1 month, 1 w ago

time and retirement

I am only now realizing that the reason we all have to retire when we get past a certain age is because of all the time you need to use all the products available for keeping your skin looking young and avoiding wrinkles. If one uses half of all the skin care products it would take quite awhile every day and night. Luckily I am retired because if I was working I would not have time for it all.!!

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  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    You are skincare goals E! I’m waiting on some stuff from Dr Jart’s. I’m dipping a big toe into Asian brands as the quality for the price is amazing!!!

    • 1 month, 1 w ago

      LOVE Dr. Jart. Their sheet masks can be exxy so tend to only use them when I feel bougie, particularly their rubber masks. I also really love their Ceramidin range.

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    yes I now wonder how I had time to work and why I hesitated to retire .Life is for living and lovely to have time to enjoy the time to savour new products

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    Well I have been retired for some time now, and I find that I am busier than ever, with Doctors appointments, specialists , the lists goes on and on and if I try and find time to do my face its a very quick one. I suppose I am lucky as I am not that bad (fingers crossed I stay that way) but I do try and use a moisturiser every day. And if its also for aged skin so much the better. I don’t seem to have the time to go looking.Beauty Heaven has been a blessing as I use their site to see whats available and from where I can get it.

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    Ha! Sometimes I have been cut off mid sentence. It will just submit itself.

    • 1 month, 1 w ago

      I think your ‘fat girl wannabe slim’ forum topic is lost Frenchybut I have been thinking of you and hope you are doing well and making some progress.

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    Ha Ha !! Love it -so true too

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    Continued:
    Before I retired my skincare routine didn’t change much, probably because I was working 14 hour days and I hadn’t taken the time to learn how to take care of my skin.

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    For years since being a teenager I have been using good Skincare Products like Olay and L’Oreal it pays to start young.

    • 1 month, 1 w ago

      Yes starting young gets you into routine and then after you retire you can experiment more but still have the routine.

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    Now that I have reached 62 years old I have allowed my hair to go naturally go grey now it’s a Silver overtones Salt and Pepper look.

    • 1 month, 1 w ago

      My hair is blonde but I have noticed some silver streaks. Does this mean I will not have to have highlights anymore. Make my own silver ones?

    • 1 month, 1 w ago

      I’m afraid that the Error Message won’t allow me to print it out in any sensible order. 😒☹️

      • 1 month, 1 w ago

        The error message is driving me crazy. I can’t make a new comment and I can’t reply to my own post.

        Edit: Strange that I can reply to other posts and not my own. Plus, it’s not as though my comment is long.

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    Vitamin C and N-Acetyl Glucosamine not only help your over health and joint health, Vit C helps with collagen synthesis and NAG stimulates hyaluronic acid production!

    I use both topically and internally!

  • 1 month, 1 w ago

    I agree, Normap, that caring for our skin as we get older is a full time job. It’s a constant battle to keep the skin plump, to reduce pigmentation, to minimise fine lines and to slow down the process of wrinkles forming.

    I retired at 63 and I’m so glad I didn’t wait another two years because that would have set my skin back another goodness knows how many years.

    To be continued …..

    • 1 month, 1 w ago

      On a positive note, I always see a difference if I use a sheet mask, & when I use eye cream regularly.

      • 1 month, 1 w ago

        I used to do sheet masking daily!

        I’d make my own as well as use Dr Jart and other J Beauty and K Beauty masks!

        With my depression, I’ve neglected my skin for over two years but I’m getting back into the swing of things!

      • 1 month, 1 w ago

        I still sheet mask 1-2 times a day. Sometimes slap on an eye mask after a sheet mask! I have been at it for over 3 years. Keeps skin plump and helps application of everything after.

        I also tend to stick to only a handful of brands so don’t like to mix it up as consistency is key. It is not an expensive habit. I buy from Asian brands (e.g. Jayjun, Lululun, Saborino) when they are on sale and prefer the versions that come in a box of 30 or 60. Western brand sheet masks are overpriced and don’t tend to be anything special.

        There are bougie options I keep an eye out for when they go on sales, e.g. Cremorlab, Polatam (never see this brand around anymore but it is one of the best!).

      • 1 month, 1 w ago

        Oh wow Ethelinde, I’m intrigued! Do you do them 1-2 times per day or per week?

      • 1 month, 1 w ago

        Every day! Once in the morning immediately after a hydrating toner and follow with essence and serums. I tend to use the ones that instruct you to leave on for 5-10 mins in the mornings (e.g. Saborino). Then second time at night in the same part of the routine but I use the ones that you apply for at least 20 mins at night.

        There is an Asian ex-Victoria’s Secret model who has been doing it for over 5 years. She is actually mid-50’s but looks like she could be early 30’s. I thought sure, let’s give that a go because I buy and use a lot of sheet masks anyway. Three years on, still love doing it, even more so now that I WFH. I would probably struggle to do it more than once a day if I were back in the office. I am sometimes on calls with colleagues with a sheet mask on while working!

      • 1 month, 1 w ago

        Good on you -Looking after yourself is important and i hope it helps you feel more positive

      • 1 month, 1 w ago

        Eye cream every morning and evening is a must for me, along with masking twice a week.

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