Face creams to lift sagging skin/eyes?

I'm 24 and live a relatively healthy lifestyle, but I feel like my face and eyes are just starting to droop and sag and I look sleepy and sad. Also metabolism is starting to taper off even though I'm active. I'm not working like crazy so I know it's not because I'm exerting myself too much. Any product recommendations to get that youthful glow back? Don't mind spending some money for some good clean moisturizers. I currently use Cerave facial cleanser and La Mer hydrating lotion/creams (total scam btw). Also are there any things you guys have learned to avoid to help with this (avoiding scorching hot showers/saunas and those microbead scrubs has definitely helped me personally since I have sensitive skin)

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Sep 2, 2021 - 11:56am

I put Nivea under the eyes and sometimes I use my gfs eye cooling mask. the green ones.

for general face application and cleansing I use the active charcoal face wash gel

also: enough sleep, enough water, enough fresh air, enough exercise, reduce alcohol intake as much as possible.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 11:57am

There is no cream that will have a meaningful impact IMO. Go see a dermatologist and consider some treatments that they may offer. Better to spend more money on treatments that actually get results than spend tons of $/time on fancy creams. Also, sleep well and hydrate...might help.Β 

Unrelated to eyes - I'd recommend microneedling / lasers for actual results. If you just cleanse, moisturize, use a sunscreen, and then spend on the microneedling/lasers you will have great skin. Don't waste time and money on pointless products...skincare is such a marketing scam it is pathetic.Β 

Sep 2, 2021 - 11:59am

Sounds about right. I drink a ton of water but definitely neglect the sleep part. Physically can't sleep more than 5-6 hours anymore

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Sep 2, 2021 - 1:36pm

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Sounds about right. I drink a ton of water but definitely neglect the sleep part. Physically can't sleep more than 5-6 hours anymore

Maybe you should be working out more to sleep more.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 12:54pm

Good topic.Β  Guys do not always like to talk about this stuff.Β  I am always on the lookout for some good moisturizers or other things that could improve the skin.Β  I do not have any answers for eye issues, as that has not been my focus. A lot of these issues have to be genetic.Β  I have lines on my forehead that I have had since a teenager that will not go away.Β  I have tried retinol cream and I think helps a little but not that much.Β  I think that retinol is also used for under the eyes .Β 

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Sep 2, 2021 - 1:26pm

Prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you're white wear sunblock 365 days a year. At least SPF 15 but ideally 30+. For whites, sun tanning is poison for aging. If you desperately want a tan, get a good rub-on tan.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 1:31pm

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Prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you're white wear sunblock 365 days a year. At least SPF 15 but ideally 30+. For whites, sun tanning is poison for aging. If you desperately want a tan, get a good rub-on tan.

That is good advice about avoiding the sun.Β  I once worked with a older lady who sun tanned all the time. She looked like a shriveled prune.

Sep 2, 2021 - 1:37pm

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Sep 2, 2021 - 1:45pm

Idk for eyes specifically, but I'll just give some overall skin advice:

Biggest things that'll affect your skin are nutrition and sleep. The creams are like bandaids or enhance but the core comes from your diet and rest.

-I know it's hard in finance, but try to get 7-8 hours a night. This will help your skin, muscle growth, fat loss, brain power, everything.

-Cut seed oils and limit processed sugar. I've seen so many people's face clear up to the clearest it's ever been by doing this.

-I think I read somewhere that avocados are good for your skin too and maybe sweet potatoes? Either way, both of those are healthy (in moderation) and are beneficial to your diet, so no harm in adding them.

-Increase your water intake. This will help your skin, fat loss, energy levels, etc. I aim for 3-4 liters a day. Just get a big hydroflask or something a chug 1/3 of it every hour. Only con is you have to pee a lot, but on the bright side it gets you up and moving every hour too.

-Workout. by this I mean anything that gets you sweating for 15 min+ a day. This will get rid of toxins in your skin/body and help clear it up. Sauna would help for this too.

-Try to limit your time in a hot shower, the hot water dries out your skin. I personally love hot showers so I start out hot and then end it with cold.

I think the best thing you can do for your health, whether it's appearance or disease, is to look inward first. Western medicine likes to throw pills and creams at the problem instead of making lifestyle changes. Everyone's genetics are different, and there's not a one size fits all approach. But the things I mentioned above should help everyone. Extra things like specific foods or how sensitive your body is to sleep, etc. are things you have to experiment with to optimize for yourself.

Btw who here as seen the pics of Tom Brady when he entered the NFL vs now? He honestly looks like he aged backwards. It's crazy. I honestly think this is due to him getting really strict with his diet/health. Of course you don't have to go as extreme as Tom, but I think it serves as evidence that these changes are worthwhile.

Other things you can do:

-Wash your face with a cleanser in the morning

-Use a moisturizer on your face

-Sunscreen on face. This one is starting to become controversial I think as there are people that are saying sunscreen causes cancer. There are chemicals in a lot of sunscreens (at least in the US) that are linked to cancer, so I would just check the ingredient list before using. There's people that say they haven't gotten a sunburn since completely ridding themselves of seed oils. It's anecdotal, so idk. If you burn your face it will cause it to age so be careful.Β 

Sep 2, 2021 - 6:44pm

Just use retinol bruh. And hyaluronic acid. Sometimes boil water and put a droplet of pure mint extract into a bowl and pour boil water there. Put a towel over your face so your face sweat and open pores. Then wash your face. Vitamin C and caffeine also helps in brightening and waking your dull skin up. Just follow Bateman's skincare routine.

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Sep 3, 2021 - 4:31am

In the morning if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1,000 now

Sep 3, 2021 - 5:20pm

dude you need to either a) invite the local basketball team to bukkake in to a bucket so you can use that as anti-aging ointment or b) surgically attach your scotum to your forehead.

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Oct 12, 2021 - 5:14pm

I really love different ointments for facial care, although I am a boy, it gives me pleasure when I have clean and radiant skin. When I don't put some kind of cream on my face, my skin becomes dry and flabby, my wife doesn't like it when she kisses me and me when I just touch my face. My wife advised me to shop with quality creams to get rid of this ailment. She said that at botulinumshop.com I can find what I need. I went to this online store, bought myself a couple of products, used it for about a month and my skin glowed, I was very surprised by such a quick and very positive result. If you have such skin problems, I recommend it as a consumer.

Oct 12, 2021 - 6:34pm

How can I get rid of lines on forehead. Β I have had them since about age 16. Β No BotoxΒ 

Oct 13, 2021 - 11:06am

I'm actually currently using la mer (for 4 months) because it's the most expensive and I figured at a minimum it won't be bad until I figure out what's best for me. Their treatment lotion is amazing and is definitely something that I'm gonna keep in my rotation. It's really light but keeps my face feeling hydrated. The moisturizing cream is overhyped and makes my face feel oily and the hydrating serum did nothing. The 5 oz treatment lotion is $160 but definitely worth it

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