Tips for Healthier Skin
Taking good care of your skin each day can help to prevent or reduce the visible signs of aging. Our experts offer these five easy tips for putting your best face forward.
Cleanse: Use mild soaps or cleansers, such as Dove or Cetaphil. For a greater "polishing" effect, some individuals may wish to use products containing glycolic acid, an Alpha hydroxy acid found in chemical peels.
Protect: Use a sun block with SPF 15 or higher on a daily basis. Re-apply every two hours if in direct sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Care: Select moisturizers and cosmetics that are hypoallergenic (do not cause adverse reactions), noncomedogenic (do not block pores), and fragrance-free.
Repair: Use products containing retinol, a form of vitamin A, one hour before going to sleep.
Live Well, Age Well: Do not smoke (or quit smoking), get the recommended amount of sleep for your age, and eat a healthy diet.