1. Fade Age Spots
Hydroquinone is the active ingredient in popular bleaching creams. It interferes with the skin’s production of melanin, the pigment that gives age spots their color. Hydroquinone is available over the counter or in stronger concentrations by prescription. Kojic acid is another skin lightener available in OTC products or by prescription.
2. Use a Skin Primer to Fill in Small Wrinkles
A high-quality primer fills in small wrinkles, making them less visible. Our skin dries and thins with age, so products used five years ago may look quite matronly today.
3. Avoid Thick Foundations
Instead, apply moisturizer, primer, then a light liquid foundation for additional skin-plumping moisture. Try tapping it in gently with a sponge, rather than rubbing it in. Thicker foundations tend to creep into deep cracks, only to emphasize lines and wrinkles.
4. Fight Free Radical Damage With Antioxidants
Eat foods rich in antioxidants and Omega-3 oils such as Salmon, or apply antioxidant creams directly to the skin. Topical vitamin C may be especially helpful in minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Check with a dermatologist for products that contain enough vitamin C to be effective.
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