In your 60s +
What you’re noticing: Dark spots, or areas of hyperpigmentation, are likely to show on the skin, triggered by cumulative sun exposure. And a yellowish cast to the skin may be caused by a process called glycation. “Sugar molecules react with the collagen and other proteins in your skin cells,” explains Neuser. “That creates a certain yellowing.”
What to look for: Licorice and vitamin C, which work to suppress excess melanin and stop it from rising to the surface. Also look for collagenboosting ingredients to address glycation— boosting those structural proteins in the skin helps stop the discolouration. “When you have enough fresh collagen, the sugars can be broken down in a natural way and taken out of the skin cells,” says Neuser.
The Kit picks: OLAY EYES ULTIMATE EYE CREAM, $ 40, DRUGSTORES. INSTITUT ESTHEDERM PAR IS ESTHE WHI T E BRIGHTENING YOUTH EYE CONTOUR CARE,
IMAN; JANE FONDA