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Every now and then I catch sight of myself in the mirror when I haven’t sort of composed my face into a nice uplifted grin that pulls up my downward-dog gravitational wrinkles.
And I think: Who is that woman?
Yikes! I didn’t plan on ageing this way. That marionette line and that sagging jowl were not in the plan.
Out out damn spot and sagging jowl!
But we don’t have any choice really, do we, and sagging skin combined with wrinkles are probably the most noticeable signs of ageing. I expect you agree that you can get wrinkles much earlier on from being in the sun too much and squinting or even smiling, and in a way these should be considered ‘life lines’, but dull sagging skin also comes with getting older.
Who wants it?
Although I don’t want to look ridiculously, foolishly young for my age either.
At the end of the day I have no intention of going for invasive surgery of any kind, so ultimately I’ll accept my old face with grace as it changes over the years.
But what I do intend doing is looking after it as best I can, and for as long as I can.
Over the years I’ve used lots of skin products. Some I’ve loved (and found too expensive), some I’ve disliked because they’ve brought me out in spots, some make my eyes weep, and some have been just okay.
For the last year I’ve been using Nu Skin products, and they are just right. I love the glow they give my skin. I love how they don’t make my eyes weep. I love how they make my skin feel more supple.
Do these products really work?
Now although I know that Before and After type photos can be manipulated, I haven’t touched my photos up below. I wanted to show you as far as possible how I think these products have helped me. These photos I’ve taken at various stages both before I started using NuSkin products and afterwards.
I think my skin has taken on a healthy more youthful glow since I started using them.
Before and After
In the photo on the left, you can see what I mean about the glow. I can’t see any glow on my arms for instance where I don’t use the products. Neither can I see any glow in my face in the Before photo (top middle) taken about 2 years ago in which theoretically, you’d think my skin might look younger. My neck looks a bit more saggy and lined in this one too too.
Both photos were taken in an air-conditioned environment. But in the au natural photo middle bottom, where I’ve been using the products for some time I think my face looks more alive, perkier, and my neck looks better too. In the photos on the far right, I really like to think that my skin has improved – to me it looks less coarse, and the skin damage looks a little faded – who knows it could be the light – I’m always sceptical about these things. But I do know my skin feels soft and supple.
Anyway, in addition to the staples I use daily below, I periodically use the Galvanic Spa but that’s for another post.
Here are the daily staples which make up my skin routine.
These are my everyday products
- Ageloc Gentle Cleanse and Tone. It’s a foaming cleanser that combines cleansing and toning in one step.
- Ageloc Radiant Day with Sunscreen which hydrates my skin and helps shield it from UVA and UVB sun damage.
- Ageloc Transforming Night which keeps my skin nice and supple.
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And here’s a little video explaining it a bit more about why I like them (Yikes, it’s a bit cringe-making 😉 I’m very new to video 😉 :
What skin care products do you use?
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