I’ve always had combination skin. I’ve never really been comfortable about it, honestly. My dad’s mom (who still beams of awesomeness at 87) said it’s in the genes. Come to think of it, the only time my skin was really flawless and glowing was during pregnancy and the year that followed when my son turned a year old. After that, it was back to the sometimes dry-sometimes oily skin I’d always lived with. Added to this, I’m approaching my mid-thirties, so I’ve started to worry about wrinkles – which, I’m told, may aggravate the problem further.
Thankfully, I’ve been a good girl, researching how to keep my skin at its healthiest state. And I get by with a little help from some friends. They are:
I’m a food geek, not really a foodie. I just like good, healthy food, and I’ve often written about how we eat a mostly whole food diet at home. We also don’t eat fried food at home, because heated oil releases a gamut of free radicals into the cooked food, which have a destructive effect on skin. Lots of veggies, fruits, fish and whole grains: These are mainstays in our diet, and all great for our varying skin types in the family.
I keep a ticker for how many glasses of water I drink in a day, simply because I forget to drink when I get wrapped up with work and homemaking. I drink a cup of water every 30 minutes, to make sure my skin gets hydrated.
Regular Visits to the Dermatologist
Combination skin like mine needs expert care. I need to see my dermatologist once a month for those stubborn skin problems – no excuses! Without them, my skin feels heavy, rather weighed down.
Seriously, my sleep patterns have been out of whack since I became a mom. I can function on four hours of sleep if I need to, but that’s bad for my health, bad for my skin. So, I make it a point to get at least seven hours through the night, and maybe another hour during the day when I put my little boy down for a nap. Every bit counts, especially since – according to dermatologists – lack of sleep wreaks most havoc on skin than any other organ in our body. *
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream
With Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream, I find I can say goodbye to wrinkles as quickly as I can drive from Mega Mall to our house – about 12 to 15 minutes. In fact, the first time I applied it after my morning rituals, my husband immediately noticed within minutes: “Your skin looks so smooth!” he said, smiling. And for a guy who’s with me 24/7 and sees me almost every minute of the day (because we both work from home), that’s a big statement. I was actually surprised both by his comment and the rapid effects of the cream on my dry-oily skin, especially since a lot of wrinkle creams under deliver, or don’t yield visible results within minutes.
I’ve always been comfortable using Olay, being that we’re an Olay-using family on all sides. It’s a familiar feature on my mom’s dresser; both my grandmothers have used Olay for decades, and, it’s the only constant item on my husband’s grandma’s Christmas wish list each year. Factor me into the picture, and that’s three generations of Olay users, which shows how it’s been trusted through time.
Wrinkles won’t go away, and women – whether they’re new moms like me, or veterans like my mom and grandmoms – look for real and fast solutions. Good food, water, sleep, skin care, and Olay. Really, just about all you’ll need as a woman for beautiful, flawless skin that lasts as the years go by. And this makes me feel quite comfortable in my own skin.
Have you tried Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream? Try it now. Hop on over to any Watson’s personal store. “Like” the Olay Philippines Facebook Fan Page to know more. [Thank you, Olay Philippines, for sponsoring this post.]
* Source: http://www.spryliving.com/articles/sleep-softer-skin/