For me a more simple skin care routine has worked the best. I only use a handful of products, like foaming cleanser, antioxidant serum, hyaluronic acid and retinol serum. In addition to exfoliating my skin and wearing sunscreen.Bklyn_23 wrote: ↑2 months agoI have extremely good skin genetics (I have the facial skin quality of a 27-29 year old despite being nearly 41), which runs in my family - my parents and grandparents all look 10-15+ years younger than their age. I say this because I started to use facial creams/moisturizers around the eye area and on my nasolabial fold area about 3-4 times per week. Oddly, I feel that they've made my skin look WORSE - like, it makes it too puffy/thick or porous or something. It's strange. I wonder if my natural skin mechanisms are sufficient and whatever these creams generally do for most people I'm already doing naturally, so the creams are just overkill and actually become counterproductive - is that even possible? I especially notice this if I apply them more frequently than every other day. I use a retinol-based moisturizer near the eyes and a hyaluronic acid based cream on the nasolabial areas/cheeks. Wondering if it's all in my mind lol.
I actually don't use a moisturizer anymore because they feel so heavy on the skin. Serums are much lighter in texture and more potent. Don't use eye cream either, they're a gimmick and actually has less concentrated ingredients than serums and creams because the skin around the eyes is more delicate. So actually you pay more for a smaller amount of active ingredients.