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Looking abit tired and hitting 50 next year - what would you recommend for a skin freshen up?!

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1million Tue 19-Jul-16 15:47:23

Ok although Ive been told I don't look 50 my face is looking abit tired and needs a freshen up. Don't want anything drastic like a lift or botox so what would you suggest???

ppeatfruit Tue 19-Jul-16 16:23:54

Erm have you tried eating more fresh food and not drinking alcohol? Oh and cutting down on caffeine? DD1 finds her skin brightens up a lot when she's off the booze!

I use rosemary and rose essential oil mixed with filtered water as a lovely refresher for my skin. It also helps with redness. As does Aloe vera gel.

If you have dry skin you could try a couple of drops of sea buckthorn and macadamia oil it's wonderful for early wrinkles!

shedragon Tue 19-Jul-16 20:48:49

A few glycolic peels??
Or a few IPL treatments?
Both would help get rid of pigmentation and give a glow.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 19-Jul-16 22:58:56

I'm already 50 grin and IMO , my skin is pretty good (not all my doing though, my Dad and Gran look much younger than their years)

I don't drink or smoke
I don't wear make-up regularly.

I drink loads of water.

My skin care routine is simple, at the moment I'm using Body shop Vit E cream, BodyShop camomile butter to hot cloth cleanse and a wash in the shower (Soap&Glory the blue one with pink spheres) or Indeed labs exfolliant.

If my skin feels meh I use an overnight mask (Bodyshop Vit E or Superdrug Glycolic peel)

What about one of the acid toners like Pixiglow or try Alpha H? Might just need one new thing to kick start?

signalred Tue 19-Jul-16 22:59:24

Maybe a visit to an aesthetic clinic to have a chat about skincare. I'm thinking glycolic/retinol/vitamin C Changed my life!!

OvertiredandConfused Wed 20-Jul-16 07:22:54

Try the Tropic range of products. I'm 46 and have been using them for four months. Lots of positive comments

ppeatfruit Wed 20-Jul-16 08:58:40

Yes 70isalimit Loads of water and herbal teas help a lot too. It is definitely to do with what you PUT IN your body as well as what you put ON it grin

ZaraW Wed 20-Jul-16 16:59:57

I use Nip and Fab Extreme Glycolic pads twice a week. I've also changed my blusher from powder to cream along with a highlighter it gives me a bit of a glow.

BestIsWest Wed 20-Jul-16 17:37:11

I agree with 70 and Ppeat. Loads of water and herbal tea.

Dr Stuart's Skin Purify tea is lovely.

Also a good facial oil.

PlugUgly Wed 20-Jul-16 17:39:51

Eyebrows threaded, shaped and dyed....opens your eyes and makes you look wide awake (even if you don't feel it!)

cheapskatemum Wed 20-Jul-16 22:15:23

Lush face masks, I like Ayesha and Brazened Honey, but have a look (and sniff) and see which ones take your fancy. Use once a week.

Sonotkylie Thu 21-Jul-16 13:11:44

DHC oil cleanser (available on Amazon) followed by usual cleansing routine - only been using a few months but its seems really to clean well and doesn't cause any dryness. Tinted sunscreen (I use No 7 Protect one) - no idea whether it works as I have used it for a couple of years and who knows how raddled I would look otherwise, but I believe its helping my skin and the tinted bit makes me feel a bit more polished. These 2 let me keep make up and facial stuff simple, which definitely helps my skin. And water and stuff too.

Ancienchateau Thu 21-Jul-16 13:39:12

Clean face thoroughly every night. Double cleansing ensures this. Use acid toners - lots of recommendations on s&b. Use topical strength vit c serum and/or retin a (start mild). Cheapo moisturiser to lock in moisture (that is all it does).

Cut out sugar. Don't sunbathe.

If you don't want botox/fillers ask about dermabrasion or other non invasive procedures at a good salon. One that has doctor/dermatologist is best.

ElspethFlashman Thu 21-Jul-16 13:41:32

An illuminating moisturiser. Or basically any beauty product with the word "radiance" in. Stops the knackered look.

ElspethFlashman Thu 21-Jul-16 13:43:47

Btw if you go down the acid toner route please wear daily High SPF. They made my skin photosensitive and I got some mild pigmentation.

macnab Thu 21-Jul-16 15:19:34

I'm early 40s and have recently started using pure retinol which I got in a pharmacy in Spain as no prescription is needed there! It was cheap, its just a cream in a tube, no other ingredients, no scent, no fancy packaging. But it has had a remarkable effect on my skin, in particular in the lines that had appeared around my eyes. I've almost finished the 0.05% cream and am about to move onto the 0.1% The only thing you need to do is wear sunscreen during the day (or stay out of sun!)

Bobochic Thu 21-Jul-16 15:21:16

A Clarisonic
Eyelash dye

ppeatfruit Thu 21-Jul-16 15:34:56

I have glowy skin (and I'm getting on) grin, I wouldn't use acid based cleansers or whatever, my skin is too sensitive. I use the Weleda calendula/zinc cream which works well for any redness.

BUT I follow a VERY healthy diet grin Obviously hardly any alcohol, and to reiterate, plenty of filtered water and herbal teas.

piddleypower Fri 22-Jul-16 14:18:45

I had six sessions of dermabrasion, once a week. Has made a massive and visible difference, reduced wrinkles and congestion.

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