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Top 10 Proven Methods to Repair Aging Skin

The appearance and progression of aging skin are frustrating, at the very least, especially when you've been religiously applying products that promise repair and reversal results. With every brand, both high-end and drugstore, guaranteeing consumers the best anti-aging skincare, it's near impossible to know how (or what) to choose.   Luckily, some methods consistently repair and reverse signs of aging, and they aren't unattainable by any means. Before we dig into discussing the best anti-aging eye creams, and the products that we know will work best for your skin, it's essential to understand why skin ages in the first place.   The Natural Reasons Behind Aging Skin While opinions vary when it comes to the best age to use anti-aging...

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The Best Lotions for Dry Skin According to Dermatologists

Dry skin is unwelcome at any time of year and any age. It's uncomfortable, itchy, and occasionally, aesthetically displeasing. Whether it be on the face or hands, dry skin is different from dehydrated skin and is treated topically. The best moisturizing lotion for dry skin will quickly and efficiently take care of the issue at hand, as long as the consumer understands where dry skin issues originate. Dry skin is rarely an overnight occurrence, and instead, is a result of neglecting or caring for skin incorrectly over an extended period. Common Reasons for Dry Skin There are many reasons that human beings get dry skin, ranging from underlying disease to cold weather. Most of the issues that cause dry skin...

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10 Facts to Know Before Adding Retinoids to Your Skin Care Routine

Signs of skin aging are inevitable.  Premature aging, a term that refers to wrinkles and other facial changes generally associated with older age, is a common concern. One study reveals that up to 72% of men may experience textural changes associated with aging prior to reaching the age of 30. Among women, the same study showed a prevalence of 47%. Several skincare products are formulated to assist in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, visible pores, and similar problems that people experience. Retinol-containing products are a very popular option. Understanding how to use retinol and what retinol can do – these are factors that you need to consider before buying one of these products. We look at ten important...

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How to Pick the Best Retinol Cream and Serum for You

When it comes to anti-aging skin care, few others can claim to have the same wrinkle-fighting benefits of retinol. Yet even with all the wonders this skin care MVP can do, many still don’t fully understand how it works or how to use it properly. And despite its popularity, retinol can be intimidating for some—especially those with deeper skin tones or sensitive skin. To get the scoop on this widely-talked-about ingredient, we spoke to top dermatologists and skin care experts about what exactly retinol is and how to choose the right one for you. What Is Retinol and What Does It Do? Dr. Ryan Turner, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, explains retinol—along with other retinoid ingredients like tretinoin and retinoic...

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What It’s Like to Start Using Retinol for the First Time

Of all the skin care ingredients out there, there’s one that reigns supreme, and that’s retinol—a type of retinoid derived from vitamin A. This does-it-all ingredient is known for its impressive benefits: reducing acne, regulating skin cell turnover, brightening skin, stimulating collagen production and, most notably, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and dark spots. “Retinol is one of the only ingredients that has been scientifically proven to have benefits for the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles,” explains Dr. Marisa Garshick, a board-certified dermatologist at Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery (MDCS) in New York, who believes that anyone who is interested in developing an anti-aging routine should use it. It seems like there’s not much retinol can’t do for your skin, which is...

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