Find your plumpness!
Where oh where have those baby cheeks gone?
Where oh where have those baby cheeks gone? Once edible, pinchable, and oh-so-pudgy, I wonder what ever happened to the cheeks of my youth as I gaze in the mirror. Those puffed out cheeks that people joked about biting. In short, where’s that plumpness? I feel like we are all the same that way... I think you see where I’m going with this.
In search of more plumpness, I did spend a couple of years eating 4 times more than I would ordinarily. I did get plumper, so to speak, in both my cheeks and my ass.
In the hopes of helping us all plump up that volume for a fresh-faced, more youthful appearance, I knew I had to look elsewhere... And now, with Lost In Skination, we’ve got some answers.
I consulted with my favorite dermatologist and asked some of my go-to brands and here’s what they prescribe:
AM – 2 STEPS
1. A GOOD Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid
For those who can tolerate it, vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant and complexion booster that’s protects skin from sun damage. If you have sensitive skin, as I do, opt for a lower concentration of vitamin C.
2. Moisturizer with SPF
Always go for a hydrating cream that is suitable for your skin type. See SPF post for my edited list.
PM - 2 STEPS
A good chemical exfoliant
Will activate cellular regeneration. This naturally restores complexion for brightest, softer, more dewy skin.
2. Hydrating Cream containing peptides or retinaldehyde.
Peptides (small proteins) are collagen-based amino acid chains that relaunch mechanisms in even the most tired of skins by neurally communicating “messages”, for example, to produce more collagen, yielding a global anti-aging effect (fewer lines and wrinkles) or to reduce melatonin production, resulting in fewer brown spots and a tighter, more defined complexion.
The Ystheal anti-wrinkle cream preserves the capital youth factors of the skin thanks to its specially formulated combination of active ingredients:
🌙 RETINALDEHYDE: Like retinol but adapted to sensitive skin, it has many anti-aging and wrinkle-reducing benefits.
🌙 L'O.G.G.: Reinforces cutaneous elasticity for skin that is more toned and healthier looking.
🌙 AVENE THERMAL WATER: Soothes and appeases.