Pinup TV - Skin Care Indoctrination! The Overlord shows you how to have awesome skin now, and in 20 years.

As much as I love being modest, I've got to say: my skin looks damned good for my age (43). I'm going to chalk it up to the daily moisturizing I've been doing since I was 22, as well as to the various peels etc I use.

My younger friends have heard my spiel multiple times: Moisturize! Use sunscreen! Exfoliate! And now, you get to hear it too.

Remember kids, the future is not an urban legend. If you eat right and stay out of trouble, one day you'll get to be old like me too, and when you do, you'll want to have awesome skin and hopefully look about a decade younger than you really are, which won't suck.

I have listed all the products I've used in these videos below. I will be happy to answer any questions, please leave them here and not on the youtube page. Thanks!

Part 1:

Part 2:


Video 1:
Elta MD UV Clear light sunscreen - $29:

Clarins Advanced Extra Firming Day Lotion with SPF 15 - $80:

Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash - $25:

DDF Glycolic Exfoliating Wash - $35:

Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System - $119-129:

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate - $44:,default,pd....

C O Bigelow Acai Repair Night Cream - $24:

Video 2:
Philosophy Microdelivery Peel - $68

C O Bigelow Purifying Cleansing Mask - $18 - LISTED AS DISCONTINUED
If you can't find this mask, any clay mask HIGH in kaolin clay content will do the trick. More clay, more better!

C O Bigelow Acai Repair Night Cream - $24:

C O Bigelow All-In-One Protective Cream SPF 25 - $19.50:

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Comment by Kelly Davis on July 23, 2012 at 9:00am

Thanks for posting this, Laura!  We're the same age, and I did NOT spend 20 years moisturizing.  My regimen has always been a bar of the harshest bar soap and alcohol wipes for my oily skin.  After Micheline's class, and some advice from Erika, I have recently started using the glycolic creams.  The whole idea of a skin regimen is new to me, so I'm still figuring out what I need to do.

I think my only saving grace has been that I am very pale and don't tan, so after a few years of "laying out" in my teens, trying to get a tan, I realized that the only thing I got was nasty sloughing, weeping sunburn.  I've worn the highest SPF I could get my hands on since my early 20's. 

Since I've been using the glycolic acid stuff, my pores are huge.  I'm so glad you posted this. I'm headed out for some of these products today.  :) 

You're a beautiful woman, and it's so awesome that you are sharing your knowledge and promoting a community of women helping each other. 

Comment by Andrea Vallejos on July 23, 2012 at 9:10am

I am from Africa and can attest to the need to moisturise daily and slap on the SPF every morning - whether the sun is out or not.

I am in my late 30's and quite honestly (thanks also in part to excellent genetics) I look mid-20's and have even been mistaken for a young student (when I worked at a university) and I will say that it's greatly due to sunscreen and a good (gentle) daily face wash and moisture!

Thanks for the videos, very informative - I will stick to my aloe/white tea/Q10 based creams though, as I have found they work the best for my sensitive skin - never tried anything with glycolics in them and I know my skin would protest as I've had nasty rashes just from creams with tea tree oil in them! 

Comment by Nicole Edson on July 23, 2012 at 9:28am
Thanks for this, it's really helpful. At 31 I'm still trying to find a regimen that works for me.

Can you share a few tips about dealing with acne? I'd thought that by my 30's the problem would be gone but I still struggle with oily skin and breakouts.

Comment by lacey sweeney on July 23, 2012 at 1:04pm

 i am 30 yr old and It is nice to hear that I have been doing the right things all of these years.I have been moisturizing my skin since I was in jr high. I have always tried really hard to take care of all of my skin.Not just my face,but all of my skin by never stepping foot in a tanning bed and wearing sunscreen.I also drink water,water,and more water.I  can tell when I haven't been drinking enough water my skin feels different. Thank  you Laura for this post

Comment by Nicole Edson on July 23, 2012 at 2:21pm

Laurel, thanks for the tips! I'll check those products out!

Comment by Karen Gallego Monfort on July 23, 2012 at 3:02pm

WONDERFUL VIDEO!! Besides, I see I can buy this products online!! but now my question in... HOW CAN I KEEP THIS PAGE (LAURA'S VIDEO) TO BUY SOME DAYS AFTER, NOT NOW??

Comment by Laura Byrnes on July 23, 2012 at 5:45pm

Hey Guys, this is a group reply about dealing with breakouts and oily skin.

I've found that breakouts are not necessarily caused JUST by having oily skin. My skin is oily, but other things will cause me to break out. They are:

1. Touching or picking at my face. It's the dirt that's stuck to the oil on my fingers that's causing the trouble, not the oil necessarily. Also, picking is such a bad thing to do because it's dirty underneath your fingernails, no matter how often you wash your hands. Take it from me, the person who cleans underneath her fingernails 2-3 times a day and still breaks out if she picks at her face.

2. Eating fast food and fried foods. Your mileage may vary, but I eat these foods very sparingly because whatever toxins that are released from my skin as a result of eating the stuff do a real number on it. I will get blemishes that come up from underneath my skin - you know, the Zit St Helens kind of zits. When I stay away from fast food and fried foods my skin does not break out quite the same way.

3. Not changing my pillowcase often enough. I've also found that sleeping with my hair up in a small towel like a Turbie Twist keeps me from breaking out along my hairline. Again, it's not the oil in your hair that's causing the problem, it's the dirt that's stuck to the oil.

4. If I don't exfoliate regularly. Dead skin will collect in your pores. Exfoliation will prevent this feom happening as much.

For women with oily skin, it is important to understand that your oil is not the problem, and you really just want to control how oily your skin gets, and make sure you're cleaning it thoroughly. If you do that, your skin should stay clear.

For anyone with oily skin who wants to control breakouts, I would suggest the following:

Make sure your daily cleanser isn't drying your skin too much. I do recommend a gentle glycolic exfoliating cleanser like the DDF Wash I listed above. I'm sure there are other brands out there that have something comparable. If you cannot tolerate glycolic washes (although I'd definitely suggest trying it for at least a week. If it stings the first couple of days it should abate after day 3 or 4), get something that has an exfoliation agent you can tolerate. Getting rid of the dead skin is essential to controlling blemishes.

2. I cannot recommend the Clarisonic brushes enough. I saw a night-and-day improvement in my skin within a week of using this brush. Definitely cut down on all sorts of blemishes, but especially blackheads.

3. Get a good kaolin clay mask and use it regularly! This will make a huge difference re: breakouts and it will not strip your skin.

4. Finally: Moisturize! Day and night. And wash your face of course, twice a day, before you moisturize.

I'm not familiar with the Oil Cleansing Method Margarita mentioned.

I didn't mention water in my blog, but yes! Definitely. Drink water. I have a hard time getting enough water. I devised a fizzy lemonade type of drink that I drink like mad, moreso than water.

I got one of those carbonated water makers and I freaking love it. It's meant to make home made soda, but if there's something I DON'T want to be doing while sitting at home is drinking soda (I'm weird and try to avoid drinking both soda and alcohol while I'm at home). What I do is squeeze the juice of one lemon and two limes then carbonate a liter of the water and drop the lemon/lime juice in there (it can fizz over so have your cap ready to screw on). I pour this over ice. There is no sugar in it, and I think it is super delicious.
So that's what I drink mostly.

Comment by Laura Byrnes on July 23, 2012 at 5:48pm

Karen, if you're asking how to save this post for later, "like" it. There should be a link on your page that says "My Likes". If not, you can activate it in your settings, and all the things you've liked will be listed on a page for easy reference, like bookmarks.

Comment by Shandon Norton on July 23, 2012 at 10:17pm

This is a great post, Laura, thank you! I am happy that you address acne, oily skin and large pores as I have ALL of these same problems. My only reservation to all of this exfoliation and peels is I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and it worries me a little, especially since this stuff will be on my face. If something goes wrong, it'll be the first thing everyone sees. Can anybody ease my worries?

Comment by Karen Gallego Monfort on July 24, 2012 at 12:00am
Shandon Norton: the peeling by KANEBO would be your best choice. I have sensitive oily skin as well, and that peeling is simply wonderful. It's just powder that you mixture with very little water in your hand, and then you apply it to your skin moving your fingers in circles just like if you were washing it. It's so smooth that you can use it once a week. There's only one bad thing about this peeling: the price. It's about 80€. But I have to say that it lasts a whole year using it once a week!! Kisses and lots of thanks for answering me, Laura!


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