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Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:14 pm      Reply with quote
I would say sunblock, although I have been using it winter and summer for over 15 years.

But since you are 20, please read the article I posted 'Old Before Your Time', which warns against young people using products like Retin-a and other acids.

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Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:51 pm      Reply with quote
What a brilliant question this is. Aside from the obvious suscreen (which I started using at age 32, and then only in the sun), I would say a good exfoliator. This would likely have helped build collagen up without the risks of using a chemical such as retinoic acid.

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Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:49 am      Reply with quote
SUNSCREEN for sure! It's so important to protect your skin from UV damage. I also wished I had just used bp instead of the irritating products my facialist gave me when I had acne.
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Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:39 am      Reply with quote
sure it must be vit c and retin A

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Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:49 am      Reply with quote
sunscreen and some dry body brushing for me.
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Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:05 pm      Reply with quote
Vitamin C serum, really
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Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:10 pm      Reply with quote
Tubal Ligation, sorry couldn't resist

Sunscreen, avoidance of baking with baby oil mixed with iodine you gals my age and close remember that insanity!

My Iskin for exfoliation

vitamin C serum

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Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:09 pm      Reply with quote
Winnie wrote:
If I would have known at an earlier age what the sun could do to my skin I would have always protected myself with a sunscreen. As a child tan was considered a "healthy look." When I was in my teen I used baby oil and iodine. Shock
I remember as a undergraduate looking out my dorm window and watching girls in groups slapping baby oil and sun bathing for hours until red and raw. I have dark skin and I wished so much that I was light complected so I also could slap that baby oil on and talk about my sunburn!
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Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:26 pm      Reply with quote
Starlight,
my skin is just plain weird, for foundation I end up buying fair and medium and mixing one too light the other too dark.
Yet that said I have baked winter white all day long even in Hawaii Jamaca and NEVER NEVER had a sunburn.
As Winnie said it was considered the healthy "look" back in the day. I can remember my mother seeing me inside reading a book and admonishing me " go outside and get some sun "
even though I did not burn I can just imagine what all that "health" has done to my skin as far as damage!
Ohhhhh if we only knew then.....

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Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:32 pm      Reply with quote
Well it's what I wouldn't have used. I wouldn't have used Crisco oil slathered all over my body while baking in the sun for hours on end. THEN, I wouldn't have used tanning beds for the past 20 years. Wow, you live and learn and sometimes you pay dearly. Now, trying to reverse everything I was trying to gain all those years ago. Boy, we humans can make some pretty stupid choices in this life. Rolling Eyes

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Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:45 pm      Reply with quote
Songbird,
I couldn't agree more I think that could be a whole new thread. I for one would have a hella long list of would not have done!
DM

by the way I dearly love my kids, but at 29,25,24,20 they are all still driving me nuts at times. So I hope no one is offended by my little snide post about tubal ligation!

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Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:52 am      Reply with quote
i would use translucent powder sunscreen. it doesn't block my pores and it's non oily. I love it to bits!
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Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:04 pm      Reply with quote
avogrape wrote:
i would use translucent powder sunscreen. it doesn't block my pores and it's non oily. I love it to bits!


I agree but after all the pregnancies my skin went from "peaches and cream" to having uneven skin tone, I know all the cooking in the sun sans sunscreen did a number too, but I noticed the change with first child I was 26.
I need more coverage so it is MMU for me. So much better for skin! I love the effect I get from it.

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Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:48 pm      Reply with quote
Darkmoon, I loved you post!! Laughter is good. Very Happy

I would have started using Retin-A and Vit C serum a few years ago if I had known about them. I have never been a sun worshiper only because I got so bored laying in the sun so I don't have too much damage - just aging. Sad
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Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:27 pm      Reply with quote
Y34963 wrote:
Darkmoon, I loved you post!! Laughter is good. Very Happy

I would have started using Retin-A and Vit C serum a few years ago if I had known about them. I have never been a sun worshiper only because I got so bored laying in the sun so I don't have too much damage - just aging. Sad


Humor is my Saving Grace!
Believe it or not when my mom chased me out into the sun or dragged me off to the country club, I read my books while baking in the sun. I know it drove my mom batty! I on the other hand heartily encouraged all four of my kids to read, and like their mom to this day they are all avid readers!

I agree with the Vitamin C starting earlier I never saw much results from Retin A but I am the odd one there.

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Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:23 am      Reply with quote
I would say Retin-A since it has done the most for my skin & sunscreen.
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Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:12 am      Reply with quote
Reading this thread I am very proud to myself of taking care to stay out of sun last ten years. I didn't pay so much attention on the sunscreens, but I think that all my moisturisers and make up foundation had good SPF. I live on the island, but very rarely go to beach - on the weekends and than with a lot of sunscreen and not before 5 p.m. .

But I really wish that I knew before :
- about C serum (I heard but I didn't pay attention),
- Retin A
- avocado oil and
- my Tuo Viso gadget.

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Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:22 am      Reply with quote
sunscreen
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Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:10 pm      Reply with quote
One question. So many people mentioned Retin-A. Is there an earliest age limit to use it? Or it depends on individual's skin conditions?
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Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:45 pm      Reply with quote
Sunscreen
Vitamin C
Retin A
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Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:03 am      Reply with quote
SUNBLOCK SUNBLOCK SUNBLOCK for sure!!!
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Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:05 am      Reply with quote
Same Vit c And retin-a. Well Vit-c for sure b/c I'm just early 30s
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Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:49 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Cait, queenbluebee, I agree, no question about it Epidermx II, it changed my life! and I also wish I hadn't sat for hours with foil in the sun...
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Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:46 pm      Reply with quote
Nothing new here, suncreen!

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Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:26 pm      Reply with quote
MarieIG wrote:
Nothing new here, suncreen!


sunscreen is the most written word in this topic Very Happy

I met one of my girlfriend in drugstore few days ago - she was looking for daily moisturiser and have very sensitive dry skin. I just came when salesgirl suggested her to buy nice Avene moisturiser and than I add my comment to choose same one - but with SPF factor (this cream have both version) and salesgirl (young and very attractive woman with nice skin but totally covered with very dark make up) look at me and ask - :"Why?" I said :"...for protection dear.." and than she said : "nonsense...first that's untruth that SPF is so important, and after all it is winter time now.." And add very wisely : "my mother never used any moisturiser of SPF and she looked just fine!" She really seems pissed of!
Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
I said just "OK, I wish you to look as nice as your mother when you come to her age. And now give this woman moisturiser with SPF and than go home and take look to your mother very carefully." My friend wanted to sink in to the earth because of discomfort Bad Grin

Saleswoman in drugstore which don't know basics of skin care is not very rare ... and than I recollect something what I want to share with you.
My beloved Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "Love in time of cholera", page 17 (my free translation)
....describing life in one Caribbean town in 19th century he said: "...Inside, in fresh, with incense saturated bedrooms, woman are kept themselves from the sun as from some awful infection, and even on the early morning holly mass they covered their faces with black veil....

19th century and those women knew what this smart one in 21st century name with "nonsense".




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