Let’s face it- Moms always know best. So for today’s post, I had my skincare-obsessed mom share her most prized products that she uses on the reg. This daily anti-aging routine helps to keep my over-50 mother looking young enough to be my sister. Here are mom’s top skincare picks:
CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cream ($25)
The biggest skincare tip I can give women of all ages is to use sunscreen every. single. day. This is a must before you even step out the door to protect that skin and keep harmful rays away. I live in Florida where sunscreen is an obvious need, as I’m constantly in the sun.
I love using the CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cream with SPF30 every morning. I trust the CeraVe brand because it was developed by dermatologists. The formula contains three essential ceramides (including 1% retinol complex) and is designed to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also provides all day hydration and is very gentle.
The lightweight formula is easy to apply, never clogs my pores, and it’s very inexpensive compared to most anti-aging creams out there. I put this on every morning before applying makeup. It works fantastically as a primer helps my makeup go on smoothly and easily. I love that the bottle has a pump so I can quickly pump out the product instead of unscrewing a jar.
Bonus: This is a drugstore buy, so you can find it at most local drug store chains!
Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser ($28)
There is a reason Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser has almost 1,500 positive reviews on Amazon! This award-winning cleanser effectively removes dirt, oil and makeup- even that tough-to-remove waterproof mascara.
Like most products I use, this is super gentle, and it leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. Plus, the formula contains a natural oil that helps tone and condition the skin. I use it every morning and night, and would recommend it to ladies of all ages, especially those with sensitive skin.
To use: I add a few drops of Purity to my hand with a little water and lightly massage in a circular motion into my skin. The makeup melts away, leaving my face refreshed and pure.
Bonus Use: This cleanser is excellent for cleaning makeup brushes!
CeraVe Night Cream ($13)
At night after cleansing, I use the CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream. This cream is a little thicker than the Day Cream which is good to keep your skin hydrated through the night. It contains Hyaluronic Acid which intensely hydrates the skin and helps smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The ceramides help restore the skin’s natural elasticity, while the niacinamide ingredient soothes the skin.
When applying, I usually avoid the under-eye area and use an eye cream there instead. When I apply this product before bed, I always wake up with refreshed and renewed skin!