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I am 28 and starting to see fine lines and wrinkles...

I am 28 and starting to see fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes, and my skin seems to have lost that "youthful glow" I had in my early 20s. I am very fair and avoid the sun as best as possible and always have an SPF of 30. Any suggestions on routine skin are andanti aging products? With so much out there I don't know where to start!

Re: I am 28 and starting to see fine lines and wrinkles...

I'm the same age as you and have the same concerns! For my eyes, I've been using Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream ($43.50) for a few months. While I'm reconciled to the fact that nothing will cure me of the dark sallowness under my eyes except a good concealer, I think this cream has been doing a pretty good job of minimizing the fine lines around my eyes. Apart from this + sunscreen, I think it also helps to always wear sunglasses when you're out (if you don't do that already); that will also help protect the area around your eyes.


For the rest of my face, I was previously using Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-aging Retinoid Pads and Solution ($74) at night after washing my face, but before moisturizing. I LOVED it because it brought back that youthful glow and made my face feel soft. It's a 60 day supply though and runs kind of expensive, so I stopped using it and started using this Epiduo gel my dermatologist prescribed (it was for acne treatment but she said it has retinol in it and can be used all over the face)....not liking it as much so I might just switch back to the Philosophy pads. 

Re: I am 28 and starting to see fine lines and wrinkles...

Thanks for the response jemly! I have been using Mary Kay Timewise products for the last year or so as a friend is a consultant, and have not been happy with the results (I don't know the general opinion in the industry regarding that company, but I haven't liked their products or make up very much). In the am I'll use the Timewise cleanser followed by a tinted moisturizer or CC cream, both with SPF. I don't typically need a foundation over that except some concealer for dark circles under my eyes. At night I use the Mary Kay eye make up remover, which is actually decent, then the Timewise facial cleanser followed by the eye cream and night repair serum. Once a week or so I will use the spin brush to exfoliate my face. My friend talks so highly of the products but I actually think my skin has gotten worse...

Re: I am 28 and starting to see fine lines and wrinkles...

i'm not familiar with the MK products, so i can't speak about them specifically. i think they may be dehydrating your skin and you're not moisturizing enough. look into getting a cleanser that is non-foaming (foaming/soapy cleansers can strip the skin too much). caudalíe has some really lovely products for hydration. i think adding a hydrating toner (in between washing and adding moisturizer) might help you too. moisturize am/pm with a proper (untinted) moisturizer. at night consider a facial oil like clarins lotus oil (their blue orchid oil is fantastic too but for some reason not carried at sephora ?!?). and drink lots of water !!


make these sorts of changes to your routine, give it some time and see if you notice a change in your skin. then you can step it up to anti-aging if needed. (and i'm sure others will suggest some products but it's not my forté so i'll leave it to them ;))

Re: I am 28 and starting to see fine lines and wrinkles...

hi kaitkait ! could you let us know what your current skincare routine is ? am/pm ?

aside from anti-aging products, things like adding hydration to your routine can help things like fine lines, plumpness and glow. if we know your routine then we can help in a more well rounded way 

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