Magazine article USA TODAY

Skin Deep. (What's New?)

Magazine article USA TODAY

Skin Deep. (What's New?)

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* For such a loyal devotee to the works of Oscar Wilde, especially his hallmark The Picture of Dorian Gray, the oversight is perplexing. Middle age--and its attending ravages--never concerned us. The march of time was inevitable, and with it the sagging paunch, receding (and graying) hairline, failing eyesight, sketchy memory, and tender (and disappearing) teeth were to be expected, even admired as a badge of honor for the ongoing battle with both Mother Nature and Father Time. What has been unexpected--and not accepted--is the various damage to the skin. Partly due to age, partly (or mostly) due to broiling on the beach as a long-haired, flat-bellied, bronze-skinned youth, our skin has not withstood the test of time well, and quite frankly, it's a shock. We never saw it coming.

While there's no turning back the hands of time, there is help to be had from Atzen, San Jose, Calif., whose company slogan--"Forever the Gift of Beautiful Skin"--does nothing if not raise hope. …

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