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withlotsoflove Thu 12-Mar-20 18:11:12

What’s your skin like?
I’m quite invested in the whole thing / subject. I use Tretinoin and SPF. Good quality cheaper stuff mixed in.
I’ve been lucky to have been blessed with good skin though, and it was fine before l started messing with it. 🤣
Just couldn’t not try my best to preserve what l have at 48 l suppose!?

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GreenTulips Thu 12-Mar-20 18:13:48

I use soap

Never used anything else and people can’t believe how old I am.

frostedviolets Thu 12-Mar-20 18:19:00

I don’t use anything most of the time, never had.
Quick swish of soapy water while in the bath and that’s it.
I have always had really fantastic skin.
However.
I am finding now that I have hit my thirties I seem to get hormone/cycle related breakouts and it is drier than it used to be so I do now put a facial oil on whenever I remember.

KittenVsBox Thu 12-Mar-20 18:26:05

Soap and water daily.
SPF 50 when I lived in the middle east.
I'm told I have good skin - but is that because I use minimal stuff, or can I get away with minimal stuff because i have good skin?

IceColdCat Thu 12-Mar-20 18:28:54

I do very little in terms of skincare. I think I look my age - not much younger or much older.

Neolara Thu 12-Mar-20 18:32:48

I'm 50. I've never used anything but water. I think my skin looks like any other person's my age. People are often surprised when I say I'm 50, so it can't be that bad.

dontgobaconmyheart Thu 12-Mar-20 18:33:05

I don't do a lot OP, and it's fine. I'm not going to launch into delusion hyperbole that I scrub it with plain water and everybody thinks I'm 16 and so on. I use a cheap cream cleanser to which I add a drop of oil (don't care what, olive is fine), then cleanse after just with the cleanser and a flannel. Aveeno as a moisturiser. Carmex on lips, same morning and night- that's it. I don't do face masks etc.

Not against skincare regimes, I used to do quite a bit more (acid toners, masks, essence etc, and shell out on branded skincare but I'm just not convinced it does that much more. By the time my makeup is on I look the same, and I'd have worn it regardless.

TwilightPeace Thu 12-Mar-20 18:35:46

I use coconut oil to remove my make-up, then a small amount of coconut oil to moisturise my whole face. That’s it. My skin is the best it has ever been.
Everything else seemed to strip moisture from it and leave it unbalanced.

SingingSands Thu 12-Mar-20 18:38:34

I just use a foamy cleanser, moisturiser and spf. I'm a bit scared of trying anything else now as this has seen me well so far. I have very clear skin, not prone to break outs, and regularly go without make up. I'm not bothered by wrinkles yet - I mean, I have some but they're not upsetting me! I'm 41 and happy with my face smile

withlotsoflove Thu 12-Mar-20 18:41:36

Thank u for all the replies so far. It’s interesting...
l do think SPF is important. Not that l used it till l was 46! 🤣

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motherofgod2 Thu 12-Mar-20 18:47:08

I use soap and Nivea Soft moisturiser. In the summer i'll wear a sunscreen. People always think i'm younger than I am but it's probably a combination of factors not just my skin.

goose1964 Thu 12-Mar-20 20:57:28

I don't do much, hardly any wrinkles despite being in my mid 50s.

pourmeanotherglass Thu 12-Mar-20 21:01:01

Just water on my face, but I don't wear make-up so no need to remove and my skin isnt dry.

Beamur Thu 12-Mar-20 21:02:27

Same here. Minimal use of products, skin is pretty good. Moisturiser (Nivea) and eye makeup remover. Use eye makeup remover on whole face on the occasions I use foundation. No spots, no breakouts. A few wrinkles but to be expected at my age.

BikeRunSki Thu 12-Mar-20 21:08:04

Soap
Nivea face cream, whatever’s on offer
Bio Oil
Nivea SP5 50 stuff in summer
Seems to work

ploppityplop Thu 12-Mar-20 21:15:05

soap and water (dove)
olay spf 3 point day cream (moisturiser)

thats it. I get told I don`t look my age.

biggirlknickers Thu 12-Mar-20 21:21:10

I hardly do anything. Wash with soap. Use whatever moisturiser is to hand - not a face moisturiser, just a generic one (E45 usually as I don’t like perfumed stuff). My skin is ok. Not miraculous but just fine. No worse than other women my age (mid forties). I’m sometimes told I look younger (but not often!!)

biggirlknickers Thu 12-Mar-20 21:22:31

I do think a lot of people waste a lot of money on stuff for their face that does very little.

Bobbiepin Thu 12-Mar-20 21:25:40

Olay as a moisturiser, minimal make up & Micellar to take it off. I only ever wear a BB cream, no foundation. Occaisionally use apricot scrub exfoliate in the shower (once or twice a month). I've aged since having dd but my skin is usually clear, sometimes dry but nothing awful. No soap, ever, on my face. Too drying.

withlotsoflove Thu 12-Mar-20 22:33:10

Quite refreshing to hear minimal routines getting such good results!
Thank u for the replies smile

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LellyMcKelly Fri 13-Mar-20 05:25:29

Plain soap for sensitive skin and a flannel in the shower, and a big dollop of Nivea (in the dark blue pot) while my skin is still damp and warm. I have rosacea and it’s the only regime that doesn’t bring on flare ups. A massive tub is £6 and lasts about 6 months. I think I look pretty good for my age, but more importantly, my skin isn’t red and sore.

sashh Fri 13-Mar-20 05:31:55

Most of the time nothing, if I'm leaving the house a tesco own brand face wipe.

In the days when I wore make up I would do a 'cleanse, tone moisturise' and not wear make up the following day.

I am lucky to have inherited genes from my Nana, all her side of the family look younger than they are.

franke Fri 13-Mar-20 06:12:24

Bioderma micellar to remove make up
Plain water on microfibre cloth to wash face
La Roche Posay moisturiser with SPF30 every day
Nothing at night

I've come through a15 year phase of terrible skin (rosacea and mild break outs) where nothing worked and I'm now back to blemish free in my 50s, hurrah for the perimenopause.

Very happy with this routine. SPF is so important.

Ragwort Fri 13-Mar-20 09:26:26

Nothing much used here, just warm water and Nivea - I am only 60 and my skin is in very good condition, no lines. It is probably genetic, as my DM (87) also as very good skin.

TheLongDarkBreakfastTime Fri 13-Mar-20 10:32:11

I wash my face with (gentle) body soap, use a make up removal cloth and warm water to remove make up on the couple of days a week I wear it, and moisturise with a basic moisturiser morning and evening (because otherwise I get eczema). Apparently I look younger than I am.

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