What's your skincare secret?

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Registered: 03-19-2010
What's your skincare secret?
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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 6:15am

Do you have dry skin? Are you fighting wrinkles? What works for you and what doesn't? I am fighting both of these aging problems and I haven't really found what works for me so I'm wondering what you do to fight off the age monster!!

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Registered: 06-03-2003
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 7:44am

Oil of Olay products works wonders for me....I started using it after my last baby was born and people are still wondering what my age is....makes my day I get an average of about 9 yrs younger then what I am....

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Registered: 11-12-1998
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 12:09pm

Sunscreen----all year long.

I use a moisturizer with at least a 15 SPF daily.

I do have a few wrinkles, but hey, I'm 56. I still do not look 56, but I don't look 65, either.

I know smoking can age you a lot....you can usually tell whether women our age have smoked or not. Glad I haven't had to deal with that. It's tough to quit.

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Registered: 03-19-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 3:59pm
Which oil of olay do you use..there are so many kinds?
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Registered: 03-19-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 4:00pm
What brand of moisturizer do you use?
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Registered: 10-05-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 4:38pm

I've wondered this too, Sheryl, as I don't really have anyone to ask about it.

-Margaret mom to 2 girls
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Registered: 03-19-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 5:32pm
LOL!! I have those lines between my eyes too...I wonder if it's because I squint when it's sunny out! :) They seem to be getting deeper as I age.:( My mom has nice skin and I know alot of people can't believe it when I tell them my age, but when I look close I wonder if there is something I can use to help slow the process down! Just wondering ( or maybe more like hoping) there is something I don't know about! :)
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Registered: 11-12-1998
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 6:02pm
Well, for some time I've used Estee Lauder products, and I really like them. However, they are spendy. I really make them last; get every last molecule out of the containers. LOL!
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Registered: 06-03-2009
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 2:52pm
My skin is dry/normal and I've never had acne. My skin secrets include:

Drinking plenty of water because skin is hydrated from the inside out.

If I wear makeup (which is rare) it is designed to not clog pores and it has a light feel or no feel. Makeup that feels heavy means it is heavy and your skin isn't able to breathe.

Makeup is always removed before bed.

I do not pick at the occasional blemish. I use a clay mineral mask to dry it out and then it gets gently scrubbed away when I exfoliate.

I exfoliate 1-2 times per week and no more.

I steam open my pores to cleanse them fully each week.

I wrap my hair up in a scarf each night so that hair products aren't smearing all over my face (and therefore clogging my pores) while sleeping.
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