The other day I noticed that my facial skin looked very thin. I even thought I could see the forehead section of my skull. Oh no, no, no! What in the world?
And then it hit me. I’ve been using Retin-A, scrubbing cleansers, and all kinds of abrasive creams on my face. I’ve had microdermabrasion. Maybe, my face needs a break. Here’s the problem. Even my cleanser might be over doing it.
After removing my eye makeup at night, I use the Total Facial Cleanser by the Ageless Collection at I-Image Skincare. With wet hands I apply about a dime’s worth and message it into my face, neck and decolletage for one minute. Then I remove it with a damp baby’s wash cloth. I think the secret to this cleanser is the ingredient, glycolic acid. (By the way in the beginning I couldn’t leave it on for an entire minute, it burned. I had to work up to a minute.) So you see, my basic cleanser was part of the problem. I use it three out of every four days.
So what to do? About a month ago, I went looking for a gentler cleansing cream for my face. Oh my gosh! There are so many from which to choose. And the cost!
Finally, I went with a tried and true old favorite. I bought a large jar of Noxzema for about $4.50. I haven’t used this since I was a very young woman. I love the way it feels on my sixty-year old skin.
My first reaction was the smell. It was nostalgic. It reminded me of being 16 and dressing for a date with my boyfriend; but here is the best part, it deep cleans by removing all my makeup and it leaves my skin soft and smooth. I love it, and I noticed recently that my skin doesn’t look so thin.
I went online and found out that Noxzema has been around since 1914. I remember my grandmother used it. There goes my nostalgic emotions, again.
I am so happy I found it. I’ll go back to my Ageless Total Facial Cleanser when the time is right, but I’ll keep my Noxzema for when it is needed. It is good to get an old friend back. It is the best bargain in the skincare aisle!