Nobody wants to put up with skin weirdness. You know, those dry flakes, large pores, oil slicks, hormonal breakouts, random splotches, dark circles, and eye bags that become way more prominent after a certain age.
They’re all normal wear and tear, says David Bank, MD, director of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Mt. Kisco, New York. Skin becomes less elastic, and the effects of sun, smiles, nutrition, smoking, and gravity show up.
Don’t blame Mom, either. Heredity isn’t always destiny when it comes to skin. With this troubleshooting guide, you can get your skin right back where you want it to be. [Source: Health.com]
Time spent in the sun without the right protection has come back to haunt you!
blotch-faders use natural ingredients such as licorice, retinol, and
kojic acid. One such skin-brightening powerhouse is vitamin C, according
to Dr. Bank. In addition to stimulating collagen
production, it helps skin cells turn over faster, thus fading spots.
Find it in Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Gel ($60; ).
Dr. Bank uses chemical peels to zap spots in-office. A treatment can take around five or six visits and cost from $100 to $350.