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PatJNJ



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm    Post subject: Help for sensitive skin Reply with quote

Hi, I'm new to this board, and I'm very happy to have found it.

I am 52 with fairly good skin for my age, but I have a few light brown sun/age spots (small freckle-sized) and some fine lines. I have very sensitive skin, which is going to be a problem for me in combatting these issues, I realize.

In addition, I have gained a lot of weight in the last several years and need to lose at least some of it for both appearance and health reasons. As a result of my anticipated weight loss, I am concerned about possible loss of skin firmness and elasticity and would like to ward it off now.

To address the spots and fine lines, I have already tried a serum containing ascorbyl palmitate and found it irritating--enough so that I had to discontinue using it. (It is possible, of course, that other ingredients in the product caused the adverse reaction.) I also experience sensitivity to dimethicone and other silicone derivatives, although I can tolerate them in small doses.

Is there any type of product suitable for sensitive skin that will help lighten age spots and minimize the appearance of fine lines? (I would not be comfortable using a product containing hydroquinine because of the controversy associated with it.) Is there anything to help maintain firmness?

Thank you.
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smoothskin



Joined: 27 Jan 2008
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are prodcuts now in the market which are really effective. I could give you some advice on that but you pointed out about your sensitive skin. I think freckles could be lessened if you limit your exposure to the sun. Maybe lots of water could also help. I think it is best to consult a dermatologist about your issue because it is really hard just buying something which may not be suitable for you.
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lisatfleming



Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Arbonne products Reply with quote

Arbonne products are amazing for sensitive skin as they are botanical and guaranteed to work.

google Dr. Hevia and Arbonne really great article, this Dr. tested Arbonne products against other popular skin care products even his own.

They have products for all your needs!

incrediblybeautifulskin.myarbonne.ca
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PatJNJ



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, smoothskin and lisa, for your helpful replies.

I will definitely look into Arbonne products and will start using a higher SPF product on my face.

~Pat
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sisley



Joined: 31 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi,

great you still have good skin at your age,
i m 31 this year and start using skin care regularly
i ve been using this range of skin care, they have range for sensitive skin as well
it is certified organics, i call it beautiful and SAVE

url: greenorganic.mionegroup.com
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orangehrzn



Joined: 23 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the light spots, do IPL with someone that specializes in treating brown spots.

For the faint lines, only retinoids can help but won't eliminated them especially if these are motion wrinkles aroudn the eyes - combine with Botox for those. Anything else is useless time and money wasting fluff. I have very sensitive skin and what I do is rotate retinoids:

- 1 night Retin-A cream or Reatin-A micro or Isotrex gel (topical accutane, not retin A)
- 2-3 nights Avene Eluage (retinaldehyde)

Retin A is effective but tends to be irritating to most people, less irritating is the slow release Retin A micro form. Isotrex is less irritating since it requires a conversion step to retin A in the skin which slows the release rate naturally.

Retinaldehyde is the skin restoring treatment, it is the ONLY retinoid that does not cause redness, on the contrary it decreases it and that is confirmed by studies and my personal experience with it. Retinaldehyde only by itself is not very effective in anything more than just evening out skin color, which for some people like me is a lot. I use the other stronger retinoids to achieve extra effect.
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