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I shopped, but what, does what? Skincare for 40 year old!
Okay I have been avidly reading every thread I can find on skincare. I'm 40 next month, rarely wear make up and have combination skin. I'm hoping to reduce lines and even out my skin tone.
I have bought a few products, but I don't really understand what they do and when I should use them. Can anyone help me work out if I have everything I need or if I need anything else?
The ordinary buffet The ordinary Moroccan argan facial oil serum No 7 protect and perfect night cream No 7 protect and perfect intense advanced serum No 7 protect and perfect intense eye cream Okay even and smooth day cream Avon tinted moisturiser SPF 20 (I planned to use this as a sunscreen) The ordinary lactic acid The ordinary vitamin c The ordinary matrix Lush ultrabland
Have I got everything I need, the no 7 stuff is sample sized but everything else is full size. Thank you for any wisdom you can offer, I'm a complete novice and only used soap or micellar wipes to cleanse until now
I have so many because I recieved the no 7 stuff in an advent calendar, he avon stuff i bought before I thought about serious skincare, I purchased the ordinary stuff after reading a thread on here. Is there a magic order to use them in?
Read these threads and all the marvellous advice sheets Bo has put together for different skin types.
Yes to a gentle toner in the mornings and acid toner in evenings. You do say you've The Ordinary Lactic acid in your haul!
I would use up the No7 serum and replace with the Buffet when it's gone or use one at night and the other in the morning. You could add some oil to your No7 night cream. I would definitely get a better separate Sun screen and I would add retinol and glycolic acid, these two to be built up and used on alternate nights.
How I put my skin care regime for my skin together was by reading up loads, taking screen shots of any advice and products that were applicable to my skin. Putting together some info and introducing products slowly.
As for been told you've too many products, rubbish, you can use lots of products once they suit you and you know how and with what other products it's ok to use them with.
A good starter would be cleanse, vitamin C, either serum, eye cream (you could use matrixyl here too) moisturiser and spf. Evening double cleanse if wearing make up. Lactic acid (night only) matrixyl, serum night cream/oil.
Start with this before introducing other products and see how you get on. Also niacinamide (the ordinary) would be worth considering at some stage.
Second the recommendation for Biore Watery Essence sunscreen, it's the lightest I've found and not at all greasy like most sunscreens. I've replaced my moisturiser with it and use it all over my face and neck every morning.