A Simplified Beauty Regimen

Getting older can cause those of us in the 50+ crowd to buy a boatload of products that promise to thicken hair, tighten skin, brighten teeth and do whatever else you can think of. I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of items under my sink, in my medicine cabinet and hall closet that I’ve purchased based on recommendations from magazines, TV commercials, and beauty blogs. But lately, I’ve been trying to simplify my life wherever I can and now it’s time to focus on my beauty regimen. So I’ve decided to go back to the basics and stick with what works best for me. Here’s what’s in my arsenal:

Body ExfoliationIMG_2717 I give dry skin brushing an A+ for polishing and toning my skin and improving my circulation.

Face ExfoliationIMG_3963 The Clarisonic Mia is more gentle on my face than any facial exfoliant I’ve ever used and my skin always looks brighter when I’m done.

MoisturizersIMG_3961 I’m a big fan of Josie Moran’s Whipped Argan Oil because it’s pure, light, and it makes my skin feel like butter. Plus it’s unscented so I don’t have to worry about it competing with my favorite perfume. I will admit that this brand of argan oil is pricey, but a little dab will do you. Sweet almond oil is just as effective, but much less expensive.IMG_3932

Teeth WhitenerIMG_3964The Supersmile System is perfect for my sensitive teeth since I’m not the best candidate for traditional teeth whitening methods which can increase sensitivity. This product is gentle on the teeth and gums and has helped this coffee drinker keep her winning smile.

Once I’ve buffed, brushed, and moisturized, I fill in my eyebrows, put on mascara add a little under eye concealer and top it off with my bright red MAC Ruby Woo lipstick and I’m ready to go!

So, how have you adjusted your beauty regimen over time?


  1. Veronica says:

    Happy New a Year Wendy,
    It is so true we should all examine our health regimen at any age. I have to try the moisturizer. Thank you for all the tips.


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