1. All awesome information!!! I’m not there yet….how do you feel about a witch hazel toner (alcohol free) to clean off my face after washing it with warm water?
    For me right now it’s mostly about drinking plenty of water and eating and sleeping well. I do love hot showers but I know they are super bad for your skin. What do you think about stream saunas?

    Thank you! Have a great day!

    • Hi Amber, thank you! Warm water is great, but combined with deeper cleansing, at least once a day, at night. Witch Hazel-I have a very dry skin, so it wouldn’t work for me, even if alcohol-free, but if I had any other type, I might try it out, as it is said to have numerous skin benefits. I’d stick only to alcohol-free version and would be very careful not to overuse it, as it also does have the ability to irritate and dry even the oily skin. Moisturising your skin each time after using it also wouldn’t be a bad idea. And, that all said, yes, drinking water, eating healthy and sleeping enough are the ultimate favours you can do to your skin.
      About sauna-the sweating opens up the pores and helps cleanse the outer skin, clears skin impurities and can potentially be used to treat acne, and more. The benefits of sauna generally are even far beyond those for skin only and I would always vote for having one, if possible.
      All the best to you!

  2. This is really interesting. I have some family members that will really enjoy this. As a younger person, what is the number one thing I can do to look after my skin?

    • Kerryanne

      It depends on how younger? Because, if you are past your teens, chances are you are already at least cleaning and moisturising your skin, morning and evening. If not, keeping your skin clean and moist is absolutely priority at any younger age you might be in. Later on, you should gradually incorporate all the rest into your skin care regimen. Hope this will help. Do not hesitate to ask further, should you want to.

  3. Loved your article and the timing of stumbling across it couldn’t have been better. As a 42 yr old I’m noticing my skin changing. I’ve been using hydrating creams for about 6 yrs now but something I dont do a great deal of is exfoliate. Is this something I should be starting to incorporate into my skin routine too?
    I’ve learned so much reading your article. Thank you for this great information.

    • Kerryanne

      Hi Tracy, thank you for your kind comment! I really am pleased that you find my article useful and even right on time! I am glad you found in it something for yourself. As for your question-a biiiiiig yes! You should definitely exfoliate regularly, and, if I may say, should have done it even earlier. But, it’s never too late to do something good for yourself, i.e. your skin. By no means do I recommend using mechanical exfoliators, they irritate the skin. Better go for a chemical one. Depending on your skin type, I’d recommend starting with one to three times a week and see how your skin tolerates the procedure. However, if you have sensitive skin, be careful and stick to once a week. Hope this helps.

  4. Hi,
    These are very useful tips. It is true that good skin care does not only depend on cream, but much more. Eating healthy, lots of fruits and vegetables, and also nuts. I do not buy many creams, mostly body lotions, but I use coconut oil for my face, as a cleanser and also a moisturizer. Coconut oil works miracles. Sometimes I buy an exfoliator but I have not been very consistent with that. I should get it on a more regular basis. I always make sure though that I have coconut oil in my house. I swear by it.
    I will pay attention to washing my face before bed time. I don’t use make up, except for some lipstick and eye liner, which is easily wiped off, but now that I read your article, I understand how important it is to cleanse your complete face (and neck) before bedtime.

    • Kerryanne

      Thank you Christine for stopping by and reading it! Coconut oil may be risky for oily or highly sensitive skin, but otherwise it might be a good choice, as it can be an effective moisturiser, can help with inflammatory conditions, the high content of Lauric acid makes it anti-bacterial, has vitamin A and E-antioxidants and is an ingredient in a number of beauty product. As for exfoliating, as I wrote in my answer to Tracy, yes, you should do it on a more regular basis. We all (yes, me as well) should have started doing it much before we noticed the first ever signs of aging on our skin. Hope it will work for you to include in your regime the regular exfoliating and the evening face wash, as both are rally important.

  5. Thank you so much for this insightful article! My mother will turn 60 in two weeks, and I want her to continue to look and feel good (she is disabled and unable to take care of herself; I take care of her). This article is perfect! While she certainly has a baby face and has aged very gracefully, I am beginning to notice the spots and things that you mentioned, and I want to nip that in the bud as soon as possible. Mother loves massages, so me giving her a face massage (while keeping her skin clear, healthy and perky) is right up her alley! Thank you so much! God bless you!

    • Kerryanne

      Hi C.N. I have nothing but admiration for you for doing what you are doing. Not only are you taking care of your disabled Mom, but you are concerned to keep her face as clear and healthy as you can! Thank you for reading this article, for finding it useful and for being such a good son to your Mom! Happy birthday to her in two weeks and many blessings to you both!

  6. Hi Kerryanne

    Thanks for your article and the information you have provided on how we can take better care of our skin as we age.

    Not everything that we need will be found in a cream or some creams. For some individuals, it will need to be a complete turnaround in our lifestyle.

    Yes, among other things, sleep and nutrition are very important. I have to admit that I need to get more sleep. I should to do better in going to bed earlier because I do not want to get up too late.

    I agree that with what you said about bar soap. I saw a big difference with my skin when I stopped using soap on my face about a month ago.

    Sometime ago I stopped and said I was not going to use it again, but I did. There are times when my skin (face) just does not do well regardless of what I use.

    So, after trying different cleanser and creams, I went back to using bar soap because I felt that it cleaned my face best. Now I am just using water, and a soft cloth to get rid of the dirt and dead skin.

    I also found a day cream and a night cream that are working well for me, so I will keep using those. I do exfoliate from time to time, but not as often as I should.

    You have provided a lot of useful information that can help not only older women, but can also educate younger women on what they can do to keep their skin beautiful. Thank you.


    • Kerryanne

      Hello Jackie, thank you for the very nice comment, I really am happy that you liked my article. As I see it, you need to work first on your bed-time 😉 Studies say regular 8 hours of good sleep can do wonders for your skin! I wonder about the bar soap and the cloth. It certainly wouldn’t be my first choice, but I’m sure you feel what’s the best for your skin. If I may give you a small suggestion, use your hands to rub the soap bar first, until a good foamy lather is formed and than gently apply that lather onto your face. That way you won’t rub and stretch your skin excessively. Then you can follow with your chosen care products. Blessings to you, too.

  7. Skincare for older women provides some very good skincare tips, and I enjoyed reading your article and learning how to take better care of your skin when you are an older lady


    • Kerryanne

      Thanks for reading it through, even though these tips can’t be very entertaining for a man. I do admire those who are always up to learn something new, even if it is not an immediate necessity. It also makes me happy that you might help some older lady with your newly acquired knowledge in the future.

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