And what about nighttime? Wash your face before bed and apply an over-the-counter anti-aging night cream that contains retinol, such as Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum. Don't forget the delicate skin around your eyes, which typically shows the first signs of aging. Try RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream, which helps reduce crow's feet, even out dark circles, and minimize puffiness.
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Beautiful Skin, All Year Round
For fabulous skin all year, Mona Gohara, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, suggests doing something for your complexion every season.
To do: New Year's resolutions abound. Make sure a head-to-toe skin check by a dermatologist is on the list.
To do: Schedule a microdermabrasion treatment with a light chemical peel at your dermatologist's office. “It will revitalize your skin before summer,” Gohara says.
To do: Stock up on sunscreen. Gohara recommends applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to exposed skin every two hours, and after you swim or sweat, to prevent sun damage (wrinkles, age spots) and skin cancer.
To do: Consider IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment to remove brown spots caused by the sun and reduce facial redness or flushing caused by cold temps, Gohara says.