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Forever Young: Expert Anti-Aging Advice

  • Suza Scalora

    Expert Panel

    Tina Alster, M.D., director of Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery

    Jessica Wu, M.D., celebrity dermatologist in Los Angeles and author of Feed Your Face

    Neil Sadick, M.D., clinical professor of dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC

    Doris Day, M.D., dermatologist in NYC and author of Forget the Facelift

    Ranella Hirsch, M.D., board-certified dermatologist in Boston

    Veg Out

    Spinach, broccoli and peppers are proven wrinkle reducers, especially around the eye area. Eat plenty of lean protein too; chicken, lamb and beef help your body to produce more collagen.

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    Sonic Power

    Wash with a vibrating cleansing brush to de-clog pores. It gently lifts out dirt and oil without causing irritation. Active wrinkle-fighting ingredients applied afterward penetrate the outermost layer of skin for maximum results.

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    Water Works

    Moisturize skin immediately after cleansing to lock in hydration. If the product includes retinols and other potent ingredients, wait 10 minutes—your skin will absorb it more slowly, making it less irritating.

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    Make a Move

    Exercise increases blood flow to the skin (hence the flush you get post-workout), promoting a healthy, radiant complexion.

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    Save Face

    —Vitamin A derivatives (retinoids) are tried-and-true anti-agers—they exfoliate, increase cell turnover, promote collagen growth and can minimize the appearance of existing age spots and fine lines. Other buzzwords to look for in over-the-counter products: glycolic acid and AHAs, also excellent exfoliators, and peptides, which are building blocks for the skin.

    —Nighttime is the best time for skin to reverse damage and rejuvenate. While you're sleeping, your skin repairs itself, rebuilding collagen and reducing photoaging with the help of the right active treatments.

    —Remove eye makeup before cleansing face to avoid too much rubbing around that delicate area.

    —Gently wipe a cotton ball saturated with remover downward (instead of sideways). Then softly wipe upward, whisking away any leftover liner or mascara.

    —Sensitive spots, like neck and under eyes, are particularly prone to dryness and benefit from specially formulated products. Never apply facial creams near the orbital rim (below eyes) or the edge of your chin.

    —Soothe irritation with a cotton cloth soaked in cold soy milk. Leave compress on for 10 minutes.

    —The soy will calm and hydrate while allowing moisturizing products to sink in faster.

    —Apply products, starting with the lightest formula first (e.g., a serum). Tap softly or pat to help active ingredients penetrate skin.

  • Levi Brown

    Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

    Diminish discoloration. Packed with brightening botanicals and vitamins, it's gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

    $49.50, clinique.com

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    Clarisonic Mia

    Oscillates at 300 movements per second, loosening dirt and oil. Use with a gentle face wash for the ultimate deep clean.

    $149, Sephora stores and sephora.com

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    Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye

    Rejuvenate tired eyes. Hyaluronic acid is a star hydrator that really locks moisture in.

    $21, neutrogena.com

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    Physicians Formula Firming & Lifting Booster

    Prevents fine lines from becoming deep wrinkles. Increases cell turnover and reduces the appearance of sagging.

    $19, Walmart

  • Levi Brown

    Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 One-Step Cleanser

    A true multitasker—it gently washes, tones and removes all traces of makeup.

    $19.50, drugstores

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    RoC Multi Correxion Lift Anti-Gravity Day Moisturizer SPF 30

    Improves skin elasticity and prevents premature aging with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

    $30, drugstores

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    Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye

    Works overnight to rebalance moisture levels and increase circulation in this thin-skinned zone.

    $36, Kiehl's stores and kiehls.com

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    La Roche-Posay Redermic Intensive Anti-Aging Corrective Treatment

    Combines 0.1% retinol with an exfoliant and retinol booster, giving major bang for your buck.

    $55, drugstores

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    L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Day/Night Cream

    Uses peptides and gene-activating technology to stimulate collagen production and reverse DNA damage.

    $25, drugstores

  • Levi Brown

    Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

    The micro fillers and light-reflecting particles remove shadows around wrinkles, making them less noticeable.

    $25, drugstores

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