Create a Better YOU

Do

  • Start to think about anti-aging regimens in your daily routine. Research has shown that collagen and elastin (which gives our skin fullness and elasticity) decrease as early as age 25. Daily use of antioxidants and exfoliating cleansers with glycolic/salicylic/azelaic acids is recommended.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen daily and remember to reapply every two hours with sun exposure.
  • Eat right. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, healthy whole grains, lean protein, healthy fats (avoid trans fats and saturated fats) and water. Avoid processed foods and those high in sugar and sodium.

Don’t

  • Go to bed with makeup on. Start forming good cleansing habits that you can carry with you the rest of your life.
  • Use the same acne products that you were using in your teens. They can cause the skin to become red, dry and irritated. As your skin ages, find products more suited for adult skin.
  • Use tanning beds — UVA rays enhance skin aging and skin cancer risk.
  • Use products containing alcohol, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or synthetic dyes.