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Old 01-25-2009, 10:16 AM   #1
 
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I just turned 45 and to be honest I scare myself if I look in the mirror right after I wake up. I awaken with watery eyes especially this time of year and then I have puffy bags from the fluid build-up. I take a hot shower before I look which improves my outlook for the day as it diminishes some of the puffiness.
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I tend to get puffy, too. But I found it's not nearly as bad if I don't use a heavy eye cream at night.

My hair sometimes is crazy in the a.m., but other than that I'm not too scary.
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Like an escapee from a madhouse, hair and all.
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I try not to look at myself until I'm in the shower.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
 
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I wash my face at the sink before I take my shower, so I kinda have to look, and I also put eyedrops in then. Let me just say, not too attractive...but my husband looks worse than me if that says anything!
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When I saw the thread title my first thought was "puffy" too.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:44 PM   #7
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I look sick. My face is pale and my eyes are more purplish underneath. My hair is pretty wild like the cowardly lion's pre-perm.
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I look sick. My face is pale and my eyes are more purplish underneath. My hair is pretty wild like the cowardly lion's pre-perm.
Is this before or after your all-night job cleaning office buildings?
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I'm hot!
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:30 AM   #11
 
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I like to think I look like myself, just without make up. The hair is always pulled back in a pony-bun. If the band isn't tight enough then hair escapes and look out! Bozo wings.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:14 PM   #12
 
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Depends on the time of the month. I'm 46 and just entering perimenopause. The 10-14 days prior to my period is hell - puffy, broken out and my hair is a frizz bomb from the night sweats.

The rest of the month I actually look better then I ever have.... but I'm sure part of that is acceptance.....
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:22 PM   #13
 
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All I see is my crazy hair. Its so bad sometimes I just laugh like a crazy person. Usually its not very amusing. If it weren't for the hair, I'd be analyzing something else.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:31 PM   #14
 
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Hmmm .. puffy, watery, bloodshot eyes; a bushy tree growing off my head; skin as pale as the snow - I'm glad my DBF doesn't put his glasses on till after his shower.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:29 PM   #15
 
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I probably look like I do the rest of the day. Sadly.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:45 AM   #16
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i avoid mirrors until ive had a shower and everything goes back to where they were b/4 i went to sleep.
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A bleary-eyed wreck clearly in need of more sleep than she gets, with a pineapple on top of her head.

However, I've learned not to put my spectacles on until I'm wearing some makeup - and as I use a small hand-help mirror for that task I don't see all of my face at once.
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I look like my mom, my dad, and the crazy lady who pushes a shopping cart full of god-knows-what around town all day. Not so pretty but hey, crazy hair sets me apart at any time of day and my face has had a good time getting to this point.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:53 AM   #19
 
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Pretty rough. I have shocking dark shadows and hate to really look at myself until the concealers gone on. Hair's just wild. It's not good and I doubt things will ever get any better, unfortunately.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:44 PM   #20
 
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BAD! To put it simply.

My eyes don't look awake until I've been up about 3 hours.

Of course, this was true to some extent even when I was younger..... but it is not getting better.

Fortunately, though, I'm much smarter, funnier, and cooler than I was back then.
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