- HEALTH TRACKER
I'm 44, and I've lived in Texas, California, and Florida for the last 16 years. Because I live in high-risk areas for skin cancer, I wear multiple levels of sunscreen 24/7/365, I also use Olay regenerist (cleanser, serum, moisturizer) twice daily, and I stay properly hydrated. The skin on my face is in good shape despite my weightloss.
I lost very much from the top down, and I became very thin through the face pretty early on. My marionette lines which became somewhat pronounced are starting to fill back in as my loss levels out and fat is starting to redistribute on my body. One key point, also, is focusing on sleep. When I do not get adequate rest, I look much older and drawn. Sleep is important to both your weightloss and your skin.
I try to keep in mind that wrinkles are inevitable and they won't kill me.
I am 56, soon to be 57 and just this morning after putting on makeup I looked back in the mirror and was suprised at the woman I have become. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would look like this at 57. My face is so thin (as is my hair) and I can really see the aging coming on. I also still look young for my age but it is funny how sometimes we don't even notice the day to day changes until BAM...there it is looking right back at you. My neck is a little saggy and I might have some work done but I want to see the final results of my weight loss first to see how things fill back in. Right now, the neck is the only part that bothers me. Other than that I am feeling pretty good about my results. Losts of moisturizing!
I got down to 148 with the lapband, and I looked a LOT older than I had when I was big. That didn't mean I looked old, it just means I was finally starting to look my age.
I wrote a blog about it at the time. That my chin was pointy and my jaw was more angular than I had ever known. And the skin on my neck and under my eyes was like the saggy baggy elephant. But you know what else I said in my blog? I said " I don't care because I will take the saggy skin and the pointy face over being fat ANYDAY". And that still holds true today. Looking to lose the weight again, but this time I know what's on the other end of it :)