I have spent a lot of time, energy, and money avoiding wrinkles. When I got Coconut, my little English Bulldog, my mom warned me that people often start looking like their dogs. You know what? I would love that. Her wrinkles are adorable. She gets so many compliments and everyone thinks she is so cute. She makes little kids smile. Teenagers ask if they can take her picture. Old people talk to her. If that’s what happens when you have lots of wrinkles, I’ll take it!
However, if you don’t want to look like my bulldog, here are some face creams that work. Retinoids are the gold standard. This article does a good job of explaining how to use Retinoids. However, they don’t work for everyone. I have very sensitive skin, so when I use prescription strength retinoids my skin peels like crazy, so sadly, no Retinoids for me.
Like everyone who came of age in the 80s, I adore Clinique. Their new vitamin C line works well, but I’ve just discovered a much cheaper option. It is a Canadian brand called The Ordinary and their products, including the vitamin C, are so much cheaper (I got mine from Sephora). Plus they say that they do not test on animals and do not pay others to do so.
And just in case you don’t already know about brush-on powder sunscreen, this stuff is great. I think most people skip sunscreen because it is greasy. I use the powder sunscreen called Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45.
And, while you are shopping for skin care products you might want to pick up some ResQ Organics with Manuka Honey for your pup. Coconut recently had a little skin rash and this stuff really helped.
So try the skin creams, but if you already have wrinkles, or if you are heading that direction, it’s probably best to embrace them. It works for Coconut and it might work for you too! If you have any effective wrinkle remedies, please let me know!
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