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Starting to get new tiny wrinkles on forehead:-(

Carmen Rivera

Hello all

I am in my mid twenties and recently started noticing some tiny wrinkles on my forehead. I currently do not use anything for wrinkles but thought it is probably a good idea to get started on using something. I wash my face twice a day moisturize in the morning and use an alpha hydroxy cream at night. There are so many wrinkle creams out there i don't even know where to begin. My skin is acne prone also so that will play a role in how I pick a cream. Any suggestions? It would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!!!
Dec 07, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

10 Replies

Ali de Bold

Something natural

First - don't use an alpha hydroxy product every day. It's too harsh for daily use. I would use that once or twice a week max.

If you are prone to breakouts, you don't want anything too heavy. Would you consider an oil product? I know it seems counter-intuitive to use oil on your face if you are already oily, but it works! Anything that strips oil off your face agressively will cause your skin to think you don't have enough oil and actually overproduce, which can lead to blackheads and breakouts. If you apply the right kind of oil, you can get great hydration without the greasiness. I love this one from Pure Simple in Toronto (they also sell this online):


Another line I really like that is more natural is Origins. Using more natural products with fewer ingredients has a lot less in it to irritate your skin and cause flare ups.
Dec 07, 2011 @ 12:47 pm
Carmen Rivera

Thanks Ali!!!

I have a question, how do you apply the oil? In the morning do you use it along with your moisturizer before make-up? You also use origins in addition so what do you use from origins and what's your skin care routine? :-) sorry so many questions but I could use a new routine and your skin looks amazing!!! Thanks again!!!
Dec 07, 2011 @ 01:10 pm
Ali de Bold

Oil instead of moisturizer

Thanks Carmen! Use the oil instead of the moisturizer and just apply it as you normally would apply your facial lotion, morning and night after cleansing.

I am always switching between different products because I have to try it all, but I keep coming back to the products from those two brands.

As for my regimen, it's super simple:

Cleanse with a mild cleanser (I have yet to find one that I can't live without) so anything goes here but I do prefer ones that are more natural but can take off all of my makeup.

I rarely ever use toner. If I'm having problems with breakouts I will sometimes use Dermaglow or Neostrata (a much more intense product than Dermaglow) once or twice a week.

Apply the Vata Oil like a moisturizer or apply a moisturizer such as Origins Brighter By Nature (in the summer) or Make a Difference (in the winter). I find Make a Difference is heavier so it's great for the dry weather, but too rich for the warm summer months.

Apply eye cream sparingly. If you put on too much it can clog your pores around the eye area. I've tried many and for the most part, I think they are all pretty similar.

Let me know how it goes!
Dec 07, 2011 @ 08:39 pm

Like Ali....

I use Neostrata daily.

I've worked myself up to the 10%, because it's quite strong and has the most glycolic acid in it of all of the face products that we have in Canada (Neostrata is at the maximum amount allowed by the Canadian Medical Association in a non-perscription drug).

Works like a charm!
Dec 08, 2011 @ 12:15 pm
Carmen Rivera

Going to give it a try

I looked on the origins website and also looked up the face oil and I am going to try it all:-) the pure and simple website was very informative I am very excited to get started. I even found a cleanser from origins that I will try along with their moisturizer and the vata face oil. I will give it a few weeks and give everyone an update!! Thanks again!
Dec 08, 2011 @ 12:48 pm
Carmen Rivera

Well I finally ordered it and am excited to try it all!!!

I have been so busy that I finally took time out and ordered all of the products you suggested Ali and I cannot wait for them to arrive so I can try it! I will give an update as soon as I start. :-)
Feb 15, 2012 @ 11:35 pm
Carmen Rivera


I am soooooo happy to report that I love all of the products Ali suggested. Most of you may not know but I also posted about getting hives on my face occasionally well since I started using these products my skin had NOT had any hives!!!!! And my skin is less tight and not as dry anymore. It's only been a short time so I'm looking forward to results from prolonged use. You have no idea how happy I am, I was getting a hive or two every day and it was worrying me but since I started using these products I have not had that problem. OMG Ali thank you!!!!!!
Feb 24, 2012 @ 10:06 am

Starting to get new tiny wrinkles on forehead:-(

Thanks for these wonderful tips.
but there is also an incredible solution to these problems, its microdermabrasion. its works wonderfully on acne spots, wrinkles and besides these it also works on sun damage and skin rejuvenation.
Sep 07, 2012 @ 01:17 am


Ole Henrikson "Truth Serum" is also wonderful to target fine lines. It also brightens the skin and makes it look more radiant.

Good luck with your new skin care routine! Glad it's been working out for you so far!

**Don't forget sunscreen- it will help slow down the process of those lines becoming deeper and more visible in the future.
Sep 07, 2012 @ 03:53 am

the truth about fine lines

Keep in mind that there is nothing you can do to get rid of fine lines once they've formed. Collagen and elastin in your skin start to break down as we age, allowing the skin to sag. So be really careful of products that claim to "get rid of wrinkles" because that's not true. All they can do is diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

Having said that, the #1 thing you can do is to have healthy habits that encourage your skin to maintain a higher level of collagen and elastin longer so that you can delay the emergence of wrinkles. Negative choices like sun exposure and smoking actively damage collagen in your skin, while positive choices like getting adequate rest, drinking enough water, and having a healthy diet/exercise plan keep your skin (as well as the rest of your body) in the best condition possible.

Even so, wrinkles will start to appear. You can use the products that have already been suggested, but I also have added a quality serum to my beauty routine. I delayed that for too long, but now that I've been using it, I have noticed a noticeable improvement in the appearance of my wrinkles. This is because serums are designed with smaller particles to penetrate your skin and deposit micro nutrients into the deeper layers.

In comparison, facial moisturizers are designed to hydrate the skin with larger particles and stay closer to the skin surface. I have oily skin in my T-zone, so I use only serum during the humid summer months and wait until the colder/drier months before I add more moisturization. I have heard that if you have oily skin, using both serum and moisturizer together can be overkill and actually cause you to break out, and I've found this to be true for me.
Sep 07, 2012 @ 09:53 am

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