A Gel That Fights the Body Blues
This post is sponsored by TruAge. All thoughts are my own.
There’s skin, and then there’s my Teflon skin, the latter of which I put through the wringer every day. It’s okay though, because it takes the Jean-Claude Van Damme of skin to saunter from scrub to rub, oil to cream cleanser, and oxygen to clay mask at the drop of a hat.
That’s the skin on my face. The skin on my body, on the other hand, is a lot less Jean-Claude and a little more Jean-Luc, in that it’s incredibly responsive and a bit of a nerd, two attributes you’ll also need to possess in order to understand that “Star Trek” reference. On my legs, mosquito bites balloon into baseballs; burned oil marks my forearms; my torso is often itchy and spotted red for no good reason other than haters gonna hate.
About two months ago I started to use TruAge Therapy Gel, a lightweight solution to a heavy reality: aging. TruAge’s major selling point is that its hefty lineup of power ingredients (most of which are antioxidants) helps fight environmental stressors (known as advanced glycation end-products) that accelerate epidermal aging. Smoke (be it cigarette or barbeque) and sweets are the most notable advanced glycation end-products (AGEs).
Antioxidants are a lot like insurance policies, where you know it’s a good idea to have them, but still hard to quantify when you can’t play witness to their wall of protection in real time. That’s why I’d like to highlight TruAge’s immediate effects—the ones I noticed. First of all, this gel is soothing. Not surprising though, since it touts oat (the calming savant) as a major ingredient. It repaired my irritated skin (especially around my chest and stomach) by reducing redness and inflammation. Then there’s the cooling effect, which is probably due to the fact that it’s a gel, but that’s fine in my book.
Another thing about me is that I like to cook, which is groovy for everyone around me, but brutal to my arms, where scars run amuck from too hot to trot oil and baking sheets from Hades. TruAge helped with that too, calming my burns and lessening their mark.