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JAGODDARD4 Posts: 163
11/18/11 8:59 P

I use the Mary Kay Timewise line. It's incredible. All my friends and family use it now. It's a large line but you can use as little or as many of the line as you want. I personally only use the cleanser and moisturizer but my mom and sister use the whole line. You can get it online or go to the website to find a consultant that lives in your area.

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11/18/11 8:24 P

I'm a sucker for Paula's Choice Resist line - makes my 60-yr.-old hide look and feel moist and wonderful. The price is really reasonable, quality's just outstanding...but I hafta get it online. However, wow, do they ship quickly from the West Coast to the East! Her cleanser is so gentle and thorough, and my face no longer breaks out or gets dry and itchy.

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,656
11/18/11 7:22 P

I wish that I could wash my face with water and no soap. It would save a lot of money.


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2BEATIT1 Posts: 3,162
11/18/11 2:40 P

I just wash my face with water (no soap). I think for 71 I have pretty good skin. My mother also never used anything and at 84 she looked wonderful.

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FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,097
11/18/11 2:30 P

I go by the advice of my dermatologist and also what I can find.

I used to use St. Ives Clear Pore Cleanser. Then I could not find it anymore. So, I switched to St. Ives Olive Oil Cleanser. Then I could not find that anymore either. Now I use Aveeno Active Naturals. I use a buf puf. I use Neutrogena moisturizer with SPF 50 and Helioplex. I eat lots of foods with antioxidants.

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TMCLEOD4 Posts: 1,673
11/18/11 2:18 P

Wow! Thanks for all the responses and great information. I will definitely try some different brands and see what works best for me.

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11/18/11 1:34 P

I use Elizabeth Grant skin care products purchased from the Shopping Channel I have used them for the last 10years and I am very satisfied with the results

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,656
11/18/11 12:57 P

I suffer from Acne, so I use Proactiv and that seems to work well. I have seen Kiosks at the mall that sell it.

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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/18/11 12:25 P

I know that you didn't want on line stuff, but i have been using AWARE from It has no junk in it and really has made my skin look healthy. It is really no more than Estee Lauder or Merle Norman.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,150
11/18/11 8:23 A

Redshoes is right, you have to see what works with your skin. I have so many age spots they look like freckles. I use one of the new products that supposedly fade spots. I'm not sure I believe it but I keep trying.

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11/18/11 8:13 A

Have always taken care of my skin, since I was teenager.. Wrinkles come anyway, I don't smoke or party either.. I now use a Night cream for both day and night because the day cream is not good enough in sub zero conditions..
It is trial and error- one product will work well for one person and suck for another.. You will have to try stuff yourself or ask a chemist to help "you".
Like feet, skins come in all different types and what you use on your face may give me allergy rashes including the expensive crap people suggest..
My youngest son and I have used creams developed by a hospital for skin allergies a long period of time because of all the crap producers put in them make us break out in beetroot red rashes..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 11/18/2011 (08:15)
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PEDAL-PUSHER Posts: 6,501
11/18/11 8:04 A

I normally use the Walmart brand facial cleaner, aiming for morning and evening, but not always succeeding at night. I wear no makeup except for some mascara when I go out (the joys of retirement!) Always, always wear a sunscreen, again, usually just the walmart moisturizer with a 15 SPF. In spring, I switch to JerginsNatural Glow Face (also a sun screen) just to give my face a little color. I'll pick up sone night cream at the Dollar Store, currently have a generic brand. I keep a facial scrub in the shower also.

I have been blessed with good skin, mostly normal with a slightly oily T-zone, make sure you buy products for your skin type. I have used expensive products and I have used cheap products.....I really see no difference. One thing I HAVE found that helps with wrinkles is DMAE. I get it online and it is not expensive. It plumps the skin.

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11/18/11 7:54 A

Do you have dry or oily skin? Any problem issues such as pimples/rash? For me I had some splotchy skin and it was super dry. My dermatologist suggested over the counter vani cream which is so cheap and you can get at Walgreen's. It worked wonders and I hate lotion.
Not product related but healthy omega 3 and also anti oxidant rich foods help with skin
Make sure to get all make up off at night as well

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,664
11/18/11 6:41 A

When my skin feels dry, I just use a sheet mask. Otherwise, I just cleanse my face twice a day. That's it! I've tried many moisturizers but I get big painful pimples whenever I moisturize so I've given up on moisturizer!

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11/18/11 6:05 A

I'm 54 and have been using a 5 part regimine by Kara Vita for several years with very good results. Protection from the sun is very important to prevent aging skin.

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11/18/11 3:21 A

I've used Neutrogena products for years they seem to work for me because I get a few breakouts here and there still. I use there scrub/mask with acne fighting properties and pore unclogging properties as well and oil free moisturiser with spf and when I don't need to use the scrub/mask I use the simple neutrogena bar for facial cleansing or the liquid but the bar is more economical priced. I've used many products over the years until I stumbled across Neutrogena and it seems to work best for me, even over the more expensive brands nothing beats it for me.

You probably have to experiment with a few different brands before you find what works for you, I could usually tell after a few weeks if I'm getting any results out of a product. Best of luck. emoticon

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11/18/11 1:44 A


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11/18/11 1:31 A

I'm happy with the new(ish) Olay products for cleansing and moisturizing (Regenerist). I buy them at CVS, where they seem to be on sale 50% of the time and then I get my "rewards" $ from my CVS shopper card.


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11/18/11 12:34 A

I've always used Merle Norman products on my face.

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11/17/11 11:56 P

I like to have a few different face washes on hand, so that I can respond to how my skin feels. I think one of the best all-round cleansers is the original Cetaphil, and for anyone wanting to try something new it would be my top recommendation. I also like to add in some exfoliation every couple of days, and for that I use a St. Ives Apricot Scrub (their Green Tea version is more gentle if your skin is sensitive). I keep two moisturizers on hand: a liquid with SPF for wearing in the day, and a rich cream to use at night.

My biggest skin care splurge is serum. I went through a stressful period earlier this year, and used a gift card to buy some expensive serum at Sephora (Peter Thomas Roth's Laser-Free Resurfacer). Within a week of nightly use my skin went from totally dull, patchy and sick-looking to looking like the glowing, fresh skin of an eight-year-old who'd never seen the sun. The bottle did cost $90, but with use three or four times a week it's lasted about nine months. You can get great serums at the drugstore too, for much less- try Loreal's Youth Code or Olay Regenerist. Make sure you apply serum at night, as anti-oxidants are damaged by exposure to light.

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11/17/11 10:59 P

For many years now I just use Olay bath soap & a moisturizer. That's it, nothing fancy at all...

BDAD038 Posts: 163
11/17/11 10:48 P

Don't fall for all the hype. You don't need to spend a lot of money on skincare products. Keep it simple- don't go to sleep with makeup on and moisturize your skin on a regular basis with a product that has sunscreen in it.

Eat foods rich in antioxidants

Edited by: BDAD038 at: 11/17/2011 (22:49)
11/17/11 10:23 P

Is your facial skin generally healthy and problem free? If so, then I don't know that you need to do anything differently than you have been doing.

I'm 43, and I use the same "skin care regimen" that I've used since I was a small child. Wash my face with whatever bar of soap is in the soap dish, dry with a soft towel. Wear a big floppy hat when the sun's too bright (I can't tolerate sun screens otherwise I would wear one), and that's it.

TMCLEOD4 Posts: 1,673
11/17/11 8:56 P

I'm trying to act more like an adult. I turned 40 a couple of months ago and should start thinking about taking care of my skin. Especially my face. I have some cleanser and moisturizer but I'm wondering if anyone out there does this daily and what products you use? I would prefer to use something I can buy at the store vs. having to buy online or from someone that sells the product (like Mary Kay). Any suggestions??

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