Glorious

I just ordered 3 tubes of your creme based on my assistant's reccommendation. I am 67 and use anti-ageing facial products. I used and liked Elemis and now am experimenting w/Dr. Denese. How do I use your creme along w/ serum, eye cream and moisturizer? Concerned about brown spots, wrinkles, and serious under-eye circles. Thanks. Brittany says you are the best!!

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Oct 20, 2012
Glorious
by: Wray

Hi there Please thank Brittany for me! I do try, it does help having been through most of the hormonal rubbish life throws at us. I don't know anything about the products you use, although I have now looked them up. The Elemis gives nothing away, but the Dr Denese does give ingredients. I must confess I wouldn't put some of them on my skin. But I suggest you look them all up via this excellent site Skin Deep. It has a search field into which you paste/type the ingredient, you will then be given a hazard rating with other comments. I actually don't use anything on my face except the Natpro, plus a vitamin D cream I make to clean my face at night, and occasionally a pure aloe vera gel, mainly because it feels so refreshing, that's all. Oh and another thicker vitamin D cream I make with some of the tree butters if it gets dryer than normal. One of the best 'treatments' I've found is vitamin E. I get it in bulk, but pricking 2 or 3 1000iu capsules open and applying that does wonders. But I only do it at night, as you remain 'sticky' for a long time and look very strange with a shiny face! Progesterone is very good for the face too, see here. But it's absorbed well all over the body, as the kerotinocytes which cover 95% of it have ample progesterone receptors, see here. Even the hair follicles absorb it well, see here. In fact a friend of mine's husband uses it as a conditioner! The cream can be used with any other skin care, although I would tend to put it on first, and apply the other afterwards. You don't have to wait either, the progesterone is absorbed within minutes of applying. I put it on my face, neck and breasts every morning and night, and have done for as long as I've used it. I put it all over and around my eyes too. I have freckles on my arms, but no brown spots on either arms, hands or face. I don't know whether this is due to using progesterone for 15 odd years, it is an antioxidant. The spots are due to free radical damage, often caused by the sun. But we need the sun to make vitamin D, ironically vitamin D protects us from sun damage. So the advice from all the sites saying to avoid it and use sunscreens is actually not good advice. Yes we shouldn't burn our skin, but we should expose it to the sun as often as possible. Only using a natural sunscreen if staying for any length in the sun. And if sunbathing is not possible, to take vitamin D. Continued below.

Oct 20, 2012
Glorious Part 2
by: Wray

Hi there I also used to have dark circles under my eyes, but haven't for years now. Another progesterone story?! I find the explanation for them on major sites like the NIH, Mayo Clinic etc to be weak. But can't find one with a satisfactory answer. It might be an idea to check your vitamin D levels, it is the most potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Please take a look at our Menopause page, and our Oestrogen Dominance page. I do recommend 100-200mg/day, but it is dependant on symptoms. The worse they are the more is needed. Take care Wray

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