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Facial skin care regiment


Ok...so I am getting older (early 30s) and I have never really taken care of my skin. So far my daily skin regiment consists of: wash with Oil of Olay cleansing cloths for combination skin, apply Olay Total Effects 7X Anti Aging Moisturizing Complex with UV Protection. I do the above twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. I sometimes use RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream but I forget more often than not, to put it on at all.

Anyway, I went to a spa/salon the other day and was told I look about 20something but when I said I am over 30, they asked what I do to take care of my skin. When I told them they shuddered.

What do you ladies around my age do to take care of your skin? Would you recommend any skin care lines? The people at the salon/spa recommended Dr Renaud (which they used in beauty school) but I found no reviews for it on ChickAdvisor. They also had some in house line that they carried but I did not get the name of it. Anyway, I notice a lot of people on ChickAdvisor like Dermalogica. I wish I was at the movie night thing so I could have tried it out!

Do you use toner? Eye cream? Night cream? Eye Cream?

Anyway, any advice would be very helpful! Thanks!
Mar 20, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

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Hope this helps!

Sadly I'm in the same boat. What I'm doing doesn't seem to be hurting anything but I'm sure it won't help me in the long run. I saw this segment on Breakfast Television last month and found it helpful. The guest is a registered pharmacist and I found her very informative. While we all want to look good, we don't want to spend a fortune doing it. It answers some good questions like "Do I need toner?" and gives some very good tips on staying beautiful but not breaking the bank.


Scroll down until you see the BTV - Toronto - Skin Care clip.

Hope it helps!
Mar 20, 2009 @ 01:23 pm

Great link!

Thanks for sharing that link Leegal! I watched some of the videos and it's good information!

My daily regiment: cleanser, toner, eye gel and moisterizer. I do this every morning but only sometimes in the evening. If I am wearing makeup, then I'll definitely remember to cleanse my skin at night; but if I'm not, then sometimes I forget.

I've always been told the most important steps of skincare is the cleanser and moisterizer. You must do it twice a day. Moisturizer must have SPF.

I've tried the expensive cosmetic counter products and I've tried the drug store brand. I find there are no real difference between those products on my skin.
Mar 21, 2009 @ 01:29 am


...great advice ladies, I do the cleanser&moisturizer with SPF thing, just wondering about toner, masks and exfoliation etc... also never used night creams or eye creams really....

PS the link was very helpful! I miss breakfast TV, it's just not the same over here!
Mar 21, 2009 @ 08:54 am

Drugstore is Fine for Skincare Regimens

The first thing we all need to keep in mind is this -- salon experts
will NEVER say "Yay, you're using drugstore skincare!"


And that's
okay; they know their product lines very well and not so much about
drugstore stuff. So don't let your aesthetician put you off your
skincare unless your skin is shrieking complaints.

Drugstore products
have come a LONG way in the last several years. In fact, much of
today's skincare innovation is happening at the mass market level
thanks to companies like Procter&Gamble and L'Oréal.

Fact is, if your skin looks and feels good, you can keep using what
you're using (SPF is key) until your skin tells you different, and it
Mar 28, 2009 @ 01:09 pm


I jumped on the honey band wagon ~1.5 years ago and I will never go back! My skin has never been clearer, more vibrant, more smooth, more healthy than when I cleanse w/ honey. I follow it up w/ an SPF alpha hydroxy face cream from Neutrogena. That's it. Nothing more.
Mar 31, 2009 @ 03:31 pm


Btw, I forgot to note that I am also inside the 30s decade and folks often mistake me for mid-20s.
Mar 31, 2009 @ 03:32 pm
Ali de Bold

Agree with Janine

If I have learned anything from the beauty industry since starting this site, it's that there are zillions of amazing products out there. I have found some less expensive brands to be just as effective as more high end ones. It really depends on your skin type, genetics and how you take care of yourself in general.

I actually get really annoyed with estheticians and hair dressers who react in horror when they find out you aren't spending $100 on one of their fancy creams or shampoos. The fact is, it is part of their job to upsell you on the products they carry and it's rude to make a customer feel they are committing a crime for buying a drugstore brand cream.

If your skin/hair, etc looks great keep doing what you're doing. If you are not happy with your complexion or want to try something new, keep trying until you find what you like.

One thing I do is alternate between less expensive and more expensive brands to keep everything lasting longer. Some of my favourite brands are from the drugstore.
Mar 31, 2009 @ 04:59 pm

Aha! Soo true.

Yes, Janine gives great advice! ;-)
That's so true about estheticians selling their products. I have never bought their stuff before because it's just too expensive. I also know I can find something similar at the drug store. But once in a while I do like to try the higher end stuff :)

Mar 31, 2009 @ 06:03 pm

note though...

the esthetician in this case who told me this was not working at a spa or salon... she is a personal friend from childhood...I think it comes down to what they teach them in school as well...

I personally use half and half in terms of products like MissChickie...I was more interested in what people do daily... cleansing, toning, exfoliated etc.

I have always cleaned and used SPF moisturizer...never used toner and seldom exfoliate...although I have now started exfoliating once a week....
Mar 31, 2009 @ 08:16 pm

honey tip?

spotty, what do you do with your honey? do you just cleanse? i've tried using honey and sugar as an exfoliator but not as a daily cleansing routine. Also, what kind of honey do you use?
Mar 31, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

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