Every week in October we are releasing a new blog featuring expert anti-aging advice from skincare enthusiasts. Their unanimous anti-aging tip? You guessed it—sunscreen. In addition to daily sun protection, these skincare enthusiasts are sharing some crucial anti-aging advice, their go-to anti-aging ingredients, plus their holy grail products to keep skin young and healthy. Ready?
Featuring Camilla, aka Graceful Face
Camilla is an LA-based beauty (largely K-beauty) blogger. Her honest product reviews are always informative and her beautiful photos inspiring. Find her at gracefulface.com and on IG @gracefulfaceblog.
At 34, my skin has gotten more sensitive as I age. While I don't struggle with acne anymore, my concerns are more about dryness, sensitivity, and pigmentation.
I've become more and more enamored of facial oils as I get older.
I love layering them on top of serums and often I skip cream entirely and just use a heavier-bodied oil. For me, I find that because oils usually have short ingredient lists, they are less likely to cause irritation or itchiness, and they are naturally nourishing, which is great for people looking for more natural "green" skincare.
I've cut WAY back on exfoliating because I felt like it was making my skin both more sensitive and more dry, and my skin has never looked better now that my moisture barrier has recovered.
Instead, gentle, moisturizing products with ceramides and hyaluronic acid are what I tend to look for, as well as gentle vitamin C derivatives.
I've talked to a lot of women my age who are starting to form a skincare routine for the first time in their lives! When we were younger, a lot of us could get away with not taking care of our skin. But our busy lives are catching up with us, hormones are changing and sun damage from the past is surfacing.
“I think the best thing you can do to look younger is to keep skin supple, well-hydrated, and protected.”
A lot of people neglect the hydrating step of using a watery essence or serum, which is so important for plumping up the skin before adding a moisturizer or oil on top.
I think it's worthwhile to find few really high quality products and build your skincare routine around them, rather than jumping right into a 10-12 step routine with a bunch of products that may not be as good quality.
I also think it's important to recognize that skincare products are a wonderful support to general wellness and self-care.
Your skin is your largest organ and can definitely reflect your internal health, no matter how old you are. But in addition to that, moisturize it properly and apply sunscreen!
Thank you for sharing Camilla!
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