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Get the most out your skin care routine as you age

Ebony Williams, Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

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Getting better with age can also apply to your skin — depending on what you have in your skincare routine. According to experts, these three top-tier ingredients that are best at keeping skin healthy and moisturized.

Hyaluronic acid

The great thing about hyaluronic acid is that it’s something our bodies naturally produce — it’s typically found in the body’s connective tissues. Products that include hyaluronic acid make great skin moisturizers. They may also work to reduce wrinkles and facial redness, as well as promoting wound healing and increasing skin elasticity.

In a 2011 study, women between the ages of 30 and 60 who used hyaluronic acid products twice a day for two months not only saw fewer wrinkles but also improvement in elasticity and skin hydration.


Retinol comes from vitamin A and reduces the effects of long-term sun damage, including hyperpigmentation, and reduces wrinkles and provides deep exfoliation.


Studies have shown that those who use products with at least 0.4% retinol three times a week for six months have seen a decrease in wrinkles.

Vitamin C

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. Vitamin C can help, but it’s water-soluble and can be difficult to really get into the skin for maximum benefit.

Experts recommend getting products that have at least 5% of vitamin C and using it daily for maximum results.

As celebrities like Kim Kardashian warn about vampire facials — a combination of microdermabrasion followed by a mask of platelet-rich plasma that helps boost your skin’s cell turnover — experts agree that less is more and that great skin care can be achieved through science and basic ingredients.

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