Skin Strippers: Name Your Favorite

treeOkay, so I had previously written about some of the issues I have been having with my (ahem) middle-aged skin. Some redness, flakiness and general blah-looking visage that I was bound and determined to at least partially correct before my next (and upcoming) birthday.

One of the things I changed in my life is to take a page from a friend and ex-coworker who has Lupus. A few years ago she was having real issues (she blogged about it, so I am not telling tales out of school) with her health being compromised. She bought a blender that could puree a Buick and started making “green smoothies” every morning. Well, a couple of months ago I saw on Amazon that they were selling a version of this blender in an unattractive color for half price, so I got one. I’ve been making a daily morning breakfast smooth with kale, spinach, celery, beets and some sort of fruit, mixing up and using all of the frozen stuff I can get at Trader Joe’s. As a boy who isn’t big on his veggies I’t a great way to get those 5 servings in and I have notinved a difference in that my eyes are clearer and I have more energy. Of course, I’ve also gaines a few pounds, so there’s a trade-off.

The other thing I’ve done is amp up the skincare. I started using a moisturizer with retinol by a company called Tree of Life and have noticed a difference already- I’ve even gotten compliments on my skin. I may never look 22 again, but I don’t have to look like an old shoe either.

So what are your favorites for taking care of your skin? Let us know in the comments.

Image: Amazon.

I purchased my Tree of Life moisturizer from Amazon.

  • Mrs. Honey says:

    I use the Clairsonic brush with the hydrating cream very regularly. I use the Paula’s Choice Resist weekly retexterizing treatment. This is a BHA treatment. If you do not have to worry about pimples AND wrinkles, Paula’s Choice also makes AHA treatments.

  • Brandi says:

    I have a Clairsonic brush and a hydrating cream by clairsonic that i use to really clean my skin. Then i use Dr. Dennis Gross extra strength Alpha Hydoxy Pads. You can find a big box online at a discount. The more you buy the less per unit. I have a pore minimizing moisturizer by Skinceuticals as well as the ferulic acid by the same company. I am 41 years old and 2 years ago i developed Adult Acne. Now it’s gone! My skin really looks better than it ever has. My friends say i am drinking from the fountain of youth. Haha! Well, i hope it lasts, but i truly believe in these products. I haven’t tried any retinol yet and lately I have been thinking about incorporating Hyaluronic Acid. I probably need to take some colagen too. I took some quality high potency fish oil for a little while and my skin was so smooth and soft but the pills gave me heartburn. I have a Nuribullet that i need to use much more frequently!

  • Das says:

    Tried and true Paula’s Choice fan for the past 7 years. I recommend this brand to everyone. They research the dermatology science to make products with worthwhile ingredients and explain this clearly on their website (it’s a great learning resource even if you don’t buy any of their products). They have a variety of ranges for all kinds of concerns. Their most loved item is the 2% BHA exfoliant, which helps my skin stay clear and smooth. They offer pretty much everything as a sample and have frequent sales, so you should definitely explore the line.

  • Artist says:

    My approach is pure MSM and biotin and Vit C and collagen peptide powders from Bulk Supplements, cheaper than any tablets or “brand name’ supplements, all with zero fillers. The first three i put in water with a scant amount of pure stevia from the same company and the collagen I actually put in my coffee ( totally dissolves and you don’t know it’s there! ) along with coconut oil in the morning. This and lot of water does a lot more than what I put on the outside.

  • jacqueline says:

    expensive. But the best!

  • Eldarwen says:

    My skin regimen is pretty basic. I use the Skyn Iceland Glacial face wash followed by the cloud cream. It doesn’t dry out my skin or cause hives.

  • Portia says:

    Good for you Tom.
    No skin regime here but I’m always impressed by people who do.
    Portia xx