This week the questions concern antioxidants. They seem to be everywhere and in every type of beauty product:
Question 1— Which is more important for anti-aging skin care- antioxidants or Retin A?
Answer — These two wrinkle fighters work in different ways. Antioxidants act to reverse cellular damage caused by UV rays. Retin A works by returning skin cell growth to youthful levels, promotes exfoliation of old tired skin cells and encourages growth of new strong collagen. Its not a matter of which is better– you really need them both, especially in the long sunny summer days. What’s really good news that they are an excellent tag team for reversing skin aging. Each offers unique benefits and they don’t interfere with each other. At night top your Retin A with an antioxidant rich moisturizer. During the day, anti0xidants in a sunscreen add … Continue Reading… →
This is the time to explore gentle anti-aging options. Use the daytime to apply an elegant sunscreen. At night take the opportunity to rotate treatment with different anti agers that include peptides, soy, retinols and vitamin C.
In the Morning:
* Wash your face with an effective cleanser that works with your skin type. If your skin tends to be dry, look for a product like Cereve Hydrating Cleanser. Normal or oily skins will respond well to Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bars.
* Rinse face throughly with three to four handfuls of lukewarm water.
* Protect your skin with a broadspectrum oil-free suncreen. In the summer do a full court press SPF 70 like Aveeno Positively Ageless Sun Block with Enviroblock. Awesome! In less sunny seasons, you can dial back the SPF and use Aveeno Positively Radiant Triple Boosting Serum SPF30. ( and its got soy!)