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Recently within my life I have notice a dramatic change in my physical appearance.

I am currently 23 years old, and according to those around me, I look much older, especially in comparison to my brothers and sisters. The only difference between me and them was that I acquired and worked a job that affected my diet, and sleep habits, for almost 2 years.


So for the last 2 years I have eaten bad and drank little while working 8 hours shift that left me exhausted. Now I am left to wonder if these affects of aging are permanent. In the last 2 years I went, from what people said, looking like a 17 year old to a near 30 year old. My cheeks became puffy, my skin scalier, blotchier, and darker in complexion, my neck developed lines, and my eyes developed lines underneath them that are hard to explain.


I am simply wondering if there is a way to fix these problems and return to a better complexion, and remedy some of these wrinkles at my age? Is it too late? I remember that I had this same type of problem when I was around 15 but managed to fix it within a year, but am I too old now???
 

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I think you should be able to turn it around with a balanced diet. Freddy will probably have some better ideas though
 

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Oh by the way, I forgot to mention that I plan on leaving my job soon. Also I think I am mainly looking for a way to fix my complexion and remove the lines under my eyes. Thanks for your help guys.
 

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Yea don't do anything crazy...you might actually want to look into some eye creams for women...There's a ton of them and maybe find a good overall body lotion and apply that twice daily to your neck and any other areas of your body that are pre-aging


ps I've found that lotions and eye creams containing peptides are really good, hope you're looking younger soon!
 

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Hey thanks everyone for the help, it is really appreciated, but I'm still trying to figure out if these changes that occur to my skin are permanent since I saw them happen so fast, like the change in my eyes occur within the first few months of working? I only work indoors and rarely go out in the sun, and I do use sunscreen and face lotions. I am just confuse as to whether the differences scene in my skin was caused by aging or something else that is repairable. I remember going on a one week vacation once in the past 2 months and saw a dramatic change in my complexion, however, I haven't been able to achieve this change again in the present. Does anyone know how long it takes for the outer layer of your skin to regenerate?
 

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Jamie, you can almost always change skin conditions. The limits are technology and your budget.

I would start off with glycolic peels. You can even use a cleanser with that acid in it at nothing more than 5% to start. They will help shed the outter layers of the skin. If that doesn't work you can look to a combination of microdermabrasion and peels. It will be somewhat harsh on the skin, but its your best bet in the worst case scenario which I am assuming right now.

From that you can go to IPL. Lasers which resurface the skin in a cosmetic surgeon's office. Basically, you can fix it, but you have to put the money into it.
 

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I wouldn't considered my case a worst case scenario, as of yet, but enough so that it gets me concern. As of right now I am looking for a remedy for dark circles underneath my eyes and am trying to get a clearer complexion. I am considering the glycolic peel cleanser, but don't know where to get one.
 

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I find a diet of organ meat be it heart, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, testicles really makes my complection shine. Jus Sayin.
 

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I'd pass on the organ meat. Puta, you keep eating that stuff though, whatever works!

Jamie, go with Vitamin K gel for the eyes, and look for the glycolic acid wash at any good pharmacy. They're quite common. Start at five percent though. Should you be hard pressed to find that, go with ten percent but only every other wash.

By the way, skin regernates on average every 21 days.
 

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Yeah it seems quiet today. Just for the sake of it I'll ask another question pertaining to skin issues. I notice that at my job everyone seems to acquire a redess hue to there faces. And there pores seem to enlarge. Is this caused by the enlarge pores on there faces? Is there a good remedy for this?
 

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do you mind telling us where you work or what you do? Maybe its something in your line of work that is causing the premature aging.
 

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Work and environmental conditions, work related stress, even the composition of the building itself will affect the skin. There will definately be a common denominator that applies to everyone you work with which may shed light on why you all have the same skin conditions. Provide more information and we'll follow-up.
 

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Yeah I forgot to mention this fact. I work at a local movie theater in Florida. This includes working in concession or box office, or ushering(which is mainly cleaning bathrooms). I barely ever usher, mostly just stand there selling people popcorn or tickets. However, at work we are not allowed to eat anywhere, we don't get breaks, even if we have like say a 8-15 hour shift, and yes I have worked a 15 hour shift. We do get drink breaks but they are usually like 2 minutes long, I only drink water. We are forced to stand all day since no field we work in allows us to sit, and if we are caught sitting we are usually disciplined. I might be describing this a bit harshly, yet everyone I know just simply hates this job, so maybe not.

Also I have never described my skin, I am of hispanic descent my skin color used to be yellowish-olive, yet recently its turning to a brownish-red-grey color.
 

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Jamie, it seems like the air conditioning in movie theatres paired with the lack of proper hydration and nutrition would contribute to the prevalent bad skin.

Color changes in the skin will be because of sun exposure though, that wouldn't have anything to do with a job at the theatre.
 

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is air conditioning bad for skin? I'm also thinking that perhaps maybe the oil and smoke emanating from the popcorn popper may be hurting my skin. Also I rarely if ever go out in the sun. I will continue to update everyone to see if I can improve my current skin condition.
Thanks for all your help Freddy.
 
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