Michelle at Chocolate and Marmalade Tea asked "what is your skincare routine?"
For many years I looked younger than what my actual age is.. so I'm told. When I was in my mid-thirties I had a teen co-worker ask me why I looked younger than my age.
I told her one reason is probably just genes :-) Here are some things that I do to take care of my skin. I wash my face and neck twice a day. I use the soap that Frank makes. There are so many soaps I can't use because they contain perfumes I'm allergic to and Frank's soap doesn't have perfume. It has coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter... and a few things I don't know what are. When we don't have Frank's soap around I use Dove beauty bar, unscented. After I wash my face I massage a bit of Cetaphil lotion onto my face and neck. I like to massage my jaw muscles and my neck muscles to relax them.
I use the soap Frank makes when I shower too. I towel dry and apply either Cetaphil lotion or moisturizing cream. My hands get Cetaphil lotion or hand cream treatment as needed throughout the day. I use the cream mostly in the winter.
I hardly ever wear makeup. When I do put on a foundation I do it thinly. Concealer is my friend for the dark circles.
One bit of makeup I like to wear is lipstick or lip balm.
I don't smoke and I don't sun worship or use tanning beds. Fifteen minutes to an hour of sun a day is good for the skin and it is probably okay to be out in the sun that long without UV protection.
I don't have perfect skin; I still get little bumps on my skin. There is always going to be an allergen around.
Okay, that is my skin care. What is yours?