When RoC Brand invited me to learn more about how to prevent wrinkles I was pretty excited! I wanted to share all these great tips with you guys because as I found out, it’s never too early to start.
I’m 30 years old and I have a battle with my skin. I’ve battled with acne and dry skin for pretty much my entire life. During these many years I have moisturized the heck out of skin, lathering it twice a daily, which has resulted in at least one positive thing: lack of wrinkles. I know lots of people deal with dark circles, puffiness, age lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet and I know the time will come for me as well, so that’s why I was interested in learning about more ways in how to prevent this.
Like lots of other beauty products in my life, it’s a good idea to use them before you need them. Have you ever dried to get rid of a scar? It’s hard. Have you ever tried to remove eye wrinkles? Very hard. But if you start to use products before they form then you’re not going to have to deal with getting rid of them.
I met up with some other ladies at Duane Reade on Wall Street to discuss RoC product benefits and anti-aging/skin care with top NYC dermatologist Debra Jaliman and health experts. There we got to ask all our questions we always wanted to know:
When do I have to start to worry about wrinkles?
What is retinol?
Do I have to wear moisturizer?
Is there a thing as too much sunscreen? (Answer, NO!)
How much lotion should I really put on my face?
Is this product going to break me out?
One of the tips that really stuck with me that night is this “More is not better, use small amounts”. I know you’ve read a bottle before and it says to put a pea amount so you do that and then you put 6x more dots because more means it will work better, right? Wrong! A little goes a long way! So don’t go crazy with application, keep it light.
I also learned that Retinol is the most popular ingredient recommended by dermatologists. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A which reduces pore size and reduces fine lines.
Always wash with a very gentle mild cleanser. Most times you don’t need anything fancy, most cleaners found at your local drugstore will do the job.
SPF 30 is great to use. If you are using a retinol always use a sunscreen, but you should always use a sunscreen anyways.. even when it’s rainy out! Do you use a moisturizer that has SPF in it? Do you use SPF them on top of that? Then does your makeup have SPF in it too? It’s totally ok, there’s no such thing as too much sunscreen.
RoC gave us great giveaway bags that included everything from sunglasses (protect those eyes) to eye masks to Debra Jaliman’s book “Skin Rules” which I read that night in bed from front to back. They also gave us a ton of skincare products as everyone has different skin tones, sensitivity and needs different things. The two items that I have been using for a week straight now are the Deep Wrinkle Serum and the Anti-Aging for Retinol-Sensitive Skin. I have extremely sensitive skin that can be so easily irritated so I love that they have products for my quick to become red skin. When I dotted this eye cream around my eyes the first few nights I definitely felt the retinol tingling but per package that’s to be expected. The deep wrinkle serum stimulates your skin’s renewal process and is clinically proven to visibly reduce both fine lines and deep wrinkles. I also read a ton of reviews that said that the serum really helped with acne so I decided to give this a shot as well. With anything I have to be patient and give it time to work. The serum takes 12 weeks to notice a difference so I am going to continue to put it on at bed time and then lather my favorite moisturizer on top.
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Tell me, what are you doing for your skin? What is your routine? Do you have to deal with eye wrinkles? If so, what do you use? If not, are you starting to prevent them?