Take Some Time Off…… Your face!

The more I look into the mirror, the more I see my grandmother. Don’t get me wrong, my grandmother is one of the coolest people I’ve ever met, she plays the drums, knows karate and brought my mother into the world. However, being the age I am and seeing wrinkles appear around my mouth and eyes, not so cool. Unfortunately the good times that made the lines on your face, don’t exactly make your face look so good over time.

If your fear is going under the knife luckily it’s not a necessary fear. There are solutions beyond going under that truly work. Most of us are concerned about the lines that most call the parentheses, the lines that frame your mouth and deepen over time. The best answer for a problem such as this is facial filler. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane will last 6-9 months and can take 10 years off of your face. Plumping up the volume doesn’t only have to be around your mouth though. Do you long for Angelina’s pout? Filler can also be injected into the lips to keep your smile looking much younger.

As for the crows that are dancing around the corners of your eyes, ward them off with my personal favorite, Botox. Botox usually lasts for about 3 months and luckily injections to treat crow’s feet are normally the most inexpensive. Botox injections begin to take effect in less than a week and dermal fillers will show a difference right away.

Injections not really your thing? Well they should be (and again, if you haven’t read my previous blogs then you’d know I’m a reformed needle-phobic) and there are a few topical problem solvers that are finally out there THAT WORK. One is SkinMedica’s Essential Serum. Although the name seems more like a gimmick than a promise, if the fact that Jennifer Aniston swears by it helps then just know that! The Essential Serum is a growth factor serum that contains antioxidants and peptides, it honestly is 7 skin care products in 1. SkinMedica actually found a way to improve fine lines, wrinkles, tone and overall texture of the skin in a pump action cream dispenser.

Another “essential” product is the Clarisonic Opal. Anyone out there in the internet world have a Clarisonic Brush? Same company. How about a Sonic Care Toothbrush? Same company. And if that isn’t enough for you to go out any try one I’m not exactly sure what to tell you. The Opal comes with two packs of Sea Eye Serum. Both packs last you a total of 90 days, the device has a charging base that can hold a charge long enough for you to go on your summer vacations without having to over pack your make up bag. The device itself is about the size of the palm of your hand and has a button on the side that times out 30 seconds for each of your eyes. Use it for the fine lines around your eyes, and even though this is an off label hint, some of the girls around the office have been using it for the fine lines and wrinkles around their mouths.

So if you’re truly looking to take some time off, maybe vacation isn’t the answer (come on, the wrinkles we get are from our significant others and our kids anyway right? You know you’ll just get more if you all “get away” at once!) Relax at home and start a new skin care routine that will make you look like you’ve always just come back from a relaxing retreat.

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