Nothing says healthy like radiant skin. If you’re hitting your later years and your skin doesn’t have that youthful look, then check out this great article written by our friends over at Fit Celeb.com.
Your 40s: Treat Tone & Texture
Best Home TreatmentsEmbrace retinoids These vitamin A derivatives boost collagen production (which softens fine lines and minimizes pores). Retinoids rev up sluggish cell turnover, so skin becomes smoother and more radiant, and dark spots fade. Prescription versions such as Renova yield noticeable changes after about 8 weeks; retinol, the strongest over-the-counter option, takes 12 weeks. Choose a product formulated with up to 1% retinol, the highest amount available OTC, depending on your skin’s tolerance.
Try Remergent Advanced Retinol Therapy ($56; remergentskin.com) and Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ($20; drugstores). Ease in by using a retinoid every third night for at least 2 weeks. Apply it every other night for the next 2 weeks, ramping up to nightly application. Summer’s the ideal time to get started on a retinoid–the increased humidity tempers dryness that might occur as your skin acclimates.
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(CES, PES, CPT, BS)