Vitamin A for wrinkles
Best overall age-fighter
Find it in: OTC lotions, night creams (vitamin A derivatives are known as retinoids), and prescription products
Proven to: Reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots, and smooth roughness. "There are more than 700 published studies on retinoids—they're tried-and-true ingredients. Anyone who wants younger-looking skin should use one," says Doris Day, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center.
How to use: Apply your retinoid at night—sunlight inactivates most forms of vitamin A. Prescription retinoids work fastest, within four to eight weeks. The downside: They're irritating, causing redness, scaling, and flaking that can last for weeks or longer. OTC products are best for beginners; you'll experience fewer skin care side effects because the retinol they contain is slowly converted...
During our teenage years and 20's our skin glows and is practically flawless. However, there is something about 30's that makes changes on our skin and we certainly don’t like it. That is why every grown woman should start changing her skin care routine as soon as the 30th birthday starts coming close.
If you haven’t thought about exfoliating, the late 20's are a perfect time for that. As our skin slowly starts to age, sun and smoking damage becomes more visible to the world and you will need a more aggressive treatment. A good item to introduce into your regular skin care routine is an exfoliation acid. By rubbing your face with it, you’re telling your skin cells to repair themselves, which results in...