I did learn something new. I was surprised to learn that smiling causes more wrinkles. For years, I thought that it was the other way around. Smiling is much more nicer than frowning.
2/18/2014 12:09:46 AM
Being form AZ, I have learned to use sunscreen everyday. I also have found some plus sized shirts at Columbia Sports that are long sleeved and have SPF of 35 + built into the fabric. They fit well and are flattering. Wide brimmed hats are also a must!
Love Oil of Olay 15 SPF creme for work days, child's sport SPF's work well on sensitive skin when out all day.
I live in a sunny, dry state (New Mexico). Unfortunately, I'm allergic to most of the sun blocks out there. I've found a few of SPF 15 to 20, but if I try an SPF 30 of the same brand, I get an itchy strawberry rash wherever I put it - and it takes 3 days to develop the rash. I generally just wear a big floppy gardener's hat, a T and short with sandals - and after showering, I grease up with coconut oil mixed with shea butter. So far, so good. Don't smoke, use tanning beds, and am a back sleeper.
Born in Australia in the early 1950s, I spent most of my teenage summers lying on the sand on beaches trying to get as deep a tan as possible, as did everyone else in those times. It wasn't public knowledge that sun is a major cause of skin cancer way back then, and as for wrinkles, well, I never thought so far into the future.. unfortunately.
To date I've been blessed not to have skin cancer, but I can't say the same about wrinkles.
My 89 year old mother has always been progressively ahead of time, minimal sun on your face, and never wash your face with soap, use warm, then cold water with hands only, don't sleep with makeup on, and get enough sleep...to this I have added an eye cream since age 20. My mother is a homemaker with limited formal education. Her wisdom is amazing. She has no wrinkles, just a few smile creases, and 3 daughters who adore her. To this, I have added an eye cream, starting at age 20.
I am just happy to be growing older. It beats the alternative and I hope to be alive for a good many years yet. I don't have too many wrinkles on my face so that is the least of my worries. I suppose I should wear sunglasses more often when I am in the sun or driving because I tend to squint to see and I am sensitive to glare. If/when I lose the weight I need to lose, then I'm sure I will have some saggy skin and wrinkles... but i will worry about that tomorrow because that is not a reality yet!
Good info. I'm a side/stomach sleeper and I have noticed the last year or so (age 46) that I have developed a couple of wrinkles on my face about where the skin mushes up when I'm laying down. They used to totally fade after I was awake a few hours, but now they don't . I read somewhere a few years ago that Cary Grant used to sleep only on his back to minimize wrinkling. Not sure if it was true, but if so I guess he was on to something! I wish I could learn to sleep on my back but have not been able to break the habit. Even as a baby Mom said I would only sleep on my stomach or side. As I get older I find myself taking back every snarky comment I ever made about vain people worrying about wrinkles instead of more important things. Karma is a you know what! Wish I could afford a dermatologist :).
I was surprised that smiling versus frowning causes more wrinkles. After thinking about it, I can see why. Also, the last question about anti-wrinkle creams seemed like a trick question. I thought they were a temporary solution at best. So maybe I'll try and get in the habit of using a product everyday.
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