Posts Tagged ‘age spots’

Are dark spots aging your complexion?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Are dark spots aging your complexion?Even if you’re too young for legitimate age spots, dark spots caused by sun exposure and skin damage can still make you look older. According to Allure Magazine, while wrinkles are typically the tell-tale signs of aging, research has shown that mottled skin can have an even worse effect on how people perceive your age. Aside from putting on sunscreen for the face every day to prevent further damage, there is one skincare ingredient that can help fade those spots.

What is it? Hydroquinone. This ingredient inhibits pigment production in your skin, effectively lightening dark spots in as little as a month with daily application. Formulas with two to four percent hydroquinone are available without a prescription, and can be found in products like Murad – Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel.

After cleansing your skin as usual, dab a product with hydroquinone on the dark areas of your complexion, then apply your nightly moisturizer. Soon enough, you should notice more even-toned skin that’s visibly younger.

Brands like Exuviance offer a large range of anti-aging products designed for nearly every type of skin.  Just keep in mind – if you’re not wearing sunscreen during the day (even if you’re mostly indoors), your efforts will be for naught!

Allure recommends ways to keep hands looking young

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Allure recommends ways to keep hands looking youngWhile many women focus on their makeup, hairstyle and wardrobe to keep them looking young, experts at Allure magazine warn that ladies might often neglect taking care of their hands.

“Even the most diligent skin-care junkie can be guilty of forgetting about her hands,” the magazine reports. “But why spend all that time saving face when your hands tell the world your real age?” Luckily, the news source reveals four insider tips to keep hands looking (and feeling) great.

Each morning, women should slather their hands with a rich hand cream that boasts a high SPF level. Lippmann Collection Rich Girl Hand Cream SPF 25 offers great sun protection, and the moisture-rich formula includes conditioning ingredients like shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils.

At night, ladies can apply a retinol product to keep skin firm and evenly toned, such as Replenix Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum, which is available in four strengths to accommodate all skin types.

The publication also recommends that women use a facial scrub on the backs of hands every two weeks, and Neova Microdermabrasion Scrub can help buff away dead skin and keep hands looking brighter and healthier.

Finally, experts suggest that those who suffer from age spots and discoloration should dab on Murad Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel, a two percent hydroquinone formula, for younger-looking hands.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19886269-ADNFCR