Your best weapon to fight aging skin is sunscreen
Sure, you know you need to wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer, but sunscreen is also the number one way to keep your skin looking younger and healthier. “The sun emits ultraviolet radiation that damage skin, both the overlying epidermis and the underlying dermis,” explains Jerome Garden, director of the Physicians Laser and Dermatology Institute in Chicago. “In addition to increasing your risk of skin cancer, the sun causes brown spots, red spots, and wrinkles.” Find out the 13 sunscreens that top dermatologists love so much they use on themselves.
Expensive products are not always more effective
While it’s tempting to splurge on a skin-care item that promises to yield miracle-worthy results, pricey doesn’t always translate to premium. In fact, there are some great drugstore products that can produce great results, according to Dendy Engelman, MD, a dermatologist at Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. “A higher price tag can mean better quality ingredients or a higher concentration of an ingredient, but the ingredients list is always more important than the brand selling the product,” she says.