Wednesday, March 05, 2008

WFMW: Backwards Edition, Skin Care for the Elderly. OK, Not yet.

OK, if you are under the age of 35, just look away.

For the rest of you, I ask this.

What kind of skin care products are you using to maintain a youthful glow? I accept wrinkles, but I don't want to be one of those people in the box on "Ten Years Younger."

Any tips?


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BritGal' Sarah said...

I have one word for you and for me to speak it is a sin being a Body Shop Consultant! SSShhhhh...


Truly it's a wonder cream, not cheap but you get a huge tube that lasts 6 months easily. I use it all over my face twice a day and the back of my hands. Even hubby has commented on how much smoother my skin looks! The lines have also definitely diminished and I am 42. I will be using this for evermore and am on my 2nd tube now. Shop around online, I use but then search elsewhere as they have a 'find it cheaper & we'll pay you the difference' offer.

Tammy said...

You know, for years I've used something really simple and inexpensive for my main cleanser...Ponds Dry Skin cream.
Sometimes, I've alternated it with Mary Kay cleanser, but this has been my most used cleanser for over...(gulp!) 20 years.
I need a better moisturizer, though, for night time and am currently in the market for one...

I am not sure if it's due to Pond's or just good genes but most days I pass for a lot younger than 45.
(Not on a bad day...just most days!) ;)

Sarah said...

A friend got me onto I've only been using it a few weeks, but she's been using it several months and I am watching the hands of time go back for her! Use the 'ultra care' products -- ESPECIALLY the lift!

Robin said...

I'm a Physician Assistant, and spent two years in dermatology. I wish I could say there are magic creams over the counter, but there really is very little difference that they can make, and they're only temporary.

Most aging of the skin is photoaging -- wrinkles and brown spots due to the sun. The best things you can do is rigorously protect your skin from the sun. It's never too late to start, because your skin will help itself if you give it a chance. Spf 30 moisturizer is key, daily. If you know you're going to be outside more, add more before you go out. NEVER go to a tanning bed! The UVA rays in tanning beds are especially aging.

Find a good nighttime moisturizer that you like. They all work to plump the skin, but will not reverse wrinkles permanently.

If you want to do more, the only prescription cream that is approved to reduce photodamage (wrinkles, brown spots) is Renova. It's expensive, and your insurance probably won't cover it, but it works.

Missy said...

Arbonne Products are amazing. I've been weary of them because they are a little spendy but I cannot believe how great they are. It's amazing the difference it's made. You should be able to find a consultant in your area and if not let me know I can send you some samples.

Anonymous said...

Sunscreen, drinking water and using a moisturizer. Those are the only tricks. The girl who does my facials a couple of times a year says that exfoliating helps too because it helps your skin soak up the moisturizer more readily. I live quite far north and I need to get vitamin D in the winter as much as possible, so I only use sunscreen in the winter if I am going to be out for longer than 30 minutes. Other than that, I use it year round, every day. I have been doing it (Sunscreen, water, moisturizer) for about 16 years now and have one little wrinkle. (I am 36)

Terrillyn said...

The best way to look 10 years younger is to adopt a child young enough to be your grandchild. When he calls you mom every assumes that you gave birth to the child and that you must not be as old as you might appear. Thus taking anywhere from 10 - 15 years of your perceived age. Trust me, I speak from experience!

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

Dang it all to heck. I came here looking for some answers, myself. The closest thing I've seen in your comments is the Strivectin. I'll look into it, for sure.

I've been attacked by a giant pimple, and I just don't know what's going on with my face. Wrinkles are now the least of my worries.