Neglecting Your Hands? Even the most diligent skin-care junkie can be guility of forgetting about their hands. But why spend all that time saving your face when your hands tell the world your real age? Once every two weeks, buff the backs of your hands with the same product you would use on your face. Additionally, slather on a hand cream with SPF every morning, and message a retinol product onto the back of your hands every night to fight wrinkles and keep the skin firm. And if you’re plagued with brown spots, dot a 2 percent hydroquinone formula on them, and you’ll begin to see a difference in a short time.
Not Exfoliating? The older we get, the longer it takes for dead skin cells to slough off. Translation: dull skin. But giving yourself a youthful glow is as simple as using an at-home glycolic peel once or twice a week. Bonus: It will make any anti-aging product you are using penetrate better.
Letting Foundation Settle Into Fine Lines? Think you’re hiding wrinkles by piling on the foundation? Excess makeup just exaggerates them. The fit: After applying your foundation witha brush, take a damp makeup sponge and gently press it all over your face. This removes any foundation that has settled into the lines, and creates a soft finish.