politely referred to as signs of wisdom and life experience,
have long been considered visible proof of age—and
always thought to be a hopeless battle against time.
However, improvements in anti-aging care have
been so great, and our understanding of the
process so improved, that wrinkles are now being
seen less as ravages of time and more as consequences
of lifestyle and self-care choices. Chances
are, you've already had enough sun exposure
to ensure you'll look plenty "wise" in
the coming years, but there's still a lot you
can do to minimize what shows up tomorrow and
maximize repair now. Follow DHC's wrinkle reduction
plan below to reap the rewards of well-researched
1. WEAR SUNSCREEN
A good sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater
is your best bet for minimizing future wrinkles.
If you're not doing this every day, any other
anti-aging attempts may be futile. Dual Defense
SPF 25 is a rich, sun-guarding moisturizer that
can be used on your face and body for UV protection,
and it's gentle enough to resist inflaming sensitive
ANTIOXIDANTS INTO YOUR ROUTINE
Antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and E,
have been shown to strengthen skin, stimulate
collagen production, help neutralize the never-ending
barrage of free radicals, and balance abnormal
cell production caused by exposure to UV rays
and other skin-damagers. Combined, they make
a great team; layering a few antioxidant treatments
yields even better results than using just one.
For a vitamin C treatment, try our new Vitamin
C Essence or Antiox C, a fast- absorbing cream.
Retino A Essence utilizes vitamins A and E to
defend skin against environmental aggressors.
EXFOLIATE WITH AHAs
As we age, our turnover process slows, leaving
dull, ashen skin cells and irregular texture,
which accentuate wrinkles. An AHA treatment
helps exfoliate the top layer of the skin, stimulating
the process of renewal. Look for one with a
concentration of 8% to 10%. Higher concentrations
can cause irritation and inflammation and damage
skin. With a 10% concentration of lactic acid,
Renewing AHA Cream is a milky formula that sweeps
skin clean of lifeless cells.
KEEP SKIN CLEAN AND MOISTURIZED
A gentle cleanser and a soothing, lightweight
moisturizer won’t directly affect wrinkles,
but balanced formulas can help skin keep defenses
up. (Using products that are too heavy or contain
too many irritating ingredients can weaken skin.)
DHC has many great products that fit this bill,
so find the ones that suit your skin type and
start your wrinkle-reducing plan today.