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Hello everyone,
I'll get to it. I am 50 years old and not too familar with a whole lot of products.My skin is in sad shape but have been working on it for six months now with a new moisturizer.(Hope in a Jar)from Saphora. I have enlarged pores and fine lines and wrinkles.I have a fair complection. My main concern lately is since I have had all my teeth pulled and had ill fitted dentures,I now have a maryanette line on one side of my mouth,anything short of getting a filler,is there any suggestions.I need help.I am not too familar with any skincare.Is someone out there willing to take me under their wing?

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Welcome gypsie!
You betcha! I would love to take you under my wing! And not just me, but all of us will help you!

That's great you're working on your skin - don't ever give up just because of a new line here & there! First, that philosophy Hope in A Jar seems like a good place to start! The ingredients have several things that are good: retinyl, betaglucan, & pantenol:

Ingred: water, lauryl lactate, behenic acid, behenoxy dimethicone, glyceryl stearate se, glycerin, behenyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate, tocopheryl acetate, benzyl alcohol, retinyl palmitate, stearic acid, panthenol, betaglucan, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, xanthan gum, triethanolamine, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea

I'm not too sure what the behenic acid is doing in there, but it appears to be a fatty acid like fish oil which might be of some benefit.

I can't stress enough the importance of a good sunscreen with either Tinosorb or Mexoryl as ingredients. (They stabilize the ingredients so that they don't breakdown and form free radicals which harm your skin worse than wearing no sunblock at all.)

As far and the marionette lines, we can help with that! They form because the underlying musculature of the face has sagged and taken the skin with it! As we lose volume in the face, either thru ageing or tooth extraction, we need to do something to plump up the facial muscles. We do that not with creams but with facial exercise. It is not a quick fix like slapping on a cream, but with practice and dedication it works. I can give you the website and you can look around on your own and see if it is something you would like to do:

Facial Exercise: If it's not FlexEffect It's not Facialbuilding.

Especially look at the before/after pics of LouLou. She has gotten some great results after only 2 years. It took me about 4 months to start seeing results, but I have a way to go to look that great.

The lines will eventually be plumped out and with exfoliation they will fade into history.

I hope this helps you a little and please ask if any of this is interesting to you! Welcome!

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