Monday, May 14, 2012

Frugal Skincare: Anti-aging

For every day maintenance to keep your skin looking refreshed a low dosage retinol product is best.  Retinal is one of the animal forms of vitamin A.  It can unclog pores, boost collagen production to reduce fine lines and encourage the sloughing off of dead skin cells.   Retinol is readily available in low doses at the drugstore in over the counter skincare products.

If you have sensitive skin you may want to consider using lactic acid as your anti-aging product.  Lactic acid is derived from sour milk.  It is very gentle and results in softer, smoother skin that is less dry.  It is a natural moisturizer and nourishes the skin.

Retinol can't be tolerated by everyone, so please test it in an unobtrusive area.  If it is too strong for your skin it's nice to know that lactic acid products are available.

God bless,

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