December 06, 2011

A Pre-emptive Strike for Skin

Aging is inevitable. That is the sad and sorry truth.

Sure, some people age gracefully or get better looking with time yet, for us mere mortals, wrinkles, crinkles and crow's feet are somewhat of a given.

Now, while I don't believe for one second that any amount of expensive lotions and potions will "turn back the clock" or "reduce the signs of aging", I am a major proponent of taking special care of skin as a preventative measure against aging.

I think I might be in the minority with this pre-emptive strike though. My mam doesn't really understand why I want to use some anti-aging products (I am not a fan of the "anti-aging" strapline. I'm not at all "anti-aging", I'm just anti-aging badly!) when I don't have trough-like wrinkles, age spots or dull skin. However, while I don't believe I can stop the aging process - though I'd be a gazillionaire if I could - I do believe that I can nip it in the bud somewhat and, just maybe, slow it down.

I've always been good with my skincare and, as a result, have been blessed with good skin. I wear SPF (in the sun, I'm awful with it on a day-to-day basis!), I cleanse, I moisturise, I exfoliate. So, there is no reason, as far as I can see, why I shouldn't use an eye cream or a rejuvinating serum as part of my skincare routine to keep my skin looking as plump, youthful and firm for as long as possible.

At the moment I have a few anti-aging products in my arsenal though, to be fair, most of them are for use on skin both young and old. My current routine consists of cleansing (Trilogy Face Care), exfoliating every second night (Dermalogica Age Smart) and then applying this trio in this order;

First I apply Lancôme Génifique immediately followed by Lancôme Visionnaire. They are most effective used together according to the brand. Finally, I apply the Rénergie Yeux eye cream. I received these three products in a goody bag at at recent event and the difference they have made to my skin in incredible. It looks plump, smooth and really healthy. I know Dee has also been using them and has experienced similar good results!

Once a week I will do a mask which really does wonders for the surface of my skin. The one I'm loving at the moment is Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque that came with October's GlossyBox.

That's about it. I know it seems like a lot of products but, it takes next to no time to incorporate it into my morning and night routines. I have also been using a fan-friggin'-tastic, life changing  product for blemishes but, that's for another post! Even if my pre-emptive strike doesn't work, I haven't lost anything by trying to take extra good care of my skin.

Do you take preventative measures against aging?


  1. can't to find out about the blemish cream.. sounds good!!

  2. My nana used to moisturise morning and night (religiously) and when she was in her 80s she had the skin of a 50 year old. That was enough for me - I don't use any brand in particular, just whatever I have, but I definitely believe in prevention!


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