Thursday, September 15, 2011

Do I Have Time to Worry About Wrinkles?

The "29 year old" from Most Eligible Dallas show on Bravo
I've decided that it's about time I start thinking about keeping my skin looking young and fresh. And my inspiration are the women of Bravo's latest show - Most Eligible Dallas. Because they look so wonderful? NO! It's because you could have pushed me over with a feather when they said their ages of 29-ish. I would have bet money they were in their early 40's. And not a fresh, vibrant 40-something. A forty-something who never wore sunscreen and tried to remedy the problem at some point with too much Botox. But no - they are in their late 20's / early 30's. And it scared the crap out of me! I'm 28... do I look like that?! We all know that there can be some major discrepancies between what we see in the mirror and what we see when a picture of us is taken. I don't see wrinkles and abused skin when I look in the mirror - but then again, I don't see my back fat either and we all know it's still there : ) I'm not into Botox or anything like that (but I might be one day - so don't hold me to that statement!Give me 10 years and ask me again...) so I decided to seek out a more natural solution that doesn't involve shooting poison into my skin. And so on a recent trip to the mall under the guise of picking up my husband's new Falcons visor at Lids, I step into my little slice of heaven on Earth - SEPHORA - and began my search for the fountain of youth. My requirements? Something super simple that can be applied once a day and didn't come in the form of a moisturizer or cream. I have a weird aversion to putting on lotions and creams and feel like a major grease ball if I use even a dab anywhere on my skin. The only lotion I use is cocoa butter to remove my makeup - but it's applied and then rubbed off along with the makeup residue. Oh - and this fear of lotion is in direct contrast to my husband who slathers on a pound of lotion each day. Anywho... back to the anti-aging solution. So after scouring the store I finally found a toner that can be applied daily with a cotton ball. It removes impurities from the skin, and is also supposed to help decrease fine lines and wrinkles. So I bought it. And I have to say that after 2 days of use, my skin does look a lot fresher. I don't have any wrinkles or "fine lines" yet (well, according to the mirror) but I feel like this is a preventative measure. A small step in ensuring that I don't end up looking like the ladies of Most Eligible Dallas next year, when I too turn 29. Here is a link to what I got - don't know much about it beyond what I read on the label, but so far so good!

Perricone MD - Firming Facial Toner