I hate to admit it, but a few months ago, I started noticing little lines around my eyes and on my forehead. I kept telling myself that these lines were the results of all the smiling I had done over the years and that I should be grateful to have had so many happy times in my life. Yeah. Whatever. It didn’t make me feel better. I wanted those lines GONE. As it was, I started going gray in my 20s and did not want these lines to remind me that I was about to hit the big 4-0.
I was always very good about taking care of my skin thanks to my mother who does not look anywhere near her age. I remember she and I standing in the bathroom mirror in our nightgowns, washing our faces and putting on lotion every night before bed. Mom used “The Magic of Aloe” routine of washing, exfoliating and moisturizing and would let me use it as well. I felt so grown up! Later, my mom discovered Keri lotion. It is wonderful and she still swears by it, but it is a bit heavy and looks greasy. I think I actually scared my husband with it on a few times because it makes my face shiny. Very shiny. It is a great product, but I felt like I needed something different that wouldn’t make my husband have to squint to look at me and I found it. It’s Avon’s Anew Rejuvenate Cream and it truly has made my skin look better.
I’ve been using it for about 6 months now and I really do see a difference. When I apply the cream (using the tip of my ring finger as my mom taught me), I can feel my skin tightening, but not like a mask and not in an uncomfortable way. It makes my skin feel firm and smooth. Since I began using it, I actually do see fewer lines around my eyes and some have faded altogether. Plus, it’s made in the USA and there is absolutely no animal testing with Avon products. Those are two more benefits.
One more tip – I read that if you apply cream on damp skin, it absorbs better and deeper than on dry skin. So, my routine at night is to wash my face with Oil of Olay’s Daily Cleanser, lightly pat my face dry, and put on the Anew. And let me tell you, I feel like a-new person (sorry, couldn’t resist). I highly recommend this cream to help tighten your skin and fill in those darned smile lines. I hopefully have many more smiles ahead of me, but my face does not need to show it!