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Does anyone know what the normal age is? I am 27 and they started to appear under my eyes about 6 months ago, I have been burnt in he sun before and have only recently started using an eye cream, so am hoping I can stop them getting any worse at least until I am like 40...

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Hi Tasha,

I don't believe there is a specific age when lines will start to appear. It all depends on your skin care routine and mostly how much sun exposure you are getting. People can start having lines from early age and not necessarily when they are in their forties, etc. You can prevent and reduce fines lines and wrinkles by avoiding too much sun exposure and using a good sunblock. Try using vitamin c serum as well. Many people on skincaretalk have advised the use of ret product. You can give it a go.

Hope this is helpful to you.
 

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Thank you Pumi! Is it possible to reduce them or just slow down the process of them getting worse temporarily?
 

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Thank you Pumi! Is it possible to reduce them or just slow down the process of them getting worse temporarily?
Tashalp- Vit C serum works really well in exfoliating your skin, which in turns helps with your fine lines. Also, Retin-A is a fantastic product for fine lines. You could also try a few different peels. AHA or glycolic peels work best. But at Pumi mentioned sunscreen is a MUST!!! You do not want more fine lines, you want to prevent them.

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I would just add as well if you have oily skin carrier oils are really good for the skin too, i get my ones from the health food shops, i also buy things from wholesalers on line too!

Also using things like antioxident and vitamins cleanser, moisturizers are really important at this age too! Try though buying products that are paraben, etc as natural or organic as possible ree as this will be more sensative too!

At least 2 litres of water to hydrate the skin every day, drinking green tea, leaves not bags are also good and so on!

Personally i like using sunscreen that dont have chemicals in them as this can irrate my skin otherwise, so its important whatever you use on your face just to use one product at a time that way if you have a problem with something you can recognise this straight away!

Also if you are thinking of using retinol just so that you know this can take a bit of time to adjust to, it is good for acne prone skin and fine lines, but if you do have sensative skin you may want to take a more gentle approach at such a young age!

Personally as far as fine lines are concenrned actually under the eye, if you mean eye bag be careful as far as putting products on this area as if you put too much here it can lead to have puffy eye bags etc from the build up of products that can get put in the eye bag area! From what i have been told anyway!

Also you may want to talk to a dermatologist or your local doctor about a skin care programe for yourself!

Just be careful though what you put on your skin at your age as you dont want to do your skin more ham than good, some people say that is worth waiting to use a retinol product when you get to 30 but it is up to you to determine what is best for your skin!

Also www.smartskincare.com and www.makeupalley.com are good websites you might want to have a look at for anti aging!
 

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Thank you Pumi! Is it possible to reduce them or just slow down the process of them getting worse temporarily?
Of course. We are lucky these days we have actually got so many anti-aging products out there on the market. But it's all a question of trial and error. What works for you may not work for someone else and vice versa. Be patient and keep trying products and see which one suits u the best. The only tips I can give you is use a good sunblock, avoid too much exposure, drinks lots of water and use a vitamin c serum. You can make your serum to save money and you can search for the recipe on SCT. Using a retinol product is important too at reducing fines lines/wrinkles and combatting acne problems as advised by many on this forum. I can't comment on retinol/retin-A as I have never used it myself. I am waiting to be at least 30 to start on one. Finally, it all depends on how your skin looks meaning how much damaged the skin is and not necessarily your age before looking for anti-aging skincare.

Good luck and do keep us posted how it goes for you.
 

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Pumi personally i started using retinol products such as boots no 7 at 27 then slowly i have been moving to stronger products, all of sudden my eye lines around the eyes started getting worse at 30 to be honest sometimes the sooner you start using products such as micro retin etc the better, unfortuanlty sometimes some fine lines are easier to get rid of than others, the sooner you start on things like vit c etc the better, but you dont need to put everything on your face, it will be too much, im just using the basic myself!

However though if you are thinking of using retinol for acne, fine lines the best thing to do is go to your doctor for advice, 27 is young to start on a strong product such as retin a!

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im also using things Honey, Tomatoe seeds,coq10 etc good luck with it anyway, best get back to work too many distractions!

Obvisouly though i dont use everything on my face all on the same day though, that be too much!
 

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Of course. We are lucky these days we have actually got so many anti-aging products out there on the market. But it's all a question of trial and error. What works for you may not work for someone else and vice versa. Be patient and keep trying products and see which one suits u the best. The only tips I can give you is use a good sunblock, avoid too much exposure, drinks lots of water and use a vitamin c serum. You can make your serum to save money and you can search for the recipe on SCT. Using a retinol product is important too at reducing fines lines/wrinkles and combatting acne problems as advised by many on this forum. I can't comment on retinol/retin-A as I have never used it myself. I am waiting to be at least 30 to start on one. Finally, it all depends on how your skin looks meaning how much damaged the skin is and not necessarily your age before looking for anti-aging skincare.

Good luck and do keep us posted how it goes for you.
Pumi-

There are a lot of options for topicals in regards to acne. You don't need to use Retin-A, although it does work. Look into Differin, and one of my favorites is Clindamycin. In the the states you do need a Rx, but maybe you don't in the UK. They both work very well for acne. Hope that helps you a little.
 

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Pumi-

Look into Differin, and one of my favorites is Clindamycin. In the the states you do need a Rx, but maybe you don't in the UK. They both work very well for acne. Hope that helps you a little.
Sorry, but advice like this scares me. These are both prescription drugs (in the US anyway) for a reason. BE CAREFUL!!!

1) Differin is similar to Retin-A in that it is pretty much contraindicated in women who are pregnant, likely to become pregnant, or nursing. Like I noted in another post, hitting the "buy" button on these overseas websites does not tell you all you need to know about these drugs. The consequences can be tragic - birth defects in an unborn child and damage to a nursing one.

2) Clindamycin is an antibiotic which is effective vs. certain bacterial infections, acne may be one of them, but let's leave it to the physicians to decide when use is appropriate. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is the major reason why we have so many microorganisms which are resistant to antibiotics, and why we need to develop even stronger ones with even harsher side effects.
 

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Pumi- I wasn't saying get it without a Rx, I was saying I have to have one in the states for it. Sorry. Didn't mean to confuse you.

As for the Clindamycin, I have the insert from my container, it is ok to use if you are pregnant or become pregnant. Its ok if you are nursing too. I just read the on the package insert.

I don't have the insert for my Differin so that I can't verify for you. But I do know I used the Clindamycin when I was pregnant. I also used Benza-Clin, which is another good one for acne.

Anyways, sorry if I came across as if I was telling you to try and get these without a Rx, not my intentions.
 

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As for the Clindamycin, I have the insert from my container, it is ok to use if you are pregnant or become pregnant. Its ok if you are nursing too. I just read the on the package insert.
The issue with the Clindamycin is using antibiotics without the supervision of a doctor is dead wrong! The problem is that we are promoting resistant strains of bacteria by overusing and misusing antibiotics.
 

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The issue with the Clindamycin is using antibiotics without the supervision of a doctor is dead wrong! The problem is that we are promoting resistant strains of bacteria by overusing and misusing antibiotics.
I was/still am using it under the supervision of a doctor. I have to go to him for the Rx? I didn't say to use it without the supervision of a dr? I was saying it is ok to use while being pregnant. My OB/GYN doctor prescribed me several topicals while I was pregnant.

I am really confused as to the problem here?


I am sure for anyone who is pregnant and wanting a topical for acne, if they go to their GP or OB/GYN the Doc's would determine what they thought was right for the situation. Mine did.
 

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With all due respect, I think the real issue is about self-diagnosing and self-treating.

If ppl go to online pharmacies for their medications they run the risk of misdiagnosing and mistreating. Not all acne needs antibiotics.

And would you know what to look for if you developed a problem with an antibiotic if you hadn't had it prescribed by a Dr?

Prescribing antibiotics indiscriminately leads to the growth of resistant strains of bacteria, the "superbugs" like MRSA, that can kill. Just as mireckca has pointed out.

Just sayin.



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Pumi- I wasn't saying get it without a Rx, I was saying I have to have one in the states for it. Sorry. Didn't mean to confuse you.

As for the Clindamycin, I have the insert from my container, it is ok to use if you are pregnant or become pregnant. Its ok if you are nursing too. I just read the on the package insert.

I don't have the insert for my Differin so that I can't verify for you. But I do know I used the Clindamycin when I was pregnant. I also used Benza-Clin, which is another good one for acne.

Anyways, sorry if I came across as if I was telling you to try and get these without a Rx, not my intentions.
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Sorry for causing confusion and alarm! Actually, I am not thinking of using any topical treatments for acne but thanks for all ur inputs. I really appreciate. I was only referring to retin-A as a possible acne treatment as I have read it can be used for both acne and on aging skin. I wouldn't advise anyone to use retin-A without a prescription though. Maybe green cream might be a better option?

Thanks.
 

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Actaully while you speaking about taking different types of medication while i was having a rountine check up today my specialist actually told that if you are on prescription drugs you should actually check as well that any herbal supplements that may be taken while on these drugs should always be looked into properly too, as sometimes herbal supplements and other medication can actaully cause side effects with each other!
 
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