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These days, itâ€™s all about the wrinkles. I am trying to stay ahead of the bastards, betraying my teenage self who sits in the background with her feet up telling me, â€œOh come on â€“ itâ€™s not like we donâ€™t know youâ€™re totally old. The jig is up, use your energy elsewhere!â€ My teenager self laughs when I flip her off and disappears as I begin slathering myself in one cream after another in my quest to keep the visible marks of my mortality at bay.
Enter Sente’ Dermal Repair Cream. Itâ€™s intended for your face â€“ and a bit pricey, retailing at $79 for 15 ml. Itâ€™s a price I expect more for those firming creams that make it look like youâ€™ve taken a Photoshop brush tool to your upper thighs. Itâ€™s even safe with makeup.
So Iâ€™ve been using it on my feet.
Actually, Iâ€™ve been using it on my face and feet, but mostly on the tops of my feet. Over the years Iâ€™ve protected my face and I still give it affectionate cleansing, exfoliation a few days a week and night moisturizers. The repair cream plays well with them â€“ no fresh zits, no irritation, my skin sucks it up quite happily. The odor is pleasant and minimal.
My feet, on the other hand, are sorely neglected. I have tan lines on the top so permanent that doctors ask me about the discoloration in hopes they can declare me diabetic and threaten to chop them off. (They look disappointed when tests demonstrate I am not diabetic and that the discoloration is from walking around outside with no socks on â€“ a lot and far.) My hands, while still mostly smooth, have visible varicose veins and one of them really wants to go 3-D on me.
After two weeks of irregular application to my feet and slightly more regular application to the backs of my hands:
the feet â€“ thereâ€™s still discoloration, but itâ€™s starting to fade. There are spots of my skin that are starting to appear their normal, bland, unbaked color.
the hands â€“ the suspicious varicose vein, while a bit puffy, is no longer puffing upwards when I type.Â It is remaining flat to my hand.
This is good stuff â€“ itâ€™s fixing some hardcore damage in some tough places to fix!