For the past week or so, it appeared to me that I looked “better”. To my eyes, my skin seemed to have a healthier color, the smile lines seemed less deep and the skin texture smoother and fresher. But it can be so hard to judge yourself. But when I compared my before and after pictures, the improvements were real. Photo 1 is my face before I did anything to it. Photo 2 is after almost three weeks on Retin A. In the second photo my skin is clearly pinker and the texture looked firmer and younger. When I started with Retin A, I read in Natural Beauty by Bobbie Brown that I could see real changes within a week to 10 days– and I did.
So here I am with no make-up on in a photo taken early in the morning. There’s good news and bad news about my aging issues. The good news is that I don’t have all 12 of the dirty dozen. The bad news? I’v got seven of them.
1. Pallor— that greenish skin tone is not the fault of my camera or your computer screen. My skin is sallow and pale. I’m one of those people that actually use up cakes of bronzer and blush, scraping my brush down to get out every last bit of color.
Solution: My skin is pale because my circulation has slowed. One of the great benefits of Retin A is that it stimulates blood flow. I’ve been told that I should see a pinker tone in … Continue Reading… →