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Skincare if you are over 35

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frumperina Tue 21-Feb-12 13:39:22

After seeing a few photos of myself recently I realise I can not kid myself any longer. It is time to break out the serious anti wrinkle creams before it is too late. I'm looking decidedly knackered and old, not at all like the twenty something I am in my dreams. blush
Could you kindly let me in on your 'over 35 and getting a bit desperate' beauty secrets?

jocesar Tue 21-Feb-12 13:41:02

Just marking my place to lap up any advise.

Bramshott Tue 21-Feb-12 13:43:24

I am an amateur, but in the past few years (I'm late 30s now) I have started to:
1. Spend more on moisturiser, and make 100% sure my daytime one has a spf.
2. Use serum around my eyes and mouth, in addition to moisturiser
3. Moisturise my neck and chest as well as my face

PerUnaBomber Tue 21-Feb-12 13:46:04

Just what I had been wondering as noticed fine line at corner of nose last week and need advice on new skincare... Marking place too!

Shimbo Tue 21-Feb-12 14:31:12

I like the Soap and Glory range from Boots. There is a night cream (Night in Shining armour), an eye cream and a day cream too which I have, all are very good and seem to give a bit of a glow. I have dryish skin, not too sure how they would be on oilier skin. Often on offer 3 for 2 smile

slug Tue 21-Feb-12 15:38:42

Don't smoke
Keep out of the sun

Failing that, wear a high SPF day cream. I like Dr Haushka's Rose Day Cream light

naturelover Tue 21-Feb-12 15:41:26

I love Dermalogica. Quite like the Eucerin moisturisers too, and they are not as expensive as Dermalogica.

Bucharest Tue 21-Feb-12 17:17:05

Clarins Instant Smooth (both foundation and "putty" primer) will be your friend....wins accolades in the anti-ageing bible thingy.

The putty stuff literally makes lines disappear (temporarily)

Neal's Yard Frankincense is good as a moisturiser.

And slather bog standard Astral on your neck at night. (am 46 with the neckof a 18 yr old grin)

frumperina Tue 21-Feb-12 17:27:28

Never have smoked, don't tan anyway so might as well stay out of sun.
I have used Dr Hauschka before, maybe I'll try that again.
I have never really looked at the Soap and Glory stuff, must investigate.Not sure my budget stretches to Dermalogica, sounds nice though.
Any other brand suggestions? What kind of serum do I need?

<Pen poised over shopping list>

cornsilkteamdixon Tue 21-Feb-12 17:30:32

I like decleor and elemis very much, but have recently been using Judith Williams <QVC mega deal too good to miss> which has been really good.
Also like Neals' Yard Frankincense and fancy trying Eucerin and Weleda.

cornsilkteamdixon Tue 21-Feb-12 17:31:16

decleor do some really nice oils as well - try QVC.

ThePathanKhansWitch Tue 21-Feb-12 17:33:12

You need to speak to MrsMartin she is a skin guru. I'm sure she'll pop in any minute.

frumperina Tue 21-Feb-12 17:36:45

Oh, neck, yes that is a problem.
What is the anti ageing bible thingy of which you speak?

alwaysrunninginheels Tue 21-Feb-12 18:06:27

Its a book by jo fairley and sarah stacey that tested loads of stuff for over 35's

www.beautybible.com/about2.htm

Another lover of elemis and decleor neroli oil here. Also like liz earle which always seems to get good reviews in anything by the beauty bible!

Start drinking loads of water too to help!!

Sneezeblossom Tue 21-Feb-12 18:45:33

Dermalogica. Good diet with lots of nuts and seeds, fresh air.

Bucharest Tue 21-Feb-12 20:17:25

L'occitane immortal cream is next on my list to try (another anti-aging bible recommend)

Liz Earle and Elemis cleanser both fab- am about to finish a bottle of the first and move on to one of the second.

I read that the NY Frankincense range was so good that you didn't need foundation,didn't believe it, tried it and always go back to it when Elemis etc isn't on offer on QVC.

Christian Dior Capture range is good too, (although it's been a few years since have bought any and have just noticed there are now about 300 different types so am very confused.)

I saw a reflexologist who dissed Decleor though, she said buy bog standard moisturiser and put drops of the essential oil into it. (I do use neroli occasionally, but just mixed with a bit of olive oil and rubbed in)

Tooblunt2012 Tue 21-Feb-12 20:22:28

Marking my place too for tips! I do wonder if now is the time to start paying for treatments too! Some of the school mums look amazing & have all tried micro dermabrasion (sp?) & other things but i never have a clue about any of that stuff to know what to try!

frumperina Tue 21-Feb-12 22:17:27

OK, I have just ordered some Liz Earle cleanser and Superskin concentrate.
Leaning towards trying the Neals Yard moisturiser too.
And will get a large tub of astral for my neck tomorrow! grin

Thank you for enabling!

lurkingaround Tue 21-Feb-12 22:20:20

Use sunscreen, factor 50, every day. With that alone, your skin will look better in 6 months. Afraid I can't offer any other advice, but I will very quietly say: don't spend too much money on creams and magic lotions and potions.

You could try tretinoin cream, available on prescription, Botox, lasers (Fraxel,IPL). Glycolic peels might help, as may microdermabrasion. Prob lots of other procedures that may help.

I know there are people that disagree with me, but magic lotions and potions? I hae me doubts!

frumperina Tue 21-Feb-12 22:32:23

Factor 50? Really, wow, hadn't thought it needed to be that much.
I don't think I need lasers yet, I don't think its that bad! (I hope)
Don't worry, I don't have that much to spend so no super magic potions for me.

lurkingaround Tue 21-Feb-12 22:38:51

Yes, factor 50. Absolutely. To get the full factor effect from a sunscreen, it needs to be quite thickly applied. Since this would be cosmetically unacceptable to most of us, if you use factor 50, like a normal face cream, you are probably getting the effect of a factor 20 or 30. Am I making sense?

Botox is actually licensed for use from age 25. Used at that age to prevent lines forming in the first place.

frumperina Tue 21-Feb-12 22:58:30

That makes sense I suppose.
This anti ageing thing is complicated.

RatDesPaquerettes Tue 21-Feb-12 23:04:16

Yes to Decleor oil. I really like this one. It makes a real difference to my skin in the morning.

I also have this Decleor night balm and I do not like it: the smell is too strong and it is too waxy for my liking.

tiggy02 Wed 22-Feb-12 16:05:29

As well as the obvious moisturisinga dn drinking lots of water, don't use an alcohol cased makeup remover as it drys out the skin. And try to use natural makeup without hidden 'nasties' as they can do more harm than good. I love www.thepureemporia.com for my natural skincare.

AwkwardMary Wed 22-Feb-12 16:09:44

Water, water, water and Johnny Depp swears by taking silly amounts of vitamin c. He teckons that's why he looks so good.

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