Jul 20, 2016
The beginner's guide to anti-aging skin care
Beauty counters can be overwhelming to say the least; we break down the major anti-aging ingredients to help you you pick a treatment tailored for your skin care needs.
For age spots try…Source: Shoppers Drug Mart
Not sure where that giant "freckle" came from that doesn't seem to go away in the winter? Chances are it's a sun (or age) spot. This happens when UV rays damage cells—melanocytes. The damaged cells eventually reach the skin's surface, however this can take years of built-up damage so there's no quick fix when treating brown spots. The best course of action is a one, two, punch of a vitamin C or retinol enriched spot treatment—and sunscreen, everyday! After all, it's the UV exposure that gave you the discolouration in the first place. Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, $94. Clarins UV Plus HP Suncreen Multi-Protection Tint SPF 40, $42.
For dry skin try...Source: Beloved One
Everything around us is trying to pull moisture from our skin; air conditioning, indoor heating, sun, wind and even hot water. Look for a moisturizer that's heavy enough to protect your skin's barrier (so it can lock in moisture) and make sure it has hyaluronic acid high up on the ingredients list. This molecule can hold 1000 times its weight in water. Beloved One Hyaluronic Acid Tri-Molecules Moisturizing Surge Cream, $90.
For crows feet try…Source: RoC
Most women notice this area (next to the outer corners of the eyes) to be the first place you see signs of aging. Along with a good pair of sunglasses you should also try a retinol eye cream. RoC Pro-Sublime Anti-Wrinkle Eye Reviving Cream, $39.