The Ugly Truth about My Skin

    I broke out really badly on my teenage days. And I mean it, badly. Cystic acne grew all over my face to the point that my guy friends were referring it to the “volcano eruption” surface. And I’m very oily and I felt disgusting all the time. No amount of blotting paper can help me well enough.

    As I age, my skin condition becomes more stable with only some occasional breakouts. But it is also the time when I have to start trying to combat fine lines and freckles that slowly creep onto my face (urghh!). Don’t get me started on my turkey waddle too! Women are such busy creatures aren’t we?
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    So desperate times call for drastic measures. I bought in to all kinds of skin care products that yells “anti -aging”, “softening”, “whitening”, etc without knowing that kind of active ingredients are in there. If you have known me for a while you will know that I have bottles after bottles of skin care product laid untouched at my dressing table. Do these products ever work on me? Quite frankly, no. I think I have even considered clinical treatments such as laser brown spot removal but my facialist warned me against it. My skin will have to endure side effects like redness, drying and peeling.
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    Help! I can’t find my chin!

    So where am I going with this? Well, recently I have become more and more interested in finding out what is in my skincare. I try to study the label and see how it would work on my skin. For example, Vitamin E is known for its antioxidant and moisturizing properties while citric acid is used to adjust the pH of products to prevent them from being too alkaline. You get my drift.

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    It’s all about getting the right product that works for you. So for my sagging skin and turkey waddle case, I’m resorting to the brand new Olay Regenerating Micro-sculpting Serum that contains highest level of amino peptide complex that helps accelerate the speed of skin regeneration and reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles.
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    How does it work? Collagen in skin helps to retain skin elasticity and smoothness but it is destroyed in our body as we age. Peptides acts as a messenger to tell your skin it was damaged and to make new collagen. So by applying Olay Regenerating Micro-sculpting Serum onto our face, it “tricks” our skin into increasing its collagen production, and thus it effectively renews the skin from the cellular level and reduces our fine lines and wrinkles.
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    To help protect skin and maintain collagen’s structural integrity, I use the Olay Regenerist Cream too. It comes with SPF15 that offers protection against damaging UV rays. It doesn’t take a genius to know how bad UV is doing to our skin. So ladies, please remember to dab on your sunscreen. :)
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    using your finger tips, massage the serum on the face, neck and décolletage in an upward circular motion.

    Instead of using gazillion bottles of facial product, my daily facial regime is just cleanser – toner – Olay RG Micro-sculpting Serum – Olay Regenerist Cream, as simple as that! It also means that I can catch more beauty sleep before waking up and rushing for work.
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    Oh, and I always remember to lug along my regenerist serum and cream wherever I go because it helps to keep my skin moist all day even in a dry air conditioned environment.
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    While the effect is not life alluring after a week, I do feel a difference. My skin feels hydrated after each application and my jaw line, neck and décolletage appear to be firmer. At least there’s no need for face lifts* in the near term. Otherwise, I won’t be able to smile about how good I feel about my skin.

    Ladies, remember to invest on the right product that works! Beauty is supposed to be payless and painless!

    * Epidermis level only. Results not equal to cosmetic procedures / whitening injections. When used regularly and continuously.

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