It's been tugging at me for about 2 years now but I've managed to ignore it... until this weekend. WRINKLES.
In my teens I used Johnson's Baby Oil as my "sun protection". Late teens, I made a switch to Hawaiian Tropics Bronzing Lotion 2 SPF. In my 20s I noticed that my skin was starting to burn in the sun (never happened before) so I switched to 15 SPF. In my late 20s I developed a weird allergy to the sun - I called it the "Day 2" allergy. My skin is ok if I sit out all day in the sun (protected) for one day, but if I attempt to lay out for a second day, forget it - my skin goes nuts! We're talking red rashes and tiny tiny blisters - not a pretty sight.
So now that I'm in my "30s" (31) I use the highest SPF that I can get my hands on and you can be sure that I'm always under a beach umbrella - at least 95% of the time.
Anyway, I never believed in the whole anti-aging and anti-wrinkle cream, wash, lotion or serum thing... until of course Zandra brings it up. I'm still not fully convinced that a cream can help prevent wrinkles or fight the signs of aging but I guess it couldn't hurt to give it a try? Right? I've been blessed with oily skin (I guess it's the silver lining to adolescent acne issues) and I haven't noticed any lines just yet. So if there's a right time to fight mama nature, I guess it would be now before it's too late - tah tah tah! I thought I'd start off slow and buy something from the drugstore instead of breaking the bank with a La Mer purchase. I chose Olay's Age Defying anti-wrinkle replenishing night cream - saying that 10 times will give you crow's feet so be careful. I chose Olay because I clearly remember my mom using it, along with her mega tub of Ponds Cold Cream. Marketers take note.
My mom just turned 74 a month ago and her skin still looks good - so I'll have what she's having!
I'll let you know how it goes.
** I just found this very interesting article Skin cream science is branded as ‘waffle’.