Stop Aging in Its Tracks: Beauty Secrets to Try Today

May 9, 2012

Like most women approaching 40, Kelly Steinhorn wants to looks as young as she can for as long as she can.

"You live once. It's not a dress rehearsal. I try to look the best that I can look," said Steinhorn.

Her biggest complaint?

"I have dark circles under my eyes which makes you look tired," said Steinhorn.

To turn back the clock, cosmetic surgeon Craig Vander Kolk says to look for a skin care cream with retinoic acid to help produce collagen.

"Retin-A allows you to get products inside and it carries in into the deeper layers," said Vander Kolk.

You can also try some natural ways like pycnogenol.

A recent study shows supplementing with 75 milligrams of the pine bark extract a day for 12 weeks increased production of a compound that makes your skin smooth by 44 percent.

Take a cue from Popeye and eat spinach! The lutein in 4 ounces of the green stuff can boost skin elasticity by 38 percent.

Finally, spinach isn't the only go to food. Research shows eating fruits and vegetables will get your skin glowing better than a suntan can.

And don't forget the sunscreen! It should be applied to dry skin 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors, even in the winter!

For More Information, Contact:

Dan Collins
Mercy Medical Center

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