As busy women weâ€™re forever looking for ways to streamline our beauty regimen. But have you ever wondered what a dermatoglogist considers absolutely essential? Here are a few insider secrets from New York dermatologist Francesca Fusco for maintaining a beautiful complexion without devoting half a day to beautification.
Use SPF Powder
Every day, dust a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen powder over your regular SPF day lotion and makeup to deflect light, making your skin look flawless, and adding an even stronger protective layer; itâ€™s also handy for controlling midday shine in oily skin types.
Switch up Your Retinol
If you use only one anti-aging product, make it topical vitamin A, which unclogs pores, prevents the buildup of dead skin cells, diminishes lines, lightens dark spots, and makes skin glow. Apply a pea-size amount of the cream to your face every night.Â
Â Go Easy on Injectables
Muscle freezers, like Botox, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but itâ€™s important not to go overboard. Baby Botox is a smaller amount which is administered more frequently and you wonâ€™t end up looking frozen or balloon-faced.
Â Stop Yo-Yo Dieting
Rapid gains and losses of 10 or more pounds stretch the skin, making it slower to bounce back, so preserve your face by maintaining a healthy weight.Â
Â Use a Modern Exfoliating Brush
The Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System has instant smoothing and a deep-cleansing ability, which is great for everyoneâ€”even acne prone individuals. Its sonic-wave technology decongests pores and allows your cleanser and topic products to dig even deeper.
Â Perk up Your Eyes with Caffeine
Dark-circle products that contain vitamin K or caffeine (both of which simulate blood flow to prevent pooling around the eyes) are effective if you use them every day. You can also pop the product in the fridgeâ€”cold temperatures constrict blood vessels and make puffiness go down.
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