My Skincare Routine

October 5, 2020

I had some nice reader ask me about my skincare routine. That’s always such a nice compliment, so of course I’m happy to share!


skincare routine for women over 50


Why haven’t I shared the whole skincare system before? Well, it’s nothing sexy. Some of it comes from a dermatologist.  And frankly, I have dabbled in a few other helpful things (like botox) so I can’t say this is ALL I do.

Also, let me be clear right up front: I’m not any kind of skincare expert; I’m just sharing what I do. My skin is normal to oily and is prone to breakouts, as well as wrinkles.  This is my current system, based on some advice from a dermatologist and an esthetician, as well as just my experience.

My Routine:

I remove my makeup with Neutrogena Wipes, a drugstore product that everyone loves.

I use Obagi Clenziderm to clean my face with my Clarisonic Sonic Facial Cleaner.  And sometimes if I get breakouts, I use Biore Charcoal Cleanser.

Then I use Glycolix 10% Cleansing Pads.

At this point, I use Obagi 20% Vitamin C Serum during the day. At night I use a dermatologist prescribed Retin-A mixed with the Obagi Blender.

Both the Retin-A and the Glycolix pads are strong exfoliators and if I understand correctly, it’s a good idea to work your way up to this amount of exfoliating.

And I use Elastiderm Eye Cream around my eyes. I go light with it during the day and put on a heavier layer at night.

I use Obagi Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sun Shield every single day.

Those are my tried and true, use-all-the-time products!

I do love to try different things and dabble here and there though. I’ve enjoyed trying the Sio beauty pads before a special occasion. And I just tried the Microdermamitt and like it as well.

That’s it, Friends!  Have a skincare recommendation for us? Be sure to share in the comments!

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy


About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!


  • Reply Karen October 6, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Dawn! Your skin is beautiful and it’s always nice to hear what other women are using to keep their skin looking great! You’re the best!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy October 6, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Aww thanks so much!!

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