Or do any of them work?
I've never had a problem with my skin facially until lately. Basically I've always had dry skin and I use E45 'soap' instead of soap.
Now I'm starting to notice my 'laughter lines' (be nice!) and I'm actually getting some small spots. So I guess I need to make an effort. Do any skin creams really work on their claims to make you look younger or is it really a load of crap?
Anyone found anything really good? And NO, don't suggest Botox!
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I use Olay Total Effects - not terribly expensive compared to some of the "miracle" stuff you can shell out on (about £12 compared to £40+ for some) and the few times I've stopped using it for a while (if it's not been on special offer in Tescos.......), even Mr Nessie has noticed that my skin doesn't look as good.
I did treat myself to a jar of posh (Lancome) stuff at £45 once (had gift vouchers) but I didn't find it as good.
I also have naturally dry skin, the odd spot, and some "character" lines.........
I don't know if it's really true, but I think it's the case that much of the damage to your skin (causing ageing) is sun damage, so I always use something with factor 15 protection - usually oil of olay.
I don't think I'm very wrinkly at all but think my face is looking a bit "loose"
I use Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion everywhere - even on my face.
I can't be doing with spending a load of money on that kind of stuff. I tried some of the l'Oreal products a few years ago, but they didn't seem any better than the cocoa butter!
I have a few (OK, quite a few) 'laugh' lines (and a couple of frown lines, too), but what's the point of trying to look younger than you are?
I use cocoa butter too. Love the stuff.
I find it no different to the expensive creams
The bit I don't get, why spots, why now?
(Just been looking in Boots and came away with nothing!)
KK - it depends where the spots are. Spots on the jaw and chin are more due to hormones than anything else. I can't use Olay as that brings be out in spots. Currently using Simple products and they're pretty good.
KK- I use neutrogena norwegian formula face cream. I was given it last year as a present when I was doing my FLM training in the wind rain and snow and I have never used anything else since. Its about £7 a tube.
KK, I get spots when I'm stressed or tired. Maybe you are a bit run down?
I never got spots when I was younger and a teenager, I've only started getting them when I got into my 20's.
Now I'm in my 30's I seem to have permanent ones on my chin. I'm always stressed about something
I think skincare it utterly hit and miss. As with most things in life, what suits one person doesn't suit another. You have to try lots of different things and use what works for you.
Lots of the concession stands in department stores will give away samples for you to try. Lots of websites of skin care manufacturers will send you samples too. Try lots, decide for yourself. Best to have something with sunscreen in for march to October.
Spots might be hormonal, stress or diet related, rather than skin care regime. Having said that, on the recommendation of a friend I bought some origins face cleanser and my skin has been clear ever since. Its lovely stuff.
As for looking younger, there are products that smooth the lines, taughten the skin etc but its a faff about with eye cream, serums etc. Nice for the odd nice out, but not for pre-school run. You are of an age where you are just going to get lines. Just move so fast no-one will notice!
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