Face Skin

I want to talk about wrinkles. It seems like my forehead wrinkles are getting more prominent each day. They’ve always shown up when I raise my eyebrows really high,forehead wrinkles but they used to disappear completely once my eyebrows resumed their normal orientation. Now the wrinkles tend to linger. How do you take care of your skin, specifically your face skin? I usually just slather on some moisturizer with SPF in the morning, and smooth some organic jojoba and/or argan oil over my face before bed (which often results in a greasy pillowcase). Surprisingly putting oil on my face has improved my complexion rather than causing breakouts, but I feel like it’s impossible to know if any one product will benefit my skin long term or not. Maybe skin care products don’t help at all, and it’s all a big scam. What do you think?

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  1. Brandi

    I switch over to using oils at night a few months ago and my face has never looked better. Have you used Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a face cleanse? If not you should. Basically you use a quarter sized about of EVOO and rub it into your face for a minute then set a warm wash cloth on your face for additional minute, after that simply wipe the oil off. Also rose hip oil is another night face moisturizer. Let me know if you have any other tips:)

  2. joni

    how funny, i use oils too. i have rosacea, so i cant tolerate commercial products although i used to be a total product whore. but now i use jojoba oil mixed with rose absolut and jasmine, and i wash with a japanese wonder cloth and water. the less i do to my face the better. since i live in alaska, i dont really have wrinkles yet.

  3. Jack Murphy

    Dermatologist prescribed retinols will reduce wrinkles. Applied daily, it will increase the cell turn over of your skin and reduce wrinkles. Taken orally, it is used for acne, but topically, it is a beauty agent.

  4. Rachel

    I’ve heard a lot about the oil thing at night, but the thing with me is that my face is already naturally oily. I feel like putting more oils on it, especially at night, is just going to make it worse. Anyone have any tips?

    I would love to contribute more to the topic of the post, but seeing as I’m only 19, I’m not worried about wrinkles just yet…

    1. Lindsey

      19 is a great time to start worrying about wrinkles! The more preventative measures you take now, the better your skin will look as you age.

  5. Sarah

    Sadly, my derm told me that lines caused by facial expressions (smiling, frowning, concentrating, etc.) can only be minimized with botox. I’ve spent a ton of money on beauty products over the years, and it’s hard to tell how effective they really are…

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      That’s kinda what I was afraid of. Maybe I will just stop making faces!

  6. bella

    I love serum, scrubs, moisturizers, basically all beauty products. A great serum for the money is the Loreal youth code. My skin seems firmer and the fine lines seem to be disappearing.

  7. Tommy

    I think it’s a combination of three things: products, lifestyle, and (sometimes unfortunately) genes.

    I do invest in sturdy, vetted skincare (Philosophy and Kiehl’s), but I also try to get plenty of sleep and exercise. Oh, and drink tons of water. Some articles say that it doesn’t make a difference, but I strongly disagree. When I gave up carbonated beverages back in high school, it was one of the best decisions of my short-to-that-point life.

    Sidenote: a dab of tea tree oil should do ya.

  8. terriaw

    I tend to have oily skin too, so putting anything oily on my face wouldn’t be helpful. I use Olay Regenerist products, which I love. They are a good price, and they seem to smooth out my skin and even out my skin tone too.

  9. Lindsey

    When I was 16 my derm recommended Cetaphil. I’ve been using it ever since, with the same brand lotion with spf, and my skin looks great at 30. The only thing I have added is using a Clarisonic face scrubber, it increases cell turnover, and keeps the skin firmer and more toned. :)

  10. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

    I knew you smarty pantses would have some skin care tips for me! Thank you everybody! :)

  11. F Saunders

    Don’t worry about them so much. Oh dear, that sounds like a bad pun. I meant that as “there are some things that are not worth worrying over”. Okay, that’s not better, but let me elaborate:

    I decided when I was a teenager, after seeing many anti-wrinkle and beauty product ads and listening to adults complain about getting old, that I would embrace my wrinkles as they came. Back then it seemed to me like adults spent a lot of worry and money on the issue, and I decided I would rather save my cares and my money for something fun or important. I bought books and video games instead of Avon, for example. I ate donuts with friends rather than read teen and beauty magazines with them. Donuts in moderation, mind you.

    I guess I’m starting to get some wrinkles now that I am an adult, but my donut-eating library friends would look at me funny if I brought the subject up, and they’d tell me not to worry so much or it’ll cause more wrinkles.

    That’s probably not the answer you’re looking for though.

  12. Roseanna

    i don’t believe these commercial products work a great deal. i am reading a book about making your own natural vegan beauty products and some of them sound amazing. so far i only use Astral on my face as i have dry skin i need a lot of moisture but i will be moving to the home made stuff soon. i also love using olive oil as a cleanser moisturiser too. i have really deep forehead wrinkles as i have a very expressive face! but my fringe (bangs) helps with that!!

  13. Rachel

    Retinols are your savoir, seriously. I am getting forehead wrinkles, too, but I recently started using some prescription retinol cream on that area and I was surprised how quickly it made a difference. But be prepared for initial redness, peeling, and stinging. You really have to ease into it. My cream is actually prescription strength from Mexico (my mom bought it for me when she was down there…), but there are some non-prescription ones out there that are supposed to work, too.

  14. Mallory

    I have just recently decided that the facial routine I did as a teen will no longer cut it, or those sneaky wrinkles (laugh lines?) that have started to appear. So I bit the bullet and spent a lil’ hefty sum on an ENTIRE facial system from Bobbi Brown….And I can say it was well worth the effort!!! Even if my wrinkles (life lines?) don’t completely disappear, my face feels much softer, cleaner and glowie.

  15. Bhav`

    Hey Amanda,
    I wanted to share my oil experience with you :) I was always afraid of anything oil on my face but I found this shop on etsy Skin apotheke by Zria, she reassured me that I should give up my fear and try oils and I can tell you this my skin, in about three months of using her flower power firming serum, has gone from being broken out to being THE most radiant clear skin ever……I cannot even believe that the power of oils could be so amazing! you should check her shop out :)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I’m still using argan oil on my face and around my eyes before bed and mixing a few drops into my spf each morning. I decided I like the argan oil better than the jojoba oil, because it’s less greasy and seems to soak in more quickly. It has only been 8 months since I wrote this post, so I can’t really tell if it’s preventing wrinkles or not yet, but my skin is soft and healthy looking! :) Is there anything in particular you wanted me to follow up on?

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