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Over 40 Skin Concerns
Morning Skincare Routine
It’s obviously important to keep our skin clean to prevent breakouts (life really isn’t fair fighting wrinkles and pimples!), but we don’t want to strip our face of its natural oils or you’ll end up overproducing those oils!
Here’s how I clean my face:
Splash with Water – On days I wake up early to work out, I only brush my teeth and splash my face with cold water to refresh my skin and help me wake up. I wait until I’m home from my workout to cleanse my face. Otherwise, I feel like I’d need to wash again after the workout and that would be too much too close together.
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Age Renewal Super Serum is made for those of us concerned about the effects of getting older: texture, dehydration, elasticity, fine lines, radiance, and tone. #raiseshand If I even open my sunroof on a sunny day and enjoy the sun on my face for 15 minutes, I swear, in two days I’ll have more dark spots on my face. This product helps reduce those photo aging affects. I’ve noticed this on my own face! I love the light blue color and pretty bottle, but that’s not why I love it, it’s just a bonus that the products look good sitting on my bathroom counter!
To Use: After cleansing, gently massage several drops of Age Renewal Super Serum onto face, neck, and décolleté. It can can be used morning and evening.
Complete Eye Cream – I’ve definitely noticed those not-so-funny laugh lines at my eyes. I tell myself to be happy about them because it’s a sign I’m a smiler! But, this eye cream seems to be smoothing mine out because they aren’t as noticeable anymore.
To Use: Apply Complete Eye Cream with your ring finger around eye area using a gentle patting motion. Use morning and evening for optimal results.
Vitamin C treatment – Many years ago, I remember hearing Dr. Oz say how important vitamin C was to our skin regimin to help fight against sun damage. I always wanted to try it and wasn’t sure if I needed a prescription or what. Then, I kind of forgot about it until I saw the CR Vitamin C Treatment Complex. I do have those dark spots I mentioned (hyper pigmentation) and this Vitamin C helps lighten those spots.
To Use: Gently massage an even layer of Vitamin C Treatment Complex over your face and neck.
Sheer Renewal Cream– So, you remember I said I used to never use a moisturizer. Well, my skin had had it! I needed it, but probably only on part of my face that was drier. So, I started very cautiously applying this Sheer Renewal Cream as a moisturizer and also to help minimize fine lines, but then I realized how good my skin would look after I applied it! Almost like a base, I guess you’d call it a ‘primer’ for your makeup!
To Use: Just apply Sheer Renewal Cream to your face, neck and décolleté with your fingertips.
Extreme Recovery Cream – When I was in Colorado my skin got so dehydrated! There’s no humidity there like we’re used to in Houston. For times like that, or when I can tell I need an extra boost of moisturizer, I use this extreme recovery cream. No one is as surprised as me about how well my skin tolerates these moisturizers. It’s probably saying, ‘finally she’s giving us some moisture!!’ The Extreme Recovery Cream is creamy and goes on light. It immediately soaks into my skin and doesn’t leave it greasy or oily. I also like how there’s no taste to it- I apply it on my lips and hands too! Again, with all of these products, a little goes a long way! And it doesn’t take long for you to notice the effects. I bet people will start complimenting you on how good you look, but not really know what the difference is!
To Use: Gently massage into your clean face and neck.
If YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START
You might be like I was originally and have no idea where to start. Until last year, I only used drugstore cleanser to clean my face and nothing else! I was lucky to meet the Colleen Rothschild team at a blog conference and get to discuss my skincare concerns and get personalized recommendations, so that helped a ton!
But, lucky YOU, Colleen has her personal recommendations online with her recommended routines. That’s a great places to start, but you can also search by your own specific skin concerns (blemishes; fine lines/wrinkles; uneven skin tone; pores; dehydration).
MY personal recommendation would be to start with the Discovery Collection. The Discovery Collection is a 7-piece kit that is the best way to get you familiar with the best selling Colleen Rothschild products, including my favorite Radiant Cleansing Balm. It also saves you $55 off the normal price.
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It seems like every time you turn around somebody is talking about Colleen Rothschild beauty products, from young girls in their 20s to women much older. I’m glad to see young girls taking care of their skin because it’s never too early to start! And those of us with more ‘mature’ skin, we have different issues to be concerned about.
I have to admit, using the Colleen Rothschild skincare line feels very luxurious and self-indulgent! I guess that’s why I was stingy with the Radiant Cleansing Balm! I consider it an investment in my skin, but totally worth it! My whole mantra for my blog is ‘take care of you’ and our skin care should be right up with diet and exercise at the top of the list!
Because her products or so pampering and high-quality, they would be a thoughtful gift to give to your mom or best friend for Mother’s Day. Especially the radiant cleansing balm, she will love that!
Use my code : HWH20 to get 20% off ALL full-price products!
Have you tried Colleen Rothschild products? If so, what are your faves?
If you enjoyed this post, you can see my everyday makeup routine here and how I easily contour my face with one makeup palette.
Have a great week friends!
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Are you even serious?? These items added together are THREE HUNDERED dollars. I am pretty sure most of your readers cannot afford to spend that on a skin care regimen. This along with your other expensive clothing items are reasons why I won’t be reading your blog anymore. Seriously done with bloggers recommending items that are most likely FREE to you but cost us readers a ton.
Hi Megan! Thanks for weighing in. The products do add up, so I always recommend using a coupon code or waiting for a sale. Also, you should check out the post I just did with stylish finds at JC Penney- the clothes are seriously cute and won’t break the bank!
What a happy day! Welcome to the family, James & Jordan! I converted to Catholicism 19 years ago. The faith has been such a gift to me. I’m at Prince of Peace in NW Houston. Where do you attend?
I may need to try the vitamin C cream. I crank open that sun roof every chance I get. Oh, those sun spots!!
Have a blessed day! Off to get ready to go see the movie Paul with some of my Catholic WE sisters!
Thank you so much Michelle! We go to James’ school church. Right now it’s being renovated, so our services are being held in the gym. Have a great day at the movies! I went yesterday with James!
I’m completely OBSESSED with the CR line, and so happy it works for you, too!!
I’m so glad I gave it a chance! Can’t wait to see you again next week!
Your recommendation makes me want to try this line! I went to order the Discovery Collection, put in your discount code, and guess what… the 20% off applies, so the cost is only $76! I was surprised the discount applied. Looking forward to trying the Colleen Rothschild line. Have a beautiful week!
I’m so happy to hear that! I always wait for a sale too to get the most for my money!
HOW long do you let that all soak in before applying your makeup?
It doesn’t take long, just a few minutes or so.
Congratulations on your babies accomplishments in the Catholic church! Proud moments for you and your husband as well!
Thank you for writing this post, I too never used to use any moisturizer, and am prone to breakouts #whosaidowningabusinesswaseasy. Anyway, as I get older, I start seeing more lines, spots and other lovelies that I don’t care for! My husband and I are river rats during the summer, and no I find myself hiding in the shade and under big hats all the time. I’ll be checking into this skin care line!
It was such a special day! I’ll never forget how excited James was to take communion for the first time! I’m with you on the hats! I always wear a visor or hat anytime I go to the pool!
I started with the Discovery Kit over a year ago bc I didn’t know where to begin. I ended up loving the Detox mask the most. And have also grown to love using the cleansing balm at night, and the gel cleanser in the morning. I agree the products are pricey. If I purchase them, I always wait for a good sale. Otherwise I ask my hubby or mom to get them for me for Christmas or birthday gifts 🙂
See, I told ya they make great gifts! I’m thinking of my Mom and Grandma for Mother’s Day!
Love all the CR products! I have pretty much everything and I’m obsessed. I also love that CR always offers promo codes. You should try the oil as well, it’s another great product. In addition the hydrating mask and charcoal masks are great facial treats! I found all these products from reading both yours and Cassie’s blogs so thank you for sharing!
I use those too- just not usually in the morning- well, sometimes the oil in the morning! That’s one of the first things I got hooked on! It’s so funny how good the oil is for my skin, when I’m prone to breakouts!!
Since you AND Cassie both love these products…and I will be 42 this year…I’m going to give it a try. The Discovery Collection sounds like a great way to begin – thanks so much!
Someone said my code works on that too- so should save you some money!
What kind of sunscreen is your favorite for your face? And what about BB cream?
I really like the Super Goop sunscreen, but I don’t use a BB cream. Is there one you like?
That’s right- I just remembered this is your morning routine. I use the oil and masks at night or on the weekends : )
Have a a good week!
Yep, ALL about those too!! 😉
Curious if you ever tried Rodan and Fields amd how it compares to these products… the balm looks amazing, and I to at 41 looking to slow down the aging. I love your blog, keep it up!! 🙂
I never have tried RF, but I’ve heard great things about that line too. Thanks so much for the compliment!
I finally made the plunge. I ordered the discovery collection on your recommendation (and used the 20% to boot)! I’m excited to give this 46-year old skin some luxury spa treatments. Thanks so much! And blessings to James and Jordan on their special day.
So glad you got to use the discount! I’m certain you will love these products! I was like you and waited a long time too!
I was raised Catholic but attended a Presbyterian church for a while. I returned to the Church and, after 40 something years of marriage, my husband converted to Catholicism. He doesn’t know why he waited so long. It’s a blessing for us to all be a part of the same church. What a special day for your children to become a part of this Christian faith. I believe that, what one’s denomination is, it’s a life-changing, vital event.
Oh that’s wonderful Beth! So happy for your family!
Just started with the discovery kit. This is probably a weird question but do you use the Muslin cloth everytime? Do you just have one? Do you wash in
Washing machine? Love your blog!!!
Thanks so much Keri! I only have one, but you can buy more at lots of places (CR sells 3 for $19- https://rstyle.me/n/c3hietpz4e) and I probably should since I’m using mine daily now! I rinse mine clean every night and hang it to dry on the towel holder. Then throw it in the washing machine with the whites about every 5 days or so!
I am 50 & have to take prescription meds daily & have always used skin care products but usually not cheapest nor most expensive & with all the things in life, my skin worsened as I aged liked to that of teenage years & dermatologist didn’t help a lot either but my massage therapist suggested Burt’s bees & CR & I was puzzled on what to get 1st & so I tried the kit & add one thing at a time since I have sensitive. My skin looks better & feels better & I tried to get things on sale. CR staff answers your questions.
I’ve found them to be extremely responsive with any questions also! So happy to hear you’ve found something that works for you!