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Looking for recommendations to attempt to prevent as much facial wrinkling as possible. I have been overweight my whole life and honestly had enough cheeks to prevent wrinkles from showing. As I lose weight I notice that my skin is dry, pores are large and wrinkles are developing. I have also noted viewing success stories pictures that they appear older after losing weight, no offense to anyone. It is a small prices to pay for being healthier but just wondering what has helped or worked for others. Thanks!

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I'm afraid nothing will spare you from 100% of the skin drooping, but *my* mantra for taking care of your skin (obese, formerly obese, or never-obese) is moisturize, drink lots of Water, and wear sunscreen.

Good Luck!

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^ This:) Best wishes!

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I noticed it too. It is happening to me as we speak. People always used to tell me how young I looked, even though I was overweight. Now, with the weight loss I have noticed how I do not get the same compliments. I am only 6 months out. I look like I have aged about 10 years.

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Do they look older or just look their age? You may look drawn, tired & maybe older as you’re losing weight but I found when I got into maintenance, was eating a little more & eating some good carbs, I didn’t look as ‘hang dog’. I’m often told I look years younger than I am & I certainly look younger than my girlfriends (but that could be just good genes.)

I can see the real shape of my face now. I have cheekbones & a jaw line. My eyes even look bigger cause I don’t have heavy fatty droopy eyelids anymore. Sure that one marionette line on the right side of my face is more noticeable but I’d rather be thin with a deep line than obese with a blobby face without definition. But that’s me. We all have things that bother us about ourselves. I still think I have fat thighs which is crazy.

Moisturise (hyaluronic & retinol ones are good), regularly exfoliate gently, avoid the sun or slather on the sunscreen, add some collagen & silica to your diet. I did some radio frequency but that only gives short term results.

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11 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Do they look older or just look their age?

LOL so true.

I haven't seen my face thin in about 10-15 years...so yeah, I def look older than that. lololzz.

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I think I do look older but I after 6 months and reaching my current weight my neck area below my chin was super saggy like a turkey waddle saggy! 18 months later and it has improved dramatically. It just took time for the skin there to bounce back. It is still not perfect but you wouldn't notice it unless I pointed it out now.

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I’m down about 120 lbs and I’ve not noticed any wrinkles appearing. I use a ton of moisturizer and daily Vitamin c/tret. I used to have forehead wrinkles years ago even at my heaviest, but that’s why I see a nice lady every 4 months for 15 units of dysport 😉

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