Vanity

I'm getting to that age now where I'm starting to be concerned about my looks. Are they fading? Am I as attractive as I was when I first met my hubby? I noticed a few wrinkles next to my eyes (laugh lines, to be sure) and decided to do something about it. I went to Target and bought my first ever age-defying face wash. Before this, I was content with just soap and water. But this new wash was splashed with promises of smaller pores, less wrinkles--younger looking skin! I bought it, hook, line and sinker. So, I tried it out for a few weeks and I started developing pimples. Unbelievable! So much money for face wash and it makes me brake out? I wanted to call the company and complain or at least get my money back that could be better used to upgrade my bulbous TV. I complained to my husband about the lies these companies get away with when he said, "No, honey. They kept their promise. You do have younger looking skin--the skin of a acne-ridden fifteen year old." Oh, vanity, vanity, all is vanity.

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  1. Look at the labels: look for statements like "non-comedogenic" which means non-blackhead forming preparation. I use L'Oreal's "Revitalizer" (complete night cream) and "Hydra-Renewal" and a good basic skin soap. It comes in a bar, but I can't remember which brand. You might also use a makeup and preparation that has sunscreen. I've read that even on cloudy days you can get sun exposure that's not good for your skin. I must be doing something right because I have been mistaken for a 45 YO when I'm 63! If you really want a professional opinion, make an appointment with a dermatologist. Mine said soap and water are adequate but it may be that what kind of soap makes a difference. Good luck!

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  2. Yeah, Lynn, I saw that picture your daughter posted of Facebook. You are a babe! I can totally believe people believe your 20 yrs younger! That has nothing to do with your face wash, hahah! You're just a beauty! But thanks for the advice. I really hate spending money on my vanity. So I appreciate your recommendations.

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