10 Jan 07
Before I begin, I should really point out that I'm a man, and not a specialist in such matters, but felt the following may be of interest or help. I have a great aunt, who is 93, and has absolutely wonderful skin, it glows with a real rosy glow, is still very firm and makes her look very healthy, indeed. It appears that this is because she has never had hot water in her house, as both her and the property date back to before inside toilets, bathrooms and central heating. To have a bath, she boils kettles and pans of hot water, and pulls the bath out in front of the open fire. Her daily skin regimen is to wash her face with ordinary, unscented soap, and with COLD water. It may sound a little barbaric, or even over-simple, but apparently it works. The alternative, she once suggested to me, was to wash your hands and face in the water left in the pan after cooking vegetables, especially cabbage!
4 Jan 07
Persia have you tried aloe gel ever? I use it sometimes as a facial moisturiser. It is soooooo good! Its good for both oily and dry skin types. Its very moisturising, but not greasy because its a gel. Its good for scarring - its often used in burn units in hospitals. Its also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, so good for spots etc. You feel a bit of tightening on the skin when you first apply it, but this recedes after a while and then your skin feels very soft and smooth. Its best to try and get a brand thats 99% pure - you can get it from most health shops and some pharmacies.
• United States
11 Jan 07
I do think there are some great products out there that help keep your skin looking and feeling good, but the two best things you can do for your skin are a) use a good sunscreen and b) drink lots of water!!!! If you include atleast 5 or 6 glasses of water in your daily diet I guarentee you will notice a difference in your skin...
11 Jan 07
This is what I do for my face: Every time I shower I use St.Ives apricot scrub on my face. In the mornings I use oil of olay day cream. At night I use oil of olay night firming cream. I just recently started using the oil of olay. It doesn't make my face all oily.
• United States
12 Jan 07
A scrub is typically an exfoliator and should probably not be used daily. You'd be stripping essential natural oils from your skin if you did. Also, it's just called "Olay" these days. They took the "Oil of" out of their name because they didn't want women to think that they'd be putting Oil on their faces.