We spend a lot of time and money on our faces. I know I do. I have, with the help of my skincare technician at 8 West Clinic settled on a good routine for my aging face. What about the rest of my aging skin?? Can I boost my skincare for the rest of me?
I have written about my summer skincare and my preference for lightweight oils HERE. I have also enthused about The Ordinary skincare line. Recently, I was delighted to find a gorgeous YouTuber fabulous50s who uses them too. Like me, she is finding that there are challenges dealing with aging skin and keeping it looking and feeling healthy and supple. She is lovely and I, unashamedly, took this idea from her to share with you because it is simply too good not to.
Affordably boost your skincare
Part of the magic of this is the affordability of this plan. The Ordinary products from Deciem are so inexpensive BUT so powerful and well formulated that you can’t go wrong purchasing them.
You will need a good daily moisturizing lotion. My preference is Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10 % + HA ($6.70 CND). and The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder ($5.80 CND).
The Lactic acid is a high-strength alpha hydroxy acid superficial Peeling Formulation but we are diluting it in the lotion to make it exfoliating, not peeling. The Ascorbic acid powder is designed to be added to other treatments. It provides antioxidant protection, is brightening, and lessens lines and wrinkles. The ascorbic acid powder will not work in the same mixture as the lactic acid.
Be your own potion master
Here is how it works for me. To one pump of lotion add 1 drop of The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10 % + HA. Mix together then apply. 3 pumps does an entire leg, including the foot, or both arms. I do this in the evening .
In the morning I add about half a tiny scoop of the Ascorbic acid powder to 2 pumps of lotion and apply.
I am so impressed with how good my skin looks after a week of this regimen. The texture is improved. The Keratosis Pilaris that I have on the backs of my upper arms and sometimes on the backs of my upper legs is much less noticeable. Everywhere is smoother and my feet are so soft.
My skin is very happy and looking glowy for the summer. I recommend this affordable way to boost your skincare.