I’m 50, and I honestly don’t think I have a hang-up about my age. However, if like me you are a little older than you were (!) you may have been privy to some negative age comments e.g. things going downhill after a ‘certain age’ ?
So far, I haven’t woken up one morning to find my arse on the floor or my boobs at my waist!! But, I have noticed subtle changes in the firmness of my skin, thickness and definitely some skin laxity aka sagging.
In part it is gravity, in part it is time and of course, age and hormones (blah blah blah) come into it.
The Years Ahead
I am all for prevention which is why:
- I have applied sun cream to my face since I was 16 (daily);
- Gave up smoking in my 30’s (completely);
- Alcohol in my 40’s (virtually);
- Sugar (refined) in my 50’s.
Recently I’ve been reading up on skincare for the menopausal, or in my case, nearly menopausal woman.
Everything points to my concern that declining hormones are likely to affect my skin and not in a good way.
All this reading led me to learn about Genistein. Obtained from Soya beans and said to fight the signs of ageing; by stimulating collagen production and therefore helping with skin texture, firmness etc. ?
I’ve never used a product containing Genistein before. There are a number of products out there but many with a pretty hefty price tag – some at three figures! £££
As you may already know I love a foreign pharmacy. My idea of holiday heaven shopping is an afternoon browsing the isles of any non-UK chemist.
Whilst I can’t be on holiday all of the time, I can be online most of it and am often found browsing one of my favourite ‘pharmacy’ websites www.sanareva.co.uk
This is where I found and purchased ? Flavonex anti-sagging, firming cream 200ml at about £20.
Made by a company called Auriga it contains my sought for ingredient Genistein.
The instruction with Flavonex (I purchased the 200ml pump dispenser) comes with a precaution – “If you have a history of breast cancer, seek your doctor’s advice”.
I’m avoiding applying this to my breasts. It goes on my stomach and tops of my arms, and then a quick swoosh up my neck.
Has it worked? I’m not expecting a miracle, I don’t expect to see any difference now. What I am hoping for is prevention, to stop, or at least delay any sagging that may be inevitable as time goes by.
I hope that I won’t be agreeing, or joining in with the, “and then you get to 50 and everything starts to drop” brigade anytime soon.
Watch this space!
If you have any #StopTheDrop tips you would like to share – please leave me a comment below.
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for reading ?