Thursday, 26 July 2012

Beauty 101: Mom's Skincare (Olay Total Effects)

As a mom, we sometimes forgot to take care of ourselves because we are very busy doing our responsibilities for our family, our home, our work specially to those working moms. But this does not mean we should not take care of ourselves anymore. Skincare products doesn't have to be expensive, but it needs to be part of our routine. I believe that being simple and beautiful does not only give us mothers the confidence but this also make our children and specially our husband proud of us.

For me, I choose products that are compatible with my skin and easy to use. I choose Olay Total Effects because I'm already in early 30's and I want to fight skin ageing.

Here is my beauty regimen:
1. Wash face at least twice daily, in the morning and evening. I use Olay Total Effects Foam Cleanser. Sometimes I use the Cream Cleanser.
Foam Cleanser is just fine for me, it does not dry my skin and I feel my skin's really clean.
Cream cleanser is also great. Skin feels soft after using it, but unlike the Foam Cleanser, it does not produce a creamy lather. Both products are great for me.

2. Apply Eye Cream. I use Olay Anti Ageing Eye Cream. I have dark circles under my eye. I also think that wrinkles will soon develop like crow's feet.
Olay Anti Ageing Eye Cream is tinted and has glitters (but this it not very visible). I think this product is ok for maintenance. Right now, I haven't got the full benefit of this product to really diminish my dark eye bags and finelines but I can say that it already improved since I use Olay.

3. Moisturize. It is very important to moisturize your skin. This is the key element to fight wrinkles because it supplies all the nutrients needed to have a glowing, soft and supple skin. But different people have different needs because of have oily skin and my need light moisturizers. Some people also have sensitive skins. My advise is to choose moisturizing products that will not clog your pores (non-comedogenic) and are for sensitive skin if you are not sure if your skin is sensitive. Anyway, consult a dermatologist. They are still the best persons to give advice for your skin type.
I use 2 Olay products to moisturize. In the morning, Olay Total Effects day cream (gentle, w/ SPF 15) and at night, I use Olay Total Effects Anti Ageing Night Cream. Both products are really great and I really love using it. Right after application, my skin feels really soft and smooth. I don't have much fine lines, I don't have any pimples but my problem is large pores (but not really large :) ). My pore size haven't reduce to a very noticeable level but I still keep using these products because its really good in terms of moisturizing effects.

I have plans to complete the full line of Olay Total Effects. I haven't tried the Anti Ageing Serum yet. I think this is for skin treatment. I will post again another article once I tried it.
So just for an advice for moms out there, don't forget taking care of your self. It will just take you 15 minutes a day.. Just do even the 2 simple steps, cleanse and moisturize.
Hope I made your day.
** Actually it is also important to tone your skin. But I think it depends on the product that you use.