So yesterday I went to play the Mega Millions lottery. Don't look at me that way! It's over 350 million dollars! You should play too, and if you win, don't forget about your old girl Milly :-)
Anyway, I was coming from the gym, my hair was up, and I had no makeup on. Do you know the guy at the counter wanted to see my ID? He said I could be over 18 but he wasn't sure. That made my day, forget my day, that made my week! I haven't been 18 in years. (Although I feel 21!) The fact is growing up, and spending my summers in the hot Dominican Republic sun and constantly getting sunburned, never using sunscreen, I think by now, I should have massive wrinkles, and look like I’m 75. But I don’t, (that’s why I tell you girls to start anti-aging young). Now that I'm a certain age, I've started to add retinols into my anti-aging routine. What are retinols, you ask? They are a derivative of vitamin A and do some amazing things to the skin, like help increase collagen production, help with hyperpigmentation (you girls know I suffer from those) help with acne, and accelerate skin turn over rate. Now there’s also retinoids (they can only be prescribed by a Doctor). Tretinoin which is a retinoid is actually approved by the FDA to treat wrinkles, but I’m all for retinols which are over the counter. What I notice after using this for months, is that my skin looks a lot brighter and my hyperpigmentation goes away so quicly. I'm blessed not to have wrinkles just yet. The first time you use a retinol, your skin may peel (don’t worry about it, it’s natural). It's best to use retinols at night too. Now here’s the skinny to my pregnant readers, don’t use any of these because they have been known to cause birth defects. But, you un-preggo girls can get your groove on with these. Check out some retinols that you can get over the counter.
FYI this week at CVS spend $20.00 on Nuance products and you get $10.00 Extra bucks woohoo!
Do you use retinoids/retinol?
Which one do you like?