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Posted by STL [5481.10] on September 23, 2006 at 15:23:03:

I just turned 30 and I've been obsessing about my complexion. I wake up every morning and inspect my face for new wrinkles. So far I have two fine lines on my forhead and one fine line under my left eye. It's possible that I've had these for years, however, I never really payed attention until I hit the BIG 3-0

I'm curious to know at what age were you when you started finding wrinkles on your face???? Were you a smoker Y or N????



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Posted by ANN [2813.2807] on September 23, 2006 at 16:03:12:

In Reply to: woman and wrinkles posted by STL [5481.10] on September 23, 2006 at 15:23:03:

Hi, I didnt have any winkles until I hit 40 which now I am 42 . But when I turned 30 oh wow was I devistated because I thought that was sooo old now I wish I could go back but oh well . But you know every one else is in the same boat as all of us and we are all ageing the same some more faster .Just today a little girl well 12 years old ask me if I was younger then my friend who is way younger then me and I said no I am way older and she laughed and said all these years she thought my friend was way older then me . I love this little girl now (hehe) it was nice to hear that . Of course I didnt tell my friend.. I do however notice that I am getting dark circle under my eyes and more wrinkles there too. I dont wear makeup often maybe 4 times a year when I actually go some where to wear it.. I use to wear it all the time. Now when I see women who always wear makeup without it whoooo its scary. So people who see me with makeup say I need to wear it more (hehe) . I dont shock people when I dont wear it ...... oh I am not a smoker at all.. Sorry so long just had to add that little bit.. 30 is a great age enjoy it.. its not that old ..

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Posted by another ANN [1003.516] on September 23, 2006 at 17:17:36:

In Reply to: woman and wrinkles posted by STL [5481.10] on September 23, 2006 at 15:23:03:

when I saw your question, I had to go look in the mirror to see if I had any wrinkles haven't checked in the last couple of decades). Didn't see any at first, but then I frowned in concentration to make sure and some appeared. Went back to holding my face in its more natural expression and those wrinkles disappeared. Searched carefully and found two tiny ones at the corner of each eye- I believe these are my reward for smiling and laughing a lot. I'm not a smoker, but I have noticed smokers seem to age a lot faster, so, my best advice to you is to smile, laugh, avoid looking in mirrors for more than the glance it takes to make sure you don't have dirt on your face, and don't smoke. I believe a decent amount of healthy fat in your diet will also help keep your skin nice.
I'm a good deal older than you are, but I don't think about wrinkles.

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Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on September 24, 2006 at 07:30:26:

In Reply to: woman and wrinkles posted by STL [5481.10] on September 23, 2006 at 15:23:03:

Hi, STL.

Welcome to the real world! There is only one alternative to aging and that is to die young.

Exposure to cigarette smoke (active or passive) has been documented to cause at least a 10% acceleration of all aspects of aging.

Serious wellness will reverse and prevent signs of aging by another about 10%. We all eventually age and die. Listen to "the other Ann" and Ann.

Good luck!

Walt



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Posted by Ron [3195.2852] on September 24, 2006 at 09:18:33:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles Archive in aging. posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on September 24, 2006 at 07:30:26:

Hi Walt,

"Exposure to cigarette smoke (active or passive) has been documented to cause at least a 10% acceleration of all aspects of aging."

Not to forget that the frequently repeated facial contortions made when sucking on cigarettes cause wrinkles around the lips and frown lines on the forehead.

Then there is the problem of looking in the mirror
causing more frowning, when the view that returns is not as pleasing as it once was.

If one is married and busy raising a family, caring for a husband and driving around in that SUV, the aging
is far less of a problem than it is for those who are busy clubbing every weekend.

Dropping estrogen levels and the resulting thinning of skin is a problem that women have when they pass 30.
In a way, nature is being fair when vision acuity is also lessened as we age.
Aging together, with a caring spouse is one way to deal with those now wrinkles. Men also suffer from thinning skin, but they tend to go fishing or hunting instead of staring at the mirror.
Men, unlike women, do have a more obvious problem when
the hairline receeds and women stop trying to run their fingers through those curly locks.

Ron




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Posted by Charles [5739.1351] on September 24, 2006 at 09:18:43:

In Reply to: woman and wrinkles posted by STL [5481.10] on September 23, 2006 at 15:23:03:

I knew a black woman who had the smoothest skin I have ever seen in a woman her age, she was older than I am. I asked her one day how she kept her skin so smooth, she said I only use homemade lye soap.



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Posted by Charles [5739.1351] on September 24, 2006 at 09:19:51:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles posted by Charles [5739.1351] on September 24, 2006 at 09:18:43:

She did smoke but not a heavy smoker.

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Posted by PhillyLady [5066.1351] on September 24, 2006 at 10:31:41:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles Archive in aging. posted by Ron [3195.2852] on September 24, 2006 at 09:18:33:

Ron:

The thought of driving that big gas-guzzler SUV would be in my opinion, immoral, and therefore cause "worry wrinkles of shame". In that case, occasional clubbing might bring blessed relief:-)

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Posted by PhillyLady [5066.1351] on September 24, 2006 at 10:41:00:

In Reply to: woman and wrinkles posted by STL [5481.10] on September 23, 2006 at 15:23:03:

Hi STL:

Even if your face won't wrinkle for years to come, it will still change. The contours keep changing as does the firmness due to diminishing collagen. Also, it's a known fact that for most people the nose and ears keep growing well into old age.

You can still keep its outward appearance looking healthy by keeping your insides healthy. And for the surface of your face, you might consider using a cream containing alpha hydroxy acid. It encourages cell renewal. Other creams containing high concentrations of retinol and vitamin C are also good and act as anti-oxidants. Dr. Perricone, the skin doctor, recommends alpha lipoic acid and DMAE, both taken as supplements and as surface creams.

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Possible that you didn't notice it UNTIL you felt old?

Posted by michele [20.829] on September 24, 2006 at 12:27:16:

In Reply to: woman and wrinkles posted by STL [5481.10] on September 23, 2006 at 15:23:03:

It's probable that you had the wrinkles going for a while but the "3-0" was a turning point emotionally for you thus, you noticed the wrinkles.

Also, it's possible that they are starting to crop up. I know thinner people tend to be more prone to wrinkles due to less fat (ever hear the "she's fat but has such a pretty face!" ...probably due to fat under the skin evening the topical.

OR you are just starting to show signs.

I can't really say that I remember getting wrinkles and don't feel that I really "have" anything major going on. I am sure my skin isn't the same as when I was 16, but then again, I'd hope not!

I use olive oil, never use soap and use chemicals on my face anymore at all. I am a healthy weight, on the thinner side and exercise, try to eat whole foods but am not biblical about it (I do eat a variety and yes, eat processed and junk from time to time, and don't fret about it!) and stay hydrated when I remember...
Biggie: I work on stress and coping w/stress.
Non smoker.

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Posted by coldjam [266.10] on September 24, 2006 at 17:30:18:

In Reply to: woman and wrinkles posted by STL [5481.10] on September 23, 2006 at 15:23:03:

I seem to be shocked, like you, every few years at how the fine lines or wrinkles accumulate. However, I am very expressive,(don't smoke though) and I prefer to think of them as "charactor lines." I look at young women (and men for that matter) and see immature, kinda vacant faces. Your life is pretty much written on your face, contrary to what they tell you, you can, sometimes, tell a book by it's cover! Work on those positive, pleasant, happy expressions (and a inner life that produces them) and as you age you will reflect what's inside.



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Posted by Naya [2016.14] on September 24, 2006 at 18:39:05:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles posted by coldjam [266.10] on September 24, 2006 at 17:30:18:

Hi coldjam. I agree. Faces on people after 40 just start to look interesting, even famous actors, IMHO.

Naya

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Posted by Nina [24.4] on September 25, 2006 at 15:58:45:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles posted by coldjam [266.10] on September 24, 2006 at 17:30:18:

I like your last comment Coldjam. I am 48, a smoker and also an esthetician. Ok...ok......I'm planning on quitting smoking Oct. 1st.....to be a smoker and my age, I have very few lines or wrinkles.....I work on hydrating the skin because a lot of things dehydrate our skin and body....I also own a microdermabrasion machine that sands the dead skin off growing new and pretty skin....and I wear little make-up. I never have worn a lot of make-up....I think some may need more than others....but my Mother is 82 and has beautiful skin....she looks in her 60's so I was fortunate to have her as a Mother.



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Posted by Nina [24.4] on September 25, 2006 at 16:00:44:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles posted by Charles [5739.1351] on September 24, 2006 at 09:18:43:

Generally, I think black skin has more oil in it than white (normally) therefore black skin wrinkles less. I have a lot of black friends that have beautiful skin.



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Posted by miss bliss [4.1623] on September 26, 2006 at 00:01:07:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles posted by Nina [24.4] on September 25, 2006 at 16:00:44:

I wonder why black skin has more oil in it than white skin?



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Posted by Walt Stoll [4817.1889] on September 27, 2006 at 08:10:48:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles posted by miss bliss [4.1623] on September 26, 2006 at 00:01:07:

Miss,

Teleologically, black skin was evolved as a protection against the sun and the oil helps do the same thing.

Walt

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Posted by coldjam [266.10] on September 28, 2006 at 23:33:14:

In Reply to: Re: woman and wrinkles posted by Nina [24.4] on September 25, 2006 at 15:58:45:

So what do you think...dermabrasion, salyctic acid or retnia(sp?) A? Are they be interchangeable? I have to wear make-up for stage, and I use salyctic acid to keep the "turn over" happening...I'm open to suggestions!

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