Fighting Aging Skin One Day At A Time - Sammy Makes Six

Fighting Aging Skin One Day At A Time

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of NEUTROGENA® and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. The opinions and text are all mine.

I talk a lot about beauty and the latest makeup trends and products, but I think something that is much more important than cosmetics is taking care of our skin. I turned 43 just two months ago, an age that I used to think was ancient and way over the hill. But now that I am actually here, 43 ain't all that bad. However, at this age there is a lot more "upkeep" when it comes to caring for my skin. When we are young our skin is supple, firm, wrinkle-free and in great shape, but as we get older all of these things begin to change. One of the most important aspects of fighting the good fight against aging skin is making sure that I am using the right products for my skin type and needs. Today I want to share two of the products that I am currently using to keep my dry, aging skin looking great.  

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer is not new to me at all because I have been using the Night version for years. That has been a part of my nightly skincare routine for about six years and it's stuck around so long because it's a product that really works for me. Recently I have added Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer with sunscreen to my daytime skin care routine for the same reasons I use the night version, I need help fighting skin aging. 

While I don't have really noticeable crows feet yet, I do have deep expression lines in between my eyes, in my smile lines and on my forehead. My skin also isn't as bright as it used to be. Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 renews the look of skin throughout the day and visibly fades the look on those unwanted crow’s feet, stubborn deep wrinkles, and forehead and cheek, expression lines. This super charged formula is combined with UVA/UVB SPF 30 for daily sun protection. The added sun protection in this product is a big plus for me since I am in and out of the car picking up kids all day, I can use as much sun protection as possible.

A newer product in my daytime skincare regimen is the Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Gel-Cream for Extra-Dry Skin. When your skin as dry as mine the aging process is even faster. I envy women with oily skin because even though they have to deal with extra oil, their skin is so much healthier looking and they age slower. My dry skin is so parched, and so devoid of any moisture that there are days it looks older than 43. Using Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Gel-Cream everyday, even under makeup has given my skin a boost of hydration in a really cool gel cream that feels wonderful going on the skin.

Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry Skin, with hyaluronic acid, delivers vital hydration and instantly quenches the skin. While oil-free and smooth to touch, the unique gel-cream formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream with olive extract that helps lock in hydration.

I didn't start taking care of my skin until I was in my mid-30's which is something I totally regret. I can only wonder how much better shape it would be in had I taken care of it from the beginning. My girls are in their early 20's and they all have daily skin regimens, which makes me so happy. But all I can do now is stick to my morning and evening skincare routines using products that help me hydrate my skin and hold the aging process off as long as possible. Something that I really enjoy about Neutrogena's products is that they don't break the bank, so we can all afford to care for our skin daily.

For my dry, aging skin I trust Neutrogena. I'm okay being 43 years old, but I don't necessarily want to look it. Why age faster than we have to?