When to start treating wrinkles and age spots?

  • 8 years ago

I am noticing age spots cropping up on my cheeks, chest, and shoulders. Also my skin is thinning, and fine wrinkles criss-cross my face. What am I doing about this skin damage? I'm trying lots of wrinkle creams and fade creams. Notthing yet at the dermatologist. Should I stop waiting around and do something now? Why (or why not?)

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I have tried everything!, The doctor who wanted to inject me with a bunch of chemicals and the cheap/overpriced creams and everything else under the sun. Finally a co worker pointed me to an organic skincare line, she said her sister used it and it worked wonders! I felt a bit skeptical because I’ve never tried organic skincare, it sort of creeped me out. But im telling you I am thoroughly SHCOKED at how quickly it worked!!!! The products are all under $15 and I use the complete anti aging kit [its 20% less than buying individually]. The kid [he is twenty something- still a kid to me!] who owns it was SO nice and spent a few days emailing back and forth with me answering all my questions and concerns! I would say its worth a shot! There was an amazing article on him a few weeks ago too! http://news.yahoo.com/organic-skincare-company-dubbed-next-103900519.html [The website is http://www.z-skin-cosmetics.com/apps/webstore/]
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Oh i also think needling then putting either cp or c on helps. Much better than lasers. I had laser when i was younger (53) 7 yrs ago and that's what damaged my skin. Left me with scars & dry skin. I I had lasers to fix laser damage & you know what that did? nothing except more problems. I bought every cream to help & nothing. Now just needling with cp & rose hip oil or vit c. I can't put c on til the day after because it stings so like i said if it stings don't use it til your skin can tolerate it.
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I believe it's in your genes. And to stay out of the sun. My mother is 93 and looks in her 70's. My sister is 63 and looks in her late 40's & i'm 60 & get passed for in my 40's. No cream is going to lift your skin and no cream is going to stop you from aging. Only surgery will take care of jowls & botox will help wrinkles & fillers help. Don't get into the rut of buying a lot of products that claim to tighten or lift or that are anti aging cause their not. . Use natural oils & creams. Even Dr Oz said the other day that even toner isn't necessary when he had a derm on. He said creams will not work & he's right. I got to try Nerium AD from my doctor for free. They said a marketer came in to sell the stuff at the doctors office. This was my primary doctor. So he let me take it home to try it. It did nothing for me and read reviews from people with the same experience, nothing. Check out the reviews on Amazon. It costs a lot to do nothing.that a good moisturizer would do. Use cp and vit c . Dr Oz said cp at nite and c in the day. CP will build up your skin & c helps with sun damage. If you see age spots get a lemon or potato to fade them. I bought into the creams & all i got out of it was an empty pocketbook and too many bottles on my shelves going bad. Don't wash your face in hot water, don't keep your face under the shower for a long time. When you blow dry your hair put moisturizer on first. And use sunblock or foundations with sunblock. Wear a hat. Don't put harsh chemicals on your face & exfoliate once or twice a week. A light chemical peel is ok. Keep moisturizer on like an oil, something like olive or coconut, emu, what ever. Use zinc on red spots. Just stay out of the sun and wear sunglasses. If wrinkles run in your family than you'll probably get wrinkles unless you get surgery. But remember if you don't buy into all the hype on creams you'll have enough saved to get the surgery. Keeping your skin moisturized with a sunscreen. That's what you can do now to keep your wrinkles at bay & cp's & vit c. I can't use retin a, too strong & makes me sore. A lot of people can't tolerate it yet they keep pushing it on people. If it doesn't make you sore & your ok with it then you can use it but not everyone can. Remember if it stings or burns it doesn't mean it's working. It means your hurting your skin.
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I agree, I think it is mainly down to your genes. I also think trying to stay in shape helps as well. However, to make doubly sure I started using Monsia a couple of months ago, take a look at their website ****removed 3rd party link*** it is well worth reading. I am afraid of botox and other similar treatments because I have seen so many photographs of people where it has gone drastically wrong.
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I started worrying about my skin about the time I started getting my first wrinkles at 34. I tried a few things but never really worried until my mom started using Nerium AD. I tried it and was hooked. Here is a link to learn more about it.
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www.jennhoward.nerium.com
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Just read how Nerium Ad is taking their ads off a lot of sites. They tried using Ray Leotta (Goodfellows) for their ads and now he's going to sue them. Said he never used it. I tried Nerium AD for one week since it was in my primary's office, he let me try it for free. It made my face worse. I heard it'a a pyramid product and a lot of people want out, when they try to send their supplies back to the company they charge them a restocking fee. Look it up. Check amazon for reviews
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As stated in other comments, the best treatment is to always wear sunscreen and start doing it at a young age. Cleaning your face every night is important too and using a face serum with retinol and peptidesat night to help fight aging. It is also very important to exfoliate your skin as you age because our skin cells do not turn over as quickly.
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Good healthy diet, sun block and no smoking will all help your skin age well. By the time you are 60 you will see some sagging, jowls. Other than that you should be able to keep looking pretty youthful. Also, a little weight in the face helps keep it younger looking. Zsa Zsa Gabor or Sophia Loren (not sure which one) said at some point you have to choose between your butt and your face. Only one can be thin and look good.

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I swear by ultrasound facial treatments for prevention and improving skin conditions such as dehydrated skin, lifeless skin, enlarged pores, acne, fine lines and wrinkles. Ultrasound works in the deeper layer of the skin increasing collagen production, elastin, drawing moisture from the deeper layer to the surface, increasing bloodcirculation and cell metabolism (absorption of nutrients and elimination of toxins), sonophoresis (allowing skincare products to penetrate making them much more effective) I have great results with my ultrasound unit, but be aware - not all units are created equal.

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what strength ultrasound machine do you use? Is it pulsed or Hi frequency? Any info would be appreciated.
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Count yourself as lucky if you do not have signs of aging on your face at age 35. I would not sit back and wait for it to happen.

Make sure that you do things to prevent sun damage. Always wear SPF. Your SPF should be a strength of 15 or higher with UVA and UVB protection. Clean your face daily just as you do your teeth. Remove your makeup at night. Moisturize. Nothing makes your face look older than skin that is dry and flakey.

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I saw your question and how this comment from our Charlotte paper was potentially helpful: "Skin-care concerns and needs are not really age dependent. Skin care is simply about taking care of the skin, either to prevent problems from occurring or to treat problems after they have occurred. Despite the way cosmetics companies segment skin-care needs into age groups, skin-care needs are relatively universal. Basically, skin needs to be clean and protected from the sun and environment. When skin-care problems show up, regardless of age, whether it's cradle cap, diaper rash, redness, dryness, wrinkles or oily areas, you treat the condition. How you treat the condition is critical. Sensible, proven battle plans (sometimes including medical attention) and well-formulated products are essential for success."
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