As I mentioned in previous posts I am slightly obsessed with my skin as I delve farther into my thirties. In the Face Time post I asked you for your recommendations regarding facial products and you offered up some good products. Based on some of your favorites I have finally nailed down a daily skin regimen.
I have been doing some research and it looks like in addition to what I am already doing regarding cleansing and moisturizing with an SPF product, I need to drink more water, take some vitamins, and include some type of microdermabrasion procedure into my schedule. Not only do I not have the time as evidenced by the post where I purchased a facial that I have yet to go and redeem, but operating on one income I don’t really have the discretionary income to get a facial once a month as recommended.
Microdermabrasion basically removes your outermost layer of skin, reducing the size of your pores and revealing your baby soft and radiant skin underneath. I need all of that to be done. The ashen look is not what’s up. No matter how much I moisturize my skin still looks ashy. *cries*
With so many products on the market and the high prices in some of the bigger beauty box stores I have yet to invest in a product. Luckily, there are online retailers like ShopNBC that carry well known, reasonably priced options for microdermabrasion at home kits. Some are priced nearly $20 below prices I’ve seen in some other outlets.
I am going to order this. At only $25 this is priced just right. I’ll review it once I get it and use it to let you know how it works.
Has stepping into your thirties made you more aware of your skin needs…is it just me? Have you ever had microdermabrasion done? Would you take a risk and do it yourself at home or would you leave it to the professionals?
*This is a partnered post. All opinions are my own*
LatorshaJanuary 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm
I don’t really have a dry skin problem but I can get a little oily, so I try to use my cleanser daily (well when I remember it). lol I use a moisturizer with SPF year round.
I really haven’t done the microderm, although I have some samples. I look forward to your review. You know now that we are in the….fab 30’s we have to make sure we stay that way. 😉
Melisa - Mommy This and ThatJanuary 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm
I’m creeping up to my 40’s and I think the biggest thing I did in my 30’s was to keep out the sun as much as possible. Also drinking a lot of water and moisturizing is key. I am now trying to go for facials every other month!
MimiJanuary 16, 2012 at 10:51 am
Water. That is the one thing I am forcing myself to drink. I notice so much of a difference when I drink it. I think I am going to have to do a self imposed fast of all drinks non water!!
KalleyCJanuary 15, 2012 at 10:12 am
Yea, it has definately made me more aware of my face. I haven’t tried microderm (actually first time I heard of it), so I am looking forward to seeing your review.
KellyJanuary 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm
I need to try a product like this, my skin can use it!
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MimiJanuary 16, 2012 at 10:51 am
Awww, thanks Kelly. Headed over!
Baby ShopaholicJanuary 16, 2012 at 11:09 am
I have never thought of doing Micro Derm.. Can’t wait for the review. I use mask and exfoliate.
EnglishversJanuary 17, 2012 at 7:06 am
I have indeed heard of Microdermabrasion, however, I have yet to try it.
For the face I make my very own face mask from natural products I have in my kitchen, and that seems to work well for me. Of course I drink copious amounts of water too. Eat loads of fish, vegetables daily and so forth.
HerLateNightCravingsJanuary 17, 2012 at 11:17 am
Yes! The older I get the more concerned I am. I’m mid-thirties and feel like I’m one hot step away from being obsessed with my skin. I’m noticing some spots (sun spots or age spots) that I’m going to want handled soon!! Have not done microdermabrasion yet. I have started using some of the DG Skincare line for anti-aging and they have Alpha Beta Peel Pads that I use from time to time. I think it helps!
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Mrs. PancakesJanuary 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm
i am never really been into my skin BUT the older i get the more i realize i need to pay attention to my skin! Thanks for the great info!
Cam | Bibs & BaublesJanuary 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm
I have really been paying more attention to my face since I entered my 30’s. I have been working on stepping up my game in the skin care department. It just seems urgent at this point! HA!