Exfoliate (without scrubbing):
Speed up your skin's cellular turnover & do away with dull, dead skin by incorporating alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) like Glycolic or Lactic acid. Secret? Use products that contain an 8% concentration of AHAs, because anything below that is too low & anything above that can be too much.
Stay away from scalding water:
Love hot showers? Think again. Super hot water can strip skin of its essential oils, making it appear dry. Plus, it'll take your skin time to bounce back after a hot shower, giving you a ruddy and blotchy effect that is all around not fun.
Drink plenty of water:
In addition to preventing dehydration, water assists in transporting nutrients and oxygen to skin cells, enhancing the look of your skin and preventing premature aging that could otherwise result from dryness.
Retinol is proven to help skin cell turnover and boost collagen production. Retinol has great anti-inflammatory effects, which is why it's as effective at treating acne as it is at treating wrinkles and other signs of aging. The result of using a Retinol-based product? Firm, clear & youthful-looking skin.