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to start putting anti-wrinkle cream on my baby girl?

(48 Posts)
phnarphnarphnar Wed 08-May-13 10:01:52

Do you think she'd thank me for it in 40 years??

phnarphnarphnar Wed 08-May-13 11:02:48

lol the initial thought (as I was applying my own cream this morning!) was lighthearted but then I started thinking... actually what if I did start putting it on her.

Sunscreen obv the better option though.

So sort of not serious but sort of serious too!

PickledLiver Wed 08-May-13 11:04:49

WTAF, sort of serious!? No. It's just a fad. Get the botox in her now.

phnarphnarphnar Wed 08-May-13 11:07:47

A fad?? Really? Other people do it??

andubelievedthat Wed 08-May-13 11:11:49

And being a serious mother ,hows about a few catalogues re a boob job for her 16th ?just in case.

phnarphnarphnar Wed 08-May-13 11:12:30

Okkkkk... not sure how people are comparing sunscreen to botox and boob jobs but each to their own!

YouTheCat Wed 08-May-13 11:14:22

Get her booked in now for a full facelift when she's 5. grin

Dahlen Wed 08-May-13 11:18:12

Just in case you are seriously considering it wink (or someone reading it is) just remember that there are all sort of active ingredients in anti-wrinkle cream that could damage a baby's delicate skin.

PickledLiver Wed 08-May-13 11:21:57

No, the creams are fads. Putting anti-wrinkle creams on your baby isn't a fad, it's just weird grin

Buzzardbird Wed 08-May-13 11:21:59

And anti wrinkle creams do not stop you getting wrinkles (apart from the spf) they are designs to give the 'appearance' of smoother skin. They don't 'actually' give you smoother skin. It's an illusion.
All the ads use the words 'appearance' and 'looks like' never 'is' IYSWIM?

Bricklestick Wed 08-May-13 11:32:00

DO NOT PUT ANTI-AGEING CREAM ON YOUR BABY.

HTH.

A fad?? Really? Other people do it??

Oh my fucking good god.

megandraper Wed 08-May-13 11:32:52

Perhaps you could teach your little girl not to smile, since smiling gives you wrinkles. If she can keep a completely expressionless face for her whole life, her wrinkles will be much reduced. Add a high-factor sunscreen, and she should be sorted though probably quite unhappy

YouTheCat Wed 08-May-13 11:34:10

What else do these 'other people' do?

Are these 'other people' a bit dim?

If these 'other people' gave their babies RedBull would you think that was a good idea?

On a serious note phnar the question 'will she thank me for it in 40 years' no, she wouldn't because you would have taught her ageing is wrong, looking anything except 'socially correct' is a failure and she's a 'woman' so should be 'pleasing on the eye' you can teach her more self worth than that I'm sure.

Crazycake Wed 08-May-13 11:39:03

Completely irrelevant to your post but please can someone tell me what HTH means. I think I get all other abbreviations but this one wink

hope that helps. HTH smile

Hope this helps!

phnarphnarphnar Wed 08-May-13 11:42:42

Um that was my point when I said really?? other people do this?? hmm

as in oh my god, do other people really do this?!

FreudiansSlipper Wed 08-May-13 11:45:07

almond, heep seed or olive oil is best

also good for when you are older only natural oils penetrate the skin others sit on the surface heep seen high in vitamin e too which is great for the skin

ds will be wrinkle free when he is older and i have none at 40 smile apart from deep frown line i have always had

or botox i would wait until at least she is 10

Kaekae Wed 08-May-13 11:47:59

I started using it when I was 15, I had an obsession about wrinkles thanks to my aunt. I have really good skin now much much better than my mum had at my age. (34). Would I use it on my baby....no.

lisson Wed 08-May-13 11:52:40

anti-ageing cream works by slightly irritating the skin, causing it to plump up. If you stop using it, your skin loses it irritation and gradually calms down, so its a waste of time doing it until you need it as its only a short term effect anyway.

I can't think of anything worse to put on a baby's skin.

But i think you were joking.

WafflyVersatile Wed 08-May-13 13:56:41

No harm in getting her into the habit of using suntan lotion and moisturiser and generally looking after her skin. If it's second nature to her then she won't do what many of us do which is build up a collection of half full body moisturising bottles from each time we decide we will definitely start religiously moisturising every night after our bath from now on.

But anti-wrinkle cream is not for babies. I think you know this OP. hmm

Please don't. The chemicals on your poor babies skin sad

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