21 Skin-Care Shortcuts: The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Better Skin
Fall is the time to start making changes in your daily skin care regimen to protect it from the harsher winter weather/ 2. Switch to a gentler cleanser. Avoid soaps and harsh ingredients and go for soothing, moisturizing cleansers . 3. Stop scrubbing your skin. Whether using a washcloth or an exfoliant, most scrubbing is harsh on the skin and can lead to dryer, irritated, even chapped skin in the colder weather.
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“Antioxidants like vitamin C provide extra protection and help treat wrinkles,” says Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “They stick around in your skin, so you can apply it every other day.” Lazier: Because they make your skin more sensitive to the sun, collagen-boosting retinoids should always be applied in the eveningexactly when you’re most sluggish. Rub on a pea-size amount around dinnertime, before you slip into a TV coma. To avoid sensitivity, start by using retinoids on just two nights in the first week, then graduate to at least four nights a week. Wrinkles will be less obvious after a month.
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