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I have been told I have a baby face, so hoping I will look younger than I do now.

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My first post, so excuse any errors in it. I have contemplated lotioning myself up like the victims in the movie Silence of the Lambs so that maybe the skin will be more elastic and shrink a little? Probably a pipe dream, but I'll give it heck.

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My face keeps changing as I keep losing weight. Even my wrinkles become more and less and more and less pronounced. And my face shape / proportions shift subtly subtly as the weight loss continues.

I guess this is like haircuts--it looks good / better / worse / better / bad / better between haircuts. I hope my ass and my face are both at good points when I stop losing weight.

Oh, and plastic surgeons I've talked to say that for a full year after we stop losing weight, the face and the body will keep changing and adjusting to the weight loss.

EDIT: And one other thing ... I've had some good facials and good facial skin care on this journey, and that has helped a lot, too. Do it!

Yes to good facials! I am a makeup gal so I believe in facials and good skin care. I use my Clarisonic daily and wash & moisturize with either coconut oil or shea butter each night. I was always a big Water drinker because it's good for my skin.

I am so tempted to put my pictures in this thread! Hmm. I'll go back to sleep a bit and see how I feel about it when I really wake up :-).

Please do!

My first post, so excuse any errors in it. I have contemplated lotioning myself up like the victims in the movie Silence of the Lambs so that maybe the skin will be more elastic and shrink a little? Probably a pipe dream, but I'll give it heck.

I guess it's cultural, but I always moisturize head to toe each day. Coconut oil and shea butter for my face and baby oil gel everywhere else. I use this after I shower & towel off. I have extremely dry skin and this leaves my skin smooth and soft. Hearing it may help with skin retaining some of it's elasticity makes me very happy. The only downside is I go through a bottle a month and it doesn't come in economy size.

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Yeah, I agree with most of these posts.... We feel and look younger overall, but with more "character" lines. Sure beats the way we used to live, though, even if we did fill in our wrinkles!

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I looked younger for a while... Then when I dropped really low (below goal) the wrinkles came out and I look older!

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I am in a support group with a large number of women over the age of 40 and every single one of us would agree that we look younger than we did when we were overweight. We'll see what the future holds in that category :)

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I am 58, 59 next month. Everyone says I look much younger than I actually am. The first pic is 15 years ago, before my lap band. The other pic is a couple of months ago. I'm having a sleeve in the next week or so, due to complications with the band.

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Kellsbells, no way do you look like you're pushing 60! Stop lying! ;) lol

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@@Kellsbells - You definitely look younger now!

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