Dream Cream?

This is what my desk at home looks like, really.
I’d like to take a moment to talk about my forehead wrinkle. You see, C and I are very expressive people, meaning that when we tell stories, we tell them big, lots of hand gestures and facial expressions. And of course we roll our eyes a lot, it’s like breathing to us. But with all of this liveliness, if you will, naturally comes “lines,” or, let’s be real, wrinkles. I noticed one in my forehead that was definitely deeper than a “line” about a year or so ago. Botox came to mind. But before I go under the needle, I thought, let me try a cream. Why not. Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Clear Skin Cream seemed like a good place to start because, sadly, I have both of those issues. What a world. And, it was the only treatment I could think of that addressed both- with salicylic acid and retinol, dream-team makings. And for twelve dollars, why not.

The verdict? Well after about 3-4 months of using the cream on my forehead a couple times a week (I found using it more than that created more drying on top of the already dry-skin winter brought, not a good combo), I can say the lines have not gotten worse and are perhaps even the teeniest bit better. The cream is not greasy at all and quick to dry. And I am definitely experiencing less breakouts on my forehead- the rest of my face is a different story, but I might try the cream elsewhere once it gets warmer out and my skin is less parchment-like. In fact, I’ve stopped using my Benzoyl peroxide treatment on my forehead entirely. And, hey, anything that might stave off Botox another few years is ok by me.


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