The good, the bad and the ugly. The skin

skin care, wrinkles and all

Ah, yes, aging is a beautiful thing! Right?  Not?  I’m a firm believer in taking care of our skin,,the body you can cover with clothes,,but that neck, face and hands..not so much.  I don’t believe in trying to look like a kid but I don’t understand woman who say I want to age gracefully?  Don’t want to wear make up?  I’ve loved it since I was a teen, mani pedi is a must since I was 14 and as long as I can either afford to have it done or just yank my legs up and do those toes, I”ll have polish.  It’s called grooming in my book.

Save Your Skin

Drink your water..keep hydrated, it’s very important.

The Good News: Your skin is drier, so you’re less likely to suffer from unsightly breakouts. While some women do experience menopause-related skin issues, they’re usually treatable with hormone-replacement therapy. There is a fantastic herbal medicine that I started to take and it’s solved so many problems and off estrogen.  It’s called Dr. Shultze’s female formula, check it out, give it a try, you have nothing to lose but a few dollars. And here is a place to get some really good herbal teas that just might help… I read all the reviews to make a wise decision without seeing my doctor…ultimately, it’s you and how you feel.

Herbal teas for menopause


The Not-So-Good News: You may notice your skin is more fragile, and you may have an increasing number of age spots. Consider using a prescription hydroquinone product — “the gold standard for reducing age spots,” says Helen M. Torok, M.D., medical director for the Dermatology & Surgery Center at Trillium Creek in Medina, Ohio. Also, the fine lines and wrinkles that started appearing in your 50s are becoming more dramatic, especially if you smoked or sunned significantly in your younger years. One remedy: prescription retinol products like Retin-A or Renova, Torok says. These creams repair damaged skin by speeding skin cell turnover.

I love me Retin-A, has taken care of so much sun damage from the years in the sun.  Living in Egypt right now, I can get it cheap but would pay whatever for it as it has helped make my skin look so alive.

What’s Up With That? In your 60s you may develop dilated superficial blood vessels (called telangiectasias) on the cheeks, nose, chin and legs, but don’t worry: Doctors can zap them with a laser that destroys the blood vessels underneath the skin — with no scarring. Another option to help make skin look younger: a radio-frequency-emitting device, which uses heat to contract collagen and tighten the skin, without injuring the outer epidermis.

I will say, I haven’t tried this one yet…my day will come, I’m sure.

What’s Ahead: In your 70s you’re likely to notice a big spike in skin tags, as well as excess skin around the neck and jowl lines. Skin tags are usually benign and can be removed through freezing or cauterizing. If you are bothered by sagging skin under the jaw, consider a skin-tightening radio-frequency treatment.

I will add, I’ve used wart remover to freeze off my age spots..yes, they try to come back and the healing takes a while but it saves on a doctors appt.  Heck, I find them in the strangest place…my thighs? Give me a break!  My shoulders also seem to get them and around my hairline..I have had some removed by cauterizing..I’m due for a few more that I can’t reach or are in an area that shows.  It’s not like I have great skin on my body anymore but I sure don’t like to feel anything on it that I didn’t have 10 years ago.  Yuck!






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