Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I got my engagement pictures back this weekend and was taken aback by how much my face has aged in the last year or two. I have very prominent forehead wrinkles, which I was aware of, but didn’t think they would show up that much in pictures. Also, I now have crows feet around my eyes, which I never noticed before. To top it all off I found my first gray hair this week,so I’m just feeling kind of crappy. I’m only 25 (26 in two weeks).
I need some suggestions on anti-aging creams and serums and some eye creams. What do you use that works? I’m ok with spending some decent money if it works. I don’t want to look at my wedding photos and feel like I look old 🙁
Currently I use Aveeno sensitive skin facewash and moisturizer with SPF.
Post # 2
kimmo416: Nothing really works at getting rid of wrinkles… I’ve tried everything. Staying hydrated and moisturized can help a little. I’ve been kicking around the idea of some Botox myself.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
GrannyPantiesRock: Yeah, that’s what I’m afraid of. I need to use some sort of product to at least make myself feel like I’m doing everything I can! I had toyed with the idea botox on the forehead, and now I’m almost sure I will. Don’t want to mess around my eyes though because I think that makes your face look really unnatural when you smile.
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kimmo416: I am exactly the same age as you (I’m 26 on Thursday) and I felt the same when I saw my engagement pictures .
I didn’t think anything worked on my wrinkles, but I think I have found a way that seems to slightly lessen them to my eye.
I got a nip+fab gift set with glycolic pads, frown fix, wrinkle repair and night and day cream. I was really sceptical about them working but I seem to have noticed a difference since I changed from my usual nivea moisturiser to a full skincare regime with these.
Post # 5
kimmo416: I actually recently started a new routine because I also discovered the beginnings of crows feet near my eyes (I’m 28). Also, don’t feel bad about the grey hair…I found one a few years ago and it has yet to amount to anything. Anyway, I read a lot about skin routines and I found this article helpful…
It goes through skin in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s and what you should be doing. I’d also suggest going to sephora or another makeup store and asking for suggestions. I bought a serum with retinol in it to use at night. I also recently bought eye cream. I’d also suggest drinking lots of water…it really does work wonders!
Post # 6
kimmo416: get prepared to spend some dough… Nothing really gets rid of wrinkles except Botox, but there are a bunch of great products that will minimize them. I love Peter Thomas Roth pm retinol. Wear sunscreen every day if you use it. I also like their glycolic products. I’m a huuuuge fan of Algenist oil serum and moisturizers.
Post # 7
Lots of water (I try to drink at least 3 liters a day)
Diet – I’ve noticed lots of green leafy vegetables do wonders for my skin (and help for a flat belly). I try to avoid dairy, and I don’t eat a lot of meat (I rarely have red meat).
Sunscreen – must be UVA/UVB to protect and keep heat off the skin. Also, when I’m outdoors I almost always have a hat on and huge sunglasses.
Eye Cream – is a MUST once you hit 30. Start now and your skin will thank you later.
Retin A – I used to be very anti-Retin A because I heard it damages your skin, however I recently started using it from a recommendation from my Derm and it has done wonders for my skin tone, small light wrinkles and anti-aging.
I also wax my face ocassionally (but you have to be careful with the Retin A) which really helps exfoliate and remove dry flakey skin which can make you look old and I see a medical estetician every few months.
Lastly my favorita skin care line is Lira. It is plant stem cell based and it is absolutely amazing. I love all the products in their line!
Post # 8
Are you using powder makeup or a heavy foundation? This could be settling in your wrinkles and making them look much worse than they are, especially in pictures.
As far as my anti aging routine goes I use frankinsense essential oil in coconut oil and it’s really great for wrinkles and removing fine lines.
Post # 9
kimmo416: right around that age is when i started noticing that i was getting old and not wanting to. every age before that its like ohh a right of passage or i so want to grow up… well not anymore.
im 27 and started noticing forehead wrinkles. also i have one longish wrinkle under both eyes. i think from rubbing or squinting or makeup idk or smiling for all i know. i decided i cant play around anymore. ive stopped tanning because i wouldnt have as many if i hadnt already been tanning once a week or even twice a week. also when my DH is gone i stopped wearing eye makup because its so hard on your eyes. if you do put eyeliner on, dont pull at the sides… which is hard i know! dont ever put makup on with your fingers. fingers encourage wrinkles a ton!! They even say when you wash your face a night (which do) to wash a certain way (like you see on the commericals and everything gets wet kind of way) because the other way rubs your skin too much. I started a regiment of eye cream on my eyes… obviously. a serum my sister gave me on my forehead and neck (because the neck lines are also something that just poped up one day) and my reg lotion all around. plus now instead of lotion on my body i use baby oil. lotion and oil keep wrinkles away. they might not make them go away but we certainly dont want anymore. The more you take care of them the less visable they become. also vitimans (like V-E) and water! i try to take prenatals here and there but was taking them every day a year before my wedding. just to keep the shiny long hair and, skin and nails. i try to wear sunglasses all the time because squinting gives you the crows feet too.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
THANK YOU for all the great responses!
MissC88: Happy almost birthday! Glad to hear from someone else in the exact same boat. Thanks for your advice.
citysparkle: Great website, thanks!
sarahalthea: I was actually look at some Peter Thomas Roth products on the Sephora website. I think I might try that one. Haven’t heard of that serum, I’ll check it out!
GG_Vega: I’ve never really paid attention to how my skin correlates with my diet. I’m going to try it out. Great suggestions. I’m going to add a retinal cream to my routine for sure.
Fantastagirl: My makeup isn’t heavy, but it is powder. I use Bare Minerals foundation. I wonder if a cream or liquid powder might be more flattering. I have a feeling my credit card is going to get a workout at Sephora very soon!
souza_2005: Wow, thanks for all the great tips! I had no idea so much needed to go into staying looking young. It’s one of those things you’re blissfully ignorant of until one day WHAM it hits you that you’re not a fresh faced teenager anymore. I’m going to try pre-natals as it gets closer to my wedding.
Post # 11
Pure rosehip oil has been a life saver on my laughter lines around my eyes… I started using it for my rosacea, but have found that a tiny drop patted into my eyes has made them look more youthful. As an added moisture boost (I have dry skin, after years and years of thinking it was oily.) I add a drop to my night moisturiser, which is much heavier than my day time one.
Make sure when you mositurise your neck you sweep your hands up from collarbone to chin… Going the other direction pulls the skin and encourages jowels!
I get my rosehip oil from a health food shop, and it’s under $20. A bottle usually lasts me 6 months or more.