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Miracle Cream?


I will be forty very soon. I don't feel forty. I hope I don't look forty. That age sound so mature. I keep seeing in all the magazines about creams that make you look younger. I have never ever bought any. In fact, I never take my make-up off before I go to bed. I have never had any kind of face routine.
I have always had real pronounced lines around my mouth. I just think it is the combination of fat cheeks combined with a big smile. I have always thought I had the mouth of a ventriloquist dummy.
Anyway, I was in the store with a friend last week and I saw an Olay boxed set for half price. It had been $50. I got it. I told my friend that my skin was deteriorating around my chin. She burst into a laugh that could be heard all over the store.
I have been using this kit over the weekend and I have two BIG zits on my face. I think my face is just best left alone.

Comments

Angie said…
I have thought about buying that too! I have very sensitive skin, so I'm sure I would have big zits too:)
T Sharee said…
Hey girl! Give it time. Basically what is happening is its bringing all the impurities to the surface. I have the same problem. Just give it time. Good luck.......but you don't need it!!!!!
T Sharee said…
Hey girl! Give it time. Basically what is happening is its bringing all the impurities to the surface. I have the same problem. Just give it time. Good luck.......but you don't need it!!!!!
Lauren said…
Every "product" I've ever tries either give me chemical burns or eczema--and I only ever tried those for "Sensitive skin!" I'm convinced they're all a crock. =)
We have the same skin care routine (before you bought the package)! Like you, the more I mess with my face, the worse it looks. So I just save my energy!
Tara G. said…
Melanie (Big Mama) mentioned some new contraption that I can't remember the name of now, but I looked it up and I think I need one. I'm still a bit miffed that at 38 I still get zits...have I not paid my dues!? Keep us posted!! :)
Nancy said…
40's are the new 30's. :) It makes us fierce & fabulous!!
You look great, Laurie!
Andrea said…
Soooo IF the point of the cream is to make you look younger....wouldn't zits be proof that it's working? ;-P

I'm the same way. I hate using sunblock even because I know I'm going to break out badly the next day. (But I of course use it anyhow)
Your blog always makes me laugh! I am like you though I have never washed my face at night or had any nightly routine as far as that goes. As soon as a friend convinces me of how important it is and I start doing it, my face breaks out like crazy which it never does. So, I give up until I have to! And you look great I would hardly think your close to 40!!!
Alyssa said…
I haven't tried the Olay stuff, but once got a sample of Arbonne's anti-aging line and my face broke out horribly. I contacted the consultant and she said that it is thicker than regular moisturizers to help firm up the skin and it isn't the best for some skin types. I'm going to be 33 in March and already have too many fine lines for my taste, but I'm hesitant to start anything for fear of spending all of that money to have my face break out and never use it again. Sigh...
Laura Burciaga said…
You are hysterical!!!!! I don't know where you get these ideas about how you look- but you are adorable!! I seriously LOL'ed! Oh and I don't wash my face at night either!
kim_brough said…
Oh you make me laugh!
Alice said…
Hey Laurie! I think I've commented about 3 times on your blog. You are so funny!!! I laughed out loud this morning after reading today's entry! haha!
Sara Campbell said…
I would hardly know what to do if I didn't see raccoon eyes in the morning on your face. :) You just CANT start washing all that off every night.
Melissa Miller said…
LOL! I have never laughed so hard reading a post. You are hilarious.
You look young and pretty by the way.
Jill said…
You know I have never thought about face cream until last year. I have used the same facial stuff for YEARS. I still use the same moisterizer and have since added a wonderful under eye cream that has avacado in it. It's awesome. And I usually go ahead and rub a little on my forehead and neck for good measure. LOL

Aging stinks.
Melissa said…
you have to try a new cream or wash or even makeup for at least 3 weeks before you decide if it really breaks your face out. your skin is just adjusting to the new oils etc. i almost bought that but i opted for the aveeno cream instead. i'm curious to see how it works. i have the same lines around my mouth. i'm 30 and have horrible skin spots and lines. hoping the aveeno is magic! :)
Cathy's World said…
T Sharee is right. When you start to wash your face with something it brings all the impurities out. It will even out in a couple of weeks. I HAVE to wash my face every night. I wouldn't be able to sleep knowing there is any makeup on my face. But, that is just me. Doesn't help the pesky lines and wrinkles I have though. You made me laugh so hard. You are truly beautiful. Inside and out!
Good luck.
Summer said…
Oh Laurie, you crack me up! I'm laying in bed reading your post and just laughing out loud!
Unknown said…
You need to try Mary Kay. We have an entire line of anti aging products that work miracles. As someone said before, any new product may break you out first, but after two weeks you should know if it is cleared up!!
I like the plain boring Olay cleaner at night (in a pump) for sensitive skin that takes off all my make up and eye stuff before I got to bed. That's it for night because all night creams are too heavy and make my combination skin break out. I do LOVE the Olay ProRx line and use the daily renewal lotion with SPF 30 under make up every day. It isn't greasy, doesn't make me break out, and helps with fine lines and evens skin. I think SPF is the main thing to use to avoid future wrinkles over heavy night creams.
Lara Zierke said…
Same story here. I got some Olay Regenerist Night Cream (it's in a purple jar) and within a week I had two MAJOR cystic zits on my chin. I had to take antibiotics to get rid of them. But...now I am fine and I like the cream. Serious trial by fire to get the eventual results.:)
Robyn said…
first you don't look 40...and I feel the same way about using new products, its a gamble. However, I watched a famous makeup artist on GMA or something and she was asked what is one beauty secret she would give away-she said DON'T EVER GO TO SLEEP WITH MAKEUP ON, ESPECIALLY EYE MAKEUP, because it sits in your skin and actually makes wrinkles overnight!! So now, I drag myself to the bathroom and wash off my makeup every night, not for the fear of breakouts but wrinkles...ugh aging is hard!
Marianne said…
I don't get to stop by very often, and I rarely comment, but I had to share. http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=79531&catid=182945&aid=338666&aparam=79531 This is one of the best daily moisturizers out there. I work for a dermatologist and this is what she recommended. I've been using it for 2 years, it's very affordable, lightweight and doesn't break me out and the sunscreen is a plus. Just in case the link doesn't work, it's Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30.

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