My Simple Daily 10 Minutes Morning Beauty Routine - For The Skin Over 40
When you are also in the 40s, like me, (Welcome to the club!!!) it’s time to get serious about the skin care routine. No one can avoid stress, damage from the sun, pollution, and fatigue. These are all factors of a busy lifestyle that we cannot control, but they have a huge impact on our skin. Our skin turnover rate has slowed to more than double that of our early 20s. So our healing from scrapes and acne takes much longer. Unfortunately we’ve had plenty of time in the sun and pollution to damage our skin’s DNA, increasing our risk of cancer and breaking down of our skin’s collagen faster than we can replace it.
While all of this may sound a little scary, fortunately there are things you can do to make this seem less intimidating.
What if we all adopt those six steps in our daily morning beauty routine?
First of all cleansing the skin on a daily basis is an absolute must. Washing your face before bed not only helps to get rid of the day’s grime of oil, makeup, pollution and dirt, it also decreases the chance of getting clogged pores. Further it’s also the first step in helping your skin cells in their efforts to reverse the day’s wear and tear.
For me it’s all about protection and prevention with the help of powerful antioxidants. Vichy has a wonderful antioxidant serum, called Vichy Liftactiv Dosis Antioxidant And Anti-fatigue, to help protect the skin from the repercussions of sun exposure and pollution. In the beginning I didn't believe it, but it’s true, this antioxidant serum will help rejuvenate and protect your skin in your 40s. Because it increases skin tone and firmness, provides luminosity to the face and fights facial fatigue. The antioxidant-rich facial serum can improve your overall complexion, encourage collagen production and protect against UV and environmental damage.
The Mineral 89 Fortifying & Hydrating Daily Skin Booster, is designed to deliver the minerals and hydration the skin needs to defend itself against environmental damage. So it provides great hydration and luminosity to the skin, thanks to its high concentration of hyaluronic acid. It has a light, non-greasy, fast-absorbing texture that will leave my skin smooth and soft. This clear, lightweight gel plumps the skin and lends a healthy, radiant glow. I’ve been using the Vichy Mineral 89 for about a month now and I really think that extra boost of hydration is doing my post-summer skin a lot of good.
Incorporating a targeted anti-aging eye cream into your daily morning beauty routine can be hugely beneficial in softening the appearance of these little lines around your eyes and improving the overall appearance of your eye contour area. I love to use the Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes. It’s a great eyelash fortifying, wrinkle-fighting serum for the gentle eye contour area. Smooths and illuminates eyes to restore a more youthful, wide-eyed appearance.
I use the NIVEA 3in1 Care Cushion as a natural finish instead of a day cream or as a supplement after creaming. The handy little box with integrated mirror fits in every handbag. So if you want, you can always give your complexion freshness and maintain your skin at the same time. Fine wrinkles are smoothed, premature skin aging is counteracted with regular use. It dosn’t feel like a regular make up but it gives your skin tone a nice fresh tent. This is what I personally appreciate, because I don’t like the feeling of having a thick layer of make up, that the skin can’t breath.
The last step is to apply mascara. Mascara is my secret and the final touches to complete my look. Because mascara makes my eyes look brighter and full of life. Without mascara I always look tiered and it looks like I don’t have eyelashes because my eyelashes are so blond, that you don’t wanna see them without mascara.
These 6 steps will help you start off your day simple and perfectly. Your skin will have a good day. If you're looking for a simple and natural beauty routine, you're going to love this 10 minutes daily morning routine. And if you follow the steps regularly, you will notice a significant improvement in your skin health too. So, make sure you go through the morning skin care routine every day.
More importantly, let me know about your experience. Leave a comment below, if you like!
Wish you a lovely sunday evening!!!
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