My Anti-Aging Skincare Routine! Tips for Younger Looking Skin 2016

My Anti-Aging Skincare Routine! Tips for Younger Looking Skin 2016

hey everybody its Angie and welcome to hot and flashy in today's video I'm going to talk about my anti-aging skincare routine I'd like to go through my morning routine and my evening routine show you everything that I use what order I put it on and explain to you why I use it always have to say that of course you know this is my skincare routine this is what I do it's not perfect it's not a hundred percent right for everyone but it is what is working for me at least at this stage in time my youtube channel has kind of been a three-year experiment in how can topicals work to help our skin and over my three years on here I have seen my skin change for the better now that I'm 53 my skincare is mainly about seeking out the best most scientifically proven active ingredients to put topically on my face that might actually work to help reduce wrinkles or reduce age spots or help to firm my skin and to protect it from the things that do cause skins aging this particular video is about skincare from the outside in then you got to think about all the things that you do from the inside out do you exercise how are you eating healthy you know do you drink enough water that all is very important in skincare I'm not going to touch on those here I'll do those in a separate video we'll start with the morning routine and I'll explain to you step-by-step what I do and how I layer things and try to answer some of the questions that you guys had along the way I wash my face twice a day in the morning I usually wash my face in the shower after I've worked out with CeraVe hydrating cleanser I've been using this for years and I absolutely love it I only use gentle soap free cleansers I don't want to do anything that is going to strip my moisture barrier so what I love about this one is that it also contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid your skin has a very delicate balance it has a pH balance it has a moisture balance it has an oil balance and everything needs to be kept kind of in balance and when you get into this routine where you're like stripping and then your skin is overcompensating it's really hard to get your skin to act normal act youthful and look healthy so when I come out I try to immediately moisture lock so I never dry myself SuperDuper thoroughly I leave a little bit of dampness on my skin so then I go to my medicine chest where I keep all my skincare products and the first thing I put on right away is my vitamin C serum the one I use is by a company called timeless this is their twenty percent C plus E Plus for rule ik acid serum now the reason I use a vitamin C serum is because this is one of those active ingredients that has actually been proven to be absorbable by your skin and to create a change in your skin so vitamin C is an antioxidant it can help to brighten your skin it can help to diminish age spots and discolorations when you combine vitamin C in the form of l-ascorbic acid with furu llyich acid and vitamin E that it makes the vitamin C like sixteen times more potent so that's why I get this one that has the vitamin E and the freulich acid the other reason I get this one is because timeless makes every batch fresh when you order it and they give you a 90 day money back guarantee so one of the problems with vitamin C serum is that it's a very unstable molecule and so when it's exposed to light or air it can oxidize and so once it oxidizes it's no good so this is 24.95 a bottle it's for one ounce there are vitamin C serums on the market that have almost the exact same ingredients as this are formulated with in the exact same effective PH range as this that cost a hundred and fifty dollars an ounce and guess what they both go bad in three months so which one do you want to dump down the drain I know for me I want to dump down a quarter of a $25 bottle rather than a quarter of a hundred and $50 bottle so this is the one that I use I highly recommend it so basically I just take the dropper I put like seven drops in my fingertips it's very watery I rub them together I put it all over my face so we're vitamin see l-ascorbic acid is an acid I don't recommend putting it on your eyelids because they are super sensitive okay but I put it everywhere else so I put it under my eyes on my top lip forehead nose everywhere neck and by the way everything needs to go that I'm showing you here neck chest and backs of hands as well so that's why I also like to spend as little money as possible on these products because I was spreading them so far things that cost you know 200 bucks an ounce it's not going to last very long if you're putting it all over the place I don't wait between the products all right so I just put everything on rapid-fire now a lot of people ask me why I do this isn't it proper to wait in between you know it could be unfortunately even dermatologists don't agree on this and there's no consensus on what is the right way so this is one of those one of those points where you need to make a decision on what's right for you how much time do you have in the morning to spend waiting between products to me it seems like the best way to do it is to put on my anti-aging ingredients some of which will be absorbed into my skin others of which will create a barrier on the surface of my skin to keep everything inside including that moisturizing water the next product I apply is also by timeless this is my timeless coenzyme q10 serum this one contains coenzyme q10 and Matrixyl 3000 those are both peptides that the research is not completely conclusive that they do anything for your skin but there has been a little bit of research done that shows that they might so I'm using this and I put it on right after my vitamin C serum so again this is another one with a little dropper another empty bottle so I just keep these down here as props so this one again four or five drops in my finger this one does not contain any acid so this one I do put on my eyelid so I basically dot everything around so that I get kind of an even coating and then I go back and rub it so in this one it goes on my eyelid underneath my eyes all over upper don't forget your upper lip ladies I know a lot of people go like this and they never get underneath your nose because you nose is blocking you there so you've got to be sure to make sure that you be sure to make sure so you've got to make sure that you get your upper lip because what drives everybody crazy is those lip lines so if you're not treating that part of your skin if you're accidentally missing it that's no good those first two products are fairly moisturizing because they also contain hyaluronic acid and that is a water binding molecule it's too big to be absorbed into your skin but it does sit on the surface and help to moisturize and help make your skin look softer and more youthful so the next thing I use is my moisturizer for the morning I use the CeraVe p.m. moisturizer it simply means that it doesn't contain sunscreen so I do three squirts of this and I rub that all over my face since this is a moisturizer with no acids in it and nothing irritating I put it on my eyelids under my eyes that upper lip again again same places this is a fifteen dollar drugstore moisturizer the reason that I use this is because it's got a couple of the best moisturizers those are glycerine and hyaluronic acid and then it also contains niacinamide there's research on my niacinamide that shows that it can brighten skin and there's also ceramides in here now ceramides are lipids or fats that already exist in your skin and they get depleted as we get older so this has three or four different kinds of ceramides along with cholesterol which is what they need to actually be absorbed into your skin and be used by your skin it's more than just knowing that it has the right ingredient in their skin is so complicated that it needs like the right combination of ingredients at the right pH at the right size in order to make it through your skin so so much of what's out there just doesn't make it into your skin and isn't going to do anything so I try to find things that have the potential to do that so this at least has the right mix of ingredients that has the potential to do something for my skin now the sister product to this is the survey I am it has all that same great stuff but it has a sunscreen in it it has an SPF 30 and this is a combination of chemical sunscreens as well as physical sunscreen I am only wearing physical sunscreen right now because the chemical sunscreens tend to irritate my skin but if you don't have a problem with chemical sunscreens and you're trying to cut out a step in the morning you can just use the servi am put that on and now you're ready to put on your makeup and run out the door so my warding skincare routine is very short it doesn't take long because I hop out of the shower I don't wait between my products it seems like a lot of steps when I'm explaining each one and what the ingredients are and I put the morning and the evening but really this is not a complicated skincare routine alright so what I like to talk about most as you know is sunscreen I prefer a physical sunscreen the one that I'm using currently is the exuberance sheer daily protector this is my favorite this is an SPF 50 PA plus plus plus the PA plus plus plus means that it screens against the broadest spectrum of UVA and UVB rays okay so in anti-aging world the most important thing that you can do for your skin is to protect it from the Sun okay the Sun is what causes most of the aging on your face just compare it to another part of your body that never gets Sun your butt perhaps and look at the difference I spent my whole life not protecting my face being mean to my face and what did I expect when I turned 50 that it was going to be like you know the face of a 20 year old ha it doesn't work that way your face is out there and it needs protection so sunscreen every single day for as much of the day as you can get it on there so I use a mineral sunscreen in the morning to avoid irritation okay this doesn't get into your eyes it doesn't irritate it doesn't sting or burn which is what I found with the chemical sunscreens and of course I have very sensitive skin and I'm using a lot of other acids and so when you combine all these acids with a sunscreen that has to absorb into your skin it can cause irritation so this has made my skin very very happy my skin is much less red it's much less irritated you've got to find the sunscreen that works for you I have like ten okay and I know which ones work with what but that's me I'm a little over the top about sunscreen if you can just get some kind of sunscreen on your face every day it's better than no sunscreen if you don't have irritation from chemical sunscreens one of the easiest ones to use is the Neutrogena ultra sheer liquid this is an SPF 70 so it should protect you for the better part of the day as this is so lightweight and fluid it doesn't mess up with your makeup I'm just going to quickly show you the other ones I use this one is hydro peptide solar defense this is an SPF 30 this one works really fabulously under most liquid foundations and another one that I like a lot is the Neutrogena pure screen SPF 60 that one is like 15 bucks that's great to use on your neck and chest then my last step in the morning is that I currently don't use a glycolic acid for my face because it's just too much exfoliating for me but my hands are starting to get age spots and I don't want them to have those so everything that I put on there I also put on my hands but it seems like they need a little something extra so I have been using a glycolic acid on my hands the one I've been using is the alpha hydroxy oil-free treatment 10% glycolic acid I just put a little squirt on the back of my hands after all the other stuff rub it in and then my last step is that I do protect the backs of my hands with a broad-spectrum chemical SPF 50 sunscreen I use the banana boat because it's 80 minutes water-resistant and where my hands are you know being washed all day I don't want to just wash my sunscreen right off all right so that's my morning skincare routine I know it took so long to get here now let's move on to the evening routine in the evening I got all this makeup on and so I need to watch my face and take off my makeup first in the past I had a makeup removing wipes that I was using and it was starting to feel really fully like it was really dragging my skin around a lot and so I was looking for another solution to those and I started using this yes – coconut hydrate and restore ultra hydrating melting cleanser just about a month ago and I really like it you can use it two ways you can either use it dry or you can use it wet I prefer it dry so I squeezed a little bit of this out onto my hands and it is a coconut oil based gel without wetting my face with my hands I massage it into my skin so oil attracts oil and oil breaks up oil this has coconut oil which is antibacterial which is what I really like about it I do have from time to time some hormonal acne and so I like to have some antibacterial products to wash my face with I do a double cleanse to make sure that my face is really nice and clean then I use a mild facial cleanser to wash that off because this can leave a little bit of an oily residue on my skin for that I use the same thing I've been using for years the user in sensitive skin redness relief soothing cleanser this contains licorice root and a lot of coconut based cleansers in it as well coconut cleansers are really like having a moment these days because they really clean very thoroughly and they're not too harsh on the skin so this is a nice mild gel I had in the past you used a Clarisonic a lot of people ask me if I use Clarisonic I do not I found that it contributed to my breakouts I don't know if it was over exfoliating my skin or if it was just that I could never get that brush head clean enough because you know I used the super cashmere luxe head that had the long long bristles and the bacteria you know is just breeding down in the base of those bristles and even though I washed it every night after I used it I felt like I could never get it clean so I stopped using it so I decided that I did want to use something else to wash my face with so I picked up this a couple months ago this is a konjac sponge I got it at Target it was like 450 and when this is dry it's like a piece of styrofoam and I wouldn't rub that on my face but it's a root vegetable and when you soak it with water it gets really soft and spongy and it's not like a loofah where it's you know hard and you can feel that it's going to scratch your face it's so nice and soft and so I use this with this to wash my face so I rub that around and I am amazed at the amount of like makeup and stuff that is on here and then I'm amazed when I rinse it how easily and cleanly it rinses then I can wash this with soap leave it out to dry and use it the next night now yes bacteria will build up in this as well so these do need to be disposed of from time to time and bought you know and bought fresh again but I'd rather buy something every month or every two months for 450 so then I again gently Pat my face dry then this next step is mainly I do it just to make sure I've gotten all the makeup off so I do a toner that way I can see on the little white rounding pad if I've gotten all the makeup off so the one I've been using for a couple years now is there's alcohol-free cucumber witch hazel this is a witch hazel based toner I love this stuff witch hazel has a lot of studies on it saying that it's very soothing it's very reparative and it's very anti-inflammatory for the skin which my skin is very sensitive it tends to be red and inflamed after I wash it even though I'm using stuff that is very mild it's just that my skin is so sensitive and turns red right away so I you know wet the cotton round with this I just wiped my face with it I could see that I've gotten all the makeup off generally these are pretty clean after doing that little double cleanse so once I do that I don't dry off my face then I don't wait then I apply the big guns in my skincare routine which is my prescription retin-a I actually have the generic which is the tretinoin so here's that the one that I use is the 0.1% I've been using retin-a tretinoin for three years now and I will never be without this I love it I can't believe the changes in my skin I started off with a strength that was half as strong as this the 0.05% I used that one for the first two years then I used both for another year while I bumped up to every night with this one now when I say that I don't wait to put anything on I have been using this whole combination of stuff for three years my face is acclimated to it I don't have to wait if you're just starting out with retin-a it can be very important to wait for your face to dry thoroughly before you apply the cream to your face the reason is that when your face is slightly damp it is also more absorbent which is why I put everything on when my face is slightly damp so that it will absorb everything in better and more effectively but in retinol and that can be bad because absorbing the retin-a into your face you know more effectively can cause more irritation and inflammation and we don't want that retin-a is a long-term play you need to think of this as your you know the person that you're going to marry and be with forever because you love them so much this isn't a one-night stand this isn't something that's going to work in a week so the reason that I decided to start using prescription retin-a is because it is the gold standard of anti-aging it's got 30 years of research behind it that proves that it can improve sun damaged skin it can help your skin to generate more collagen and it can keep your skin looking more youthful longer the way I use this is basically take the pea-sized amount rub it between my fingers IDOT it on my face one dot on each cheek two dots on the forehead two dots right here at the juncture between the old sagging jawline and the chin whatever is left on my finger this bigger once a week goes my neck this one goes half on the back of this hand and half on the back of this hand then I spread that around that's enough to do your whole face where I put it currently is my entire forehead up under my eyes really close here on my crow's feet bridge of my nose down my nose I avoid right in here I do my upper lip I avoid the corners of my lips but I do here all the way out to my ears chin and draw it down my neck a little bit now my face has been able to acclimate to it I use the exact same procedure on my neck unfortunately my neck just goes crazy every once in a while and it cannot be used there which is why I only put it on there once a week after that I use my retinol product and that is Sara V so Sara V just came out with their skin renewing cream serum and this is their retinol serum this is the box that it comes in and this tiny tube is an ounce so this also contains ceramides hyaluronic acid niacinamide and their patented controlled release and ve technology so I've been using this for I want to say about three months now and my neck has not been having any irritation from it so this is what I use on my neck and my chest I got to say lately people have been asking me why my neck looks so good whereas before people were like your face looks great but your necks giving you away system you need to do something about that neck so I think this is actually really working now that I've been using it for a few months and this is almost empty and I will definitely be going out and purchasing more of this so I just pump out one squeeze of that and I just rub it on my neck and down my chest and then I spread so on my fingers and backs of hands some people also say my doctor told me to wait 15 minutes after I put on my retin-a and I'm like what why your skin is going to dry out so I don't wait I know there's differing opinions and like I said in the beginning even the doctors don't agree my doctor says it is fine to just slap your moisturizers right on top don't worry about it you're not diluting it your skin is capable of absorbing it um just the same and not to worry so that's what I do finally getting down to the homestretch here so without waiting after I put on my retin-a the next thing I put on is my olay regenerist micro-sculpting serum I love this stuff I've been using it for years this is the one thing that I was using before I started you know really looking into products and when I started looking into the products I was so happy to see that I was actually using something that had some good stuff in it this contains peptides hyaluronic acid and a huge dose of niacinamide which you already know I love so all those things that helps to moisturize it helps to brighten and the peptides also scavenge free radicals inside my skin at night that have been caused during the day by sunshine and pollution so that's great I do three pumps of that and I rub that around between my fingers and then I spread that everywhere forehead eyelids under eyes top lip everywhere then right after that again no waiting I apply the olay regenerist micro-sculpting cream this is the fragrance free I love that it's got a ton of niacinamide it's also got glycerin and hyaluronic acid and I don't know what it is about this cream but I've tried all kinds of other night creams and this is really the one that like keeps my skin moisturized all night long alright so that was my evening skincare routine I know it seems like a lot but it's basically double cleanse retin-a retinol on the neck serum moisturizer that's it so that is my entire skincare routine these are absolutely my hands-down favorites I keep trying other things none of this stuff ever goes I always come back to it so that's how you know that the skincare is working for you when you leave it for a while and you don't like how your skin looks and you're like oh yeah I need to go back to that stuff and that's what keeps happening to me so I keep coming back to this just remember if you still have other questions to leave them in the info box below the video and we'll do a separate video answering your specific questions I hope you found the video helpful and informative and as always I appreciate watching thanks so much for your time so take care everybody and I will see you in the next video

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  1. OMG, you are looking amazing?, l have found your channel and happy for subscribe, thanks for sharing! Hi from Moscow ?

  2. Hi Angie: Do you have a more recent video/update on your Anti Aging Skincare Routine? Above was filmed in May 2016 – any newer one? If there is one, I might have missed it, sorry. But, if you do have a newer one, could you send a link?
    Love your videos. I am 72 and been fighting getting older skin etc. all the way…..

  3. Question: I just purchased my first vit c serum and I looked to see if it had the acid you mentioned, it does. It does not have vit e. If my moisturizer that I apply after the serum has vit e will it have that super charge affect you mentioned? 🙂 also, I wish I’d seen your retinoids video before I purchased my retinol miosterizer! I think I got a fairly good one, but may have made a different choice had I watched that vid first…I’m 36, a sun worshipper too! Lol I don’t see sun damage but I do think I have more fine lines than I should. My husband is 40 and he has NO lines on his for head when face is relaxed…I do. 🙂

  4. Need help with wrinkles on forehead and crows feet. What can I get that’s not super expensive. Have you ever tried Botox

  5. New subscribers here. Love all your info and the research you do! I was wondering what your opinion on micro needling is? With a professional or the at home products.

  6. I just saw something on Mad Hippie about applying Vitamin C serum and another serum together. Have you tried this? I like the idea for time saving reasons.

  7. Wow, excellent information here. As a professional esthetician, you’ve hit the nail on the head. And clearly the proof is your beautiful face!

  8. Thanks for sharing! I love your videos, but I have a question. I just turned 31 (I know poor me ;-)) and was a former smoker. Having said this, I have quit and run regularly and noticed I now have fine lines on my forehead, creases on my neck, and my eyes look tired. I've always used antiaging creams (olay micorsculpting, loreal regenerist) and sleep on my back. Do you think it is too soon to start fillers or botox? Also, in retrospect, what products would you have used at my age to further prevent aging?

  9. It doesn’t look like the Yes To Coconut Face Cleanser is available anymore. What would you suggest to replace it?

  10. I was watching some of your videos over the weekend when I noticed my husband looking over at my iPad screen, so I said: "Can you believe she's in her mid-50's?!". He replied "Really?! Wow, she looks amazing!". Me: "I KNOOOOOW!!! I hope I look that good at that age." I'm 37 and started to feel some serious concern when looking at my face in the mirror – mostly when wearing makeup. I sunbathed like you, but I stopped that in my early 20's and ceased wearing make-up on a daily since I was 28 and I feel as though that helped save my skin a little, but the damage was done (plus, I still got a few sunburns since then). In addition, I am TERRIBLE at skin routines – I only last a couple of days! Anyway, all this to say, I have watched all your skin routine videos and noted all the products down (I already have the Nuface device, yay!). I'm gonna do this! I wanna look as good as you when I'm in my mid-fifties. Okay, granted, I still have to go through the whole pregnancy thing, but I'm gonna try to take care of myself better…so thank you for showing me the way.

  11. Idea, spray on toner pay in.
    I use the same stuff in small sprayer.
    You look great and I totally agree on the retin A.

  12. You use your doctor retinol and Cerave serum on your neck. How is Cerave retinol. I want to start using it.

  13. I'm 31 this year and feeling the aging on my neck which of the products you mentioned would you recommend me using for morning and night?

  14. Hi Angie, love your videos! Always so well done and full of info. I also have sensitive skin and rosacea. I am currantly using a topical med for that. So i am concerned about using too many different products. My biggest concern are pores and horrible bags on upper and lower lids. If i had to minimize what i started with, what would you recommend? Thanks in advance?

  15. I have used your recommended morning and evening products except for retina. i just got a prescription for retina and I need something for my lip lines which are ugly. what do i use

  16. And I prefer using vitamin c at night alternating it with my retinol thus the question about Olay night cream

  17. I am 35 n want to know if I can use timeless vitamin c 20% with the olay regenerest micro sculpting serum as it has niacinamide n we hear all that talk about not combining vitamin c with niacinamide?

  18. Thoughts on Claris Double Serum? I have been using basically all the products as you, and have seen no improvements. I think Curology is beginning to work. But the Clarins Double serum during the day is the on,y thing that truly hydrates my dry skin. What do you think about the ingredients in it? Thanks

  19. You look incredible like goalsss you may be onto something big!! Just hope it’s healthy in longrun? And curious

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