Studies have shown — don’t you love sentences that start like that — it takes two months to see results from a new cream, particularly those listing more promises than ingredients.
“That’s the amount of time it takes the skin to ‘hear, understand and apply’ the new messages being transmitted through the epidermis by any new formula,” says French dermatologist, Joëlle Ciocco.
Another detail: You have to use your fav new cream, serum, lotion every day (or as directed) for those two months and then and only then can you decide if you look 10 years younger or tighter or brighter.
That’s why I would like to suggest you try to add a Zen attitude to your beauty ritual. If youwant one of these posters for motivation go to And Beyond Zen.
If you wish to add an om mantra and some transcendental meditation to the mix, that definitely couldn’t hurt either. (Om symbol is from India Net Zone.)
I tried transcendental meditation when I was in my 20s, but I kept falling asleep and my mind kept wandering to all the things I could be doing instead of nothing.
More French women of all ages are signing up for yoga classes. If we could all chill a bit in 2009 maybe we could stave off the wrinkles before we try a new serum. You know, beauty from within and all that…