Hi! My name is Rachel, and I’m the Chief Editor of Women’s Blog Talk. A little about myself…I have my English degree in Technical Writing from the University of South Florida and for the past twenty years I’ve worked in Finance as a Registered Sales Assistant.
I recently renewed my passion for writing and established WomensBlogTalk.com in 2011 as a hobby and it has since flourished into one of the leading beauty product review sites on the internet.
I like to think that I have a unique interest and flair for anti-aging products, which probably stems from growing up in Florida and being in the sun all my life – and realizing I need to reverse some of that damage!
Unfortunately I started to see sun damage in the form of brown spots at a young age and decided I’d better do something about it.
About My Skin
I really started paying attention to my skin in my early 20’s (Oil of Olay was my first moisturizer, thanks Mom), I quit smoking, and I strongly believe that eating right, exercising, and a solid beauty routine including SPF is imperative to a youthful appearance and can be achieved at any age!
You’ll notice in some of my reviews that I refer to my battle with hyper-pigmentation along my jawline quite frequently, as that’s been the most significant and most noticeable sun damage so far, although fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes is another issue creeping up on me!
I was also told by my dermatologist that I have “vascular” skin meaning it can be very pink and irritated if I’m not careful. All of my top products are non-irritating with sensitive skin in mind.
The anti-aging battle is tough for me because my main hobby is playing beach volleyball in the Florida sun! I am literally in the sun for hours at a time every weekend, sometimes more.
It’s pretty ironic that I had to pick the one hobby that’s not good for skin! At least it keeps me fit!
My Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine
I am 44 years young now, but I like to think that my skin tells a different story. My husband is 9 years my junior (I was just married in 2014) and thankfully no one ever believes me when I tell them my age!
My secret to protecting my face and body from further damage is definitely a high SPF sunscreen, and my skin care routine is very diligent and includes a: cleanser, toner, exfoliator, eye treatment, anti-aging treatment, and skin lightener.
I also have a Sunday face mask ritual to remove all the gunk from the week!
It didn’t become apparent to me until I was older that I did in fact need all of these steps. Each step has a unique function in skin care, and if you use them routinely and properly, they will make a difference in your skin and help you remain youthful and feel your best.
My Wedding Day Skin Preparation
I actually avoided the sun altogether for 4 months prior to my wedding day, and prepped my skin for the big day by doing facials, face masks, and using Illuminatural 6i to lighten the freckles and sun spots on my chest and shoulders.
I also used nothing but my favorite anti-aging treatment, Kollagen Intensiv! It was worth the effort, as I feel like my skin looked great for my wedding day!
I lost 12 lbs in 5 weeks before the big day by following the Fast Metabolism Diet, and in addition to the weight loss, eating clean helped my skin look clear and bright!
Drinking lemon water can also help tremendously not only with weight loss, but for clearing your skin. I drink it on the regular!
Connect With Me
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I worked together for months with another skin care professional to put this guide together and I think you’ll find it very useful and it’s absolutely free!