Friday, December 16, 2016

This is 45

My age doesn't scare me, I am 45 and proud of it! I actually feel stronger and better than ever. Aside from the fact that I can't eat carbs after 4 pm or I will automatically gain weight literally bite by bite, 45 is just an age. What does scare me though is the visible signs of 45 years worth of  of sun damage that is most evident on my neck.

Oh how I wish I had listened to the smart beautiful woman in my life trying to stop me from slathering on that sweet smelling orange oil, or coco nutty tanning oil and swap it for, in those days a mere SPF 15. I remember a friends mom trying to get 17 year old stubborn me to use SPF 15, please I wanted a savage tan, I told her, Or how about the hours of regret I have spent in a tanning salon damaging my fair young elastic skin cell by cell.

At 45 I am definitely older and wiser when it comes to my skin, always wearing a hat in the sun and never leaving the house without at least SPF 15 on my face even in the winter, but it does seem like it may be too little too late. I have certainly paid the price for my sun worshiping days especially on my neck, where the hyperpigmentation from sun damage and crepiness is most apparent. I am so self conscious of my neck, in my head everyone sees it and everyone is staring at it, it's like a giant bulls eye and if I could wear a turtleneck or scarf everyday I would.

A few years ago my friend Nicole introduced me to NeoStrata when I was struggling with a random bout of adult cystic acne. The Foaming Glycolic Wash calmed my stressed skin down, and evened out my skin tone. Well here I am again in need of a skin 911, but this time acne isn't the issue but my poor sun damaged neck. I am so grateful that this amazingly moisturizing NeoStrata Triple Firming Neck Cream has found it's way into my daily skincare routine.

The NeoStrata Triple Firming Neck Cream is made to target and reverse visible signs of aging on your neck and decolletage to give your skin a firmer more youthful appearance. This trio of state of the art ingredients work together to plump, build volume, firm sagging skin, and reduce the appearance of uneven pigment. The triple action formula restores suppleness, stimulates collagen production, and exfoliates to help reduce the appearance  of those ugly sun spots, ummm yes please!!!

This potent cream contains ingredients like Apple Stem Cell Extract which will help protect your skins essential cells and tell them to behave like younger skin, just what I need! You actually can feel the richness of this cream the instant you pump it into your hands. I almost want to slather this incredibly silky cream all over my body! I've been using the triple action neck cream twice a day for just over a week and I am already starting to see the discoloration on my neck getting slightly lighter, and the crepiness less visible! I know the best is yet to come at the bottom of this magic blue bottle!


*This post was sponsered by NeoStrata all opinions are my own*

12 comments:

  1. My mama always said, moisturizing is a girl's best friend! Great tip and keep on enjoyin the journey!

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    1. Moisturizing and SPF, i apparently forgot the SPF!!
      xo
      jen

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  2. That's awesome you found something that works for you so well! I love it when products do that. I avoided the sun as I child/young adult although I never used sunscreen. I'm 38 and most people mistake me for 25. I credit that to not being a sun worshiper and always using moisturizer.

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    1. Yes, I wish I were smarter about the sun!
      xo
      jen

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  3. The forties are AWESOME! I no longer care so much what people think leaving me to be free to be myself. It's the best!

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    1. I agree the 40 are great, but it is starting to show on my skin!
      xo
      jen

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  4. It's true that age is just a number! Loved that perspective. Also, nice tips about skin care and the products you use. - Laura Rike (Envizion Advertising)

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  5. I used to be terrified of getting older, but, now that I've hit my early 30s, I've realized that life just keeps getting better! :) I was that strange kid who started using moisturizer when I was about 11 (mostly because I thought the little packaging looked fancy!), so my skin has done okay as it's grown. I learned the hard way about using sunscreen after I got horribly burnt the first week that I lifeguarded!

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  6. You look so great! I turned 40 this year and soon will be 41. The age doesn't matter if you feel good about yourself. :-)

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