Sigh. I’ve just had another of those “Oh, no, I’m really starting to show my age” moments. My DH and I have both noticed that the texture of our skin is not as smooth, sleek and firm as it once was, especially on the hands and arms.
I’m not talking about extra weight (unfortunately, that’s a given for me), but rather the general surface appearance, where uneven skin tone and crepiness are creeping in. Some heavy-duty smooth-ing is definitely needed here. I do realize that some of this is part of the aging process since we’re both on the downhill side of 50, and really, it’s not the end of the world, but improvement would be nice.
I often use Nuxe body oil right out of the shower and then slather on my body lotion or cream. I drink a good bit of water, exfoliate routinely, and do try to wear sunscreen regularly but perhaps I’m not as devout with it as I need to be? I know DH needs to exfoliate more as well, but sometimes it’s hard to get the guys on board with that. I did have him using an AHA-type product a while back, one in which you’re supposed to wear sunscreen afterward, but couldn’t get him on the SPF wagon for the follow-through.
Have any of you found any body lotions and/or creams that work well to smooth skin and improve the texture and look of it? Hopefully there are some products that help do the trick while not breaking the bank. I know there’s no miracle in a bottle but surely there’s some good stuff out there.
After all, beach season (for us) will be here before you know it. And although I’m never in a swimsuit per se – more like a tankini top and long swim pants — I would like what little skin I’m showing to look a little better, a little more even-toned and smooth.
Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!