Well Mr Twain, I don’t smile with my chest! This is a long post – feel free to skip to the before & after photos at the bottom. After seeing the photos you may feel compelled to read my story.
I have always taken good care of my skin and have never been a sun-worshipper. I have received compliments on not looking my age, I am 41. I appreciate these compliments, it helps me feel confident and boosts my self-esteem because I have struggled with lack of confidence, low self-esteem and anxiety over the years. Like most women I tend to focus on my flaws and have the occasional melt down, beating myself up over these flaws wishing I looked more like someone else, cursing my mother or father for handing down these flawed genes to me. However with age I am becoming more accepting of myself & learning to love who I am and focus on the good genes I inherited and of course understanding that true beauty is only skin deep.
One of the flaws that really ate away at me in my mid-late 30’s was my chest, not my boobs as I have accepted that I am no Dolly or Pamela nor will I ever be – but my décolleté. I have chest wrinkles – there I said it! I sleep on my side hugging a pillow, I fall asleep this way & wake up this way, my arms wrap around that pillow, I snuggle it & sleep blissfully. I have tried sleeping on my back, a pillow either side of me to stop me rolling over but to no avail – I would wake up on my side with my arms wrapped around one of those pillows and over the years those nasty little lines appeared to get deeper & deeper and by 5pm that evening they were still there. I was lathering that area in creams, oils, lotions & potions, scouring the internet for possible answers, there was microdermabrasion, chemical peels, ant-wrinkle bras….Botox? Could I get Botox on my chest? I would look at every other woman’s décolleté comparing my chest to theirs. It seems there are plenty of women who have the same issue varying in age & cultures but most women I focused on had smooth, flawless décolletés which only exacerbated my negative feelings about my wrinkly chest. I felt I was destined to a wardrobe of skivvy’s, scarves, collared shirts, high neck singlets & t-shirts. I do love cut-away high neck tops & dresses as it shows off my shoulders & arms plus scarves do accessorise an outfit nicely so it didn’t seem all doom & gloom.
Then one night while on Facebook a noticed a little advertisement on the side of my computer screen. I saw the words “chest” & “wrinkles” – I clicked on that ad faster than my step-son unwraps a lolly. There it was or so it seemed, the answer to my prayers. Skinvigor8 Décolleté Pads. It seemed too good to be true, too easy, too cheap compared to the price of some of the creams I had been buying. I researched this so called miracle pad made from 100% Medical Grade Silicone and I could find no negative information not only about the pads but the silicone itself, it seemed perfectly safe & surprisingly popular overseas. I figured I had nothing to lose and I bought my first Skinvigor8 décolleté chest pad. It arrived in the post 2 days later & I have to say I was sceptical, very sceptical. That night after showering and ensuring I had no cream or oil residue on my chest I stuck it on my chest under my pj’s and jumped into bed with my husband laughing at me. The first night was a little uncomfortable feeling this “thing” stuck to my chest and I woke me up a few times but the proof would be in the pudding as they say. The next morning I staggered into the bathroom blurry eyed & gently removed the pad and once my eyes came into focus – YES I squealed in delight at the improvement admittedly not 100% wrinkle free but a definite improvement. I woke Mr P up excitedly but he was too comatosed to share my excitement (he’s not a morning person). I persisted and wore it again the next night, the following morning was even better – this to me was a pure genius miracle I had been saved. With each wear over a period of nights the wrinkles became less obvious and within 5 nights were gone – yes GONE! By this time I was used to sleeping with them on and they didn’t bother me at all. Mr P got used to the sight of my silicone covered chest & we joked about sleeping in a body suit made of silicone. My décolleté area now matches my face & I can wear low cut & strapless necklines and not feel self-conscious any more.
I have been wearing Skinvigor8 pads now for over 18 months – most nights. I find if I miss a night here & there the wrinkles don’t suddenly come back however for the purpose of taking these before & after photos I did stop wearing the pads for 4 nights and you can clearly see the wrinkles came back but then after wearing the pads for 2 nights again I was breathing a sigh of relief. The idea of sharing this story & photos was daunting at first but I knew there were other women like me who may be grateful to learn about a product that really works on chest wrinkles from a real woman who can relate.
These photos were taken in the morning, at the same time of day in my bathroom but the lighting has varied due to the natural light on the day.
These pads won’t remove your wrinkles permanently, they need to be worn regularly and I take such good care of mine they last 12 weeks. I don’t believe there is anything available that will remove chest wrinkles permanently perhaps only some radical cosmetic surgery & no you can’t get Botox on your décolleté. These pads are safe to use, non-toxic, latex & BPA free. Medical grade silicone has many medical uses including scar tissue healing post-surgery.
Go to www.skinvigor8.com.au and have a look at their range of products and more before & after photos. Sally the Australian owner of this company is simply delightful & will happily answer any questions you may have, even the biggest sceptic will be surprised.
Yours in foodness