Healthy Skin in Your 30s, 40s & 50s Means You Need To Do One Thing - Moisturize!
Oh the hands of time, how they haunt us. Just kidding. I love being 50 and have spent my 20s to 40s maintaining a healthy skin care regime. The main advice I've always paid attention to is moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. And it's true, especially after 30 our skin's needs a little more TLC. I've always been a bit of a splurger when it comes to my skincare products. My cabinet has always been full of products starting from how I wash my face, to the several steps I take in toning and hydrating. Then something happened while I was travelling to Europe two summers ago. I broke out in a rash all over my face. Hundreds of bumps everywhere. I was in a complete panic. It took a couple of days for my doctor to be able to see me and by the time I got in, the bumps had subsided. An allergic reaction of some sort was the diagnosis. Even looking at the picture below now makes me want to cry. It was impossible to hide or cover-up. I was devastated as I had to be on set filming my TV show within the week.
From the moment the rash started, I immediately stopped all products including the most amazing oil I purchased in France. I started using organic, natural products 'free' from everything. My research lead me to Seabuckthorn oil to calm my skin, moringa oil, meadowfoam oil amongst several other ingredients. My routine for two years now has been exploring natural products free from chemicals, additives and preservatives.
I've dabbled a bit in using a sample or two given to me, but I'm so concerned that the trauma my poor face went through back in 2017 will reoccur that I'm afraid to break away from using anything that contain chemicals. The beauty industry is highly unregulated giving companies the ability to cut corners and use us as human guinea pigs. With our skin being our largest organ and in turn impacting the rest of our body, I've decided to slowly swap out my existing products for more natural and chemical-free alternatives.