FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Products to smooth skin and reduce wrinkles
Products to reduce wrinkles and smooth skin
“A fact of life is that we’re going to age. But you can age gracefully. Take care of your skin by using simple steps: a cleanser, a moisturizer with sun protection and a good anti-aging cream. In the long run, simple is better.”
DR. SHARON SCHERL CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY AT ENGLEWOOD HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
There is no fountain of youth,” says Tenafly dermatologist Dr. Sharon Scherl, chief of the Department of Dermatology at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “Nothing will turn back the clock and make a 40-year-old look like a 20-year-old.”
Certain over-the-counter skin creams have some efficacy she says, but becoming an educated consumer and choosing wisely will save both time and money.
Short of getting a prescription from your dermatologist for Tretinoin (Renova), the only topical medication proven to improve wrinkles, look for over-the-counter products with antioxidants, which are said to reduce free radicals that can injure skin.
Although you can certainly spend more on pricey creams, reaching deeper into your wallet won’t necessarily translate into better results.
According to Englewood dermatologist Dr. Michele Grodberg, skin care starts and ends with sun protection.
“Sunscreen is preventive,” she says. “And what better way to avoid spending money on expensive creams than to prevent the problem in the first place?”