Could you be aging your skin without knowing it? Dermatologists explain the biggest mistakes women make, and how to correct them.
YOU DON’T PROTECT EVERY INCH
Make sure to rub two teaspoon-size blobs of SPF 30 all over your face, neck, hands, and chest—but don’t forget other oft-skipped spots: “In my practice, I’m seeing an epidemic of skin cancer along the hairline, the jawline, and the ears,” says dermatologist Dennis Gross.
YOU USE PRODUCTS AT THE WRONG TIME
Get the most out of your skin-boosters by tweaking your schedule: Use antioxidants in the morning to protect your skin throughout the day, and exfoliants (like glycolic acid lotions) and collagen boosters (like retinoids) at night to shed and rebuild cells.
YOU FOLLOW SKIN-CARE TRENDS
There are so many new, shiny toys on the skin-care market that it’s easy to get swept up in the hype—but it’s best to go with what you know (or, at least, what’s been clinically proven). What’s tried and true? Alpha hydroxy acids, retinoids, and peptides are great for fine lines and wrinkles. Salicylic acid works for acne, green tea calms redness, and vitamin K helps with dark undereye circles. READ THE REST HERE!