My Affordable Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

 Every once in a while someone will ask me how I manage to look younger than my grandmotherly chronological age. To be honest, it’s probably 90% genetics. Here I am with my mom at her 90th birthday.

She looks great for 90, right?  At 66, I look pretty good too, don’t I?  And I don’t do anything fancy!

I Use Sun Block!  My face hasn’t been exposed to the sun for decades!  You want some color?  Put on a little blush.  These are the products I use on a daily basis.  I use them and love them. If you make a purchase using the links included, I may earn a small commission.

Bedtime Routine

I use the following products for my simple quick and easy bedtime routine:  


Baby oil First of all, baby oil to remove all my makeup.  Any kind.
Wash face I then use Neutrogena Deep Clean Daily Facial Cleanser with Beta Hydroxy Acid.  You’ve got to love the beta hydroxy acid which weakens the “cellular glue” that makes dead skin cells stick together, encouraging exfoliation and revealing healthy, younger skin cells.


Vaseline Next, I use this sparingly on my lips and also on any dry spots on my complexion.  I have never had dry lips!
Retinol wrinkle preventing night cream  

Full disclosure … I don’t actually use Retinol as I have a prescription for .05% Tretinoin Creamwhich is stronger than Retinol.  I highly recommend the Tretinoin Cream or the strongest Retinol that your skin can tolerate.

Babe Lash   

This is probably not much of a secret anymore….but I used to get lash extensions. It was expensive, but it was something I splurged on and did for myself after my husband died. I really loved them too! I didn’t need to use eyeliner or mascara.  But I did need to get a “fill” every 2 or 3 weeks. THEN covid-19 closed the salons and (sob) I had to do without my lash extensions. Since then I’ve been using Babe Lash and I think it’s working! Bye bye lash extensions! Anyway… I apply it my eyelids every night before bed.

That’s it!  The whole routine takes 5 minutes! 


Morning Routine

Wash face  

Neutrogena Facial Cleanser just as I use at night.  Keep it simple!


Revitalift Even though I was happy with my skin, I decided to give this product a try about 6 months ago and I’m extremely impressed!  I apply about 3 drops on my clean skin and let it perform its magic for a few minutes.  I go make the bed or something.


The difference in my skin is amazing!  Much smoother and brighter! This is an amazing price too.


Moisturizer/sunblock There are many of these on the market but I like this one for its light weight and quick absorbency.


As you can see, I don’t spend a lot of money on my skin care products and I don’t think I need to!  I don’t look bad for a grandmother! And I’m 72!  OMG

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