Save Your Skin From Spring’s Secret Foes

Crépe Erase® compensated FabOverFifty with an advertising sponsorship to write this article. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will benefit my FOFriends.—Geri Brin

Think about the things we automatically change when the brutal gusts of winter give way to the balmy breezes of spring. Farewell to heavy coats and boots; hot soups and casseroles; tailgating in blustery parking lots. Hello to colorful, crisp, and cooling clothes; iced drinks and chilled salads; heavenly picnics in the park.

But there’s something else we absolutely need to change when warmer weather arrives – something most of us simply haven’t learned: How we treat our skin!

We all know that dry, cold air outside and warm, dry heat indoors can rob our skin of essential moisture during the winter. If it dries up too much, cracks may form, especially on our elbows and feet.

But did you know that humidity also can be harmful when the climate beckons you to come and play outdoors?

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Spring’s Secret Skin Saboteurs: Open pores and dead skin cells

While lots of moisture in the air helps hydrate our skin – which naturally becomes drier with each passing year – it expands our pores at the same time. Larger pores are more likely to clog up with dirt, oil and other substances that cause breakouts and eczema.  Even a brisk walk can be enough to congest pores and create a greasy feeling. Not a good look!

What’s more, cell turnover slows down over the years, and the dry, dead cells sitting on the skin’s surface at winter’s end give your face a rough, dull appearance.

That’s why lightweight, all-natural and gentle formulas that clean out pores, whisk away dead cells, and moisturize without clogging or weighing down the skin can be our spring skin saviors.

My hands-down favorite brand is Crépe Erase® Advanced. As the editor of a popular website, I’m often invited to try beauty products. This is one line I’ve counted on for years to keep my skin smooth, glowing and refreshed.

The hero ingredient powering Crépe Erase® Advanced is TruFirm® Complex, an exclusive blend that includes three plant extracts to help reinforce our skin’s netting. This makes saggy skin appear tighter and firmer, and look like it did when we were younger. Crépe Erase® Advanced also contains nine Super Hydrators, including coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, squalane, grapeseed oil, Vitamin E and a trio of glycerides to deliver 48 hours of intense hydration to dry, crepey skin. Quick absorbing without leaving a greasy residue, the light and airy moisture-rich formula works to visibly soothe and renew the skin.

The five-piece Deluxe Kit also treats your skin above the chin!

Before stepping into the shower, I massage the luxurious and rejuvenating Advanced Refining Facial Scrub with TruFirm® over my whole face, down to my neck.  It gently removes rough, dead skin cells to give me softer, smoother, firmer, and brighter skin. Paraben free, too!

In the shower, I grab my bottle of silky Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment with TruFirm® and gentle exfoliators to lift away dead, rough surface cells and make my skin look smoother and more radiant. The lovely, fresh scent is a bonus! (By the way, avoid long, hot showers because they’ll dry your skin even more!)

After showering, I massage the Advanced Body Repair Treatment with TruFirm® into the crepey skin around my neck, chest, arms and legs. Just like its name says, this lightly whipped formula restores firmer, healthier-looking skin all over my body. Absorbs quickly and isn’t one bit greasy.

Even after a late night, I can trust my Flaw-Fix™ Eye Cream to instantly reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. It absorbs quickly and can be used at night and in the morning. Great as a hydrating mask, too.

I never leave home without applying Advanced Restorative Facial Treatment, a deluxe, ultra-hydrating formula with TruFirm® and a blend of moisturizing oils. Along with its sister products, it plumps, smoothes and firms, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Make Crépe Erase® a part of your daily spring beauty routine for gorgeous results

After 1 use

100% of women agreed their skin felt instantly more youthful*

After 1 use

80% of women saw an instant reduction in the look of crepey skin on the body**

After 4 weeks

86% of women saw a visible improvement in skin tone**

After 8 weeks

100% of women saw a lifted appearance of skin on the body**

*Based on 8-week user perception study for Crépe Erase® Advanced

**Based on results of an evaluation by expert clinical grader measuring decollete, knees & arms

Crépe Erase® is so confident that you’ll love its products, it invites you to use them for 60 days, and, if you’re not satisfied, you can return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less s&h! This offer even gives me more confidence that these are quality beauty products. Plus, the line is incredibly reasonable in the first place!

There’s more. Order the 5-piece Deluxe Kit and receive 4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules as a free thank you gift. They’re packed with intense, concentrated moisturizers for an eye-opening experience. A $38 value.

and save 25% on Crépe Erase® Advanced Kit + get a FREE GIFT + FREE SHIPPING today!

‘Loving The Skin I’m In’ With an Exceptional Anti-Aging Body Treatment

Crepe Erase compensated FabOverFifty with an advertising sponsorship to write this article. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will benefit my FOFriends.—Geri Brin

We call my friend Barbara’s attractive and active 20-year-old daughter an “old soul” because she has wisdom beyond her years.  Like this young woman’s, my complexion was radiant and my movements quick when I was her age. “Old soul” I was not. But, now that my skin droops here and there, and my body has slowed down, I’ve definitely picked up  the “soul” that usually comes with aging.

I may not look like I did decades ago, but I’ve gained the self-assurance and sense of calm I could have used back then. No more second-guessing myself or going into a funk when a line appears on my face or an extra pound on my body. Confidence and loving the skin I’m in “look” a whole lot better. So, naturally I said “yes” the moment  the team at Crepe Erase® invited me to  participate in a campaign about what #BodyWithSoul means to me.

While I love feeling cool, calm and collected at my age, I haven’t stopped trying to make my aging body look – and feel – the best it can. After all, a good appearance and good health never get old. Crepe Erase® is one of the exceptional product lines in my beauty regime, hydrating and smoothing the skin on my body like nothing I’ve ever used. More on that in a moment. 

Speaking of skin, it often becomes dryer and more delicate later in life.  We naturally lose oil glands as we age, and the overheated indoor air we rely on to keep our homes comfortable during the winter makes the problem worse! Think about a favorite pair of leather shoes that’s stretched out and cracked after years of wear.

The Top-Selling Anti-Aging Body Treatment for Dry, Crepey Skin

Like leather, your skin has countless pores that absorb or release moisture. When it releases too much of its moisture, it will dry up. If it dries up too much, cracks may form, especially on your elbows and feet. What’s more, your skin loses its wonderful foundation of collagen and elastin, making it loose and saggy.

Even if you continuously use body lotion from Thanksgiving to Easter it won’t provide lasting hydration or softness, and won’t do a thing for the crepiness. I’ve bought dozens of lotions and body creams over the years –drugstore to high end–  so I can speak from experience.

But, the skin on your body can stay soft, supple and sensationally smooth throughout the winter – and all year round – if you do what I’ve been doing for the last four years. My legs, my arms, my hand, my neck – all smooth! 

As editor of a popular website, I’m often invited to try out all kinds of beauty products. One brand–Crepe Erase® jumped out at me because I’ll never forget seeing the actress, Jane Seymour, talk about it on TV. She looks amazing, at 70!, and has been using Crepe Erase® for years, a fine endorsement right there!

The secret ingredient that powers Crepe Erase® Advanced is TruFirm Complex, an exclusive blend that includes three plant extracts, to help reinforce our skin’s netting, so the skin can appear tighter and firmer, and looks like it did when we were younger. Crepe Erase® Advanced also contains nine Super Hydrators, including coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, squalane, grapeseed oil, Vitamin E and a trio of glycerides to deliver 48 hours of intense hydration to dry, crepey skin. Absorbing more quickly than the original Crepe Erase® – without leaving a greasy residue – the light and airy moisture-rich formula works to visibly soothe and renew the skin.

The five-piece Deluxe Kit also treats your skin above the chin!

Before stepping into the shower, I massage the luxurious and rejuvenating Refining Facial Scrub with TruFirm over my whole face, down to my neck.  It gently removes rough, dead skin cells to give me softer, smoother, firmer and brighter skin. Paraben free, too!

In the shower, I grab my bottle of silky Body Smoothing Pre-Treatment with TruFirm and gentle exfoliators to lift away dead, rough surface cells and make my skin look smoother and more radiant. The lovely, fresh scent is a bonus! (By the way, don’t take long, hot showers because they’ll dry your skin even more!) 

After the shower, I massage the Advanced Body Repair Treatment with TruFirm into the crepey skin around my neck, chest, arms and legs. Just like its name says, this lightly whipped formula restores firmer, healthier-looking skin all over my body. Absorbs quickly and isn’t one bit greasy.

Even after a late night, I can count on my Flaw-Fix™ Eye Cream to instantly reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. It absorbs quickly and can be used at night and in the morning. Great as a hydrating mask, too.

I never leave home without applying Restorative Facial Treatment, a deluxe, ultra-hydrating formula with TruFirm and a blend of moisturizing oils. Along with its sister products, its plumps, smoothes and firms, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Make Crepe Erase® a part of your daily beauty routine for gorgeous results

Based on 8-week user perception study for Crepe Erase Advanced

**Based on results of an evaluation by expert clinical grader measuring decollete, knees & arms

Crepe Erase® is so confident that you’ll love its products, it invites you to use them for 60 days, and, if you’re not satisfied, you can return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less s&h! This offer even gives me more confidence that these are quality beauty products. Plus, the line is incredibly reasonable in the first place!

I hope I’ve inspired you to own your body and soul whatever your age. Cheers to feeling good and looking good in a #BodyWithSoul!

There’s more. Order the 5-piece Deluxe Kit and receive 4-in-1 Eye Renewal Capsules as a free thank you gift. Packed with intense, concentrated moisturizers for an eye-opening experience. A $38 value.

 and save 20% on Crepe Erase® Advanced + get a FREE GIFT + FREE SHIPPING today!

 

Why You Should Stop Showering Everyday

I showered every day for decades, but I stopped that routine when I started working from home about 11 years ago. Then I’d shower if I had appointments out of the “office,” perhaps three or four times a week. Now that so much business is done by email, I may shower only twice during the week. I haven’t noticed anyone keeping their distance from me! 

About 65 percent of Americans shower daily, reported Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, faculty editor at Harvard Health Publishing, but do we do it out of habit, because we think it’s healthier, or because we want to smell fresh as a daisy?  When I showered every day, it was because I HAD to wash my hair or it would look yucky. It was easier to do that in the shower than in the sink.   

Would it surprise you to know there are no compelling health reasons to shower every day? In fact, washing and scrubbing normal skin,  especially with hot water, removes its beneficial layer of oil and balance of “good” bacteria and other microorganisms. This layer actually acts as a protective barrier against bacteria and allergens that can lead to skin infections and allergic reactions. Without it, your skin may become cracked and dry, which could give the bacteria easy access. 

My skin is no longer dry now that I take fewer showers, especially on my feet and elbows (also thanks to Crepe Erase, which I use religiously when I do shower!) 

“Our immune systems need a certain amount of stimulation by normal microorganisms, dirt, and other environmental exposures to create protective antibodies and immune memory,” Dr. Shmerling said. That’s why some pediatricians and dermatologists advise against daily baths for kids, except of course when they’ve been rolling on the ground and at the beach on hot summer days. Frequent baths or showers throughout a lifetime may hinder the ability of the immune system to do its job.  What’s more, if you use antibacterial soaps know they can actually destroy normal bacteria. This could open the door for less friendly organisms to hang around, which are more resistant to antibiotics.  

Unless you become dirty and sweaty every day, or have other compelling reasons to shower frequently, showering a few times a week should be just fine.  If you can’t bear staying away, however, consider taking five-minute showers and concentrate on washing your armpits and groin.

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At Last, ‘Anti-Aging’ For My Body

This is a “sponsored post.” Crepe Erase compensated FOF with an advertising sponsorship to write it. Regardless, we only recommend products or services that we believe will be helpful for our readers. All insights and expressed opinions are our own. —Geri Brin

While I’ve been pampering my face with some of the most effective ‘anti-aging’ serums and creams on the market, the skin on the rest of my body steadily slid downhill. Figuratively and literally. My elbows and knees were just plain dry, flaky and droopy. (Whoever thought knees could droop!) My legs resembled sandpaper;  my underarms moved like Jell-O!  Even my decolletage looked crepey. Definitely not a good look.

Sure, it’s totally natural for aging skin to become thin, dry and lax as it loses its wonderful foundation of collagen and elastin, but it certainly would be nice to give my problem areas a pick-me-up,  especially now that I’m starting to wear shorter sleeves and pants. Unfortunately, drugstore body lotions only fleetingly hydrate and soften my skin, and don’t do a thing for the crepiness. I’ve tried dozens of them over the years, so I can speak from experience.

As editor of a popular website, I’m often invited to try out all kinds of beauty products. One brand–Crepe Erasejumped out at me because I remembered seeing the actress, Jane Seymour, talk about it on TV. She looks sensational, at 66, and has been using Crepe Erase for years, a fine endorsement right there! It’s also a big big seller on QVC, where they call it “anti-aging for your body.”  That definitely got my attention.

The formula features TruFirm Complex, an exclusive blend that includes three plant extracts, to help reinforce our skin’s netting, so the skin can appear tighter and firmer, and looks like it did when we were younger. Crepe Erase also contains seven powerful hydrators, including coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, beeswax, cassava and Vitamin E, which absorb quickly and work to visibly soothe and renew the skin.

Crepe Erase is the #1 Anti-Aging Body Treatment System for Dry, Crepey Skin* 

(*Based on Crepe Erase sales data & IRI & NPD sales data for 2017.)

The Essentials Kit only includes two simple steps

I use Exfoliating Body Polish when I shower, to lift away dead, rough surface cells and make my skin look smoother and more radiant. After the shower, I massage the Intensive Body Repair Treatment, with the TruFirm Complex, into the crepey skin around my neck, chest, arms and legs. The Body Polish has a beautiful, fresh scent and the Repair Treatment absorbs quickly and isn’t one bit greasy.

I can report back that the skin on my body hasn’t felt this smooth and hydrated in many years, and I’ve only been using Crepe Erase for three weeks. Plus, if I’ve learned one thing about skin care products, it’s that the more consistently you use them, the better the results.  

Crepe Erase isn’t a glorified body lotion. Trust me, it feels like I’ve tried them ALL.  If my word isn’t enough, look at these impressive results from a 4-and 8-week Crepe Erase clinical study, not to mention the incredible before-and-after images they revealed on QVC.

98% experienced improvement in evenness of skin tone on their décolleté.

90% showed improvement in the look of skin firmness on their arms.

88% of women experienced an improvement in the look of skin roughness on their legs and knees.

{Based on average results of a 49 person evaluation by an expert clinical grader}

97% saw an improvement in the smoothness and softness of their skin.

95% experienced a lifted appearance of their skin.

 91% of women showed improvement in the look of crepey skin.

{Based on average results of a 49 person evaluation by an expert clinical grader measuring décolleté, arms, knees & legs}

Results will vary.

Crepe Erase is so confident that you’ll love its products, it invites you to use them for 60 days, and, if you’re not satisfied, you can return the tubes–EVEN EMPTY–for a full refund, less s&h! This offer even gives me more confidence that these are quality beauty products. Plus, the line is incredibly reasonable in the first place!

and save on Crepe Erase + get FREE SHIPPING today!

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