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Old 08-29-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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I was in Sephora and it’s overwhelming how many different skin care creams there are out there. Serums that are supposed to get rid of wrinkles, etc.

How many of these lotions actually work and make people look younger and better? Are they really worth it? Is a $150 serum any better than a $20 serum?
I generally stick with medical grade skin care and sometimes used drug store brands because medical grade is expensive, but worth it and it works with real results.

I mainly use ZO Skin Health, almost every single product I've used; Vivier, the vitamin C; Skinceuticals, not their cleansers; SkinMedica, Revision neck cream; but drug store brands are Neutrogena ultra gentle daily cleanser foaming formula for the face, neck, chest, Aveeno body wash, CeraVe moisturizing cream for body, sometimes on the face in the winter, StriVectin, NIA114 TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream Plus, La Roche Posay mineral SPF 50 for face & body, same with Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50 for face & body, Bioderma Sensibio H2O micelle solution (to help remove heavy eye makeup); my husband uses NIA24 eye repair complex.

Lac-Hydrin 12% AHA was discontinued in Canada, I would love to get my hands on AmLactin at reasonable cost (very, very expensive in Canada, Walmart, on-line order only)

I've got beauty devices also. The famous Clarisonic; NuBrilliance microdermabrasion machine; NuFace Trinity Pro. I had DermaWand a few years back.
I'm told by a doctor from Newport Beach that NuFace is a waste of money, but I suspect she said that because less people would see a doctor to get medical grade treatment and it may be true that the doctor has better, stronger machine, but paying over a grand for one treatment is not within my budget. So, I use most of these devices daily, some twice a day and I'm sure that can equal to medical treatment at the doctor's office.
I'm a skin care lover and yes, it cost a lot, but at least I don't have pot holes on my face because from being a teen and forward, I am acne prone and have to make the effort to get normal skin and try to go beyond that. Some friends say I've achieved it, but you have to stay on top of it, especially once you've reached 40.

Some women are lucky to only use one beauty product and they have flawless skin, no sun damage, no wrinkles, just sagging skin as they reach older age.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:36 PM
 
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I have a clairsonic too but never use it. I used it when I first got it but didn’t see twirls and wondered what it was doing really.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:22 PM
 
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I have a clairsonic too but never use it. I used it when I first got it but didnít see twirls and wondered what it was doing really.
Twirls? What do you mean by that?
It is a brush that help do a deeper clean on your skin to remove anything that can start blocking your pores. Typically, I prefer to use a gentle face wash with this.
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Old Today, 10:31 AM
 
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I’m 41 and have been seeing dermatologists since middle school. I’ve never had great skin. Acne, dry skin and at 39 a nasal cell carcinoma and I’ve never been a sun worshipper. I did make some mistakes with the sun and skin cancer is in my family. My skin isn’t terrible. I definitely see people my age with worse skin. But having a dermatologist for a long time doesn’t equal great skin IMO
I credit my dermatologist for giving me good advice, medication to help with my acne (I had deep cystic acne until she treated it. I had a mild case, but some of the cysts kept recurring for years) I just did what she said and it helped my skin age better. I’m in my late 40’s with great elasticity and few wrinkles. My sister did not follow the advice and has aged faster. I do garden and swim, but I am religious about sunscreen because of my excessively pale skin.
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Old Today, 10:41 AM
 
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Ita about dermatologists.....usually people see them because of problem skin, rosacea, moles that change in appearance, that type of stuff. If no problems....it's not necessary to go to a dermatologist to have healthy & pretty skin.........eat right, drink lots of water & have a basic daily skin care routine. Some see a dermatologist annually as a cancer screening.....but you really don't even need to do that as often if you have no moles or any unusual growths.

The important thing about skin cancer is catching it early....even with melanomas (worst type) the survival rate is very high after 5 years....& most skin cancers are non melanoma.
Yes, I saw a derm about cystic acne and she helped clear it up through shots, antibiotics, retinoids, and birth control pills, and solid advice.

Healthy skin will never be perfect, but great skin is attainable for everyone. It just takes commitment and using things that are clinically proven to work. My teen uses sunscreen every day and washes with a gentle cleanser. She uses a retinoid to help with cell turnover. She will have fantastic skin. My mother had a facelift at 55, due to sagging skin and wrinkles. She didnít start taking care of her skin until she was 40. Thatís when she got me to start taking care of my skin, she didnít want me to make the mistakes she did. Skincare is about prevention.
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