Fear not it is normal for a woman of my age.
By 57 I have earned the right to have a few signs of age and as a mature woman I am not distressed or overly concerned about it.
Having said that I am not about to "give up" and do nothing.
I have always loved what Fiona has to say about her skin regime...wise words that make sense.
Sadly, the lovely and gracious Fiona from How to Be Chic is closing her blog.
Hers was a blog that I always delighted in reading....
pop on over and read what she has written in her posts and wish her well in her new endeavours.
Laying about this weekend meant that I could do some online research...
I refreshed my memory of what is important and what new weapons I could add to my daily routine and those products available that I could afford to employ.
Believe it or not there were serums and potions that were priced at over $300 for a month's supply.
Let's be realistic too,
we need to first eat healthy colourful foods to nourish the skin from within.
These veggies are so simple to make
wash and chop any desired veggies into sizes that when roasted will not be wilted
for example the carrots take longer than the zucchini to cook
so I leave the zucchini thicker.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Herbs de Provence
heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 35 minutes.
or use as a salad and sprinkle with feta cheese.
Remember that water is vital for our organs, digestion and to keep our skin soft and supple.
I bought a stainless water bottle which I take to work, leave beside my bed at night
and use in the kitchen when I am cooking.
If it's nearby and handy I drink water often.
I need to add flavour so I pop in a wedge of lemon or lime and I am a happy sipper!
I read a startling article on ditching the sugar for younger looking skin
you can read that here.
If you are over 40 there is information online
that says you need to choose between your body weight and your face.
Being over weight most of my life this for once is "good news."
Everything else I have read makes me feel miserable about my weight.
(That's why I was swimming laps)
and as a result I am injured.
I have signed up for a less invasive Yoga class at the studio nearby
and will revisit the pool when I am pain free.
yes stress can show up on your face.
get a pet
Invite and embrace JOY...
happiness looks great on everyone.
Remember to SMILE!
(consider whitening and brightening your teeth if they are stained)
Research also indicated and suggested that adding a cream or serum with potent ingredients
like Vitamin C or fruit acids would help.
There are so many websites on skin care it's enough to make your head spin
you have to filter what you read.
Hyaluronic acid seems to be a trusted reliable and well researched ingredient.
Cautiously I explored more on this as I need to be mindful of the Rosacea.
The next step was a walk to the local pharmacy where I buy my Avene line of skin care products.
I needed to chat with the Avene cosmetician whom I trust and respect and get her advice.
Eulage anti ~ wrinkle cream
Hypo ~ allergenic
I like how my skin feels after using this cream, it feel soft and tighter.
The cosmetician suggested that I start using it every other day for the first week to avoid any reaction.
So far so good...
Cold Cream lotion for my body
which after the winter has been quite dry.
It's soft gentle scent lingers long after you've put it on.
Gift ~ with ~ Purchase
a cute travel pouch
full of freebies.
Full size eye make up remover
and smaller travel sizes of product.
New Revlon with Shea Butter
perfect for dry lips
glossy and available in a variety of fabulous shades
I grabbed two...
Don't forget to wear sunscreen
get a good night's sleep every night.
Wear your signature smile in style
in a bright and possibly daring new shade!
Now go out and have some FUN!