Complexion Boot Camp

Skin been to hell and back? Here's how to repair the damage and shape up your regimen for fall.

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August 27, 2012 11:00 AM
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Minimize Fine Lines

"Heaped up dead cells create creases on the surface of the skin," says Marmur, "so you have to smooth the texture by exfoliating two or three times a week. Chemical exfoliators like alpha hydroxy or salicylic acids do more than get rid of dead skin. They help with brown spots, wrinkles, acne, and enlarged pores, too." Next, try a moisturizer with humectants like glycerin and hyaluronic acid to instantly plump up and fill fine lines. And incorporate a retinoid into your routine twice a week, working up to more frequent applications. "A retinoid is the centerpiece of any antiaging regimen because it stimulates collagen formation and speeds skin turnover." A quicker fix? Complexion spackle. "Primer-like products with silicones and polymers smooth over lines, making them less visible, and they also help seal moisture into the skin," says Shamban. "Eye creams with mica create a similar optical illusion by reflecting light to soften the appearance of crow's-feet and brighten under eyes."

Clé de Peau Beauté Wrinkle Correcting Concentrate, $150.