Time Will Tell
Stopping the clock may be impossible, but your future doesn’t have to be all doom, gloom and wrinkles. Here’s how to slow the effects of time when it comes to your skin.
While you may have enjoyed sunning yourself on the patio this summer, your skin hasn’t forgotten it. In fact, 90 percent of skin’s aging is due to sun exposure, according to Toronto-based dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett. With UVA rays still strong in winter, it’s important to always slather on a broad-spectrum sunscreen before you head outdoors.
Alpha and beta hydroxy acids, including glycolic and salicylic acids, are chemical exfoliants. They break the bonds between cells, which helps dead skin shed more easily – no scrubbing required. “I’m a huge fan of exfoliation because as you age, your skin doesn’t turn over as quickly, and getting rid of the dead cells is one of the best ways to make your skin look brighter,” says Kellett. Glycolic acid at professional-grade strengths can also boost collagen production.
From Glow Magazine, October/November 2006. To read the entire article please click here