I am looking for some new skin care items and would like to know your experiences with products. I'm 36 and the three biggest issues I have are: dark circles under my eyes, dryness and starting of under eye wrinkles, and some bags (I do use an eye moisturizer) and sallow, uneven skin tone. I use sunscreen every day and do avoid the sun. I've tried so many products and haven't found anything that I "have to have" so any advice is helpful!
Seeme from Northwest
I have exactly the same kind of skin as you. One thing that really affects the under eye bags is going without coffee. I learned about this connection from the Perricone Promise skin improvement program. I love coffee, so I have a problem with giving it up forever, but when I have a special event coming up, I give it up for at least three days. It's amazing what a difference it makes. (04/22/2007)
Exercise really helps my eyes and the skin around them to look better. So does plenty of sleep! Also, do you smoke? If you can quit, you will do your looks a world of good and save some money to boot. (04/22/2007)
You might check out hyaluronic acid at the nutrition store. Vitamin World has a computer you can use it to give you lots of info. As we get older, our bodies don't make as much hyaluronic acid as when we're young, so our joints get creaky and our skin sags. Oh happy thought - you can buy it in a bottle and it's not that expensive. (04/23/2007)
I would go to MaryKay.com and find a consultant near you. I'm 45 years old, but my skin doesn't look like it, because of the wonderful MK products. You can probably find a good system with other brand names, but the key is to purchase a system of skin care products and let them work together. This is important! Look for the ones that help with the aging process. This is the best investment you can make, to take care of your skin. (04/24/2007)
Look up the web site: www.aloetherapy.com and read about Aloe Vera based products. They are great and everyone knows the power of Aloe Vera and how good it is for your skin. (04/25/2007)
By Joy Luster
I use the NZ brand range Trilogy. My skin was dry and flaky, and by using their 'Energizing Face Lotion', my skin was so soft, smooth, silky and now it's glowing! At night, I moisturize my skin with pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil - it works extremely well on dry skin and I wake up with smooth, soft skin. Also, try out 'Trilogy Eye Contour Cream', it works very well as an eye cream. It makes my eyes look more awake and works well on dark circles, crows feet, and dry eyes. And the best bit: It's all natural, so no yucky chemicals are touching your face - oh, and it's affordable.
Dark circles under the eyes? String beans people, daily, fresh steamed not canned or frozen. Make soups, salads, side dishes, even quiche'. However you can get them in your system daily. Cucumbers and vitamin e before bed. Not a quick fix but do this faithfully and in two or so weeks you will see the difference. Get some rest. We all know a lazy muscle droops. Be blessed. (09/29/2008)
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