The Best and Cheapest Way to Get Unbelievably Soft and Smooth Skin

I’ve heard of the Baiden (pronounced Bigh-den) Mitten is before the but I never tried it until recently. It is an exfoliation mitt made from tree fiber and it will cause dead skin to literally roll off your body.

I was surprised at how much smoother, clearer, softer my skin was. It was nothing short of miraculous. It is rather pricey at $50, but worth it when compared to skin treatments like microdermabrasion and IPL. (There are Korean towels people swear do the same job that are much cheaper. I haven’t tried those.)

baiden1There are certain areas of my skin have always been a little rough, one use of the Baiden mitten and almost completely smooth! I used it on my face–gently–cause my skin is somewhat coarse, and the Baiden smoothed it out, reducing the rough texture look.

I’ve googled Baiden since to see photos from people who claim it reduces stretch marks, cellulite, acne. It’s worth a try. Buy it here.

Review of GlyTerra-gL (Anti-Aging) Eye Cream

41XqWUVt3FLGlyTerra-gL Eye Cream is supposed to “prevent and correct visible signs of aging in the digital eye area.” It claims to reduce fine lines, improve dark circles and tighten and lift the bagging upper eye lid area. Note that it says upper eye lid, not lower. It does nothing for lower eye bags.

I have been using this eye cream on my upper eyelids for two months. It does seem like my lids are smoother and slightly less crepey. I see some improvement. I think it’s worth at least trying. But, it’s rather pricey at around $50 for a .5 ml tube.

This product is not to be confused with the GlyTerra-gL Anti-Glycation Regimen. That is the San Medica’s day and night cream for the entire face, not the eyes. I am currently trying it and will review those later.

Best Plastic Surgeon for Facelifts

ponytail liftI haven’t been to him, but I’m going to give the best facelift plastic surgeon award to Dr. Chia Chi Kao of Santa Monica, California. His innovative technique called “The Ponytail Lift” or vertical lift (as opposed to the standard pulled back wind blown look) gives amazing, natural looking results.

The Ponytail Lift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that simulates the lifting effects on the face while wearing the hair in a high ponytail. This procedure lifts the brows, cheeks, and the jowls simultaneously with tiny access incisions hidden in the scalp. It is done under IV sedation instead of general anesthetic.

This is who I’m going to when it’s time for that facelift.

Best Product for Beautiful Skin – Clarisonic Skin Brush

sonic-method-cleansing24If you want to have beautiful, clean, clear skin with smaller pores and almost no blackheads, then you should get a Clarisonic Skin Brush. It works by having a sonic speed rotating brush. At over 300 movements per second, this brush really gets your skin clean.

There are several Clarisonic cleansing devices, the Plus for face and body, Aria for face only and Mia 2, the compact version. (The Mia is smaller and more affordable at around $125.) There are also different brush heads for sensitive skin, regular skin and deep pore cleaning.

The Clarisonic Opal Anti-Aging Infuser device works to infuse products deep into your skin, rather than having them sit on the surface.

Clarisonic has a special system just for acne proned skin called Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution. It includes a cleanser, a mask and the deep cleaning brush.

Brush heads should be replaced every couple of months, they get visibly grimy. Replacement brushes range from $8 on Ebay, $11 on Overstock.com to over $25 so shop around.

NuFace Non-Surgical Face Lift Device Review

s1572320-main-heroThe NuFace is an at-home use device that supposedly tightens and tones skin by using micro-currents of electricity. It has these two metal balls attached to the device you rub over your face. You feel a slight tingling sensation. NuFace was FDA cleared for facial toning and stimulation. The idea is that microcurrents stimulate, lift and tone the facial muscles; which is the foundation and underlying structure to our skin.

I bought a NuFace at the same time my girlfriend did so we could both try it. My report is that NuFace does not work for anti-aging. It only gives temporary results, like you had a good facial. It increases circulation and causes swelling so you will look better for a day. That’s why they want you to keep using it, once you stop you go right back to the way you were. My girlfriend returned hers to get her money back because she felt the same way about it.

There are similar devices out there, they have two silver metal probes or metal balls you rub on your face. My guess is that none of these work for anti-aging.

Tri-Pollar Stop Anti-Aging Device Review

stop%20black&%20whiteTri-Pollar Stop is an at-home device that you can use to tighten your skin and make you look younger. It works on the same principle as Sheerwave and Accent XL treatments, it uses the radio frequency waves to heat up the skin to stimulate collagen.

I’ve had full treatments with Accent XL, Sheerwave, Ultherapy and Thermage. The only one that noticeable made a difference and reversed the signs of aging for any length of time was Thermage. The others didn’t do much. (See my review of Thermage here.) Note that Accent XL does work to temporarily treat cellulite and tighten the skin. It can look pretty amazing after a treatment, but you have to keep it up and that’s expensive.

I used Tri Pollar Stop for months. I felt it achieved the same results as Accent XL and Sheerwave. If you have MINIMAL signs of aging, like barely noticeable jowls or fine lines, it will help or maybe maintain you at a certain level. That’s it. It will do nothing for someone who needs a face lift.

I’m currently using Tria Age-Defying Laser at home and giving updates. Keep checking here to see what I have to say about it. So far it seems to be making a difference and I’m only in Week 3.

Best Anti-Aging Face Cream

I hate to say it, but so far, there are no “best” anti-aging face creams. Most creams aren’t strong enough to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin. The only things able to do that are lasers, and the RF (radio frequency) devices like Thermage.

Retin A cream is the exception to this. It can stimulate collagen and make your skin younger, but it’s a pain to use. It makes your skin very red and flakey at first. It also thins the skin, which is an undesirable side effect. You need a prescription to get Retin A in the U.S. or you can order it overseas without a prescription from Four Corners UK Pharmacy in England.

Retinols are just milder versions of Retin A. They don’t do much, either.

The Wrinkle Cure BookDr. Perricone’s skin care line is excellent. He is a genius with skin care, the first doctor to figure out how damaging sugar is to the skin. He come up with a diet that actually works to make you look up to a decade younger and has the patient before and after photos to prove this. His book “The Wrinkle Cure” remains the best anti-aging book for younger skin ever written.

I’ve used Perricone’s High Potency Amine Facelight. His products do make your skin look fresher—which makes you look younger—BUT creams alone will not reduce sagging skin or tighten jowls, etc. It’s just not going to happen. Think of it this way: if creams worked to tighten skin, no one would need facelifts.

glyterra-boxThere is a new face cream that sounds promising. It’s called Glyterra gL. It works on the principle of repairing the damage that sugars cause to your skin. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m going to as soon as I’m finished with the Tria Age Defying Laser review I’m doing.

Another new “revolutionary” anti-aging cream that might work is MitoQ cream. I haven’t tried it.