Ageing skin

StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,169 Curl Virtuoso
I've always been quite lucky with my skin, apart from dryness and very mild occasional eczema, I've never really had problems. I guess I haven't got problems as such now, but I don't like the things that are happening. When I was in my early thirties (and hardly old - I was only having my babies then!) I started getting cherry angiomas on my body which have just multiplied as I've got older and have now crept onto my boobs, then a couple of years ago I got a solar keratosis (?sp) on my nose which is now getting worse (ie noticeable to other people) and the final indignity - a skin tag on my neck!
And I thought wrinkles were as bad as it would get. I wish.
Sorry, just wanted a moan.
3b in South Australia.

Comments

  • PerriPPerriP Registered Users Posts: 6,613 Curl Neophyte
    Skin tags are easy to remove. My dr told me to pull it with tweezers and cut it off with a razor. Also I believe you can use apple cider vinegar on them. They bleed like crazy but then heal up :)

    ~ sent with love and good intentions ~
    Modified CG since Dec 2011
  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,169 Curl Virtuoso
    I read something about tying dental floss around them so it cuts through, but that seemed a bit fiddly, maybe cutting with a razor would work. Think I'd have to get my SO to do it, sure he'll be thrilled!
    3b in South Australia.
  • PerriPPerriP Registered Users Posts: 6,613 Curl Neophyte
    I've found that squeezing it with tweezers sometimes accomplishes it

    ~ sent with love and good intentions ~
    Modified CG since Dec 2011
  • GypsycurlGypsycurl Registered Users Posts: 15
    For the cherry angiomas, look for an electrolysis tech that will zap them. Quick and relatively painless!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    Starmie, for the keratosis, have a derm take it off. Should be quick and painless and relatively inexpensive. S/he can take off the skin tag at the same time.

    OT: do you like tomato sauce? I probably eat a half cup 4-5 times a week because I love it. There is quite reliable evidence that it helps protect against sun damage. It's the lycopene in it (also found in watermelon and red and orange peppers). If you can chow down on that regularly, it may help prevent future keratoses - can't hurt anyway. Sort of internal sunscreen.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,169 Curl Virtuoso
    Always learning things on here!

    CP - I didn't know that about lycopene, I know it's good for you and I do eat a lot of tomato-y things. I've had the keratosis looked at before, when it was inflamed one time, and we spoke about removing it at some point, I think I need a revisit.

    Gypsycurls - I didn't realise it could be so simple, I'm definitely going to look into that, they really are unsightly. I tend to be in the camp of leaving things alone unless they're actually causing a problem, but I think I'm at a stage where I want to try to make more of an effort (I think it's a lot to do with letting my hair go grey, it's making me want to keep everything else looking the best it can do).

    Perri and Claudine - Ouch! Does it hurt much?
    3b in South Australia.
  • PerriPPerriP Registered Users Posts: 6,613 Curl Neophyte
    Just a little sting. :)

    ~ sent with love and good intentions ~
    Modified CG since Dec 2011
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,731 Curl Virtuoso
    A get a rare skin tag hear and there. I use sharp nail scissors, A pinch, a bit of bleeding, done.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • claudine191claudine191 Registered Users Posts: 8,221 Curl Connoisseur
  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,169 Curl Virtuoso
    It's basically a change in skin due to sun damage. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, mine's a patch of rough dry skin that was skin-coloured for the longest time but is now reddish. They can turn cancerous, I really should get it looked at again. I never go out without sunscreen and avoid the worst of the sun here, but I think the damage was done when I was younger and still in the UK, when lying out in the sun whenever it appeared was the norm. Live and learn.
    3b in South Australia.
  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,169 Curl Virtuoso
    Had a go at the skin tag with the tweezers - some of it came off but I didn't get it all and now it's too small to get hold of! Still, it looks ok, just a little pink spot rather than a tag.
    3b in South Australia.
  • PerriPPerriP Registered Users Posts: 6,613 Curl Neophyte
    It might come off as it heals

    ~ sent with love and good intentions ~
    Modified CG since Dec 2011
  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,357 Curl Connoisseur
    Starmie wrote: »
    Had a go at the skin tag with the tweezers - some of it came off but I didn't get it all and now it's too small to get hold of! Still, it looks ok, just a little pink spot rather than a tag.

    you were brave, LOL! thanks for letting us know, i was wondering how it would work. and, i also agree, it may heal totally.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,169 Curl Virtuoso
    ^I thought so! It's still just a little pink dot today, I have freckles so it's barely noticeable really.
    3b in South Australia.

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file