Curt's 4-Step Skincare Routine
February 8, 2022 by Curt Edwards
As a male in my 50s, keeping my skin healthy and hydrated is becoming a challenge. I’ve been using a daily moisturizer since my 20s, and I find it essential to my skincare routine. Born and raised in California, the signs of sun damage are fairly obvious on my face and neck, so I try to do what I can to minimize the appearance of lines and uneven textures.
In addition to my moisturizer routine, my facial cleanser has dramatically changed. As I age, I find that soaps and toners are stripping healthy oils which both protect and keep my skin naturally subtle. I’ve eliminated cleansers containing soap, altogether. Currently I have a four step routine that I’d like to talk about:
Charcoal cleansers come in a couple types: One is a clay-like abrasive that scrubs the dirt off... RevealU CLEANSE contains activated charcoal that absorbs impurities and excess oils but leaves healthy skin in tact... It has a silky, soft texture unlike anything I've used before. It does a fantastic job of evening out facial oils, pulling out impurities and leaving my face clean but not squeaky and dry.
Towel drying not only removes water drops on top of your skin, it also can absorb dermal-layer moisture. I use RevealU REJUVE Face & Body Gel liberally on my face & neck before I towel off. Because REJUVE is designed to absorb into your cells rather than evaporate, I notice the effects immediately.
Damaged skin is the first place I notice uneven texture, discoloration and dryness. I'm using RevealU REPAIR Professional to hydrate and heal the areas of my face and neck that are the most exposed day after day... I can feel it working from the outside in. A little goes a long way, and the elements of silver and zinc mean this product is shelf-stable for a long time.
As much as I hate the feel, I use a light weight, fragrance-free SPF•50 facial sunscreen daily. I know the reality of damaged skin. I think of sunscreens as an insurance policy - I plan to keep my skin healthy and vital as long as I can.