Anti-Aging During A Pandemic: A Wrinkle In Time.

Since the initial COVID-19 quarantine in March 2020, I made the switch to telecommuting and rarely ever want to leave my home, except to go shopping on the weekends.

Since I don’t see anyone other than my immediate family, most days I will wear casual clothes and don’t put on makeup.

However, a pandemic was not going to stop me from caring for my skin. Being in my 40’s, I am conscious of slowing aging, so I wash my face and use eye cream every morning… no matter what.

When I see myself in the bathroom mirror in the morning sun, my skin has hardly changed from what it was like in my 30’s; firm, toned, and luminous.

However, the other day, during my weekly video meeting with my boss and a business partner, I saw on the screen a lady with a sinister expression, with wrinkles on her forehead and between her eyebrows… I hate to admit it, but it was me!

I couldn’t fully focus on the meeting, and I was only comparing the firm skin and smile of my boss Alison to mine on the screen… once the meeting was through, all I wanted to do was focus on how to smooth the lines on my skin.

The next morning, the reflection in the bathroom mirror was however the same…. I assumed that my computer’s camera had a problem and that was why I looked older on the screen during the video.

A few weeks later, my boss Alison invited me to lunch. I hadn’t seen her in person for six months, although we met weekly via video meetings. I remember when we were sitting next to each other in the study, the deep wrinkles in her skin and the hollows around her eyes made it clear that she was over 50.

But now that she was in front of me for the first time in a while, her skin was just as firm as in the video meeting, her expression was calmer and her wrinkles were faint.

I couldn’t help but ask a question that may sound a bit too forward for some, “Alison, are you on the treatment prescribed by a dermatologist? “.

She smiled bashfully and replied, “I’m spending time at my house all day, but the time in quarantine allowed me to concentrate on taking care of my skin.”

Oh, a self-made treatment?!

“In fact, when the COVID first broke out, I happened to see an anti-aging ad online that offered a one-week trial of five cosmetic products in small tubes with a satisfaction/refund guarantee.

I contacted the beauty advisor for free and she explained in detail why my wrinkles had appeared, and I soon received the set and she said I could try it for a week. “

Alison continued with gusto.

“Within a few days, I could feel a distinct change in the texture of my skin. This isn’t a magic item, of course, and it won’t make you look younger right away. I subsequently purchased the retinol serum and vitamin C serum from the regular size set and continued the treatment daily.”

“It takes a lot of patience, but the treatment has become a moment of attention where I can focus on my skin, or rather myself, and I started to feel really good with the visible results.”

Alison told me about b.glen, a skincare brand I didn’t know about. As I was skeptical, I called for a free consultation.

When I asked the consultant, Marie, what type of care should be given to my 47-year-old skin, an age group suddenly marked by wrinkles, she explained to me in detail the cause of them. .

Here is what Marie explained to me:

“Under the epidermis, the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid present maintain the elasticity and firmness of the skin. It is known that when the function of fibroblasts, which generate these elastic components, weakens with age, the elasticity of the skin depletes, and wrinkles appear, which is the cause of aging. In addition, wrinkles are also caused by loss of facial skin density and weakening of the facial muscles

As the base of the skin atrophies due to the loss of bone density and skin density, the upper structure of the skin naturally sags, wrinkles, especially smile lines, begin to appear. At this point, you might notice the skin sagging.”

“It’s important to take care of skin density by actively providing nutrients internally to strengthen the base of weakened skin, rather than trying to treat wrinkles on the surface.

The reason why many people take advantage of dermal filler services. However, understanding skin aging, as well as simple anatomy and physiology (of course, explained by the skincare consultant), it is much easier and financially sound to slowly restore youth to the skin with a skincare regimen that is both potent and effective. 

This is exactly what I have found to be true thus far with b.glen skincare, and I have become a bit of a b.glen “addict”. Without shame, I can admit that I’ve put several friends and family members onto b.glen, too.

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* This information does not constitute medical advice and should not be taken as such. Always consult your doctor before changing your usual medical treatment.