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is it ever to late to start?

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is it ever to late to start a morning face care regime. ie moisturising etc. my wife says there is no point as i am 45 and have spent many years working outside.

Darron
post #2 of 10
Never too late. Do the Jack LaLanne face exercises as well - 1 every day for 30 days. All 30 are on youtube. You'll look stupid doing them but the results are truly noticeable. Take a pic of your face on day 1 and day 30 and compare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isLJ024EdMA The rest is deep moisturizing and lots of sunblock. Olay Regenerist Serum is the only face product that Consumer Reports purported to work on fine lines. $20. Get the unscented one. It takes around 30 days to start seeing the benefits. You'll still need a moisturizer. Egyptian Magic Creme is pretty amazing stuff. You can get it at HQhair if you're in the UK, or Whole Foods in the states. If you've got a ton of $, Creme de la Mer is probably the best skin moisturizer. http://www.amazon.com/Olay-Regeneris...uckduckgo-d-20 Depending on your budget, you can also opt to get fractional or CO2 laser treatments on your face. If you've spent many years out in the sun, there's a lot of damage it can treat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqb3FuHP0xY
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Originally Posted by willpower View Post
Never too late. Do the Jack LaLanne face exercises as well - 1 every day for 30 days. All 30 are on youtube. You'll look stupid doing them but the results are truly noticeable. Take a pic of your face on day 1 and day 30 and compare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isLJ024EdMA

The rest is deep moisturizing and lots of sunblock. Olay Regenerist Serum is the only face product that Consumer Reports purported to work on fine lines. $20. Get the unscented one. It takes around 30 days to start seeing the benefits. You'll still need a moisturizer. Egyptian Magic Creme is pretty amazing stuff. You can get it at HQhair if you're in the UK, or Whole Foods in the states. If you've got a ton of $, Creme de la Mer is probably the best skin moisturizer.

http://www.amazon.com/Olay-Regeneris...uckduckgo-d-20

Depending on your budget, you can also opt to get fractional or CO2 laser treatments on your face. If you've spent many years out in the sun, there's a lot of damage it can treat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqb3FuHP0xY

jack la lane is the bomb. im going to start these face exercises as a tribute to him. thanks for the info.


however, for the sunblock, i have a few at home, but they are all too greasy for normal appliage and usage at the office. too shiny or greasy. as if i am going to the beach. do you have any suggestions?
post #4 of 10
In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
jack la lane is the bomb. im going to start these face exercises as a tribute to him. thanks for the info.


however, for the sunblock, i have a few at home, but they are all too greasy for normal appliage and usage at the office. too shiny or greasy. as if i am going to the beach. do you have any suggestions?

Try the Nutrogena crap. Other sunscreen made me break out in HS, and thus I refused to wear it.
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jack la lane is the bomb. im going to start these face exercises as a tribute to him. thanks for the info.
What a great, positive guy. I'm a big fan as well.
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Originally Posted by gort View Post
In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.
Cue the obligatory American Psycho reference
post #7 of 10
Yeah, I worked in the sun a lot when I was younger. I got that Clint Eastwood look around the eyes.

Best to keep the sun off your face for the rest of your life. The little exposure you get going to and from the car will tan you more than you need. Other than that, you could put Crisco on your face and it would still just be a placebo. Avoiding sun is all you need.

I'd avoid the facial exercises. They're bound to give you bone spurs.
post #8 of 10
Mr White also thinks that if you're 6', you need to weigh less than 150 pounds or you're "chunky", so take his advice with a grain of salt.
post #9 of 10
nvm
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Originally Posted by AChekhovGun View Post
Mr White also thinks that if you're 6', you need to weigh less than 150 pounds or you're "chunky", so take his advice with a grain of salt.

Yeah, like you came into the discussion knowing what causes bone spurs.
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