You Only Get One Face: Let’s Talk About Skincare Over 30

This post is sponsored by Cetaphil®. All opinions are mine.

I wrote a post once, detailing thirty things I learned by the time I turned thirty. Coming in strong on the list was my stern advice about skincare. I am willing to bet that the majority of women who are 30+ would tell you that they have regrets about the way they’ve taken care of their face and skin in their youth and maybe early adulthood. From not using the right products to sun exposure, dehydration and poor nutrition—I’ve done my fair share of damage and I’m finally taking action to give my skin the attention it needs with a suite of products from Cetaphil.

(Psst—click here to get $4 off 2 of your own products at Walgreens!)

Early this year, I decided to see a dermatologist. I was overdue for a skin check, I hadn’t seen a dermatologist in years, and I wanted to chat about persistent acne. I completed the skin check, even had a quick biopsy, and then my doctor asked about my routine. At that point, we had moved on to the acne part of the visit.

Like lots of women, I read all the articles and try all the things. I watch the YouTube videos, read the reviews and consult my beauty blogger friends. Needless to say, my routine was nothing short of six or seven products in a very specific order (as you do). As soon as I finished my spiel and laundry list of fancy products, she said “Throw it all out.”


“Go get Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser. That’s it. That’s all you are doing to your skin for now.”

Apparently, you can be doing too much to your face. Less is more for some of us! I had actually used Cetaphil in the past and loved it but sort of just accidentally and gradually strayed and experimented with whatever was trending. I remembered how much I loved Cetaphil and headed off to find it at Walgreens.

Walgreens is just around the corner from my house, and I’m pretty sure I’m there once a week at least. It’s a convenient spot to find anything I could possibly need, including (but not limited to) SKINCARE. I grabbed the Cetaphil® Makeup Removing Liquid to use first, followed by Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser on my most recent trip.

The best thing about these products is that they are suitable for all skin types, even sensitive. I have adult acne, so I need products that are gentle and won’t clog my pores. The Gentle Makeup Remover is amazing because it easily takes off makeup without stripping your skin. The Gentle Cleanser is dual action, so it gently cleanses and moisturizes at the same time. This is the dream combo for sensitive skin.

While my dermatologist and I further work together to develop a long-term plan for my specific skin issues, you can believe that Cetaphil is at the center of my new and simplified doctor recommended routine. Don’t forget to grab your $2 off coupon for Walgreens!

What does your skincare routine look like?

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