Stop buying worthless skin products girls! I don’t know about you, but on top of my toilet I have this girnormous wicker basket filled to the brim with cleansers, night creams, day creams, masks, and peels…which are rarely, if ever, used. And I’m a poor writer. I can’t keep living with these hits and misses!

Well thank God (I can’t-believe-I’m-saying-this) for Oprah. I recently discovered on her fantastic website, the holy motherload of everything you need to know about how to take care of your skin.

Entitled Four Decades of Beautiful Skin, this “how-to” tell you what you should be doing to your face everyday, no matter your age; whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s. And as a 28 year old extremely vain, fair-skinned, sun worshipper, this advice is more than welcome.

Things I learned for 20-something skin:

– I should use a SP 15+ daily lotion everyday on my face AND neck.

– Since my skin is more oily than dry, I should use a gel cleanser, but only at night.

– I should use a Retinol-based, oil-free (essential), night moisturizer. Retinol is basically just highly concentrated Vitamin A, and this vitamin has been proven to erase wrinkles and boost your skin’s collagen levels. Plastic surgeons highly recommend this product. And if you put it up under your eyes, you won’t need to use a separate eye cream.

Neutrogena has a great anti-wrinkle, retinol-based night cream (see above), which after only using a few nights, I can attest to it’s results. Freakin’amazing shit (totally softened my forehead lines), and it only costs $12.00 approx (bought mine at Target). Just use a pea-sized amount each night.

– Tiff

YouTube makeup maven, FilthyWhore, has some of the coolest “how-to” makeup videos I’ve ever seen. Here’s one of my favs.

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