Rae’s Secrets for Amazing Skin
Ok, so my goal here is to be very honest about what I do with my skin. I began using special oils when I was 18. When I was 27, I began using lasers to keep collagen production growing and to treat severe acne scars.
Since my early 30’s I had a 2 step moisturizing plan, but now I use a minimum of 3 steps. It doesn’t have to take so long, and I do this after I shower. I clean my skin with dr. bronners baby soap usually, or a natural soap depending on what is available in the country I am in. I find it leaves the least residue, and is very gentle and cleansing.
No sun on your face!
Sorry, but this one is important. Wear a hat. A cool, wide brimmed hat. Protect your chin, so a baseball cap won’t work here.
Otherwise you will get sunspots, dark skin patches, more wrinkles, age spots. I travel with at least two different hats. I don’t use sunblock unless I am in a high exposure, like hiking or the beach. Then I wear natural sunblocks with high spf. I change brands frequently, and do not have a favorite yet. Recommend me if you have one.
I use a minimum of 4 step process for my skin:
After cleaning, I use a witch hazel toner.
After the toner dries, I use a vitamin c serum.
Once the serum absorbs, I put on a rosehips and collagen moisturizer. This I special order from a friend’s company. I have not found anything that comes close to replacing this product, it is pure magic.
Depending on where I am in the world, I either use another round of pure rosehip oil. THIS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR THE PREVIOUS PRODUCT, BUT AN ADDITION.
Or I use this Noni healing oil, especially if my skin feels dry, irritated, uneven, etc … This is amazing for face or body, Noni is very powerful. Most kinds of skin dryness or irritation is quickly solved with this product.
- I get a facial once a month or every two months. Talk to your aesthetician as to which is best for your skin. I also do at-home facials of all different kinds. Experiment. Different skin types and different climates need different things. Do a home facial once a week while watching a show or reading. It’s worth the self-care, and you will need less makeup.
- I get an IPL, also known as a photo facial, which is a laser that boost collagen, and removes hyperpigmentation. It’s not painful. This is not good for all skin types, so check with your cosmetic doctor. They have other options for this, but it is a necessary step in your skin care routine and to keep collagen growing as you age.
- Vampire facial. This one is the worst, and it is painful, but well worth it. I started doing this after my skin became grey and tired looking from all the touring, flights, airports, different climates … It’s called a vampire facial, and they remove your blood, separate out the platelets and inject it into your face in certain spots. Fairly natural, as it is your own blood that reaches an area that might not be getting enough nutrients. I am afraid of needles, so this one is uncomfortable for me. But the results are fantastic, so I do this once a year. It literally makes you glow, and is a quick procedure that is only needed once a year.
Here you can find my favourite products (available in the USA):
Here you can find my favourite products (Europe – some have to be ordered in the USA):