Between that year old Oil of Olay face cream (yucky).. and the tube of Preparation H your mom once told you was good for puffy eyes (eeewwww), sits a jar of radiant skin waiting to be unveiled.
Why not do a little spring cleaning?
Oh and BTW ladies (and gents)… That over-the-counter skincare stuff you’re using, only treats the dead layer of skin on the surface.. Instead, think cosmeceutical! Image Skincare is my fav (as clearly seen below!) …and YES.. it really works!! Its formulated to penetrate deep into the dermis layer where collagen, elastin, and pigmentation lay. But, we’ll leave the OTC vs Cosmeceutical debate for another post.
Here’s my top 10 anti-aging products…
1. Retinol A
Why: Stimulates collagen production, which targets fine lines and can result in a tighter, younger-looking complexion.
When: At night only!! I use mine twice a week, but that all depends on your skin type and age.
My Fav: Image MD Reconstructive Repair Crème
2. Vitamin C Serum
Why: Increases collagen synthesis and reduces skin damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C is an essential anti-oxidant which helps create healthy, youthful, glowing skin.
When: Every Morning.. Religiously! And anytime my skin looks dull or ashy.
My Fav: Image Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum
3. AHA or BHA Cleanser
Why: AHA (glycolic/lactic acid) & BHA (salicylic acid) are both great exfoliants and reveal smoother skin!
When: I like to use it at night… Gets my skin squeaky clean and prepped for my yummy night cream.
My Fav: Image MD Reconstructive Facial Cleanser
4. Gentle Cleanser
Why: Because your skin needs a break from acids, sulfates, and parabens to heal and for optimal skin health.
When: I use mine in the morning and after peels, lasers, Ulthera or any intense treatment done to my face.
My Fav: Image The Max Facial Cleanser
5. Daily Moisturizer with Sunblock
Why: Do I have to explain this one??? Surprisingly, so many of us DO NOT use this daily. People.. This is your fountain of youth! A proper sunscreen helps protect your skin from sunburn, early aging, and skin cancer. Need I say more…
When: Every day! (even if it’s cloudy). Don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours if out in the sun. According to American Academy of Dermatology, sunscreen needs to be at least SPF 30, UVA and UVB protectant, and water resistant.
My Fav: Image Daily Defense Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
Why: Perfect for a healthy glow without the damaging effects of UV rays.
When: I like to apply mine once a week at night.. I love waking up to a glowing face and body.
My Fav: Image Body Spa Face & Body Bronzer Crème
7. A Powerful yet Gentle Antioxidant Rich Night Cream
Why: Your skin needs essential peptides, vitamins and nutrients to look its best and prevent free radical damage.
When: Every night.
My Fav: Image The Max Crème
8. Retinyl Eye Cream
Why: Gets rid of fine lines, dark circles (yes, I have.. uhm.. had dark circles) and stimulates collagen production
When: Morning & night.
My Fav: Image Ageless Total Eye Lift Crème
9. Lip Moisturizer
Why: Why not? Your lips need a little loving hydration too! My fav also gives an added plumpness too… What girl doesn’t want that?
When: All day…every day!
My Fav: Image Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex
10. Eyelash Growth Enhancer
Why: As we get older, lashes become more sparse and lose length. Lash enhancers contain ingredients that promote length and fullness.
When: Apply once a day morning or night… Tip: If redness or irritation occurs, apply only in the morning.
My Fav: I actually have two.. Latisse for pm use and Image Ageless Lashes for am use.. Best of both worlds!
Take charge of your beauty cabinet, get rid all the junk and stock up on the essentials needed for healthy, glowing skin… I promise you WILL love your skin again!