Whether you're dealing with the first signs of aging, or already battling more advanced concerns, you're ready to take action! We're sharing 4 strong anti aging secrets for faster results on even the most stubborn and frustrating skin concerns – brown spots, loss of firmness, wrinkles and more.
Erase Unsightly Spots
Most of us will deal with brown spots and red marks at some point in our lives (and some of us more often than others). Whatever the type of discoloration, now is not the time for subtlety – look to super-powered treatments that contain ingredients clinically proven to brighten and fade hyperpigmentation and inflammation. Avoid a re-run of your uneven skin tone by wearing an SPF 30+ every day – no, really every day – to keep discolorations from coming back.
Vitamin A and Firmer Skin
Skin loses that coveted firm, smooth look as collagen begins to breakdown – which is usually the result of unprotected sun exposure, irritating products, bad habits like smoking or a damaged skin barrier. Look to specific types of topical vitamin A for its undisputed MVP status as an anti aging ingredient, hard earned due to its near unequaled ability to treat multiple signs of aging. Double duty bonus: In some forms this product also works to reduce signs of adult acne, making topical vitamin A one of the best anti aging secrets! Be careful with your product choice – only certain forms of stabilized vitamin A will do the trick.
Getting Your Glow Back
If you're not using a daily AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) exfoliant, now is the time to start. Exfoliants are fantastic anti aging secrets. These gradually remove the layers of built-up skin for a complexion-renewal result. In time, they'll help improve collagen production for firmer skin. Both AHA and BHA exfoliants reduce signs of aging and discolorations, so use these tips to determine which is right for you:
A daily BHA is best for you if …
… you're dealing with clogged pores of any kind-blackheads, blemishes, enlarged pores.
A daily AHA is best for you if …
… clogged pores are not the issue (lucky you). For those who are only dealing with surface-level concerns-think dry skin and sun damage-an AHA may be all that you need!
Again – there are multiple forms of these products available. To get the best results knowing product facts is imperative.
Do You Need an Eye Cream?
While it's true that no product can “fix” dark circles or puffiness, dry, dull and flakey skin around the eye area adds years to your appearance. A rich, balm-like cream loaded with skin-reparative ingredients will temporarily plump and brighten skin and gives a tired eye area back the moisture it needs to look its best.
For daytime, do not forget that sun protection is needed around the eyes, too. Sun damage is a contributing factor to making dark circles darker, not to mention it is the # 1 cause of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Patience is a virtue, but patience does not know anything about wrinkles. Using the tips above will provide results for your most frustrating age-related skin concerns faster than you thought possible.