My Skin and I

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Posted by Dina N

I started using skin care products in high school. Mostly, I used a makeup remover and a day cream. I don't recall talking to my girlfriends about lotions and potions but I did discuss creams with my mom. For as long as I can remember, she has been using a good quality moisturizer, every morning and evening. I do the same thing - I have my mom to thank for my good skincare habits.

Unlike many teenagers, I did not use acne products. I was lucky - acne was never one of my problems growing up. I would get a lonely zit now and then but nothing like what my friends had to go through. Teen acne is so unfair - having to deal with growing pains on the brink of adulthood is never easy. Why add bad skin into the mix? As if our raging hormones were not enough.

These days, I am more worried about age spots. They are very common for the over-40 crowd although younger people can get them, too. They are not caused by old age but by sun damage. My solution? Sunscreen, and SPF30 in my moisturizer. And, if and when age spots do make an appearance, there are always skin-bleaching products. But as they say, an ounce of prevention... or in this case, an ounce of good sunscreen.

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4 comments:

  1. Pricilla said...

    I am becoming one big age spot

  2. royalegacy said...

    I am pretty lucky that my skin tone blocks out my age spots from being seen. But my kids need acne medication. Checking out Murad right now. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. holdenj said...

    Think of all those years growing up when we didn't know how important that sunscreen was on our face year-round. A very different story today!

  4. Char W said...

    I think it is always a good idea to use a moisturizer with SPF in it. I have been using L'Bri products since the beginning of the year and think I see my age spots fading...

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