View Full Version : help with the wrinkles and dark circles!

amanda heimann
01-05-2012, 12:36 PM
I'm getting old.

Between losing weight, never getting enough sleep, genetics and that I have to check the 35-40 box my age is showing.

What is your skin regimen? I need something that will tighten the skin around my eyes and lessen the dark area under my eyelids. I also need to think about investing in really good face moisturizer. Right now I use Clinique Dramatically Different lotion but it is time to upgrade to the miracle creams.

And while you are throwing suggestions at me, what skin (body) moisturizer do you use?


01-05-2012, 12:46 PM
I was thinking more or less the same thing. I'm not sure any of the miracle creams work though. Don't really believe in miracles that come in a pot :).

01-05-2012, 12:55 PM
Don't know about the creams, but to hide dark circles I use "Touche éclat" by Yves Saint-Laurent (http://www.yslbeautyus.com/touche-%C3%A9clat/makeup-touche-eclat,default,sc.html). The only expensive brand of beauty product I own, but I splurge on it because it does wonders. I also use it around by nose and lips to "enlighten" the whole face and make my lips look fuller (not that I really need it, I'm lucky on that part!).

01-05-2012, 03:10 PM
I'm a big fan of the L'Oreal Youth Code stuff....it really works!

Lena Gardner
01-05-2012, 03:36 PM
I recommend this! I use it every 6 months.

http://my.jetscreenshot.com/5586/m_20120105-ljn7-45kb.jpg (http://www.olay.com/skin-care-products/anti-aging-products/anti-aging-skin-solution?pid=075609023668)

I have to say, though, those vials are WAY more than I need...how big do they think people's faces are? So tubes 1-7 last me 14 days, not 7. And tubes 8-14 last me another 14 days. So my 14 day skintervention lasts a whole month.


Lena Gardner
01-05-2012, 03:36 PM
I'm only 31 but I had a total hysterectomy at 29 so I have menopausal skin.

01-05-2012, 06:18 PM
I buy these little ampules at Walgreens. Perlabella Retinol (http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/equilibra-perlabella-retinol-anti-aging-face-puredose-pearls/ID=prod4294272-product). They also have one for around eyes. I have seen an improvement.

At night I wash my face with regular old Dove soap and then use this lotion which I order from Ulta, because it's cheaper, Oil of Olay Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Night Cream (http://search.ulta.com/search?p=Q&userid=Guest&w=oil+of+olay+wrinkle+night)

On my body I use a very strange lotion that has glycerin in it. I have to order it online because the distributor quit supplying it here but I've used this since the mid-80s. It's feels weird, but it does wonders.
Chamberlain's Golden Touch (http://www.westburyonline.com/product_p/7007.htm). It used to be called lotion but they changed the name to "after bath splash" but it's the same thing as it was....just a new name.

AND last but not least....I sleep on my back most of the time! I think that has made a difference in how few wrinkles I have on my face.