How To Reverse Multiple Signs of Aging
Learn tried-and-true techniques to getting younger-looking skin with our step-by-step guide
•Facial expressions: Crow's feet, forehead lines and other fine lines around the eyes and nose come from facial movement and can be treated with Botox.
•Fat loss: Tissue degeneration and fat loss cause naso-labial folds (the parentheses-shaped lines that extend from the bottom of the nose down to the chin) and marionette lines (the lines running downward from the chin). Both can be treated with fillers.
•Fine lines: Also known as lines of laxity, fine lines can be treated with lasers, radio frequency and ultrasound at the derm's office, or with exfoliating topicals like retinols and alpha hydroxy acids at home.
•Dehydration: Extreme dryness can create fine lines that can be treated topically with at-home moisturizers.
If you have a combination of these issues, the best thing you can do is follow an antioxidant-rich diet and get plenty of sleep to repair and promote faster cell regeneration. Click ahead to read more about the ingredients, products and practices you can add to your routine to amp up the effectiveness of your anti-aging skin care arsenal.
Look for a single product that targets multiple signs of aging, such as a creme that promotes cell turnover, to make your skin smoother, softer and more radiant over time. According to Shamban, one of the most significant tools at your disposal is sunscreen, which you should use every day, regardless of weather. "If there's enough light to read by, there's enough UV floating around that you should protect yourself," she says. "And if you live in a particularly warm or sunny area, you must reapply at midday."
"Remember that it takes at least three months in some cases and six months in others to really see the results of any skin care regimen, so don't give up," Shamban reassures.
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