I’m looking for a miracle – in a jar! In my youth, I was an avid sunbather (one of the baby oil brigade!) and I spent 16 years living in Saudi Arabia, so it’s not surprising that I have wrinkles. Although I have always cared for my skin in the sense that I have followed a cleansing and moisturizing regime each morning and evening, the sun and aging have taken their toll. I’ve tried a wide variety of products over the years – Decleor, Clinique, ROC, Olay, Neutrogena and more recently, Simple, Skin Food, Geo, Trilogy and Thalgo. Costs have varied from very expensive – Thalgo and Decleor to very reasonable – Simple, Skin Food and Olay. Some like ROC were effective in reducing fine lines, but at a cost. Because I have sensitive skin, I found their products irritating. Geo, a local organic product line was very soothing, but not anti-aging. What to do?
Health wise, I eat lots of fruit and veggies and drink water (although I could increase the number of veggies and the volume of water that I consume). I’ve never smoked, I drink alcohol infrequently and walk regularly. My mother had beautiful skin even in her nineties, so I have the genes. I just need help reversing the sun’s damage and minimizing under-eye circles. Ideally, I’d like local, organic products, which have anti-aging properties but are non-irritating. No pressure!
I don’t want a facelift or Botox – I’m hoping for a topical solution. There will be some who say I should embrace my age, which for the most part I do. However, I feel that the wrinkles and circles belie who I am – they make me look older and more tired than I feel. I’d appreciate hearing from others who have similar issues and what products or regimes they are using. Please share!
Until next time,
Your Boomer Life Partners