This morning, when I was applying some moisturizer, I saw what I could have sworn was the start of a forehead wrinkle (that didn’t go away when I relaxed my face). I’m 22 and am so careful about moisturizing, and I stay out of the sun. I also make a conscious effort not to scrunch up my face too much. So you can understand why I made the “D:!” face when I found it. I already have white hairs starting to come in, dammit–I don’t need wrinkles, too. Lol. It IS possible that the poor lighting in our bedroom and/or my barely-awake state made me see things, but it was kind of alarming to see that.
Am I too young to start using anti-wrinkle stuff? Bees in your early 20s, what products do you use? My daily moisturizer, which I apply twice a day (morning and night) is Oil of Olay Complete.
omg I feel ya. I have a few light lines/wrinkles on my forehead but the one I hate the most is a laugh-line wrinkle (that is deep enough to get makeup in it now) on the left side of my face…and I HATE IT. I’m 25, just noticed it in the past year and I’m pissed. I exfoliate it now like crazy because i’m paranoid about it. I also see a few wrinkles underneath my eyes. UGH. I wouldn’t complain if I were a bit older because it’s natural but I was never told to expect them in my 20’s!! again- UGH. I have just been trying to drink lots of water, exfoliate, moisturize (even though that causes breakouts often times), and try to keep foundation out of IT—my big laugh line wrinkle that I hate.
So, I have the same question I guess. I was eyeing the firming and plumping wrinkle creams at the drugstore the other day, even though I know nutrition and keeping inflammation inducing foods (sugar, cough cough) at a minimum is the best prescription. Every day I want to inject something in my face to push out my wrinkle line. If I givemyself a cheek facelift, it kindof goes a way a bit so I think losing more weight will help…
So, I hear ya girl! I know I think I heard a Dr. on t.v. mention that it’s never too early to “fight wrinkles” as it’s always **better to prevent** early than wait for things to happen.
I started noticing wrinkles on my forhead when I was about 26. Like you, I minimize my sun time and I’m pretty careful about using sunscreen and moisturizer. I have no idea why I started getting wrinkles so early – maybe some if it is just genetic. I’d LOVE to know if there is an anti-wrinkle cream that won’t break the bank and really works – I hope someone comments on here soon with an answer for all of us!
I understand. Don’t fret though, it happens to the best of us. And a wrinkle is nothing in the grand scheme of the aging process.
I will be 23 in less than 2 weeks, and I too have a frown line in the making. I have had it now since I was just about 22. I am more concious now, of making my faces, but I just think its life. I know alot of people my age who have crows feet ( which I luckily don’t have), or forehead wrinkles. I think its part genetics, and part how you take care of yourself.
Right now I use a face lotion, Aveeno, with an spf in it. That way I’m moisturized, and sun blocked for the day. I wash with a gentle dove soap, and sometimes moisturize at night, not usually though, because I am acne prone. I do drink lots of water, and I try really hard to eat foods with good fats in it, because I find, if I deprive my body of essential fats, my face gets gaunt, and my frown line gets worse. Have no idea, why though.
Thankfully, I don’t have crow’s feet or anything–I have a few lines under my eyes, but they’re very faint and probably from being tired all the time, lol. I’m still thinking of looking at some of the Olay anti-aging stuff, just to see if it works. It’s definitely not genetic–my 87-year-old Gran has amazingly smooth skin for her age, and one of my aunts is 51 and barely looks a day over 35. I follow the same skin care regimen as them, so I was hoping it’d pay off.
Yikes. I’m hoping it was just the light playing tricks on me!
I wish I was still in my early to mid 20’s with these issues… But here is some advice from someone in their early 30’s if you want it. I swear by the Avon Anew collections. I have been using the ‘blue’ line (rejuvinate for 20’s-30’s) since I was 28 when I first started noticing some aging, and I feel like I look like I did when I was in my mid 20’s again. The moisturizer is great, as is the eye cream. I also use the glycolic overnight serum, but that is more for the tone of my skin than wrinkles. I have been a religious moisturizer my entire life though, which helps at any age.
@Mrs Grape: I think that it is really reasonable. The day cream/night cream are $30 each, cleanser is around $12 (I think), eye cream maybe $25. They do have a cool kit you can get that has a small cleanser, small day cream, small night cream, and full size eye cream you can get to try it before buying the full size versions. If I remember right that is under $40 (I but it now for travel size). It lasts me a while also, I think I have to buy new ones every 2-3 months (except the cleanser which usually lasts me a month).
On a side note: They also have great products in the Skin So Soft line for hands and neck aging. Not that you need that now, but I looked in the mirror about 9 months ago and almost cried noticing that my neck was looking at little chicken skinny, I used their neck cream for a week before I could tell a visible difference; and now use it daily… Hello 20 year old neck again!! Hands I just started about a year ago, every night, because my Granny always told me that a woman can use all the products she wants on her face…her hands will give away her age if she doesn’t take care of them.
@Mrs Grape: I though the same thing when I was shopping around, and started with the trial kit and fell in love. I have heard good things about Oil of Olay as well, I just don’t have personal experience.