amount of time. Retinol, no matter what, it’s in certain amount of time, skin just doesn’t your skin that you see is old news. I always make that joke. When you look in the mirror, old news months of old news, for some people it’s really old news, so it’s going to take a while of any kind of changes in your diet and your routine and your skincare products, anything other than a procedure or something like Botox, it’s going to take time for you to see the results. So I don’t care what they tell you, plan on 60 days to see. And I tell people to be sure and tell.
Time to take a selfie when you start something and then a month out, take another selfie and then a month I’ll take another selfie and look at the difference. So if, a lot of times we don’t notice when people will say you look, are you doing something differentiated that maybe tell you your skincare regimen or routine is working well for you.
That’s great, but you may not see it because you see yourself every day. And these changes are very small, very subtle as
they occur. Same with with keto changes. Yeah. And take your photo without your,
At first thing in the morning, because you should not be wearing makeup at night in bed, clean face.
And that is a good time to take a
break. So Nancy’s asking how often do you need to
expose create you’re going to love this answer. It depends. It depends on what you’re doing now. If you’re using a glycolic acid, exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, Then using that every morning is going to be fine or every other morning, if you’re using mechanical exfoliation, never more than a couple of times a week.
And that’s some sort of a scrub, the Goshi towel can be used daily in the shower with your favorite bodywash because that’s the body skin’s a little bit tougher than face your S the way to know is you’re not scrubbing a pan. Everything you do when it comes to exfoliation should be extremely light.
Tough on your skin should be stretching and pulling and your skin should not be red and irritated afterwards. So that’s the litmus test for exfoliation. But if Felicia is extremely negative, I’m a huge believer in that. I preach it. My dermatologist back in the eighties, preached it to me said don’t curse oily skin.
Once we get the acne under control, if you’ll expose, create your skin, keep it, keep that old skin off. You will not age. And here I am at 58. And I think that in sunscreen, those two lessons are the key stones of my skincare. No matter what I do. And I test a lot of stuff. But you can’t change the college and thickness isn’t going to change.
I haven’t lost a lot of collagen. There are other things like diet and stuff that we’ve talked about, but very consistent. And my skincare applications morning and night, I take the time to do what I need to do, but I don’t overdo it.
Ah, you’re inspiring me. I’m 51. So I want to look as good at you in a few years, I’m going to have to start putting some put a little bit of time and take care of my skin a little better.
Yeah it will respond. Skin does respond. It can be pretty amazing. What can happen if you’re very consistent and if you throw in there changes to your, if you’re not an active person, if you become more active and if you change your diet to lean more towards healthy foods, there was a study just came out in October called a healthy gut.
And the last part’s got T that they did a clinical study, did a lot of clinical studies during the pandemic because people were home needed to make money. So they did them. And they look to see what biologics. Changes if any, what happened in an eight week period, if they got people who were sedentary people and 40, 50, 60, 70 changed their diet, got them more active.
What difference would that make? And so what they found was that it made a three-year difference in biological age, in, in just eight weeks. So it rolled back that much time. So it’s difference between chronological and biological age, even the medical community does agree. That there’s a lot of agreement in that many people have different chronological number of years, but their bodies age, as far as telomeres and cell, your cellular reproduction and energy levels cardiovascular system can be many years younger than.
Valerie’s got a good question here. Hi there, what would you say is a bare minimum daily skincare routine for the average person over 40?
I love this question because people do too much. So here’s, what are your must haves over 40? And it fits for if you’re a 50 and 60 really onward, your base routine is a good hydrating cleanser.
Then you want a vitamin C serum. And the reason we want Lightroom and C serum is because we want that antioxidant a solution on our skin to help repair damage, help brighten, and keep. The melanin production so that we reduce, age spots and hyperpigmentation issues, then a good peptide complex. I inky list college and boosters.
The one I use, I tell people I would take a bath and that stuff, if I could get it on a big enough thing and those are amino acids that your skin needs to produce collagen that we produce less of as we get older. So that’s a very helpful, those are two water-based serums that are not going to have a lot of, you may get a little redness when you use a CCRM, you may need to knock it down to a lower level, 15% usually about where most of them come in, you may need to find like an over-the-counter or the one that’s sodium ascorbyl phosphate versus L ascorbic acid.
So if you see a percentage on a such, as percentage on a vitamin C serum that is indicative there’s L ascorbic acid. Cause they don’t use that on the sodium ascorbyl phosphate kind, which is much milder, but vitamin C serum necessary. Then I. Light hyaluronic, hyaluronic acid based moisturizer.
Now, if you live in arid areas like you, do you want to make sure you’re not putting just hyaluronic acid serum on your skin because it draws moisture. And guess what? If you live in a really dry climate, it’s going to draw it from your skin and we want moisture to go in the skin. So it’s good to use products.
Neutrogena, hydro boost is one example, but there are many good cream light, daily moisturizing cream. It can have SPF in it as well too. Cause that’s the next thing I want to talk about to help keep that moisture loss at a minimum, especially after we get over 40 years old, cause moisture is everything in the skin and you want to treat your neck, your ears, not just your face, the backs of your hands and the tops of your arms.
Pretty much chest anything. That’s going to be exposed to the sun ongoing. So then sunscreen and SPF 30 over. If you’re over 30, it needs to be a 30. It really should be 30 all the time. You don’t need a. The greasy, they’re irritating your skin. And people tend to get the idea that I put a 50 on. I’m good.
All day. No. So 35, 35 to 45. There are great ones out there. Mineral ones now are tinted like LTE MD has several. There are many of them. The ladies who wear a cosmetics color science has a powder sunscreen you can use as your setting powder, translucent, still get the mineral without having to use the chemical either way you need to be wearing sunscreen.
So that’s the morning, nighttime, same thing. Cleansing. If need, you always need to cleanse at night because the days worth of pollution and stuff is on your skin. Makeup. All of that stuff needs to come off. If you have dry skin and you’re cleansing at night, you may not need to do that in the morning.
You may just need a warm washcloth when it’s winter here in Florida. That’s what I do is I go to bed with my skin, clean and retinol on I come in. The more, I just rinse it off and use a warm washcloth to open up. Yeah, I don’t really use a cleanser in the morning, so that’s okay. Nighttime again, you can use peptides again at night dinner, retinol moisturizer very important or by coochie will, if you are having trouble with retinols being irritating, but coochie oil is a, it’s a it’s an herbal antioxidant.
It’s very strong. It’s very, it’s a very good serum, but it doesn’t irritate people’s skin, but that’s what you want. You want that repair product on your skin as you’re sleeping during