At-Home Witchcraft for Glowing Skin

  • HottJoe

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    Jul 13, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    My bf and I are 34 and 33 respectively, and so far we haven't gotten any wrinkles, even though six years ago we were both having meltdowns and feeling like screaming hags as we watched our skin changing.

    We'd both been using sunscreen all through our 20s and at 26 started using anti-aging products--all stuff you can buy at Target. It helped so much that I began scouring the internet, magazines, episodes of "Doctor Oz"... I was amazed by the results we saw from things like green tea extract, or canned pumpkin.

    Whenever people ask me my secret I'm more than happy to tell them, however I've noticed I'm frequently written off as dumb and superficial for being "obsessed" with my skin. Rarely do my friends apply my tricks to their own lives. They seem to think it's really just genetics and I sense I'm met with jealousy.

    Why the bias? We're not born with muscle or an amazing personality, yet people admire you when you develop those aspects.

    Every year for Pride, my bf and I take off our shirts and stand there with our lean muscle definition, eating cheese curds and drinking beer. What the hell, it's a holiday, right? The people who know us think we've made a pact with devil. Sometimes I just shrug and let them think I'm a witch. ;)

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    Taken today, age 33
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 13, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    I'm not getting this .. you are saying green tea and target keep you looking young?
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  • HottJoe

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI'm not getting this .. you are saying green tea and target keep you looking young?


    Yes, Target because it's cheaper than dept. store or spa, and take green tea extract daily, which is more potent than drinking brewed tea.
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
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    So says plaque to the teeth.
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    Quite an accomplishment being wrinkle-free in your early thirties.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    AMoonHawk saidI'm not getting this .. you are saying green tea and target keep you looking young?

    Yes, Target because it's cheaper than dept. store or spa, and take green tea extract daily, which is more potent than drinking brewed tea.

    Not to put a damper on your rejuvenation therapy, but green tea extract is pretty much 99.99% alcohol.

    What I have see to be the worst agers are: excessive alcohol use, cigarette smoking, drugs, sun. The key to younger looking skin are to cut all these out and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidQuite an accomplishment being wrinkle-free in your early thirties.


    Thanks, it started out as an experiment and changed my life. I grew up being taught that wrinkles are inevitable, don't fight it.

    They may still be in my future, but I've already fought them off longer than I once thought possible.
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    HottJoe said
    AMoonHawk saidI'm not getting this .. you are saying green tea and target keep you looking young?

    Yes, Target because it's cheaper than dept. store or spa, and take green tea extract daily, which is more potent than drinking brewed tea.

    Not to put a damper on your rejuvenation therapy, but green tea extract is pretty much 99.99% alcohol.

    What I have see to be the worst agers are: excessive alcohol use, cigarette smoking, drugs, sun. The key to younger looking skin are to cut all these out and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.


    Try taking Nature's Bounty brand. It says take two, but actually if you take just one you will notice your face glowing slightly after an hour or so and your skin will be slightly more dewy. That's the antioxidants at work.

    Not every remedy works for everyone though. Some people use omega fish oil which makes no noticeable difference on me.
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    joe you look flawless, and your skin is as dewy and fresh as a flower in the morning.

    i use vitamin e oil and sunscreen (minimum spf 50), as well as burt's bees wax peach and willowbark exfoliant.

    also, when i grow up, i want my face to be as frozen and emotionless as nicole kidman's.
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    HottJoe said
    eagermuscle saidQuite an accomplishment being wrinkle-free in your early thirties.


    Thanks, it started out as an experiment and changed my life. I grew up being taught that wrinkles are inevitable, don't fight it.

    They may still be in my future, but I've already fought them off longer than I once thought possible.


    You may have missed his /sarcasm HTML tags.
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    AMoonHawk said
    HottJoe said
    AMoonHawk said

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    Try taking Nature's Bounty brand. It says take two, but actually if you take just one you will notice your face glowing slightly after an hour or so and your skin will be slightly more dewy. That's the antioxidants at work.

    Not every remedy works for everyone though. Some people use omega fish oil which makes no noticeable difference on me.

    It sounds like it is worth a try, I will check it out.
    Also, skin stays young and flexible due to collegian that is pulled by your body to the upper skin layers. As you age this stops happening. Vitamin C assists in this process. You can by Vitamin C in a sublingual (spelling?) liquid form and rub it directly into your skin in areas such as around the eyes and other areas prone to wrinkling.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    getnassty saidjoe you look flawless, and your skin is as dewy and fresh as a flower in the morning.

    i use vitamin e oil and sunscreen (minimum spf 50), as well as burt's bees wax peach and willowbark exfoliant.

    also, when i grow up, i want my face to be as frozen and emotionless as nicole kidman's.


    Same!!!! Mwahahahaha
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    HottJoe said
    getnassty saidjoe you look flawless, and your skin is as dewy and fresh as a flower in the morning.

    i use vitamin e oil and sunscreen (minimum spf 50), as well as burt's bees wax peach and willowbark exfoliant.

    also, when i grow up, i want my face to be as frozen and emotionless as nicole kidman's.


    Same!!!! Mwahahahaha


    lets go get botoxed and gossip and finger our buttholes together ♥
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    gibby320 said
    HottJoe said
    eagermuscle saidQuite an accomplishment being wrinkle-free in your early thirties.


    Thanks, it started out as an experiment and changed my life. I grew up being taught that wrinkles are inevitable, don't fight it.

    They may still be in my future, but I've already fought them off longer than I once thought possible.


    You may have missed his /sarcasm HTML tags.


    I get a lot of sarcasm in real life too. Of course strangers usually just think I'm still in my 20s lol.

    My question is why the bias against skin care?

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
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    Flattery will get you everywhere;)
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:41 PM GMT
    Flattery? No thanks.
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    gibby320 said
    HottJoe said
    eagermuscle saidQuite an accomplishment being wrinkle-free in your early thirties.


    Thanks, it started out as an experiment and changed my life. I grew up being taught that wrinkles are inevitable, don't fight it.

    They may still be in my future, but I've already fought them off longer than I once thought possible.


    You may have missed his /sarcasm HTML tags.


    I get a lot of sarcasm in real life too. Of course strangers usually just think I'm still in my 20s lol.

    My question is why the bias against skin care?



    I dont think its a bias against skin care, its the self congratulatory "I'm wrinkle free and im 33!" that earned you the dose of sarcasm. I don't think I know a single 33 year old who is wrinkled.

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    gibby320 said
    HottJoe said
    gibby320 said
    HottJoe said
    eagermuscle saidQuite an accomplishment being wrinkle-free in your early thirties.


    Thanks, it started out as an experiment and changed my life. I grew up being taught that wrinkles are inevitable, don't fight it.

    They may still be in my future, but I've already fought them off longer than I once thought possible.


    You may have missed his /sarcasm HTML tags.


    I get a lot of sarcasm in real life too. Of course strangers usually just think I'm still in my 20s lol.

    My question is why the bias against skin care?



    I dont think its a bias against skin care, its the self congratulatory "I'm wrinkle free and im 33!" that earned you the dose of sarcasm. I don't think I know a single 33 year old who is wrinkled.

    This.

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    BTW.....Happy BD!

    Now more....
    I hate to burst your bubble, but I have you beat by nearly 3 decades. If your after nice skin it's not that difficult. Oh, no need to be obsessive about it. Just go natural. You'll be fine!!

    1. Resveratrol (antioxidants)
    2. Exercise
    3. H20
    4. Masturbate 3 times a day!! Really stimulates anti aging
    in men and produces DHEA

    All the skin conditioners are good...antioxidants are better!!!

    Add what your doing and you will be looking like a 19 year oldicon_idea.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 13, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    HANG10 saidBTW.....Happy BD!

    Now more....
    I hate to burst your bubble, but I have you beat by nearly 3 decades. If your after nice skin it's not that difficult. Oh, no need to be obsessive about it. Just go natural. You'll be fine!!

    1. Resveratrol (antioxidants)
    2. Exercise
    3. H20
    4. Masturbate 3 times a day!! Really stimulates anti aging
    in men and produces DHEA

    All the skin conditioners are good...antioxidants are better!!!

    Add what your doing and you will be looking like a 19 year oldicon_idea.gif

    FYI ... a decade is equal to 10 years ... that would make you 63, not 37
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    Jul 13, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    My two cents from another oldster.

    1. Sunscreen.
    2. Moisturize.
    3. Retin A.

    A couple of years ago I was starting to get crow's feet and some saggy undereye wrinkles. I don't have them any more. Retin A is the only thing that is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles - it doesn't do anything for the big lines but over time (6 months to a year) completely fills in the little ones. Available from your derm or get it cheep from India over the internet.


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    Jul 13, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    My two cents:

    1. Botox.

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    AMoonHawk said
    HANG10 saidBTW.....Happy BD!

    Now more....
    I hate to burst your bubble, but I have you beat by nearly 3 decades. If your after nice skin it's not that difficult. Oh, no need to be obsessive about it. Just go natural. You'll be fine!!

    1. Resveratrol (antioxidants)
    2. Exercise
    3. H20
    4. Masturbate 3 times a day!! Really stimulates anti aging
    in men and produces DHEA

    All the skin conditioners are good...antioxidants are better!!!

    Add what your doing and you will be looking like a 19 year oldicon_idea.gif

    FYI ... and decade is equal to 10 years ... that would make you 63, not 37



    Hey tricky I am,,,,,,you need to read my bio more to figure me out.....

    But I am 52 this month!!