Skincare Files: Serums, Retinol & Exfoliators

Many of us are in our late 40’s and beyond, so today we are going to talk about stopping the aging cycle. Do you ever look in the mirror and wonder when did that wrinkle get there or when did my chin start sagging? We all are aging and there is nothing wrong with that, it’s a fact of life, right? However, we can slow it down by having a daily skincare routine and products that target those pesky areas we tend to focus on while looking in the mirror.

Did you know if you do not take off your makeup at night, you can age 7 times faster?

At times I can look at myself and think I am changing by the day and then I can look at my husband and think he barely looks his age, much less 10 years older than me. How is that? A lot of men look great as they get older, and a lot of that is from not wearing makeup and shaving (exfoliating) daily. How many of us have went to bed because we were too tired to remove our makeup, or to be frank…we were too lazy, lol! I’m over here raising my hand because I had the hardest time getting into a skincare routine in my earlier years. My mother told me in my teens that I had better start taking care of the biggest organ I had, my skin. Did I listen…somewhat, but not a lot until I got into my late 20’s and 30’s.

About 6 months ago, I started the hunt for skincare products that actually worked and something that would compliment my wallet. I started with trying anti-aging serums, Retinol, and exfoliators. In my opinion, these are the 3 biggest game-changers for women over 40. I wanted products to help boost fullness, combat the fine lines, help with elasticity, and work on pore appearance.

Here’s What I Found And What I’m Loving

Best Anti-Anging Serum I Tried

I have been using the DRMTLGY Needle-less Serum and have seen a huge change in the elasticity, the fullness of my skin, my pores are smaller and my skin looks so much better overall. This product is one of the top sellers and does exactly what it claims to do. By adding just a few drops a day to your routine, you will start to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier, leaving behind a more hydrated, radiant glow. I drop a few drops on my fingertips and apply them to my face, neck, and chest area. This can be used with your other skincare products, I typically apply this after my toner. You can get 20% off your order if you sign up for emails. See the Needle-less Serum here.

Best Retinol Complex I Tried

I’m a huge fan of Retinol and if you are not using it in your routine, this is a must-have if you are over the age of 40. Hands down, this is one of the most important products that can help slow the aging process down. This formula dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. It helps boost collagen and stimulate cellular regeneration, which is needed to reverse the sagging as we get older. And we will start to sag, f you haven’t seen it yet, trust me…you will see it eventually and it will sneak up on ya! I use the Retinol Complex after the Needle-less Serum, then apply my nightly moisturizer. You will start to see results in about 3 weeks. I started seeing results around the second week. See the Retinol Complex here.

My Choice In Exfoliators

The Tula Detox In A Jar is my choice for an exfoliating treatment mask. This is a clay-based face mask that exfoliates & helps even the appearance of skin texture. This is a great product to get the oil and dirt and helps with improving the look of your pores. Use this 1-2 times a week, apply a thin layer on and leave it for 5-10 minutes and then remove it with warm water in a circular motion to exfoliate. See the Tula Detox In A Jar here.

All of these items have a 5-star rating and from reviewers and for me, they do what they claim to do and that’s what I was looking for! I also shared a post of what I use to exfoliate my body, and by far these are the best product I have used. You can read about that in this post, along with 4 other items that I can’t do without.

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