Today, I declare war to my wrinkles.
Ok, being past 35 and only a few months left to 36 years old of age, my skin is beginning to give up on life.
As I was trying to put my hair up in a pony tail I noticed extra skin close to my ear. I had it already before but I woke up today with a new arrangement. As if my skin was plotting a shi*%€ day for me! (lol)
I immediately stormed to google.
As I read about different things one can do to improve our overall skin’s look, I thought back in time.
I was literally 21 years old when I started noticing those so called “wrinkles of expression”. Once in a full moon I do start caring about ” how I look” and I try to do something about it.
Here was the case.
I went into a cosmetics store and upon laying my first world problem to the girl working there, she advised me to start using a pre-age wrinkle cream. Does that even exist? Yes, it does.
At 21 years old, I was politely advised to use a wrinkle cream (to prevent further new wrinkles and development of existing ones) and so I did.
So, guess what happened? Nothing. I kept my dear expression lines and I started getting used to it.
However, I did get a light impression that creams did not work. And to date, I’m still sceptic about wrinkle treatments in the form of creams or clinic treatments.
So, I dissed creams througout most of my adult life.
Until a year back.
Entering 35 is not easy you gals. Specially taking care of a little one.
I began seeing wrinkles everywhere after giving birth and then after many months of sleep deprivation and I wasn’t happy about it.
I didn’t mind the fact of having them, because I do unterstand the circle of life, but what worried me was the fact that if I’m starting getting so many wrinkles now, it will all be downhill from here.
And so it is.
So, a year and a half ago, I tried doing something about it. They say that the good creams are the most expensive right? And I wanted something that I was certain that would work, so I went to La Mer, in Magasin.
At the La Mer counter, after waiting for quite a while- and feeling a bit stressed about whether my baby would wake up from his nap and decide for his boob time- I was approached by a woman.
She worked at the Sisley cosmetic care and asked if I needed help.
To what I answered, yes, well I’m looking for a good anti-wrinkle cream.
She said she didnt know the La Mer skincare line as good as she knew her own, so I kinda of went with her, you know. I was desperate to get a silky complexion again.
In part my skin was behaving so badly, because A: I had had a baby (which involves a number of factors) and B: I had had a baby. And that huge detail took a toll in how my skin looked.
Around my eyes, I had developed what felt like a gazillion small wrinkles, and when I smiled you could see them in full spectacle.
I tried the cream for one month and I saw some improvement. But not enough around my eyes. So, I went there again the following month and I came home with the eye cream.
Sisley is a bit expensive, like compared to supermarket brands like LÓreal and others, is veeeery expensive, so when my velvet cream ended I did not return there to get a new one. I bought instead a high hydration cream from L’Oreal.
It worked ok, but it didn’t have the same effect.
Anyway, fast forward to today and I’m feeling like I should’ve just bit the bullet and continued the treatment with Sisley. Or any other cream that would work wonders.
But, there is nothing I can do about it, except taking action from within and following all the steps, because if I can win a few more years without looking like a dried prune, why not?
Like I said, beauty comes from within you guys. What we eat is what makes our looks, and taking a few steps like:
- Eating less sugar or saturated fats
- Eating more foods rich in antioxidants
- Drinking more water
- Eating skin food like collagen supplements
Will be a good change and any change is good.
Taking care of our skin specially at this age is a must. Removing make up, hydration, eye cream and just overall good sense is something we should be aware of. And I’m telling that to myself every single day.
Even though I’m all for ageing gracefully without aesthetic interventions, I should start with taking care of myself nevertheless.
That is also why I started my 31 days of health and fitness and so far it is my fourth day.
UPDATE ON THAT
Unfortunately, yesterday I decided at midnight to eat a yoghurt with muesli. However, I know for a fact that, this particular yoghurt is filled with sugar and it might just be the culprit for my new wrinkles and puffy skin this morning.
I have not trained for 3 days now, as my muscles are still getting used to the punishing I’m giving them, but today I do feel a whole lot better, so I’m definitely going to squeeze a workout.
Let me just hope I continue behaving well as these past few days. I tried reducing my #bad carbs intake, I tried eating more greens and fruit and I tried to just enjoy food, without feeling restricted.
However, today is Friday and tomorrow will be Saturday, which in Denmark means a forgivable intake of candy, chips and wine. So, I’ll just try to convincing my brain that today is Monday. 🙂
So, are you having the same issues? Or are you all for “relax and just live”?
Let me know 🙂
Um beijo x