Now that I’m at the end of my twenties (yes, lovelies, I am turning the big 3-0 this year) I have an emphasized need to take care of my skin. I have been pretty good wearing sunscreen, washing my face, and moisturizing until I had my son two years ago and while I do it as much as I can, I’m not quite as diligent. Damn kids.
Anyway, I learned this secret from a random lady back when I was a young little thang in college. Rewind to my 20-year-old self working the skincare and makeup counter and this cute older lady pulls me aside to whisper her secret to young looking skin that she had used nightly since her twenties. Before she told me she asked me how old I thought she was and in my head I guessed maybe early 60s…this woman was 84, people! I listened in. She told me every night she would prick a vitamin E capsule and use the oil inside on her face. It tightened and healed her skin and kept it pliable and young.
I have used this on and off since, but I got sick of opening a capsule all the time so I just bought this little dropper bottle off Amazon for $13.
To apply, at night just get a little bit of oil (seriously a little goes a long way) and apply to your “problem areas” or where you can tell your skin is thinning or wrinkling. I primarily use it right under my eyes and a teeny bit on my forehead. I wipe and excess on my neck, just for good measure. Then I will add a small layer of moisturizer on top just so I don’t feel so greasy going to bed. By morning the skin in that area absorbs it and you wake up feeling tighter and like your skin is moisturized and less prone to wrinkles.
Just remember, skin care is number one! The more you do when you’re young, the easier time you’ll have as you age. It’s a lot easier to care for good skin than it is to repair damaged skin so be good to yourselves!