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Wrinkles-1---Environment-0

Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Hello Dear Reader,


Because of my concern for our environment, I have been using skin care products that are solid (very little packaging) or organic in nature, that I tried to buy in glass and up until the last little while I have been happy with my choices. However, lately I have become concerned about the amount of wrinkles that are showing up on my face. I have always looked after my skin especially when I was young and worked in a pharmacy, I loved to try all the new skin care and makeup but with age, maturity and spending money on more important things like a mortgage and food, I switched to using very simple skin care, a cleanser and a moisturiser and I would always ask for a good quality eye cream for my birthday or Christmas present.

That continued until I became more concerned about the environment and less about the way I looked, at that stage my skin was still looking good, a few laugh lines and wrinkles around my eyes, I could cope with those. Fast forward a few years and now every time I look in the mirror I am seeing more and more wrinkles and saggy skin and on Saturday I had just about enough of that. I was in my car driving out to Strathpine to have my sewing machine looked at. I caught sight of my face in the rear view mirror in the sun and couldn't believe what I was looking at, not just lines and wrinkles but the whole texture of my skin looked terrible, very dry and old looking.

After getting back into Redcliffe I headed down to Chemist Warehouse to have a look at some skin care that was designed for....cough....mature skin. I settled on L'oreal's Age Perfect range and bought myself a cleanser, day cream, night cream, scrub, serum, eye cream, foundation and concealer. It was good timing too as that pharmacy was having a big sale on all skin care and makeup. I haven't done anything like that in a very long time, splurging on trivial and superfluous products, but I have to say my skin already looks and feels better.

So, for right now, at this time of my life, the wrinkles won and because some of the products I bought are packed in plastic, plus the actual packaging was wrapped in a kind of cellophane, the environment has lost. Is there a win, win kind of situation?

Okay, lovely readers, hit me, are you worried about the way you're ageing? What skin care products are you currently using?

Have a lovely day,
💝Fi

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7 comments

  1. I am incredibly slack when it comes to beauty routines, Fi. I wash my face with a simple soap and apply a moisturiser ( I use Sukin currently.) I rarely wear make up except if I am going somewhere special whoch is very rare. I gwt pisitive comments about my skin and I think that's down to how much water I drink.

    Lately though, I have been feeling older because of my hair. It's so grey. I have resisted, so far, dyeing it would mean covering it in chemicals, I have no desire to get on a maintenance treadmill, it's expensive and hubby usually cuts my hair. What to do?? I have been looking at more natural dyes on Biome website that can be applied at home. Perhaps, if I ever get round to it, I'll try that. Meg😊

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  2. Clarins. Expensive but you only need to use it sparingly. Blackmores Vitamin E cream is a very old favourite
    Janey

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  3. Your skin is glowing! I love good skincare but keep it pretty simple. I don't believe that you have to spend a lot. My battle is with oily skin so I adore La Roche Posay products. You can pick them up on sale at Chemist Warehouse. I'm out of their moisturiser at the moment, and I can really tell the difference.

    I am also growing out blonde highlights so I put a dark blonde rinse through my hair every few months - Clairol Natural Instincts for $10. If I do buy a failed product then I'll try to find another way to use it. So a "too-thick" face cream becomes a leg moisturiser!

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  4. In the last few years I have moved from coastal Brisbane to near Toowoomba on the Darling Downs and have found I had to adjust my skincare to cater for the drier climate. I now use Cetaphil cream and their gentle cleanser as well. Its good value for money and it is one product for morning and night. I have also been watching Youtube videos recently and found Dr Davin Lim, a dermatologist from Brisbane, who has some advice for simple and good value products to use.

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  5. Your skin looks great in the photograph Fiona. The trade off between packaging and good quality products is a difficult one isn't it. Over the years my mother has given me lots of Clarins products(often smaller trial sizes she has been given at the pharmacy) and I am currently using them up. I love them - but I can't ordinarily afford them. I use Nivea or Olay usually. My skin is losing its elasticity as I age particularly on my neck - in winter I often wear a scarf to cover the horrors but in summer it's just too hot. I prioritise sleep, drink lots of water, moisturise all the time and slap on a smile! Hopefully people will see that rather than saggy skin!

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  6. I got to the point where I decided that I'd supported the beauty and pharmaceutical industries enough and now only use natural soap for washing me, hair and face with a small amount of moisturiser from the supermarket that contains very few ingredients. Those big companies will do just fine without me - because trying to stop ageing is like trying to stop the sun from coming up.

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  7. I use MooGoo MSM cream for my face, and it's really lovely. Although it's a bit heavy for summer, but I'm yet to find something I like to replace it when it's too hot. Any sort of humidity and I sweat it right off. I think it's helped my crepey neck I noticed I was getting last year. And I don't use a cleanser, just a warm face washer. best of luck with your hunt.

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