After 50, my skin started changing. It’s lined and a little softer. It’s also much drier. I've been trying to figure out the best thing for my skin all of this winter. I use a prescription Retin A , so that definitely contributes to the dryness. I find that the moisturizer and makeup that I've been using just isn't quite right anymore.
Allow me share a few of my little secrets.
Forget all the anti-aging claims that are out there. My brother-in-law is a plastic surgeon. He tells me the only truly proven anti-aging topical is Retin A…prescription strength. I wish I had started it years ago. The over the counter stuff may have some good properties, but there is nothing to beat the percentage that you can get with a prescription strength. He says, “Why send in a boy to do a man’s job?” I know that I’m lucky to be able to get that generic prescription instead of spending lots of big money on a whole host of other creams and serums, day and night this and that. For me, it was a great solution, and after a year of using the prescription strength, I feel like I really see a difference in my skin,…it just keeps getting better while at the same time, mostly due to hormonal changes, it's getting drier.
And the last secret? Joy from within can take years off your face.
What about you? Do you have a regime that you swear by? I’m really interested to know if anyone uses any of the cosmetic oils that are available and what your thoughts are.