Skin Care for 40-Something Skin

Happy Wednesday, lovelies!

I turned in a major freelance piece yesterday so I’m feeling deliciously unencumbered for a day or two.

I’m checking out a new doctor today, who comes highly recommended, is in The City, and is an expert in women’s health. While it’s wonderful that we have basic healthcare covered under our national healthcare plan (nobody in Canada goes bankrupt because they need a heart transplant), it’s hard to find doctors who can spend the time one might need since they are, in my opinion, wildly underpaid. I’ve been having a lot of trouble with pain management as I wait to have this fibroid removed and the earliest my current doctor could see me is June 18 for five minutes! I had a wonderful doctor before moving to Stepford, who is just too far away, but I’m optimistic for today. You know you’re getting old when seeing a new doctor is exciting.

Speaking of getting old, let’s check in on skincare. First of all, since switching to Beautycounter, my breakouts are basically gone. Turns out, I was overdrying my skin with alcohol and other yucky ingredients.

I’m in love with the Beautycounter cleansing balm as my face feels clean but not stripped of all moisture. It removes eye makeup really well and I only need eye makeup remover if I’ve really gone to town for work or something. I use it every night.

The Beautycounter makeup wipes are everything, but I only use them if I’m travelling or exhausted since, even though they are biodegradeable, I still prefer no waste.

I’m still obsessed with the facial oils to brighten and balance the skin. They feel so good. I wear one or both under my Dew Skin SPF Tint every day.

I’m trying Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution for a couple of stubborn Aviator-sunglasses induced sun spots at my temples. So far, so good! I’ll never do the laser thing again. (Between bad YAG and LASIK, I’m out!)

Beautycounter is about to launch a skin brightening product that looks promising. Until then, I endorse Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum as a brightener.

What are you using for skin care these days?

I usually promote most of my work stuff on Facebook, but I LOVED this interview with Petra Kooman of International Justice Mission about the importance of staying through crisis. Even if you have different faith beliefs, I think you’ll agree with the importance of being there for others and staying. Here is a snippet here.

Take care!

XO

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