Turning 30 next week. Is it too late to start taking care of my skin?
As a kid I was outside all the time with questionable use of sunblock. As a teen I had normal teenage acne and used normal teenage skin stuff like Oxy and Stridex and Noxema, etc. As a college student I was on crazy prescription stuff for cystic acne--I don't even remember what. In my 20s I've been all over the place as far as facial skin care: Avon, Mary Kay, Neutrogena, prescription crap, who knows.
My current skin care is thus: wash my face in the shower in the am with Cetaphil. If I'm leaving the apartment put on some concealer and some powder
. At night use I Thayers astringent
That's it. I don't moisturize because if I do it during the day I feel greasy and gross all day. I don't wear sunscreen because (a) I'm never outside and (b) it's greasy and smelly and even if I let it dry, once I go outside in the summer in Philadelphia after I walk three feet it's dripping down my face.
But I am in envy of the 80 year old women who look 50 and whose answer is cold cream. I have wicked ice pick scars that will never go away, but there must be something I can do about the sebaceous hyperplasias and the lentigenes and the impending wrinkles and "old". I know I need to take care of my face better than I have been, and I'm hoping it's not too late!
What should my 30+ facial beauty regimen be?