Skin Care Wizard

Anti-Aging Skin Care

     One of the goals of anti-aging skin care is to treat and prevent wrinkles. Most drugstore skin care brands have anti-aging products designed to reduce and prevent wrinkles. If you want something stronger for your skin, you can get prescription treatments from your doctor. Two of these are Retin-A and Renova.

     Retin-A and Renova are both used to treat wrinkles and skin damage caused by over-exposure to the sun and genetics. Side effects can include stinging, redness, peeling, itching and skin dryness but should clear up over time. Retin-A and Renova cause your skin to be very sensitive to the sun so it's important to always wear sunscreen. It's not recommended that pregnant women use either of these skin care products.

     If you want more drastic results, you can have anti-aging skin care procedures done. Chemical peels will remove the outer layer of skin to reveal "younger" skin below, collagen injections will plump up the skin thereby smoothing out wrinkles, and Botox injections paralyze facial muscles to prevent wrinkles from forming.

     The best anti-aging skin care tips are to stay out of the sun and not to smoke.