The Power Of Fighting Aging!

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Ok, so I’m bringing up a topic that most of us don’t want to think about…aging! No one looks forward to aging, but it is something we have to face eventually – it’s a natural part of life that no one likes. Some people age gracefully well, while others wear their age and some opt to go under the knife or get Botox/fillers done.

As for me, I’m now 38 years old and I’ve noticed some signs of aging around and under my eyes! Before it was dark circles and now “wrinkles” are showing! My skin has always been dry and it’s even drier now to the point that it’s soooo dehydrated that it feels like I had a sunburn especially the tightness feeling and flakey skin…it actually feels like sand paper. It’s definitely not a pleasant feeling and I find myself having to exfoliate my skin twice or 3 times a week to remove dead skin off then apply moisturizer.

Well about 2 months ago, I woke up one morning feeling the tightness and puffy feeling around my eyes. I was actually afraid to look in the mirror and when I finally looked at myself, it totally FREAKED me out because my eyes were puffy. I saw more wrinkles under my eyes as you can see in this pic here.

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I felt like I looked like I was a lot older before my time. I was like “ok, what is going on?!!” I even took pics to show to my mom freaking out saying to her that I look old for my age and not like someone in their 30’s! She said you just woke up, maybe you are reacting to something (I do have a lot of sensitivities and allergies). I was like it didn’t look like that last week or the week before or a month ago!

I’ve had some people say to me that if you’re skinny you will get wrinkles. I honestly think it’s a myth and don’t believe that. My one friend said it has nothing to do with being skinny. She said it could be that I’m not sleeping properly, eating properly, or stressed out and that my skin is just very dry that I need a good moisturizer. To be honest, all of that is true and most likely the cause. My main regret was sunbathing and using tanning beds too much in my late teens and early 20’s. I haven’t had a real tan in years and only use self tanning cream during the summer season.

I was thinking, okay I have to start using aging creams because I am too scared to get Botox/fillers done around my eyes. I never liked the puffy look. Plus it’s expensive to maintain and l have heard horror stories about fillers around the eyes – that it can stretch out your skin and after the fillers wear off, eventually your eyes get more sagging looking. Now they have amazing anti-aging facial treatments if you don’t want to go under the knife or ween off getting Botox/fillers.

So I would rather go get a facial once in a while and use a really good aging cream that will disminish the wrinkles and remove puffiness around the eyes. The only thing I’ve had done to my face was lip injections to correct the scar from my clef lip (Read here) which is as far as I would go.

Like I mentioned, I wanted to find a good anti-aging cream and I just so happened to spot both of these L’Oreal aging creams  (here)  & (here) which contains rentiol at Marshalls – they were actually sitting together on the shelf! I thought maybe these were there waiting for me to buy them, it was calling me! One is for your eyes and other is for your face. It came out to $38 in total for both creams. Such an amazing deal to try out for the first time ever!

I wanted to share my before and after pics (no filters added) to show you the progress in my skin especially around my eyes. I have been using this cream for a month now and I started noticing the results after a week, it was improving!

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Week 1: After using the products, signs of improvement showing.

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Week 1: Right eye-wrinkles fading away

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Week 1: Left eye

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Week 4: Showing more improvement with eye area and pores starting to shrink

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Week 8: Less dark circles and wrinkles have diminished

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Week 8: Texture of skin looks smoother

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Week 8: Left eye-wrinkles looks less noticeable even with make up on

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Week 8: Right eye

I noticed when I wake up in the morning my eyes have not been puffy looking anymore and I’ve noticed my pores are less noticeable and face looks more firmer and tighter! I have been watching what I eat especially watching my sodium intake in my foods (I always read labels before I buy). Plus, reducing stress and trying to get enough sleep during the week. It’s not easy because there are some of those nights I have a hard time falling asleep right away (especially when it’s that time of the month…ugh!!!!). So weekends are my time to sleep in a little to catch up and exercise for an hour. I am very happy with the results and I truly do believe these aging creams do actually work even though people say it’s a waste of money because they don’t work which is not true at all! I’ve heard stories from other people about their experiences in other aging creams they use and it worked for them. You just have to keep trying different kinds to find what works for you and stick to it for awhile, be committed to taking care of your skin and you will see the results. But remember it’s about lifestyle/diet/stress too and sometimes you have to make changes in that to see improvements in your skin. Someone once told me that “Happiness is the key” to having a life long youthful look!

Ladies what do you do to fight aging in order to maintain a youthful look?

32 Comments on The Power Of Fighting Aging!

    • Helena Marz
      May 17, 2018 at 2:41 am (4 months ago)

      Me too! I’ve always had that fear of getting old and fighting it like crazy! Lol That sounds like a cool product, I am going to look into it since l am open to trying anything that works well

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    • Helena Marz
      May 17, 2018 at 2:38 am (4 months ago)

      No problem! Glad that I was able to share. You would love the results of this cream❤️

      Reply
  1. Taylor Mobley
    May 17, 2018 at 3:25 am (4 months ago)

    This looks like an amazing product!

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  2. Kileen
    May 17, 2018 at 7:08 am (4 months ago)

    Wow! I Can see the difference, that is awesome! Definitely need to go and pick some up!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  3. Kenzi || Life of a Sister
    May 17, 2018 at 11:33 am (4 months ago)

    Wow, the results are really amazing. I used to do the tanning beds when I was in my teens and early 20s too, I’m trying to do the same as you. Go backward in time! I need to try these!

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    • Helena Marz
      May 19, 2018 at 12:04 am (4 months ago)

      I know I am so happy with the results and I didn’t expect it would work. My main regret was tanning too much years ago and not taking care of my skin properly. Now I am obsessed with taking care my skin! Lol Give this product a try and see how it goes:) Good luck❤️

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  4. Sharon Wu
    May 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm (4 months ago)

    ahh i have heard so many great things about this one but haven’t tried it yet. i’m personally a big fan of olay’s antiaging products but will have to give this one a go soon! thanks for sharing.

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    • Helena Marz
      May 19, 2018 at 12:05 am (4 months ago)

      I heard great things about Olay and that’s on my next checklist to try it;) l am open to trying different products to see the results! Thanks for checking this out❤️

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  5. Deborah
    May 17, 2018 at 4:45 pm (4 months ago)

    Wow, what an improvement! I’m still in my 20s but my mom used to make sure I wore sunscreen every day and I started using anti-aging products when I turned 21. I’m a big believer that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure so it’s best to start early!

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    • Helena Marz
      May 19, 2018 at 12:07 am (4 months ago)

      Yay! I’m proud of you girl that you are looking after your skin early on and you will have great skin down the road! I wished I was smarter when I was in my 20’s lol Better late than never:) Thank you for stopping by❤️

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  6. Whitney
    May 18, 2018 at 6:36 am (4 months ago)

    great review! I love how transparent you were about everything!

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    • Helena Marz
      May 19, 2018 at 12:08 am (4 months ago)

      Glad to hear that:) Thank you for checking it out❤️

      Reply
  7. Debbie Savage
    May 20, 2018 at 9:46 pm (4 months ago)

    I have always wondered how the Revitalift does and I love the results. I am definitely wanting to try!

    xoxo Debbie
    http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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    • Helena Marz
      May 22, 2018 at 2:44 am (4 months ago)

      This Revitalift is a life saver on my skin and so happy with the results! You would be amazed if you tried it❤️

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  8. Nicole
    May 21, 2018 at 1:15 am (4 months ago)

    Glad you found a product that is giving you positive results Helena! I need to up my game on fighting wrinkles too!!

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    • Helena Marz
      May 22, 2018 at 2:43 am (4 months ago)

      Thank goodness I found something that actually worked and I am amazed by it. You would love the results if you try this product❤️

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  9. Megan Elliott
    May 21, 2018 at 1:02 pm (4 months ago)

    Your skin looks awesome!! Night creams are sooo important. Looks like you’re getting amazing results!

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    • Helena Marz
      May 22, 2018 at 2:46 am (4 months ago)

      Totally agree that it’s so important to use night creams and taking care of your skin overall to maintain your look. I am so amazed with the results! Thank you so much for the compliments on my skin❤️ xo

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  10. Jenny
    May 21, 2018 at 2:39 pm (4 months ago)

    I’m about the same age as you and dealing with the same issues. Also back in the day I spent way too much time in a tanning bed (why was that ever a good idea). I’ll have to try this!!

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    • Helena Marz
      May 22, 2018 at 2:42 am (4 months ago)

      I hear you on the tanning beds! Why did we think it was a good idea?! For me I always thought I looked better with a tan and was obsessed with getting darker. lol Now I know better and just have to continue on taking care of my skin. You would be happy with this product for sure❤️

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  11. Ifeoluwa
    May 21, 2018 at 5:08 pm (4 months ago)

    Such a nice review! I will definitely check this out!

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    • Helena Marz
      May 22, 2018 at 2:47 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you so much lovely! Let me know what you think if you do end up trying this product❤️

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    • Helena Marz
      May 22, 2018 at 2:38 am (4 months ago)

      Aw thank you so much for the compliments!❤️ It’s definitely hard work taking care of your skin in order to maintain your youthful look. I didn’t think these aging products actually work and it does work

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  12. Iris Elle
    May 23, 2018 at 12:42 am (4 months ago)

    I cannot believe how amazing these products worked on your skin! But you really do have such gorgeous skin! It’s so stunning and glowing!

    Iris Elle

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    • Helena Marz
      May 23, 2018 at 11:26 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank goodness this product worked and so happy about it. Thank you so much for your kind words

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  13. Gita
    May 24, 2018 at 5:30 am (4 months ago)

    oh wow I really need to check this out. I’m not there yet but I definitely need some wrinkle prevention.

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    • Helena Marz
      May 25, 2018 at 1:03 am (4 months ago)

      It is amazing and it is definitely a good idea to start early to prevent wrinkles! Thank you for stopping by! xo

      Reply
  14. Tara Fuller
    May 31, 2018 at 6:31 pm (4 months ago)

    skincare is so essential – the sooner the better!

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