As I am getting older and hopefully wiser, my skin care needs and concerns have changed quite a bit. Just a few years ago, it was all about getting my skin brighter and more even in tone and keeping those pesky fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet at bay. Something has happened over the last year or two that I couldn't put my finger on, and I actually went to the doctor about it. I am 48 and have lost a bit of weight over the last three years. My face seems to be drooping and hollowing. My doctor said it is somewhat from the weight loss, but more of it is naturally occurring and due to aging. It is called volume loss and is what causes the cheeks to sink in and eyes to hollow out. It's not pretty. So, I've been tackling it with a multi-pronged approach. I am happy to report that I am looking younger and more fresh with pretty rapid results.
So, I started with some pretty minimally invasive injections. I had put this off until I really thought I needed it. I wanted Botox Cosmetic for years, but didn't think I needed it because I have bangs. My doctor told me how Botox Cosmetic could also be used to gently lift the eye and cheek area when placed properly as it restricts muscle movement. It worked wonderfully. Next up was another injection called Juvéderm Voluma XC. This is basically hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance found in the skin) that is injected back into the cheeks. I had a very small amount (we wanted it to look natural) injected into each cheek and within two weeks I was thrilled with how well my face filled in; I looked like I did 10+ years ago.
When I went in for my follow up visit to my doctor, she told me that I needed to get on a serious skin care regimen high in hyaluronic acid. The same ingredient that I injected into my skin, I needed to apply topically onto my skin — each day and as much as possible. My search for the right skin care products began.
I carefully chose a few products from the L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift™ line of products after being "advised" through lorealskinexpert.com. After learning even more about volume loss and why it happens right on the site, I was guided by a skin care expert about which RevitaLift skin care regimen would be right for me. It was so easy to understand, right from learning about the products, how to use them, when to use them and I even got some lifestyle tips along the way.
My L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift® Skin Care Regimen
I demand SPF in my day cream, so this was essential for me in the Day Lotion with SPF 20. My skin feels so smooth while wearing it. I really like the RevitaLift™ Triple Power Eye Treatment. It has a cooling tip applicator that seems to help de-puff the under eye area when I apply this silky serum-like treatment. My entire eye area is immediately plumped up and fine lines are filled in due to the hyaluronic acid. The longer that I have been using it, the smoother my entire eye area is becoming. My favorite product has to be the RevitaLift™ Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask as I noticed results after just one night. This is a super creamy "mask" that is really a cream that I use in my last step of the evening. It melts into my skin and immediately hydrates it. I wake up with such firm, plump, better-looking skin. I look awake and refreshed in the morning — just what I needed.
I like that the RevitaLift™ Triple Power addresses three things (hence the Triple Power): 1. repair wrinkles 2. re-firm contours 3. re-densify skin. I need all of the help that I can get and these are the type of things I need on top of addressing the volume loss. The key ingredients include Pro-Xylane to quickly penetrate skin to help fight each wrinkle and skin plumping hyaluronic acid to keep moisture in the skin.
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