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When did you realize "I'm looking older"?

  • NancyM
  • Rutherford, NJ
  • 6 years ago

Here's what happened to me: one day, I looked in the mirror and noticed my skin just wasn't quite the way it used to be--and my old skincare routine just wasn't going to cut it anymore. My moment was actually on vacation in Tortola when I was 41. I came in from the beach, looked in the mirror and saw a little line just above my upper lip (it would've been a "smoker's line" if I smoked, but I don't). Reality hit and obsessing began. This was beyond anything I'd ever had, and I knew my time had come!

When was that moment for you? How old were you and what was it that you noticed?

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I think I started to notice around 29-30. I have oily skin and acne prone; tried everything until I found Nerium; saved everything!
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I am 42 & first noticed a few years ago - around 36 when my undereyes seemed to have started to develop hollows under them & around 38 I noticed the parenthesis around my mouth which does add years. I do smile & laugh a lot so I just blame that! I don't have wrinkles yet, though & I am happy about that, maybe due to oily skin. At this time I don't think I will go for any injections in the face, I think it looks puffy & can make you look older (see real housewives) & eally am afraid to have my eyes done because if they get messed up it would be awful. I will just try to eat right & exercise & moisturize!
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I have started to realize I'm getting old at 27 years old.
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I have a friend that started when she was 18 and she is 30 now. Her skin looks great. Good advice from her Mom. I am mid 40s and playing catch up with Nerium.
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Oops! Meant this for the one below yours.
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Yeah. I was just wondering when is the best time to start using anti aging products?
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It's a good question. I guess everybody's different. My hairdresser is in her early 30s and she's concerned about the fine lines around her eyes, and I met a young woman in her early 20s who is also concerned as she is noticing the same thing. The owner of the salon I go to who admits to be the same age as me - says there's no hope. LOL Not all anti-aging serums work the same. some cost hundreds of dollars and maybe deliver 10% improvement. That's not what I found with what I use though ... so how young is too young? hmmmm
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I have a friend that started when she was 18 and she is 30 now. Her skin looks great. Good advice from her Mom. I am mid 40s and playing catch up with Nerium.
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ST&T does studies on skincare products. They give a stamp of significant if the product shows 2-7% improvement. Sad that we pay all that money for such a small amount of improvement. I have been fortunate to find one that in ST&T's study showed an average improvement of 30%. Love what it is doing for my skin.
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good stats - it's rare that a company will invest is 3rd party clinical studies - that's what I like about L'dara - and what it does :)
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It's never too late to support healthy skin - best to get a product that is well tested and non toxic ... also easy to use :) It should go on with no trouble, not have a strong odor, have no questionable ingredients that could cause skin irritation and so forth. L'dara is so new on the market that many people don't know about it. I'm sure you can look it up and see what it has been doing for people :)
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I first noticed that my skin character was changing when I hit 45. I'm 56 now. Funny, after I found this new product, I got a very nice compliment - I was told that I looked around 39! I nearly fell off my chair laughing because I didn't believe that comment - everyone around said they thought so too. Maybe I found the fountain of youth? LOL
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That's hard to realize you are getting old. The fist wrinkles were notices at the age 30.
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I looked in the mirror last year and saw the beginnings of sagging under my mouth. It was not a pleasant sight to see.
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this year. I just do. I woke up one morning and my face wasn't the same. when I tell people I'm 50 they say that I look good for my age, but they don't go"wow, you look younger!,,,,
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Yep, around 30 .. maybe a little before. I used to tell myself that the glow would return when I wasn't so stressed out. But lets be real ... the stress doesnt go away! haha
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When old pictures that I hated at the time they were made started looking really good to me - that was sometime in my mid to late 30ties....
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The first time was at age 30 when I started to notice a slight naso-labial crease. It didn't other me so much but then when I started getting the verticle crease between my brows, that upset me. I started using serums every day under my moisturizer from that time on. Cellufirm Drops, Collaser 48, whatever I could get my hands on. I think it helped because 8 years later, they have not gotten any worse. Now thaht I'm almost 39, its round 2 of the changes. the gray hair is almost impossible to keep up with. Dye jobs every few weeks. Ugh! My body, a lot more working out and watching what I eat compared to 10years ago. As for my skin, pretty much the same and I think its from using serums and sunscreens every day!
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Skin care is addicting...once I started seeing some results with a certain product I just thought to myself "I wonder if I can get better results with a different product?" This started my cycle of jumping from one skin care line to another in hopes of eternal youth...
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I didn't really think I am old at 29. But then, a highschool friend visited me last month and she was worried that we're already turning 30 this year. After she left, I had a good look in the mirror, and aging stares right back at me. I realized that I haven't been taking care of myself lately. All I care about is work, work and work. My regimen has always been soap-and-water. Now, it finally hit me that I need something more than that.
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seriously, some days are worse than others. A few months ago I would wake up everyday and just think UGGG! Finally I decided to do something about it and scheduled a facial. I felt a little better, but what really changed my life was what I took home. the facialist sold me on hydropeptide. I was kind of skeptical but also desperate. Now I feel so beautiful. I don't even wear foundation anymore. I never thought I'd be so addicted to my skin care.
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At least you made it to 41 before thinking/realizing you were getting older (sigh). It seems to me that I could start seeing the beginning of lines in my early thirties. At that time I really didn't think there was much I could do about it. I only wish there were products back then that really worked that I could have used :(
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i'm 28 currently ,and on last friday when i was back from my job..and went for bath.. just looked at mirror oh god i looked so old.. this might have been due to tiredness but i think i'm getting old..as there are wrinkle lines on my face..
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There was no single moment when I thought "who is that old woman in the mirror?", but my tipping point (my "gotta get treatment" point") came when I was 46 and was going through menopause. My face seemed to shrivel and fall at the same time. I had my 25th university reunion, where all those Botoxed and face-lifted women made me feel like a freak. I'd always spent too much time in the sun, and I'd had some emotionally difficult years (a very stessful marriage) that took their toll. Intellectually, I knew it shouldn'y matter what I looked like, but it got to the point where I could not look in the mirror and -- this is crucial -- I found myself blaming my husband for much of the stress that caused my decay. I started Botox and line and lip fillers, and have been very happy with the results, almost three years later. I'm considering a skin resurfacing procedure now. I've lost the 10 pounds that menopause put on me. The mirror is not such an enemy anymore. You *can* move the clock back to some degree!
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I realised this year - at age 25! It's nothing drastic, but I woke up one day and noticed that I have lines on my forehead (I'm a very animated person and I'm always making faces. Darn you, Jim Carrey, and your unnecessary comic influence on my childhood!). At some point these turned into very small "lines at rest", which I now affectionately call my Botox lines (i.e. Botox would freeze the muscles and the lines would eventually go away). I haven't done anything about it yet, nor do I think I will any time soon. But they do bother me. Thankfully, aside from my Botox lines, I still look like I'm about 15 years old. I never get offered wine on airplanes unless I'm traveling with my better half - who is younger by two months but looks older than me and old enough to drink - so I figure I have a few good years left in my face before I should really start to worry that I'm looking older.
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