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As far an anti-aging products go, few have been as extensively researchedâ€”and dermatologist recommendedâ€”as retinol. These members of the vitamin A family have a bevy of beauty benefits for the skin, including accelerating cellular turnover, increasing collagen production and improving the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.
According to Miami dermatologist, Leslie Baumann, MD, the anti-aging effects of retinoids (retinolâ€™s prescription-based sibling) were discovered in the 1970s, when the ingredient was in FDA trials for treating acne. â€œDr. Albert Kligman (who coined the term â€œcosmeceuticalâ€) and his partner Dr. Jim Leyden noticed that their
Soaring temperatures and increased humidity not only make us feel hot and sticky, but cause our skin to look extra greasy.Â Even those typically with normal skin can see a surge in oil secretions, and those who normally suffer from oily skin can see it only get worse. A shiny face can make skin look dirty and unattractive as well as lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
The T-Zoneâ€”forehead, nose and chinâ€”produces the most oil due to the heavy concentration of sebaceous glands. Â â€œSkin oil increases in hotter temperatures because of the increased perspiration, and sweat that comes from sebaceous glands,â€ says New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth M