By the time you hit your mid-20s, it's not a bad idea to introduce a retinoid into your routine for its anti-aging benefits. Waldorf says this is particularly important for those who are acne-prone and those with hyperpigmentation, as well as those with prominent pores and scars. "Retinoids will help both the pigment and collagen damage over time," she says. For someone with sensitive skin, she recommends Neostrata Enlighten Pigment Control with retinol. NeoStrata Enlighten Pigment…
Look for one that's especially formulated for the eye area, like RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream. The vitamin A derivative will fade pigment and increase collagen production to make skin less transparent so dark circles are less noticeable.
Scarguard MD Silicone isn't a new ingredient in scar treatments, but with everyone talking about "silicone sheeting," it's a buzzy one. We recently reported on the topic, and our tester saw significant results. "Whether it's in a gel or a sheet, silicone has been shown to help improve the appearance of scars," says Zeichner. "It hydrates the scar, promotes healthy collagen production, may help minimize itching, and protects the scar from the outside." Scarguard MD, $23 (walmart.com).
Learn from others' mistakes and wear an eye cream with SPF every single day. The skin around your eyes is so thin, even a few minutes of sun exposure here and there can add up to wrinkles over time, says Zeichner. And not to be extra depressing but there aren't a whole lot of good eye creams with SPF. That's why we like Clinique Superdefense Age Defense Eye Cream SPF 20: It's not so heavy that it messes with your makeup, and (in our experience) it doesn't irritate sensitive eyes.
What can't coconut oil do?! Thirty uses of coconut oil besides cooking. Coconut oil is almost like the miracle oil with all that it can do, and I’m sure there are many more uses out there. http://paleo.co/30UsesCO