If you could go back in time, what would you do differently to care for your skin
Not spending every waking moment in the sun…without sunscreen :smileysad:
Stay out of the sun! Now in my 40’s I can see the hyperpigmentation coming to the surface.
WEAR SUNSCREEN ALL THE TIME!! I was so careful to REALLY take good care of my skin since I was very young. I never slept in makeup, I did masks, used eye creams, serums, exfoliated and got facials since I was a teen and my skin was smooth as glass and was flawless! THEN I noticed I had a couple of spots of melasma when I got older. My skin still looked great even with a few little spots ….UNTIL I turned 57 and hadn’t worn sunscreen since my early 50’s. I got very ill due to a messed up thyroid condition that had me in bed for periods of time and in and out of medical facilities. I had quit wearing makeup or even caring for my skin and THAT was when I saw the sunspots appearing on my skin and on top of THAT, the thyroid illness had aged my face and neck! I think if I had made sure I had worn sunblock ALL the time, those spots may never had appeared or at least might have been lighter and of the few that I have, there might been less. Unfortunately I don’t own a time machine! OR money for a good dermatologist who does laser removal of the spots!
I was fortunate to be blessed with good genes and have fair skin that burns easily. Although I have had burns in the past I stayed out of the sun and am definitely glad I did. I used good products growing up but not enough emphasis is placed on the neck and I wish I had paid more attention sooner. Nature and aging aren’t too kind to the neck and decollete lol.
There was no sunscreen when I was growing up.
So I would have to spend less time in the sun.
I burn very easy like my dad and youngest sister.
All my mom would say use Noxemza on sun burn.
Then Solarcaine came out and use this to take away the pain of sun burnt skin or Baking soda with Vitamin E with Aloe Vera.
I still have to be careful for I have very sensitive skin.
Thank you for sharing and asking:)
Peace and love Linda:)
I would drink more water and eat a healthier diet as a kid/teen. I suffered from acne that followed me until I was an adult. I’m certain this would have helped me.
Wow, I am definitely seeing a pattern with everyone’s responses, so I want to share some skincare advice & traditional Greek remedies for anyone who’s spent a little too much time in the sun!
Anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids do wonders for both your diet and skin. This approach to beauty “from the inside out” inspired us to create the Castanea Arcadia collection. It’s rich in Lupeol, a powerful antioxidant that works internally but also treats external aging (lines, wrinkles, firmness). We combined it with skin nourishing essential fatty acids to give you a complete “balanced diet” for supple, radiant, ageless skin.
Ladies AND gentlemen, start using eye cream BEFORE you start to see wrinkles. It’s the one thing I wish I would have been more diligent about in my twenties.
Like everyone in Greece, use Yoghurt After Sun Cooling Gel if you have a little too much fun in the sun! The yoghurt proteins soothe and replenish the skin’s moisture barrier to help skin recover its softness and suppleness faster. Apply immediately and reapply whenever skin feels tight again. It smells great too!
Once a dark spot forms, it will keep on coming back, so have to keep treating it. We have so many brighteners to choose from in the Wild Rose collection, but my hands down favorite is the Wild Rose Active Brightening Oil. This silky treatment oil smells divine and is packed FULL of antioxidants and skin brighteners, for the opposite of the baby oil “Crisco” effect.
Find a sunscreen you love and apply generously and religiously!
Most importantly, enjoy your summer!
Growing up in S. Calif. I was a Coppertone Baby! Burn and peel all summer long. Now I live in Florida so I slather on sunblock and use products with sunscreen in them. A yearly check up with my dermatologist is a must! Hydration is a must.
This is easy! I would have never put crisco oil all over my body and climb on to the roof and fry. Lol. I am Cherokee Indian so I am naturally dark but oh my I got so dark that I had white spots on my arms and legs. The strangest thing of all my parents never asked why I would go up to the roof all day. 🙂 lol. Tori
Sunblock, sunblock sunblock… We used baby oil back in the day, I can’t even think about it, it was just so wrong and dangerous…I can see some of my little freckles becoming more prominent as I age. But I’m glad my girls learned from my mistakes, they dont leave home without it. Great question Lena, Thank you…
I USE SUNBLOCK NOT SUN SCREEN ON MY FACE AND HANDS I EXFOLIATE EACH DAY . I WISH WE WERE TOLD ABOUT SUNBLOCK MORE IN MY YOUNGER DAYS . WE WERE TOLD TO USE BABY OIL TO TAN THEN TANNING LOTION . I AM VERY FAIR AND HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A TANNING BOOTH .AS A CHILD I DID GET A COUPLE SUN BURNS . I TRY TO USE SUNBLOCK DAILY AND I LOVE WHEN IT IS IN MY FACE CREAMS . MUST NOT FORGET TO CARE OF YOUR LIPS ALSO .ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SUNGLASSES . SUNSCREEN WILL LET SOME SUN IN. SUNBLOCK BLOCKS IT OUT .
Take care of it from when I was young and not wait til I was in my 50’s to do other than wash it twice a day!! Thankfully I never baked in the sun so that is one thing I did right!!!
NOT bake on the beach or the tanning salon.
One thing besides being out in the sun unprotected, I wish I had patted my neck and hands softly instead of being so rough while drying. The same with applying hand moistrizer, I wish I had put it on more gently.
I don’t even like to think about all the times I baked in the sun trying to get a tan! Even after I wisened up, I wish I would have used sunscreen more often on my hands and neck.
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