Having taken care of my skin from the tender age of 12, I know first-hand that a solid skin-care regimen can make a difference on one’s complexion. My dad used to make fun of me back then (most men just don´t get it), and said, “If you use all this on your face now, what will you do at 40?”
Well, 40 is long gone -I´m now 55- and I continue to have a morning and evening skin-care routine. Aside from wanting my own skin to look and feel as good as possible, I also trust my self-care habits are rubbing off on my teenage daughters. They wash and moisturize their face every night, and use sunscreen daily, something I wish I´d done as a kid!
I was excited to partner with JAFRA Cosmetics and test their Revitalize line for a month, so that I could share my experience with you. I was already familiar with royal jelly as a skin-care ingredient, and had used it in my twenties and thirties when I lived in Spain. Royal Jelly RJx, present in the Revitalize line, increases the power of natural royal jelly to soothe and reinvigorate all skin types.
Every morning and every evening, I used the nine products included in the line (some are indicated for daytime use and others for bedtime), and enjoyed reaping the benefits. My biggest concern after having damaged my skin under the sun when I was younger, are sun spots and fine lines. If a product lightens these dark spots and softens the appearance of some fine lines, I´m a happy camper. I was very pleased with the results after one month of daily use.
At my age I know that healthy, moisturized skin is a great canvas for applying makeup. That’s why I’m sharing with you some barefaced photos and, lastly, the result of wearing foundation and makeup on pampered skin. JAFRA Cosmetics Revitalize line can be used to help strengthen our skin’s resistance to inevitable signs of aging and environmental stressors.
While I enjoyed the entire line, if I had to choose just a few products, these would be my favorites:
Solar Protection Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 50
I never leave the house without sun protection, and I loved that this fluid has such a high SPF and also helps even out skin tone, thanks to Royal Jelly RJx and vitamins A, C and E. It´´ also lightweight and sheer, which makes it wonderful to use year-round.
The spot serum is another of my favorites because it targets my biggest concern. It contains antioxidants, along with vitamin C and Royal Jelly RJx to help even skin tone. Aside from applying it on my face, I went a step further and dabbed it on my chest and the backs of my hands. Spots are now less noticeable.
Longevity Eye Cream
I´ve been using eye creams from my mid-twenties, and I can´t imagine going without. Moisturizing the skin around the eyes helps reduce the appearance of dark circles. I loved that Longevity Eye Cream has Cassava and flower extracts along with Royal Jelly RJx. It felt refreshing and nourishing.
I would definitely recommend this the Revitalize line to anyone concerned with protecting their complexion from environmental stressors like the sun and pollution, and women interested in evening out their skin tone.
In addition to this daily regimen, these are some lifestyle tips that I swear by, to keep healthy skin:
- Make sure I sleep enough every night. I take naps on the weekend if I need to.
- Exercise every day. I used to run or dance, and now I practice yoga daily.
- Drink enough water. I set an alarm every hour to make sure I drink a tall glass of water.
- Avoid sleeping with makeup on. I don´t believe I´ve ever done that!