If you spent too many days sunbathing, using skin-irritating products, or scrubbing your face like you were sanding a wood floor, it's time to look for products that will help your skin regain the glow it's lost.

If you're battling dull skin, adult acne, wrinkles, and brown spots-you can repair the damage, to some extent, if you follow all our anti-aging tips. They will help to take years off your face!

Reverse Skin Aging Tip # 1: Get Rid of Discolorations

Brown spots from too many days in the sun (or post-breakout marks) require treatment combinations that prevent and? Repair. Protect your skin and prevent additional discolorations with a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

Next, seek products with melanin-inhibiting ingredients, such as vitamin C, niacinamide, acetyl glucosamine, and retinol, and use a topical exfoliant daily. These treatments work together to yield impressive results on a range of discolorations. Apply them all over, and be patient-results might take 6-12 weeks; so give your products a little time to work.

Reverse Skin Aging Tip # 2: Invest in Retinol

Retinol is an effective anti-aging ingredient because it creates healthy cells, increases firmness, improves texture, and enhances the skin's barrier function. It's an incredible ingredient to add to your routine if you want to keep your skin in tip-top shape now and through the years.

New to retinol? Include a retinol treatment in your routine only every other day. See how your skin responds; if all is going well after 1-2 weeks, consider bumping up to everyday use.

Reverse Skin Aging Tip # 3: Exfoliation + Antioxidants = Renewed Radiance

Supercharge your anti-aging routine with a topical exfoliant combined with antioxidant treatments. A daily AHA or BHA exfoliant will send those dulling layers of dead skin packing, while a super-boosted level of vitamin C plus other powerful free-radical fighters will work overtime to improve collagen production, restore radiance, and return your complexion to a healthier , radiant state. Vitamin C, in particular, makes skin more resilient to sun damage and can reduce brown spots.

Reverse Skin Aging Tip # 4: Retire Acne for Good

Not everyone outgrows acne, and some who've never experienced breakouts can find their skin suddenly rebelling, either from a change in hormones or other factors. No matter the source of your acne, treat it with what research has shown to the gold standard ingredient, salicylic acid (BHA). A daily BHA can work wonders. BHA provides a potent, yet gentle, mix of benefits: Exfoliation, redness reduction, collagen stimulation, and a mild antibacterial action to treat breakouts now and prevent them in the future.

Bottom Line

When added to your regular skin-care routine, the types of products mentioned in the tips above can deliver a brighter, smoother, and younger-looking complexion. No matter your age or the excess of the damage, taking good care of your skin now will bring you beautiful results, not only today, but for years to come.