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Anti-Aging Skincare: How to Look Younger

If achieving smoother, firmer, even-toned skin is on your to-do list, you're in luck. We talked to our panel of skincare pros about your top complexion concerns. Here's their advice, free of charge.

By Ilana Blitzer

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Acne

What You Said: It's true that acne isn't just for tweens and teens—49 percent of you battle it alongside other skin problems.

What You Can Do: Fortunately, an anti-aging regimen won't interfere with an adult acne plan. The original approval of Retin-A was for acne, so using a retinoid will help with both issues. You also want to decrease inflammation, which is usually caused by fluctuating hormones, so look for products that are anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial. To avoid excessive dryness, try something that contains sulfur as opposed to benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid; Ren Anti-Acne Treatment Mask, $45, works well. Another doc-approved favorite: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Toner, $21—it contains a kinder, gentler form of salicylic acid. Steer clear of dairy foods when you have a breakout—they can aggravate an acne attack.

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