"What would you do when your glory days are over?" Martin asked.
He had just laid out my possible initial reactions to future dealings with skin ageing with the focal point being my spotless, velvet-smooth face. Our conversations usually have random pit stops like that. If I could graph them by topic and time, you'd see a rather erratic pattern, much like the current USD/JPY Forex charts.
"You know what I think, Martin? Youth is temporary and when it's time to let go of this perfect skin, I'd surrender gracefully," I said with a saint's conviction, not doubting one second that it'd only take a wrinkle to break a saint. I mean who has a dry T-Zone ? Most google searches would only give you useful references on oily T-Zones anyway.
Now that the halo is off and letting go isn't working out gracefully, I'm not going without a fight to retain my air-brushed perfection for as long as I can. More so when it concerns premature aging...which means, it's not my time to wrinkle up just yet but due to harsh weather conditions (it's very dry here in Qatar), my tropical skin has been put through a test it's not fit to face.
Desperate, I went through some pharmacies here in Doha and settled on Nip + Fab Moisture Fix (Nip + Fab is also the creator of high-end brand Rodial) while reserving my judgement on the poor taste of the packaging. When I started with it, I had skin peeling off around my nose and dry lines on the forehead but after three days, the skin felt firm and soft again. No more dryness surrounding the nose and the forehead isn't dull anymore. Just like that, I have less pronounced lines.
For me, the catch was on its box with these :
- Hyaluronic acid filling spheres plump + fill
- Grapeseed oil mosturises + elasticises
- Meaddowfoam seed oil combats skin ageing + reduces blemishes
Basically it plumps the skin, keeps it subtle and ironed out. I love that it took an immediate effect on my skin and it isn't expensive. You can get it for less than USD20 although in Qatar, I forked out QR105, which works out to USD29.
It's also a light cream, almost serum-like texture to it that gets absorbed well and fast into the skin. You might also like its lingering, mild citrusy scent. It's easy. Then again, different people react differently to different products. I love this random pick though and may proceed to check out other products under this label :)