I grew up with lots of sayings and wives tales in our family. Did you?
I remember my mom continually assuring me that since my hair was so fine, it would grow in thicker if we kept cutting it, so therefore I lived the first 12 years of my life with hair that looked like a boy.
Live and learn. True story, but the cosmetology “fact” passed on by my mom? Not true.
I also heard in high school that for every night I didn’t wash off my make up it would take off years from my life. Ok, maybe not my life, but it would add years of age onto my face.
For those that have read here for any length of time, you know I struggle with the little disciplines of life. So when I’m exhausted after a long day, the last thing I feel the need to do is wash my face. But then I heard that “statistic” and every night, yes, decades later, there’s still that little voice that whispers to me, “You’ll add years to your face.”
And so this is one little discipline I haven’t let slide. No matter how tired I am, I at least wash any foundation or powder off (forget the mascara, that’s a whole new level of work if I’m exhausted).
A survey showed that 1 out of 3 women slept in their makeup at least twice a week. I wonder if they heard that piece of “advice” that I did years ago? I don’t think so. 😉
I always thought it was a wives tale, so I did a little research and did you know that it wasn’t too far off. Leaving your makeup on is NOT for those who want to their face to grow old gracefully.
A 20 something girl was curious about this “wives tale” as well, so she launched an experiment through a dermatologist to see the results of sleeping in makeup for one month straight.
They did a before/after exam of her skin and at the end of 30 days, under review by dermatologist, it showed that her skin aged a decade. Seriously? I could not even believe it. Now, the dermatologist assured her it wasn’t permanent damage, but it showed the possibilities of what would happen long term.
I’m at the age where I am all about investing in quality skin care and am still in the “Try them out” and then advise stage.
I was sent a collection from I On Youth by Irene Michaels to try and I get to giveaway a few products too. This would make a perfect gift for the holidays.
Also, based on my above convo, I’m all about makeup remover wipes in all forms. It goes back to the importance of removing your makeup and these make it so easy.
Facial serums have become incredibly popular as the new anti aging wonder and this was main item that I was anxious to try. Facial serums are known for smoothing fine lines, making skin look fresher, younger and healthier, but the ones I’ve looked in come with hefty price tags (upwards of $100+.) Honestly, I’m at the place now where if I find a product that works wonders I will invest in it, but often I find that lower priced ones work well too, so I’ve enjoyed using this.
I’ve only been using the I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels Roll-On Serum for two weeks, so I will need to follow up with long term results, but so far, it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft. I love that the stainless steel roller allows for precise application so no serum is wasted. I use it after cleansing but before moisturizing since they aren’t made to take the place of moisturizers. I’ll let you know.
Giveaway is closed.
Now, let’s share your best skin care secret in my main comments section below for a chance to win free I On Youth products.
I love making kale smoothies! It makes my skin brighten up 🙂
I shared on FB for an extra entry 🙂
Drink plenty of water to keep skin hydrated.
My best piece of advice for face care is to clean your face with non-alcohol witch hazel or with apple cider vinegar diluted with water. Then I moisturizer with jojoba oil. I would love to try these products!
@Cyndy bunn, I’ve used witch hazel before too, but it’s been awhile. I’ll need to get mine back out. 🙂
I always wash off makeup before going to bed. I’m always on the hunt for good anti aging stuff too.
Always cleanse and moisturize, but there is NOTHING like plenty of sleep (and be sure to drink lots of water) for good, healthy skin!!!
I use Coconut oil on a cotton ball to clean off makeup followed by a clean damp towel.
Follow this with a moisturizer. I feel like the Coconut oil moistens my skin.
I shared on facebook for an extra entry.
Thank you for the offer!
My best tip is to make sure to moisturize in the morning and evening.
Using hempseed oil to remove makeup
I have very sensitive skin so I love using Cetaphil, very gentle. 🙂
I try to always wash at night, as tired as I am. At 55 my skin feels dull. After applying my blush and bronzer a gently swipe on some coconut oil and it gives a nice glow! Good-bye dull, at least for a few hours!
I know this is gonna sound weird but as of right now I’m using e.v.o.o. on my face as a moisturizer. It won’t erase the wrinkles. Face it ladies when they appear they’re here forever but it has softened them and my face.
I don’t have any good tips…but I do not ever leave makeup on overnight. I do try to moisturize daily. I would love to try these products. Thanks.
I always wash my face at night before going to bed and wear sunscreen under my makeup.
I do some simple facial exercises. It feels good and helps my face (and makes my kids laugh).
I love using a color corrector under my eyes to brighten the under-eye dark circle area. Also love Jane Iredale’s powder base which glides on wonderfully and has the best coverage, and also “kills” the redness on my cheeks from rosacea.
Also using a retinoid is proven to be one of the best anti-agers available today.
Hoping I win!! But if I do not—congrats to the winner!
Use your ring finger when applying under eye creme/cosmetics since it is the weakest of your fingers and will pull the delicate skin the least.
The only must I do with my skincare is moisturize, I am not the best with cleanser and toner but I always use moisturizer.
Great skin comes with care 🙂 Use sunscreen at a young age to preserve your aging skin. Apply a punctured vitamin E capsule on face for youthful looking skin in the morning 🙂 It’s crazy how soft and youthful your skin looks in the morning after applying pure vitamin E. Lastly ~ drink plenty of water to keep yourself and skin hydrated.
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Remove make up every night.
Get plenty of rest, use sunscreen and drink lots of water.
I use sunscreen every day.
I believe in toner and have heard that a mix of water and apple cider vinegar is a natural way to go.
Eat well, drink plenty of water, and get enough sleep.
Sunscreen and moisturizer, and try to eat healthy.
Exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate! It is amazing how much just a little exfoliation can brighten up your skin tone. Last Christmas I received a Clarisonic and love it dearly but there are tons of great exfoliating cleansers out there that do a great job too.
A long time ago I read in a magazine a beautiful celebrity, I forget who, was asked her secret for keeping her skin youthful. She said first and foremost, drinking lots of water. I thought, that’s easy, I can do that! Drinking eight glasses of water a day is good for lots of other reasons too, so I hydrate continuously as I go about my day.
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Drink plenty of water and yes, wash your face every night before bed. Then moisturize.
As I have aged my skin as gotten drier so I use a creamy moisturizer at night and a lotion with sunscreen during the day.
Moisturizer really does make a difference – day and night!
My mom’s best beauty advice that I’ve passed on to my daughter is to keep your hands off your face. They should only be on your face when you’re washing or moisturizing.
I can’t believe I just turned 60! Where did all the time go? Now I’m noticing all kinds of things wrong with my skin like dryness, skin discoloration etc.
This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!
@Christa Graham, oh, and drink lots of water (I forgot to post a skincare secret).
Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect against accidental sun exposure.
Use coconut oil to remove your makeup before going to bed, even the eye makeup and lipstick!
I’m at that age where I’m starting to pay more attention to my skin too! I wish I hadn’t taken it for granted when freckles were my biggest worry!
I use a mixture of different products! I love using witch hazel!
I think staying hydrates is incredibly important!
Olive oil. put it on your dryest parts and ina day or two your knees, elbows, heels and toes will be soft again!