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My Skin Care Routine at 63

Good skin is so important and I'm so grateful for mine at 63. I have a very simple and most importantly a

quick routine in the morning and again in the evening.

The best thing is it doesn't cost a bomb.

I spend less than $10 every 6 months.

Apart from caring for your skin , it goes hand in hand to care for your body as well. If you are eating junk food, little or no fruit and vegetables , smoking and drinking, it is going to show quickly on your skin.

You can maybe get away with this when you're young but I think once you hit 30 or 40 you just gotta pay attention to these things as well. We can still party but just have to do it more in moderation.

I have fascia blasted my face and body everyday for the last 9 years and it's all these little things that have contributed to having good skin. It doesn't take long and keeps the cellulite on my legs at bay.

I blast my face as well as per the video and it only takes a couple of minutes.

It's all the little things that add up. If you click on the pic it will take you to a link for my fave combined kit for face and body. Use code SHEILA10 for a 10% DISCOUNT on all products

I have also lately been making my own Vitamin C serum that I use in the morning, that has hyaluronic and ferulic acid in it. It is so easy and so inexpensive to make.

I have had some red broken capillaries on the end of my nose for about 40 years and I have tried many times to having them lasered off but with no success at all. I have been using my serum for about 5 weeks and it has just about disappeared.

I wasn't expecting that but I will take that thank you very much.

As its so inexpensive to make I am putting it on my arms, chest and legs as well as my face. I bought all the ingredients online here in Indonesia and I'm sure you could buy them off Ebay or Amazon.

I will give the ingredients and and recipe. Dead easy and quick to make.

After I make it, I put it into some small plastic bottles and I make enough for about a month at a time. This is the 2nd lot I have now made. I keep them in a dark cupboard after I have made it.

Vitamin C will only remain active for around a few weeks so I just make enough for no more than 4 weeks.

I have lived for most of my life in Queensland Australia that has the unenviable title of having the most skin cancer in the world. So, you can imagine that my skin has always been out in the sun and to be honest I hardly ever wore sun screen. These days I always sit under an umbrella when at the beach or a resort but even then you still get some colour on your skin even when using sunblock. I just use a supermarket brand 30 or 50+ sunscreen.

Evening routine

I will shower in the evening and wash my makeup off in there by using a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with a little water to make a paste and cleanse my face with that. Its a great exfoliator and leaves your skin squeaky clean. I will use an exfoliating glove on my face that you can buy anywhere in the world.

After my shower I will use my tretinoin gel 0.1% I use a pea size for my face. There will be a link if you click on the pictures for the various strengths. I have been using this for 9 plus years so my skin is very used to it.

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I ALWAYS mix it with a little oil or thin body cream and that is a very important step as that way you will eliminate a reaction to the gel as it can cause dryness and redness.

It is a prescription strength product and should be treated with respect and it is the gold star in skin care.

I suggest if this is your first time that you use a weaker strength like 0.025% or 0.05% and you can work up.

In Australia and most countries you need a prescription from your doctor to buy it . In Indonesia and online you don't.

The links will be on all pics. I have been using this for 9 plus years so I absolutely swear by it.

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There are certain people that shouldn't be using Tretinoin and these are pregnant , thinking about becoming pregnant, and breast feeding. Of course do your own due diligence on this.

From a personal point of view I have had only a positive experience and if you add a little oil you should have no problems.

I have also just started to put it on my chest, legs, and arms and I wouldn't expect to see improvement here for around 6 months. I use a pea size here and of course mixed with oil.

It doesn't matter what oil, but I use coconut oil as that's what I have in my cupboard.