Forehead wrinkles and pores.
My forehead is the part of my face that shows age the most. I’ve always wrinkled my forehead but the wrinkles only became noticeable in the past year. The top picture was taken in May and the bottom picture in December. When it comes to skincare, I tend to play the long game. I rarely see instant results so I like to give products some time to work. Overall, I’ve noticed that my forehead wrinkles are less noticeable, my pores are less visible and my skin looks healthier and brighter. SEPHORA COLLECTION - Ultra Glow Serum: Glow + Strengthen Vitamin C SerumI started using this serum in the mornings under my moisturizer in May. I found this serum to be devoid of any weird smells, lightweight and almost watery in texture. My skin absorbs the serum right up and it doesn’t feel oily or sticky afterward. My only issue with this formula is that it comes in a clear bottle. Everything I’ve read says Vitamin C degrades with light. I hope Sephora figured out how to keep the serum stable in a clear bottle but I wasn’t sure so I kept it inside the box to minimize light exposure. Has anyone contacted Sephora about this? I didn’t see this addressed on the product’s page. StriVectin - SD Advanced Plus Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate For Wrinkles & Stretch MarksI usually follow up the Vitamin C serum with this Moisturizing Concentrate every morning. I also use this concentrate in the evening. The formula is creamy but thicker than other moisturizers I’ve used in the past. It leaves my skin feeling very moisturized. I only use a little bit because my skin won’t absorb all of it if I apply too much. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30I finish my morning routine with this moisturizer because my skin loves it! I don’t get breakouts from this formula and it has SPF. A definite AM winner. I’m keeping the StriVectin and the La Roche-Posay products but I’m trying a new Vitamin C serum that has better packaging.
StriVectin-SD Advanced Plus Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate For Wrinkles & Stretch Marks
Dark Circles: Shiseido & Kiehl’s
I purchased SHISEIDO - WASO: Eye Opening Essence and Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocadoin May. The top picture is day 1 and was taken on May 25th. The bottom picture was taken on December 10th. You might notice some redness in the second picture. My eyes are a bit sensitive and that’s what they look like after applying bot products. It goes away after my eyes adjust. I use both products in the morning but only use the Kiehl’s eye cream at night. I didn’t notice a difference in the first few weeks but I’m glad I played the long game. My dark circles have improved (something I’ve had for as long as I can remember). The wrinkles under my eyes have also been there since childhood. They may be there due to my eye shape. I am noticing a deepening of the wrinkles now that I am older. Time to add a wrinkle treatment to my eye regimen!
Kiehl's-Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado
Vascular Dark Circles VS Pigment Dark Circles
The result of various factors, dark circles are a very common beauty problem among women in particular. They appear as a darker color and/or puffiness around the lower eyelid. We often talk about tiredness or stress, but these are not the only causes of dark circles. Most options available are a “one size fits all” type treatment not taking into consideration what type of Dark Circles you have. Until I actually did my research, is when I discovered what type I have and what ingredients work for it, and that most Eye Creams don’t specify which will work for which. So I wanted to share with you So I have Vascular Dark Circles. these type of dark circles that have a blueish hue due to Dilated blood vessels that sit close to the thin under-eye skin. The skin under your eyes is the thinnest skin on your entire body, and as we age the skin can become thinner. Dehydration, not getting enough sleep etc can cause blood to pool in the vessels under the skin, which can worsen their appearance. These types of dark circles usually occur to people who have a more fair skinned complexion. The top of ingredient that have helped me the most is Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps with blood coagulation and circulation. So using an eye cream with Vitamin k increases circulation and reduces the appearance of dark circles. In searching for Eye Creams with Vitamin K, there isn’t a bunch of products available compared to the amount of eye creams on the market, which confuses me since this ingredient is proven. Other good ingredients to use are Caffeine, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Arnica and Retinol. So I use a Vitamin K eye cream in the AM and at night I use a Retinol cream, because Retinol not only helps with fine lines and wrinkles but it also stimulates collagen production, to help with the thin skin under the eye. The second type which is the Pigmented Dark Circles or hereditary/genetic dark circles due to excess pigmentation in the skin and usually effects people with a more darker complexion. Sun exposure can make them appear darker, as well as rubbing your eyes can worsen them. These type of dark circles you’ve had or noticed since a young age. Since the skin is actually darker you need ingredients to actually lighten the skin color itself. In order for your dark circles to gradually produce less pigment and not become darker overtime is to use certain lightening products, which have ingredients like hydroquinone acid, kojic acid and Vitamin C. Kojic acid can help make hereditary dark under-eye circles less noticeable by blocking the production of melanin (the substance that gives the skin its color) Retinol can also help as well. A more severe option like Laser treatments also help. It’s important to know that both types you can never really get rid off, but you can treat them with certain ingredients to make them better and to prevent them from worsening. [Dark circles ](https://www.self.com/story/under-eye-circles-genetic) A good article with some more info. NATUROPATHICA - Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum Herbal Dynamics Beauty - VITAMIN K & GREEN TEA BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM biopelle - Dark Circle Relief Cream 1 Percent Vitamin K Oxide SKINPRO - Hydroquinone Skin Lightener & Dark Spot Corrector Cos De BAHA - 2% Hydroquinone + Azelaic Acid 4% + Niacinamide 4% Serum Dark Spot Corrector Remover + Melasma Treatment Fade Gel + hyperpigment ZO SKIN HEALTH - Pigment Control Program + Hydroquinone
Cos De BAHA-2% Hydroquinone + Azelaic Acid 4% + Niacinamide 4% Serum Dark Spot Corrector Remover + Melasma Treatment Fade Gel + hyperpigment