Instyle Magazine’s: Skin Tricks

I was on Instyle.com and in the SKIN section I came across a post that read “Great Skin At Any Age”. I love it! I find it useful and I am actually going to buy some of the products that they featured that they chose for the ’20’s’ .

I am going to be showing the pictures they showed and posting what they wrote about it. None of it, other than my opinions, are in my words or my work:

In your 20’s.

“In general, these are skin’s glory days,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Dennis Gross. The complexion is clearer, tone is good, and UV damage hasn’t yet made an appearance.” For baby soft skin like Leighton Meester you need to follow the right skin care routine.

Your AM Routine:

A gel-based formula face soap will sop up oil without drying your complexion. Follow with a moisturizer that contains an SPF.

Clinique liquid facial soap, oily skin formula, $15; at clinique.com.
Biore Skin Preservation Dual Fusion moisturizer, $15; at walgreens.com.

Your PM Routine:

Remove dirt, makeup, and other impurities with your morning cleanser, then moisturize with a gentle lotion that helps restore the skin’s barrier overnight.

• Sensitive skin facial lotion, Dove, $7; buy online now at Amazon.com.

Your secret weapon:

This cool gizmo can clear up to 90 percent of breakouts in 24 hours, according to company-sponsored studies. It uses heat to destroy pimple-causing bacteria (which cause the inflammation you see as a blemish).

• Zeno Mini, $89; at myzeno.com.

In your 30’s:

Your complexion is still taut, but genetics, time spent in the sun, and hormonal influences may start to reveal themselves in the form of fine lines, Angelina Jolie has the same problems but still looks youthful.

Your AM Routine:

“Turn back the clock by adding a thin layer of antioxidant serum between your AM cleanser and sunscreen to repel free radicals and make your SPF more effective,” says Washington, D.C. dermatologist Tina Alster.

• Aveeno Positively Radiant cleanser, $8; atdrugstore.com.
Skinceuticals Phloretin CF, $150; atskinceuticals.com.
Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating lotion SPF 50, $27; at drugstore.com.

Your PM routine:

At night, cleanse with an oil-based formula that rebalances skin’s moisture, and help erase the appearance of wrinkles with a retinoid-based anti-aging cream.

Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night, $19; at ulta.com.
• Laura Mercier Purifying Oil Rich cleanser, $40; at lauramercier.com.

• Lancôme Génifique, $78; at lancome-usa.com.

Your secret weapon:

Cell turnover slows with age, which may explain why every dermatologist we know is obsessed with this ultrasonic skin brush. It’s gentle enough to use every day and can help restore some of that radiant glow you took for granted in your 20s.

• Clarisonic Mia brush, $149; atclarisonic.com.

In your 40’s:

To have skin as young and fresh as Halle Berry San Francisco dermatologist Seth Matarasso suggests, “prevent deeper lines from forming by incorporating a second antioxidant or something with growth factors, like the TNS complex, into your ritual.”


Your AM routine:

Wait five minutes between applying each product so it has time to absorb into skin.

• Murad Essential-C cleanser, $35; atulta.com.
• SkinMedica TNS Recovery complex, $155; at skinmedica.com.
• Revalé Skin Intense Recovery treatment, $124; at iderma.com.
• La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In sunscreen lotion, $26; at laroche-posay.us.

Your PM routine:

Boost skin-plumping collagen while evening tone with the one-two punch of an anti-aging serum and a peptide cream. It’s also time to add a hydrating, peptide-rich eye cream if you’re beginning to see the signs of crow’s feet.

• Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery complex, $48; atesteelauder.com.
• Dr. Brandt Time Arrest eye serum, $85; atdrbrandtskincare.com.
• Olay Professional Pro-X Hydra-Firming cream, $47; at ulta.com.

Your secret weapon:

This handheld machine is designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The result? A subtle improvement in fine lines—for less than the cost of one Botox session.

• MD Light renewal, Perricone, $168; buy online now at perriconemd.com.

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