One of the behavioral quirks that runs rampant in my family is a tendency to approach things with an “all or nothing” attitude. This tendency came into play when, a few years back, I felt compelled to incorporate more natural products into my skincare regimen.
The thought rapidly mutated into a belief that I could only use all-natural products, and I (unsurprisingly) ended up biting off more than I could chew. My sensitive skin did not appreciate it!
Luckily, I now know there’s nothing wrong with using a variety of approaches to skincare. Both conventional and natural products offer their own benefits, so why not make the most of them?
This more flexible way of thinking led to the development of the nighttime anti-aging treatment I’ll be sharing with you today. I think you’re going to love it as much as I do!
3-Step Nighttime Anti-Aging Treatment
Step 1 – Cleanse And Exfoliate
After I remove my makeup and wash my face, I use blended oats and a bit of water to exfoliate my skin. (Making blended oats is as easy as tossing a handful of oats in your blender!) Oats have a naturally moisturizing effect, and the small bits of oats help buff away dead skin cells.
It’s gentle yet effective, which is perfect for my sensitive skin. And the exfoliation helps the products I use in the next step to penetrate deeper into my skin so they can work more effectively!
Step 2 – Apply Retinol
Once my skin is clean and exfoliated, I apply my Wrinkle Reducing Night Serum. It contains retinol, a form of vitamin A that helps your skin rebuild collagen and elastin, which is why it’s a star ingredient in many anti-aging products.
My Wrinkle Reducing Night Serum is uncommonly gentle compared to other retinol products because it also contains skin-soothing chamomile and carrot extracts. (You can learn more about this serum in this post.)
Step 3 – Lock It In With Moisturizer
Finally, I apply moisturizer my Ideal Daily Moisturizer to “lock in” the serum so it can work its magic. (This has a similar effect to slathering dry heels in lotion and covering them with socks.)
Ideal Daily Moisturizer is great for both night and day use! Read more about it in this post.
All in all, I really enjoy using this simple nighttime routine. It leaves my skin feeling so soft, and after a few weeks of regular use, my fine lines were definitely less noticeable than they were before I started.
If you’re looking for a simple anti-aging treatment that won’t cost you a fortune, this is one worth considering!
Do you have a favorite anti-aging product or treatment?