Be Gorgeous At Any Age
By Genevieve Monsma
IN YOUR 30s
Alas, no eye cream erases newly etched squints, and teenage sun-worshipping is now evident, too. But even if neither applies to you, getting on an at-home anti-aging regimen is a must. Audrey Kunin, M.D., a Kansas City, MO, dermatologist, even suggests that those with more obvious damage consider Botox or Restylane: Otherwise, youll face a rude awakening in your 40s. As for makeup, Kashuk believes that a 30- something should be refining her look, not re-creating runway fantasies.
RETINOIDS: These vitamin Aderived formulas promote cell turnover. Think your skin needs more rejuvenation than the OTC formulas offer? Ask a dermatologist about Retin-A or Avage.
PENTA- OR HEXAPEPTIDES: These additives kick-start collagen productionwhich gives skin its natural plumpness.
MC RECOMMENDS: Sonya Dakar Ultra- Luxe 9oc, $185.
ANTIOXIDANTS: Since free radicals inflict as much damage as the sun, layer an antioxidant serum under your sunscreen.
MC RECOMMENDS: Cellex-C High Potency Serum, $90.
EYE CREAM: Eyes age fastest because the skin around them is thin and dry. Indulge them with a rich cream laced with collagen boosters.
MC RECOMMENDS: Prescriptives Anti-AGE Eye Cream, $48.
HYDRATING LIPCOLOR: Lose the matte mouth, says Vadhera. Glossy lipcolor is more youthful.
MC RECOMMENDS: Almay Hydracolor, $8.99.
UNDERSTATED EYES: Shadows should be muted, says Kashuk. Off to a party? Opt for liner in cobalt or bronze.
MC RECOMMENDS: Sisley Glittering Eyeliners, $39; Global Goddess Sizzling Serengeti Shadows, $42.
BRIGHT CHEEKS: Pink or peach blush brightens dull skin.
MC RECOMMENDS: Laura Geller Cheek Sweeps, $29.