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I’m a high low kinda girl. That goes for clothes, home decor and beauty products.

I don’t think you should spend all your money on expensive products. I think one or two expensive beauty products mixed in with some drugstore favorites do the trick.

Here’s what I’ve learned about my skin and looking youthful.

1. YOU MUST WEAR SUNSCREEN ALL THE TIME. Like as soon as you wake up, put it on. I use Neutrogena’s SPF 70.

2. Wash your face at night and use retinol and anti aging creams. In the morning, just rinse your face with water. I started doing this about 4 years ago and noticed a difference. I don’t think you need to do a full face wash with soap in the morning. Just cold water to wake you up!

3. Start using a face mask once a week. This is one of my go-to’s. It could be psycho somatic, but I notice that my skin is brighter and tighter after using my favorite Mario Badescu mask!

4. Face oil is magic. You will look like a glazed donut but it doesn’t matter. Use it at night before bed so no one in public sees you. 🙂

5. Drink water and SLEEP!

My favorite drugstore products:
CeraVe foaming face wash
CeraVe moisturizing lotion
ROC under eye cream
ROC retinol serum
Oil of Olay regenerist cream
Bio Oil

My favorite high end products:
Mario Badescu super collagen face mask
Tatcha rice powder
Drunk Elephant Vitamin C serum
Skinceuticals C E Ferulic acid

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An Emmy award-winning journalist and TV host, Courtney Brennan has galvanized a huge online community around her very real and raw stories of #MomLife! A published writer, speaker and influencer, Courtney has become a strong and vocal supporter for mothers and families. You can follow her at @itscourtneybrennan on Instagram and @CourtneyBrennanTV on Facebook where she shares the realness that is #WorkingMomLife, her home renovations and those ever-important #OOTD More about me »