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Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:55 am      Reply with quote
Hi Everyone. This is my first time on this site and really enjoying it.
I've stated using a 0.5 Derma roller - just used it 3 times and see a big difference in the texture of my skin. Also do Facercise which is a great exercise routine for the face - it has helped my neck and chin also around the eyes. I tried the derma roller on my hands first as I was a bit apprehensive about using it on my face, but the results on my hands were really good.....when you pulled the skin up it went back immediately !!!! Great news !!!
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Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:19 am      Reply with quote
I have not tried the dermaroller yet, for some reason i think about holes in my face ! I will be 60 in May. I aged alot between 55 and now - almost overnite. Shall we start a new thread for us older gals/guys ?
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I'm in my early 70's and often taken for much younger. I used to line dance but got fed up with that and started excercising every day - so thought if that helps your body why not do the same for the face. The derma roller is good - I did a lot of research before buying one but am now very glad I did. If you look good you feel good !!!
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Hi, I am new to this forum and have been reading all the post I can. Some really good advice here. I want to start using Vic C serum or cream for face and neck. Could anyone recommend a good product for me to start with. Thank you all Very Happy


I would like to suggest two brands, Skinceuticals or VivierPharma.

I think you will really notice a difference after three months.

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Once I reached menopause -- the big Miss M I call her -- everything went downhill. I woke up one day, looking 50 when I went to bed and woke up looking 60. I didn't get it. My advice is take many supplements, vitamin C, e and of course antioxidants and natural horomones (Suzanne Somers). Use a clarisonic -- and PRAY for strength to accept what you wake up with!!!


I like your advice! I have seen on the televison that Cheryl Tiggs said that she uses tamanu oil because it help keep her pale skin calm and heal any irritations. I think that is important too. If our skin is reactive, we need to keep it calm and remove any redness.

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Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:39 am      Reply with quote
Hi, I just joined I am 67 in good health and I thought I have always taken good care of my skin moisturizers always cleansing before I go to bed all the things that are suppose to keep your skin looking good. I seem to have a lot of irregular bumps on my face they are skin colored and started on my chin area I they seem to be spreading they clump together. I noticed recently I now have some on cheek. At first I though they might be a pimple that wasn't coming to a head but they weren't red or pink and when I squeezed them nothing came out I just made the skin around them red like skin does when we squeeze our face. I noticed there is a ridge of skin on mu nose also it looks like the skin is getting thicker? Help
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Hi, I just joined I am 67 in good health and I thought I have always taken good care of my skin moisturizers always cleansing before I go to bed all the things that are suppose to keep your skin looking good. I seem to have a lot of irregular bumps on my face they are skin colored and started on my chin area I they seem to be spreading they clump together. I noticed recently I now have some on cheek. At first I though they might be a pimple that wasn't coming to a head but they weren't red or pink and when I squeezed them nothing came out I just made the skin around them red like skin does when we squeeze our face. I noticed there is a ridge of skin on mu nose also it looks like the skin is getting thicker? Help


Maybe you shouldn't squeeze and start some form of exfoliating. You could use AHA, or a peel and with time, perhaps that bump will dry out, peel and you will get some new skin.

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:44 am      Reply with quote
I was interested in the derma roller Killy mentioned and wondering what produced she uses with it. I looked at the site where you can purchase it and they recommend using with a serum or moisturizer?
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I was interested in the derma roller Killy mentioned and wondering what produced she uses with it. I looked at the site where you can purchase it and they recommend using with a serum or moisturizer?


I am not familiar with derma roller, and in fact, I am afraid of needles, and wouldn't like to puncture holes in my skin.

Maybe someone could help.

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Hi Mary M

I use Infadolan ointment from Sarah Vaughter's online store and it seems to do the trick - after looking up quite a few reveiws. I have now ordered the diy serum c from Sarah. I don't think you can better the price and the advice you get from this forum.

Go for it girl.!!! wave
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I love all things skincare so much at 50 I went back to school to be an esthteician. For me - there are no miracle creams, and I have tried almost everything. I use my light stim.

I dermaroll. I have been on retin A my "whole life' practically. I always to acid peels and I think or so I have been told I have great skin. I do have a patch of hyperpigmentation on my cheek and hand that I constantly work with. I just found this site and love it.
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Hi Frodo! I am 57 and use prescription Tretinoin .25% at night, and Kosmea Rosehip oil around my eyes plus Jurlique age defying eye creme. Day time I use Jurlique age defying moisturiser and same eye routine. Cost is a big issue for me, so it has to really work. The tretinoin creme is making quite a difference. I must say though, lifestyle is a major contributor to your skin's health and appearance. I have been applying moisturisers since I was 13, as has my daughter now.
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:02 pm      Reply with quote
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I love all things skincare so much at 50 I went back to school to be an esthteician. For me - there are no miracle creams, and I have tried almost everything. I use my light stim.

I dermaroll. I have been on retin A my "whole life' practically. I always to acid peels and I think or so I have been told I have great skin. I do have a patch of hyperpigmentation on my cheek and hand that I constantly work with. I just found this site and love it.


I understand that the new findings and recent esthetician beliefs are that too much acid, retin-a, etc. and combinations of these over time are damaging and thinning to the skin. Apparently this contrasts the older beliefs.

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skinglowgal wrote:
I love all things skincare so much at 50 I went back to school to be an esthteician. For me - there are no miracle creams, and I have tried almost everything. I use my light stim.

I dermaroll. I have been on retin A my "whole life' practically. I always to acid peels and I think or so I have been told I have great skin. I do have a patch of hyperpigmentation on my cheek and hand that I constantly work with. I just found this site and love it.


I understand that the new findings and recent esthetician beliefs are that too much acid, retin-a, etc. and combinations of these over time are damaging and thinning to the skin. Apparently this contrasts the older beliefs.
Yes, that is the nature of acid, and I agree. Being aware of your ever - changing skin, be it natural or self - induced is sensible. Not all lines are bad either: they are your history of life! I love smile lines, but I dislike frown lines.
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I am 67 and have spent my summers until the age of 52 in the hot Texas sun in a bikini. I have used retin-a religously since I was around 40. My skin is so oily I don't even use moisturizer but I do use light drying products from Mario Badescu and powder to even out imperfections. (I am dealing with milia). I just won't be without the retin-a. I was told the other day by a nurse that a new doctor seeing me for the first time commented there was no way I was 67. Maybe it's just good genes. I'll probably wake up tomorrow and look 90. All the posts are wonderful and helpful. THANKS
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Sorry, but one more thing. I get my retin-a from India.
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So how does one get retin-A from India. Please share.

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Hello, I'm AQuest and this is my first visit. I hope I'm doing this correctly. I've been going crazy trying to unravel all the info on age reversal products. It seems they make one product for one function. I also have to look for the drugstore brands or brands that can be purchased online for a reasonable cost. I can't by 5 at 20 dollars a pop. Retin A was the product I really wanted. But, after a total hysterectomy in 2006 (I just started Post Menopause HRT one month ago) rapid aging seemed to kick in. I'm 58 now. My skin is sagging and thinning. I never see the deep pores and veins running all over my chest until I'm in the store with a top that is just below the collar bone. I looked in the review mirror once and was shocked at the holes all over my face. I have deep wrinkles between my brows and my smile lines and oh my neck is going too fast....gobble, gobble. I've heard of DMAE, Peptides, retn A and Alph whatever.
I was a sun worshiper until my son was born, so I baked until age 34.
That's me now...today. My question; what ingredients would be most beneficial for me. Do the post menopause, with Testosterone and Estrogen hormone replacement therapies help thinning skin? Can I help my turkey neck? Is it too late. I aged so much faster than my mother. I hope I don't sound vain. it was just such a shock to realize why people no longer exclaimed, "No way!" when I gave my age. Now I say 58 and no one blinks. LOL sort of. Thank you for listening. Any feedback is so appreciated. I will read as well. Thank you all.

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Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:29 pm      Reply with quote
The best thing you can do is RELAX! Believe it or not, ageing is normal! Mirrors have a lot to answer for… Who you are as a person will be reflected by your body, so cheer up and enjoy exploring what 58 has to offer! Your lines and skin are a history of your life; some regrets and lots to have good memories of. No excuse though not to nurture a healthy body inside and out at any age, no matter what it looks like. Very Happy
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Aquest - my best advice to you is to search the archives of this forum. The most helpful information will like be more than a year old, but still valid as the science has not changed much.

There is lots of info here on hormones and their impact on skin and places to do your research…also effective strategies for combatting signs of aging.

Also, my advice is to be careful to do your own research here rather than just taking the advice of one or two (including me!)……truly, it's easy to lose time and money here. lol.

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There are many great suggestions on this thread. I take meticulous care of my skin and have for many years. I make my own creams and do my own facial exercises and use sunscreen, retin-a, niacinamide, etc. But in my opinion, it's more than just the face, it's the whole body.

When you look at someone it's how they walk and hold themselves that gives their age away. It's their posture as viewed from the side especially. Look to see whether the ears are in line with the shoulders and the shoulders are in line with the hips. The neck shouldn't jut forward.

One of the most important things is to walk with a purpose! Old people tend to walk sunken down in a collapsed fashion. If I could recommend one thing to reverse the signs of aging I would say fantastic posture will take years off your looks. Walk as if you know where your going (even if you don't!) and pull up out of your hips, straighten yourself up. It uses more calories as well. You'll look years younger.

I'll just shut up now.
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Tiptoedancer wrote:

Old people tend to walk sunken down in a collapsed fashion.


Unfortunately, many old people have scoliosis and osteoporosis so couldn't stand up straight if they wanted to. That's why I exercise and take HRT and lots of supplements. My late mother started getting dowager hump in her fifties and her sister has lost five inches in height.
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Tiptoedancer wrote:

Old people tend to walk sunken down in a collapsed fashion.


Unfortunately, many old people have scoliosis and osteoporosis so couldn't stand up straight if they wanted to. That's why I exercise and take HRT and lots of supplements. My late mother started getting dowager hump in her fifties and her sister has lost five inches in height.


Oh so true. My mother had a dowager hump as well and lost several inches in height. One needs to start exercising early in life and make it a habit like brushing teeth. I think that's why I'm so adamant about exercise and posture after I saw what it did to my mother. Bad posture effects lungs, digestion and perhaps bladder control. Posture is like a building block to health.

I use compounded testosterone cream at 2% to keep me strong. I love it. I haven't had any side effects like growing hair on my face. Some ladies have had this problem.
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I wonder what the lowest dose of testosterone patch would be. I am not a fan of creams, preferring to slap on a patch every few days and forget about it.

My gyn gave me a Rx for compounded testosterone a couple of years ago but the dose was so low I didn't notice a thing. My testosterone level is 0 according to my last blood test so I really need to do something. If she doesn't increase my dose I may buy something from Inhousepharmacy in India myself.
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I wonder what the lowest dose of testosterone patch would be. I am not a fan of creams, preferring to slap on a patch every few days and forget about it.

My gyn gave me a Rx for compounded testosterone a couple of years ago but the dose was so low I didn't notice a thing. My testosterone level is 0 according to my last blood test so I really need to do something. If she doesn't increase my dose I may buy something from Inhousepharmacy in India myself.


I'm well into menopause and my testosterone levels sank like a lead zeppelin filled with boulders. I don't use much though, about 1/8th of a teaspoon daily, just enough to make me feel better. The testosterone I use is compounded and doesn't have some of the side effects other testosterone has. Or so I'm told.
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