Jennifer's Spring Skincare

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Like many women,  I have put on weight and not taken great care of myself in the last year and that especially includes my skin. I realized that I have run out of most of my products, stopped doing face masks, and let skincare take a backseat to my daily routines. So, I vowed to revamp my spring skincare, and so far it’s working out quite nicely.

I decided to give the Drunk Elephant brand a try – it has only been a few days so far, but I like the results. I have been using their C serum for the morning and retinol in the evening, which is incredibly important for our aging skin. I’m not so impressed with their moisturizer but will give it time.

I also received a sample of the AHA mask which is wonderful, but I found a much less expensive option in The Ordinary.

Part of my skincare revamp has to do with my discovering London-based Trinny Woodhall in IG. Not only does she make me laugh, but she has great advice on how to take care of your skin, clothes, styling, etc. She recommends a moisturizer by Dennis Gross which I would really like to try.

I’m also a big believer in products that stand the test of time.  I have been using this moisturizing mask by Clarins since I started using my mums as a teenager. She would get so cross with me – but I love it! If your face feels dry, or you feel signs of a pimple apply before you go to bed and sleep in it. It’s a miracle!

Finally, Trinny introduced me to LED light therapy,  which sounds like an absolute miracle for our skin. Apparently, with routine use, LED skin light therapy can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, firm your skin, reduce the appearance of sun and age spots, even skin tone and texture  — the list goes on.

She has been experimenting with two LED light mask options with different price points and, so far, she can’t tell the difference. That gives me hope!  I can’t justify dropping $450 on the LED mask by Dennis Gross which seems to be the top pick overall. So, here is a link to less expensive options.

Finally, Milena introduced me to the NuFace which uses micro-current to lift and tone the skin. It’s another fascinating gadget that seems to be worth the investment if it’s used consistently and correctly. But, if you don’t want to invest in the money, these Guasha tools are an excellent alternative to stimulate your skin.

By vowing to take better care of my skin, not only am I investing a bit of time and money into my skin’s health and appearance, but it’s also an investment in my confidence. Plus, I find it so relaxing to take time each day to cleanse, moisturize, and treat my skin. Everyone needs a spring refresh, right?

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