No stopping the clock
There is no way of stopping the clock, but there are things we can do to improve or enhance our skin’s texture, for it to look more youthful and cared for.
Most important products to have at hand:
- Exfoliating cream.
- Moisturizing cream.
Best Exfoliator: Retin A (tretinoin)
Unfortunately the tretinoin creams that work, should have a concentration of 0.025 or 0.05%, and are only available by prescription. Very pricy unless you are in Europe or South America where it is a 10th of the price. We are looking at $180 as compared to $19 in other countries. Why? Beats me!
Retin A is more commonly used to treat acne. Since it acts as an exfoliator it also improves the appearance of skin and slightly reduces fine lines.
It is a bit tricky to use since your skin becomes very sensitive the first days of use. It is best to have a dermatologist prescribe it and follow his advice.
I Have been tretinoin for years and my skin has improved. It also takes care of any discolorations you might have.
Moisturizer: Esteé Lauder: New, Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle lifting, firming serum SRP $65
I’m loving this one. Why? Because it is a creamy light serum, with which just a drop is enough to lightly smooth onto your face. It has a very pleasant scent and it is not greasy. It does seem to plump up skin and can be used day and night. I have been using it under make up and it helps to keep it put and looking fresh. Some creams don’t mix well with certain make up. I use waterproof make up, not because I’m planning on jumping into the pool at any given moment, but because I need it to last all day. This serum doesn’t melt away my make up, making it greasy.
Most of the reviews I’ve read, as I always do when trying out a product, are very positive. They all mostly rave about the improvement in texture and moisturizing effects. I mostly agree with the moisturizing.
All in all, I do recommend this serum. It is pricy, but as I always say, if it works for you, it’s worth it. Ask for a sample at the counter to make sure you like it before you make the purchase.
Product description: Visibly reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Smooths and plumps skin, making it look fresher, less tired, i.e. younger.
New Perfectionist [CP+R], 96% showed a significant reduction in the look of lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks.
Exclusive CPR-75 technology doubles skins natural collagen building power, (in vitro testing after 1 week)
Recommended for all skin types and tones.
Available in Esteé Lauder counters nationwide and at www.esteelauder.com
Full disclosure: Neither the author nor SpanglishBeauty received compensation from the brands mentioned in the article.