If you’ve seen Mommie Dearest, you likely noticed Joan Crawford’s obsessive beauty routine of sleeping with surgical tape on her face in hope of an overnight facelift. While Joan may not have been entirely in touch with reality, this is one practice ladies worried about fine lines actually could embrace. Really!
We often make faces while we sleep or dream that can cause your brows to furrow or skin to stretch and encourage the formation of new wrinkles. You can use surgical tape to ward away new lines by taping an “X” between your eyebrows, just above your nose. Just be careful not to tape too tight – you could have the opposite effect and actually create wrinkles by stressing your skin. And I wouldn’t recommend this on date night!
Continuing in my preventive maintenance approach to skincare, I tried Aveeno’s Active Naturals Positively Ageless Lifting and Firming Night Cream. The product is formulated with the ever-trendy shiitake mushroom complex and wheat proteins (because in theory, rubbing healthy foods on yourself is just as good for you as eating them).
This cream smells like your typical wrinkle cream fare, and rubs in easily without leaving a greasy film on your face. There was some minor tingling and irritation, which I assume is due to the fragrance. Tingly feelings always help to convince me the product’s working, so I thought maybe it was a marketing ploy, but not so! Read on.
Because of how many products I try, it’s very rare that one really piques my interest anymore. Athena’s 7 Minute Lift is one of the few that has succeeded in doing so. After seeing its slogan “Facelift in a Jar”, I assumed this was your typical glue-like moisturizer that might produce some results after 6 grueling weeks of daily use. Not so! Ladies, if you have wrinkles, sagging skin, laugh lines, or essentially any skin you’d like firmed and smoothed, you cannot miss out on this.
Athena 7 Minute Lift is very unique as products go. First of all, it’s not a cream so much as a thick gel – it comes with a concealer brush that you use to “paint” it onto your face and smooth problem areas. The product comes with detailed instructions on doing so, and even provides a Q&A of what to do if you have any number of problems with or questions about your results.