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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jouke,

I have recently discovered Paula's choice but have not tried yet, are you still using her products? and which are your favorites?

Thanks A

Jouke wrote:
Hi George, and also James,

Thanks for all your fantastic information! It's some time ago yet I posted my questions, and it's not a lack of interest that my reaction went out, on the contrary, but I have been on vacation for three weeks.

During my vacation I read Paula's Beauty Bible, you might as well know it.
Her information went so well together with everything I have read here on the forum: don't irritate, exfoliate, protect against sunshine!!!!
She says: "There is no such thing as a safe tan!"

I happened to go to South Africa, where it is warm and sunny at the moment, as it is winter here in the Netherlands.
I used to do a lot of sunbathing whenever possible in the past, but right now I have bought a big hat, SPF25 and I stayed out of the hot African sun with my face and neck. Just my back is well tanned.

After reading Paula's book, I immediately threw away the irritating high alcoholic crèmes and toners I had brought with me. Back at home I have thrown away the rest of alcohol-containing stuff.
Paula says that you shouldn't treat acne and oily skin with irritating products and moisturize afterwards to calm down your skin again.

I have now ordered some of her samples of non-irritating cleansers, moisturizing toners, exfoliaters (BHA-gel 1%) and a non-greasy mattifying moisturizer SPF15 (avebenzone?).
None of her products contain irritating ingredients (apart from the BHA) and parfum.
I have not received them yet. Do any of you have experience with her products? Are they good indeed?

Paula's Choice has a European sales/ supplier point here in Holland. I can even pick things up when I am in the neighbourhood. That makes it easier and cheaper for me than ordering in the USA, even though I know there are also fantstic products!
But I'll first try Paula's.

Kind regards and thanks again for you highly valuable information, this has changed a lot for me and my skin looks much better allready (also because of the tretinoin)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wouldn't suggest washing your face with Irish Spring soap. It's cheap and has lots of chemicals which are bad for your skin. Try more natural soap with natural oil or shea butter. Avoid using cheap products when it comes to your skin or hair.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a person gets older, so does their skin. This does leave an effect on the skin. The early signs of aging skin are slight wrinkles around the eyes called crows feet. Wrinkles also appear around the mouth, “laugh lines”, as well as on the forehead. As the years go on wrinkles will become noticeable on the hands and neck. As the years go on, the skin will continue to lose its elasticity. Loss of elasticity is when skin loses its ability to snap back after being pinched. This happens with age. With age, the skin will also change color. As the years go by the healthy glow of one’s skin will diminish.
Although there may be no magical cure for aging, we do not have to take it lying down. There are measures that can be taken to not stop the aging effect, but slow it down a little.
I would suggest you to skim through some good information at skincarewebinfo(DOT)com/Skin-Care-Things-You-Must-Know.html
I hope it will be of some good help for you. good luck!
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use any special routine. I apply moisturizer on after a shower or when my skin feels dry. I also exfoliate on a weekly basis. I am satisfied with my skin and I don't feel like I need a routine at all.
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