Oh, aging. I’m 52 and, for a while there, it was like my skin was perpetually in Palm Springs — dry and desiccated no matter what I put on it. But I recently developed a quick-and-easy, Trader Joe’s sustainable skincare, anti-aging night hydration routine that really does work wonders — and together, these three products cost less than $25!
Decades ago, I complained to my friend Vanessa about the blackheads on my nose. She recommended washing with oil, but I ignored her advice. More oil on my oily skin? It didn’t make sense. Now I wish I’d listened to her, all those years ago. Because oil cleansing is a game changer. Over the past few weeks, the practice has DRAMATICALLY changed the way my skin looks and feels. But I had to learn how to do it — the right way.
Remember when you were in high school and your grandma’s friend was “having her colors done” and you learned you were a Spring? Okay, maybe that’s just me. But I was fascinated by that cool little color wheel and how it finally made sense that I still loved pink even though I was 16. That’s kind of how I felt when I discovered Saison Beauty, which takes the seasonal concept and applies it to natural skincare. Genius!
I have a birthday coming up. I’m not going to share exactly what number I’m hitting, but let’s just say it’s a big one. As I approach said birthday, I’m noticing a few things changing in my world. Two of my three children have to bend down to hug me. Strangers routinely call me “ma’am.” But the biggest change? My skin is different. Drier. Less elastic. Even—dare I say it—downright saggy, in spots. I got help from Weleda’s new Age Revitalizing Evening Primrose Facial Care. Want to try? I’m giving it away!