By Julia Scirrotto
Q: My skin is very sensitive, how do I fight inflammation?
A: By now, you know that the first line of defense against premature aging is sunscreen. But the latest studies show that inflammationa by-product of sun damage and some chronic conditions, such as rosacealeads to further breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers. "Everything in the skin that's related to aging is related to inflammation," says Patricia Wexler, M.D., a New York City dermatologist. How to fight it? In the next year or two, you'll be seeing a plethora of facial products that target inflammation, according to Alexa Boer Kimball, M.D., a Boston-based dermatologist. But in the meantime, continue slathering on the 'screen and add an antioxidant cream or serum to your regimen to combat free-radical damage (which triggers inflammation).
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