I do my best to age as gracefully as possible – we are, of course, at the mercy of our genes to some extent, but there’s a lot to be said for being proactive.
I was fortunate that my mother always has a skincare “routine” – she never went to bed with makeup on, she always washed her face, she generally had more than one or two creams, serums, or oils that she’d apply. . . I not only watched her, and the various steps she took to care for her skin, but I often asked questions and snooped around her products.
I was interested in skincare at a really young age, so that helped too. It wasn’t about making myself “beautiful” per se, or thinking I could one day cheat the clock. It was more about doing for my skin what I did for my body. I exercised, I ate healthy foods, I tried to get a good amount of sleep… So why would I try to take care of all my organs and muscles and skip the outer layers?
My mother always said that there’s no sense trying to “cover up” – “starting with the right canvas,” she (rightly) advised, was vital. Exfoliation, for one, is a great way to prep and smooth that canvas – it has to be done thoughtfully, of course, and without too much aggression (no one needs red, burned, or damaged skin!) When done properly, you can revive and maintain a lit-from-within glow, and anything you care to put on top of it will both absorb better, and appear more seamless.
I recently read about Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray – traditionally peels are applied with pads, from droppers, by dermatologists etc… . But this is a little bit innovative in the sense that you can mist it on at home and have immediate results.
- Visibly resurfaces with gentle plant-derived skin exfoliant.
- Replenishes, restores and renews with a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells which have been infused into an organic resveratrol-rich grapeseed base.
- Improves skin luminosity with Vitamin C.
- Visibly brightens with ascorbic acid and licorice root extract.
- Soothes with cucumber extract & organic aloe.
If you are using retinoid acid of any kind, or other AHAs or BHAs, you might want to avoid combining (as the review above, it can be a little (or a lot!) irritating.) The spray does feature soothing additives in the way of aloe and cucumber, but it’s still possible to overdo.
I love the ease of this application of this skin-smoothing peel, and have heard a lot of great things about Juice Beauty over the years. Eager to try it? Sounds like a wonderful addition to a skincare routine. and one I might check out myself!