Or do any of them work?
I was asked if I had any ID the other day buying beer and fizzy cola laces
I thought the checkout woman was either paritally sighted or joking! She asked me 'my secret' and the only thing I could offer was 'sunscreen'.
I've never used soap or normal cleansers on my face - i massage some almond oil in then wash it off with a hot flannel.
I wear a sunscreen lotion instead of moisturiser all year round. For extra moisture occasionally I'll use body shop cocoa butter on my face.
It took me ages to find a cream I liked. I can suffer with spots too but I really wanted to steer clear of stuff loaded with chemicals.
I found the Dr Hauschka stuff good and not too pricey. The boots No7 moisturiser brought me out in a load of horrible spots and red blotches!! Sunscreen is the way forward though I think, especially when training out doors as much as we do.
As I understand it moisturiser is mostly a mixture of oil and water (forming an emulsion). It works by forming a layer on the skin which traps the moisture and stops the skin drying out. This is the same whether you get an expensive or cheap product.
When they throw in the sciencey bit they do things like add collagen as was mentioned before. This works by helping tighten the skin and reduces fine lines. The way it does this is quite simple, when in the pot you can think of it as a along stretched out spring. Yet when you slap it on your face the collagen starts to dry out and this causes the spring to shorten, thus tightening your skin. Additionaly some companies add various vitamins or whatever, while some of these have proven clinical effects the amounts that can legally be added to cosmetics are next to useless.
The way for ladies to keep wrinkle free is to keep out of the sun - end of.
Its why my butt is wrinkle free.
See what you think.....
Vixx76 wrote (see)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6677631.stmSee what you think.....
Interesting, the problem is that there are just so many products out there making so many claims.
interesting Vixx -just wonderin' who funded this study?
another danger was suggested. If there is an active ingredient, what gets sold in the shop may not contain enough of it. However, when it is seen to contain the active ingredient at whatever level, a product would sell well.
I know. From what I understand from a research study I read a while back, apparently the expense of the cream didn't matter as long as it was predominantly Vitamin A within it. Cheaper creams did the same as the expensive ones.
I use natural products from Origins. They are expensive but have to be used sparingly, so they last longer but have no petrochemicals in them.
Here's another interesting report....
I guess the key thing is to find something that feels and smells nice and doesn't irritate your skin whilst having a bit of sun protection. Oh, and something sweat proof would be nice although impossible.
I struggle to be honest. Always end up being sandpapered with salt after a run and pick up freckles after running in the worst weather but if I use anything with an spf in it I end up sweating even more than normal.
I use an origins one from time to time - white tea somethng or other. Really nice composition and seems to keep the wind off a bit (if that makes sense).
Nothing beats teenage spot cream even as an almost 40 something
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