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Old 04-29-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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My beard has been completely white for several years, so the option of growing one is off the table.
... And, for that reason alone, I now refuse to allow a beard to grow - much past a day's worth, anyway.
I used to have the darkest beard, during my 40s & 50s. During my late-50s, it began to turn gray, and also thin-out. So, what I ended-up with was a scraggly-looking, white beard.
Trying to find a full-time job at age 60-plus turned-out to be an exercise in disguise-and-deception; I finally had to shave-off the beard so that I didn't look so old ...
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I'll be 64 in about a week, and it occured to me that the gods of olay really do make a good cream since I don't look a bit like it. But my hair has lost most of its blonde. I use henna on it and make it red, and before the birthday intend to, but I suppose some day I'll surrender to laziness and let its silvery tones show. But when I get it all the same tones I think I actually do feel younger.

I had my health problems long before so I don't think I feel any more or less full of energy now.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:41 PM
 
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I agree about Oil of Olay! it has allowed me to pass for younger for decades

(along with youthful hair & clothes)
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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This consumer report article on top face cream ranking may be of interest to some folks

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Face Creams - ABC News

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Consumer Reports magazine recently tested popular face creams to see how well they fought wrinkles.

On Sunday's "Good Morning America Weekend Edition," Consumer Reports health editor Ronni Sandroff said that contrary to popular belief, price does not dictate a cream's power.

"There was no correlation between effectiveness and price," Sandroff said.

Even the more effective creams provided only a minimal reduction of wrinkles -- less than 10-percent. Sandroff said consumers can't expect a cream to perform a miracle.
It's interesting that they rated Oil of Olay Renegerist (at $57) as one of the creams which are 'Slightly More Effective' and one of the expensive one a Prairie Cellular (at $335) as one of the 'Slightly Less Effective' creams.

For me, I love the outdoor but always wear a cap. I have never smoked & very rarely use sunscreen (only at the beach or on a boat) but never sunbathing. Vaseline intensive care lotion is cheap and keep my skin moist so I use it daily. I don't have any wrinkles but attribute more to genetic and maybe healthy eating (lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, lean meats and olive oil).

When I look at myself in the mirror, I see a '9-12 years old kid' loving life, ready for actions, life adventure and never a 60+ years old senior citizen. Several of my girl friends have commented that I look like a kid and dress like a kid (with T shirt, shorts or jeans) which I take as compliments ;-)
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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No way am I going down stairs anymore if I have something in each hand so I can't hang onto the handrail.
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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No way am I going down stairs anymore if I have something in each hand so I can't hang onto the handrail.
When I do, I'm a lot more careful about it now than I might have been 20 years ago.
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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What makes me feel just plain old? Well yesterday I stopped at a Dunkin Donuts and ordered 1 hot and 1 iced coffee. Well not thinking much of it I tell my golfing buddy (on our way to a golf tournament) I will pay. We wait a few minutes and my buddy says to me "you must look old because he gave you a senior discount and you didn't even ask!" I was just floored and now I feel really old.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:04 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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This really hits a nerve. I feel old because my knees hurt. And my legs around my knees hurt. I can't move like I think I should be able to. I've been working out--walking and doing exercises on Nautulis machines. But nothing really gives me lasting improvement.

I know I need to visit a doc for this, and I think I will need knee replacements. Oh, I don't want that. But when I don't know if I can climb up something or go down something, I hate how that feels. And then I feel old.

A good day for me is when my knees don't hurt.
Well, I've known folks in their mid-50's who needed knee replacements and got them. Mid-50's is young from my perspective, and sometimes folks wreck their knees from activities they did when they were younger ( wrestling and other sport injuries come to mind), so knees like that aren't always just indicative of old age.

So in your shoes I'd make that visit to your doctor about your knees, there might be other remedies short of knee replacements, at least for now, that will make your knees feel better. But if it turns out you do need knee replacements, it might well be that getting them will improve things down the road so much that you will feel lots younger, and wonder why you waited so long.
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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This consumer report article on top face cream ranking may be of interest to some folks

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Face Creams - ABC News



It's interesting that they rated Oil of Olay Renegerist (at $57) as one of the creams which are 'Slightly More Effective' and one of the expensive one a Prairie Cellular (at $335) as one of the 'Slightly Less Effective' creams.

For me, I love the outdoor but always wear a cap. I have never smoked & very rarely use sunscreen (only at the beach or on a boat) but never sunbathing. Vaseline intensive care lotion is cheap and keep my skin moist so I use it daily. I don't have any wrinkles but attribute more to genetic and maybe healthy eating (lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, lean meats and olive oil).

When I look at myself in the mirror, I see a '9-12 years old kid' loving life, ready for actions, life adventure and never a 60+ years old senior citizen. Several of my girl friends have commented that I look like a kid and dress like a kid (with T shirt, shorts or jeans) which I take as compliments ;-)
I had health problems which caused a rash with sun a long time ago, and while I don't use sunburn cream since it itches, I tend not to try to tan. I'm sure that helped. But I got a jar of the overnight olay stuff, and its the best moisturizer I've ever seen and their eye cream WORKS! I have scars from acne still and the only thing which helps that is a collagen stimulator. I had really bad acne and back then they didn't have all the stuff they do now so you don't end up with the scars.

I tend to dress in shorts during the summer and have an extensive supply of tank tops to wear with them. I'm glad I'm not living in that time when 'older' people were supposed to wear covering clothes since unless its cold, I want air around me. I do wear my furry boots in the summer, but that's because there is much more than grass in the lawn and its not sandle let alone barefoot kind.

I remember my grandfather, who lived into his 90's and did his own yard and took care of his fruit trees himself said that you are only as old as you believe you are. Yeah, everyone's got limitations...I've had some since my 20's but don't dwell on limitations but possibilities.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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BellaDL, I think Oil of Olay Beauty Fluid for $8 or $9 for 6 ounces is by far the best of all the Olay offerings. (lesser price for 4 ounces)

I've been using Oil of Olay Beauty Fluid for 35 or 40 years with great results. I've tried other Olay face creams, but none seem as effective as their Beauty Fluid.
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