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    Default Smoothen Forehead Wrinkles?

    OK so i have some wrinkles on m forehead, i'm nearing thirties, and i just want to take into consideration what products are out there. I dont want any botox, or cosmetic procedures, basically creams, lotions, moisturisers etc. The ones i have give an unpleasant look, and i only want to know if and what i can do about it. Are products based on gender, or are they basically the same?

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    Sorry but once they are there that is it. No cream will get rid of them, unless very fine no cream with soften them. Its Botox or just realize no one else is noticing them.
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    Is this really it? So what's the use of all the cream and anti-aging products out there, are they all bull?

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    Diet, lifestyle & genetics probably play a greater part, but any decent moisturiser will help to keep the skin looking good.
    They don't have to be massively costly, although different people favour different brands for a variety of reasons.

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    I think vitamin c and many other anti oxidants help, oxidation creates more wrinkles i have heard

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    Quote Originally Posted by therock003 View Post
    Is this really it? So what's the use of all the cream and anti-aging products out there, are they all bull?
    Unfortunately we women are always looking for the quick fix and the wonder product, sold to us by the brands. If such a product really existed then all the other products would be totally redundant. Oh and no plastic surgeons either. Just look at the ads with say Julia Roberts for Lancome, she is air brushed so much it doesn't even look like her.

    Fact of life, we all age, nothing will stop it happening. Just enjoy life and use whatever you like start early and it helps. But we will all get wrinkles.
    A high sun factor is a really good start.

    Christopher Drummond a brilliant make up artist has said,"You are the only one worrying about your dark circles and wrinkles. Walking down the street no is even noticing them."
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    Well of course this is whats really taking place.

    Bur personally I'm not looking for a wonder product to use once, and get results, or even for something to eliminate wrinkles altogether.

    How do creams work? Do they act as moisturizers and antioxidants, so they allow skin to be more elastic and less fragile? So do they perform as a preemptive measure to prevent wrinkles, or can they restore it to wrinkle-less fashion?


    I'm not really stressing much, and i can accept it, if nothing can be done, I'm just looking to get informed on the exact science and what is really going on.

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    I'm around your age and recently had my first Botox to correct a deep horizontal forehead line. I paid $11 per unit, and 10 units were used, so it was only $110. I know you said you didn't want to do Botox, but I could not be happier with the results, and continued over time, it's not just a corrective treatment, it's actually preventive as well.

    The nurse recommended a retinol as the most important thing I should be using on my skin (well, I guess the second most important, after sun screen). I recently purchased Perricone MD High Potency Evening Repair, which contains retinol.
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    Sounds like a job for Pure Chimp Tea, combined with Pure Chimp anti-wrinkle cream. I mean, who ever saw a wrinkly chimp?
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    Taking hydrolyzed type 2 collagen can help some. I was stunned by the difference it makes. Retinol never did much for me, but Retin-A, followed by a vitamin C serum worked wonders. I no longer bother using Retin-A because I use a PMD now as it's a very easy, quick way to exfoliate (takes about five minutes once a week) and I don't want to overdo it. I'm using up some of my leftover Retin-A on the back of my hands.
    For a while, I was using an LED lamp for 30 minutes, followed by around 20 minutes using a NuFace device every day. During the 30 minutes under the lamp I'd multi-task and do my back stretches. I stopped using those tools when my dad's health started failing; I can't leave him unattended for 30 minutes now. I can see a significant change in forehead wrinkles, crows' feet, sagging, etc., so I guess those things were helping.
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    I agree
    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Diet, lifestyle & genetics probably play a greater part, but any decent moisturiser will help to keep the skin looking good.
    They don't have to be massively costly, although different people favour different brands for a variety of reasons.

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    I have skin holding up well and NO genetic advantage; my mom's wrinkled early and mine is delicate by nature, reactionary, had acne/rosacea, no advantage out the gate.

    These things I find to be most important, in order of importance:
    Moisturizer after washing or wetting face, always. Don't let it dry completely without moisturizing, ever. Use something gentle in the morning and something anti-aging, exfoliating, active at night.
    7,5 or more hours of sleep each night - sleep is overlooked but it's during sleep that the body heals from the day, you can't do anything to get around the need for sleep, can't make up for it in other ways.
    Stay out of the sun most of the time if you can, wear a wide-brim hat when you are having a day outside, I don't worry about incidental amounts of sun like running in the mornings when it's barely up or walking from the car to work, but for long walks or days at the beach or park, HAT!
    Retin-A, oh yeah! Just go to the doctor and ask for it, it's good, cleared up the rosacea and keeps the skin looking better, unwinds small sun damages, slows down the effect of time on the skin. Get the more emollient one and use this as night cream.
    Eye cream every night.
    Exercise, keeping the face muscles active, expressive. Sort of opposite strategy from Botox but it seems to be working, I figured exercise had kept the rest of me from sagging so maybe it helps in the face too, bringing circulation and building small amounts of muscle.


    These are the things I do and they do work for me. If I had to pick two, they would be sleep and never letting the skin dry out.

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    You could also use a home-made light exfoliating paste/mask and also, there are also natural ways to moisturize the skin (there's plenty of info you can search for online) to help with it and I would also agree to go see a Doc and present your specific concerns, RetinA is good and effective but it may be harsh on some more sensible skin types.
    Get plenty of water, sleep and avoid stress as prevention for deeper ones. And the most important of all avoid the sun but not too much though we all need those rays too.
    As for your question yes some products are gender based as men and women's skin differ.

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    Start a good skincare regimen.

    Skinceuticals Antioxidant serum (Phloretin CF or CE Ferulic)

    Sunscreen

    Night cream that exfoliates with AHA/Glycolic
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    What about apivita mens care with propolis and cardamus

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    Again Botox, no cream, serum etc will get rid of them
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    I get it. I just want to know how creams work. There no way im getting bottox at this age. I'm young its not that noticeable for me to really worry. So what is the role of creams. Do they have any effect on reversing marks, or are they only preventative

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    The are a preventative, sun screen all year round and not moving your forehead much will also help.
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    I'm 39 and I tried Azzalure (form of botox) and loved it. However the price to keep it up was what stopped me from getting it again. I found that using an AHA helps, and I absolutely love sheet masks. There are a lot out there to choose from and I think Hada Labo - a Japanese brand actually - would be a great place to start with them, or Lovemore brand instead of the ones you find at Sephora or Target or Boots. Moving to a Korean skincare routine has really worked for me, especially considering I cannot use retinol products at this time.
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    Antiaging creams aren't all bull, things with vitaminc, peptides, AHA and BHA and retinols are effective but with skincare prevention is about 1000x easier than reversing, unless you are getting injectables. Sunscreen, every single day is the most important.
    I like stuff from Paula's Choice and The Ordinary. I'm 39, starting using antioxidants about 12 years ago, and am very smooth faced. But my brother, who is my indentical but male, is 2 years younger and has pretty deep lines but, he works construction, doesn't use sunscreen

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    Oh, FYI, Botox works best as preventative too. I'm actually going in for my first session soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Civil to strangers View Post
    Antiaging creams aren't all bull, things with vitaminc, peptides, AHA and BHA and retinols are effective but with skincare prevention is about 1000x easier than reversing, unless you are getting injectables. Sunscreen, every single day is the most important.
    I like stuff from Paula's Choice and The Ordinary. I'm 39, starting using antioxidants about 12 years ago, and am very smooth faced. But my brother, who is my indentical but male, is 2 years younger and has pretty deep lines but, he works construction, doesn't use sunscreen

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    Oh, FYI, Botox works best as preventative too. I'm actually going in for my first session soon.
    100% correct with the sun protection. Living down under in Australia, the sun is harsh and unforgiving, even on overcast days. Don't spend hundreds on like Dr Sturm or Sisley products, get yourself a solid moisturiser day cream with added SPF protection (Baxter of California do one that is fairly convenient). If you have to use some antiaging products, ive found good results with Elemis for Men antiaging to be pretty good also.

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    There are a few lifestyle choices that will help.

    Drink plenty of water to keep all skin hydrated well. Not too much to drown the poor organs.
    Eat oily fish.
    Eat dark skinned fruits like blueberries, tomatoes etc for their antioxidant qualities.
    Use vitamin E cream massaged in on a regular basis, and I mean regular, every day for evermore, morning and night.
    Some people see a difference using ceramides like the Elizabeth Arden oil capsules, but my skin reacts very badly to them and they're expensive.

    Creams don't fix, but they do keep the skin plumped up more than not using them, by stopping the loss of moisture from the skin more than by anything magic, but if you are dehydrated already, then it comes from within.

    IMO only....

    ...I forgot, smoking and drinking adds wrinkles. Not sure of the science why, except dehydration.

    ... and being too skinny. No layers of fat to plump out the flesh a bit.
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