Call it the anti-aging essentials. Follow these wrinkle-fighting regimens and learn what to apply and when, for better looking skin.
1. Four nights a week – Build collagen
Vitamin A derivativies are still the “gold standard” for keeping your collagen stimulated. But since they can be irritating at first, it’s best to alternate your retinoid or retinol product with a gentler peptide cream. We recommend Pro+Therapy MD C8 Peptide Deep Wrinkle Treatment or Jan Marini Age Intervention Peptide Extreme. Some peptides, like those used in PCA Skin ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum, also help plump up your skin.
2. Three nights a week – Turn over those cells
To prevent wrinkles, as well as dull skin tone and uneven texture, use an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) cream, like PRIORI Advanced AHA Skin Renewal Cream, every other night. As you do with retinoids, apply after cleansing.
3. Every morning – Fight free radicals
After your cleanser and moisturizer but before that all-important SPF come antioxidants. Their mission: protecting your skin’s DNS from rogue molecules brought on by sun and smog that line and dull your skin. We recommend NeoStrata Antioxidant Defense Serum or DermaQuest Daily Antioxidant Serum–or for an easy all-in-one, try Topix Replenix Antioxidant Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 50+.
…Between Treatments – Work in a night cream
As they fight lines, collagen builders and cell-turnover agaents can irritate and dry out your skin. If necessary take a night off and apply an anti-inflammatory cream with coffeeberry, like Revaleskin Intense Recovery Treatment.