Skin Secrets From Pros

on February 4, 2010

Maintaining a youthful glow while avoiding the onset of wrinkles needn't be difficult. Here are some expert tips to keep you looking — and therefore feeing — great!

Eat fish. The omega-3 fatty acids in cold-water fish like wild salmon and sardines as well as in walnuts and olive oil can help reduce the inflammation that promotes aging and wrinkles, says New York registered dietitian Lisa Young.

Sleep on your back. Resting your cheek on your pillow all night can cause wrinkles, says Dr. Katie Rodan, author of Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change.

Get moving. Exercise boosts your skin's glow by increasing circulation of nutrients to your skin and reducing production of the stress hormone epinephrine.

Update your skincare routine. The drop in estrogen women experience beginning in their 40s makes skin drier and less elastic, says Texas-based dermatologist Dr. Nalia Malik. Look for products that contain glycolic and lactic acids and green tea and co-enzyme q-10 to compensate.

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