Every year, we’re inundated with tons of beauty products on the market, promising us the moon and stars. For the over-thirty crowd, we’re assaulted with headlines and marketing ploys promising us we’ll be “ageless”, that we can “correct” or “erase” things like wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
The truth is that most of us don’t want to “erase” or “correct” anything – we just want a product that gives us smoother, more even looking skin with no blemishes, skin that glows a little. We yearn for a product that is affordable, easy to use (no fifty-step skincare routines please; we’re busy); something that smells delicious and has a nice, cool, smooth feel to it. We don’t need the moon and stars. We just want something, well, nice. Something that works. That doesn’t cost a fortune.
There are products out there that fit the bill, we promise! Below are a few favorites in skin goodies for 2020 that are every bit as simple, sweet-smelling and natural as they are affordable.
If you’re looking for a brightening lotion that isn’t chock-full of hard to pronounce ingredients, that doesn’t cost fifty bucks a tube, you should totally try our favorite Clarins age spot treatment. It’s a sweet-smelling lotion that’s easy to apply and will reduce those age-spots, large freckles and other dark spots on your face, hands or neck.
Dark spots are usually caused by sun exposure, mostly, so follow the advice from their own website – always, always wear sunscreen!
So many women forego eye cream, thinking if they just use a decent moisturizer that they don’t need it. Then they wake up one day, and bam – suddenly those puffy, purple circles seem bigger than ever, and nothing they do seems to reduce them.
Dark, puffy circles can be caused by allergies, by dehydration (drink more water!) and a whole host of other things, but most of the time they’re just genetic. Which means you can only do so much. Using an eye cream every night is one of those things. Several companies like Sephora offer a wide variety of all-natural eye creams that are easy to apply and full of natural oils and fragrance that will leave you feeling refreshed and good about your choices.
If you’re like us, you have about a hundred different chapsticks and lip balms in your purse, car and bathroom. Unfortunately, many women don’t use lip balms that actually work for them. Often the cheaper, more commercial brands actually dry out your lips rather than moisturize them.
That doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to buy a decent lip balm, though. Natural companies like Burt’s Bees have great lip products in a variety of flavors, shades and types, so no matter what type of balm you prefer – old school stick kind, a shimmery gloss or a pot of balm – your lips are covered.
These three areas – eyes, lips and skin – are a great first place to start for a beauty routine that’s simple, natural and affordable. With these easy to use products, you’ll be on your way to feeling more beautiful than ever.