Okay, this is the week when everyone came out with their photos from year two thousand forgotten for the #HowHardDidAgingHitYou challenge. Thanks to Facebook, I was able to recover my photo from 2009 to be viewed alongside my 2019 pic. It’s a good thing I’ve aged well like the cabernet sauvignon from the Macayamas Vineyards, lol. Am not sure it will be the same situation in 2029, but let’s focus on the moment, shall we?
Aging can be one of the gripping stages in a woman’s life. There are major changes in body and appearance that one has to deal with. Off the bat I can say that one’s habits and lifestyle routines have an effect on how one ‘ages’ eventually.
Despite being a harassed mom of kids aged 20,18 and 8 years old, I can only afford to look the way I am now because…..
1) I haven’t smoked, ever
2) drank only socially
3) kept a normal weight despite not observing a diet
4) refused to be stressed out over stress and choosing to live a stress-free lifestyle outside of the corporate environment or the office jungle.
The last and fifth factor is the one where you depend on science because genetics just simply doesn’t hack it when you’re in the great middle ages and beyond. As I always say, today’s marketplace is a nirvana of inventions and technologies that you would be a fool NOT to use them to good advantage. Just don’t overdo it 😉
For this reason, I was happy to try out the German-made Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel in the fourth quarter of last year. There were several reasons why Biotulin appealed to me:
- the good feedback from power celebrities who were not paid to endorse the gel (Princess Kate Middleton and Michele Obama, among others);
- the fact that it wasn’t too expensive despite being a power product;
- ease of use because you have the choice of applying it topically, no scary going-under-the-knife mode;
- ….. and it’s made from natural, organic ingredients, the healthier cousin of Botox.
Microneedling at Flawless Skin Clinic
The only downside was enduring the microneedling procedure at the Flawless Skin Clinic which is the only center at the moment retailing Biotulin. I just had my third and last session (of the package worth P15,000) and I felt like it was my most uncomfortable. I thought my face was bruised for a few days but it’s good I had no adverse reaction to all three treatments.
Here’s me during and immediately after the session. It’s true that the Fractional Needling Therapy at Flawless where they infuse the Biotulin serum can get painful. But it’s also true that for people like me, the treatment has no downtime.
I would go to the gym and eat a nice dinner as soon as I strut out of the clinic. You can do your normal activities and just follow the doctor’s orders not to wash your face for the next 24 hours (so as to avoid washing away the infused serum) and not to do your usual skin care routine for the next three days. Just let the magic of the gel work on you.
Now, let me attempt to answer the questions that have been asked by my friends.
Would you do the Biotulin treatment again?
Yes, I plan to do this again as part of my maintenance routine but I will probably just avail of the P12,900 package at Flawless (one microneedling session plus take home what remains of the bottle). It is my wish though that Biotulin is made available in major retail outlets/pharmacies so that consumers like us have a choice not to undergo the painful serum infusion and just apply the gel topically.
What effects have you seen from using Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel ?
My undereye is a problematic area and I still have to see the full effect after three sessions. I would have liked to apply the gel with my hands under this area which is not possible with a microneedling device.
I have noticed a ‘plumping’ effect on my cheeks which is good, since nobody wants the sagging face of an old lady, lol.
My facial skin has gone from good, better to BEST! I’m blessed not to have a history of problematic skin but am happy with its condition even more so now. Literally poreless and flawless!
Below photos were taken over the holidays and the best compliment I’ve received is that me and my kids look just like siblings or sisters….haha!
Mostly am having fun letting people guess my age or misleading them about my age. It’s a free country. You are only as old as how you feel. But we are not Superman or Wonder Woman. As soon as the signs of getting old start to set in, it’s time to ditch the bad habits, eat good food, exercise regularly and consider these beauty treatments. Self-care is the most important gift you can give yourself, and this should be at the heart of all our aspirations to fight the harsh effects of time.