Your skin in your late 20's can be tricky. You're either dealing with the onset on hormonal acne or fine lines, unless you have incredible genes and hormones and your skin is perfectly low maintenance no matter your age 😯. The latter is less likely, for most of us. We caught up with PA, Lisa Goodman and founder of GoodSkin LA, "a boutique rejuvenation clinic specializing in the art of wellness maintenance," to share her top tips on how to prevent premature aging AT HOME! No excuses, guys.

What are 5 lifestyle habits that cause premature aging?

  1. Jaw Clenching: This can lead to premature aging in the neck because it indirectly activates the platysma muscle, which pulls down on the face.
  2. Kissy face during selfies: This can over activate the chin muscle which will lead to a dimply, or "orange peel" skin on the chin. 🚫😘🚫
  3. Squinting: This can cause premature aging to the edges of the eye skin which causes the eyelids to sag, wear sunglasses and get your eyes checked regularly!
  4. Recruiting from the neck while working out: This can age the jowls and overall sagging of the face, it will also make neckline lines deeper, use your core!!!
  5. Frowning: This can age the corners of the mouth and will cause them to pull down prematurely. Start smiling more, and exercise all the UP muscles of the face!

What are the best ingredients to prevent premature a aging in your 20's?

  1. Retinol: It's a less strong version of prescription tretinoin (prescription vitamin A derivative). This ingredient reduces fine lines, evens skin tone, improves texture and tightens pores. One product I highly recommend is Nouvelle by Neocutis.
  2. Growth Factors: These promote the the formation of collagen and elastin fibers, which give the skin its softness and suppleness. I recommend Skin Medica's TNS Essential Serum.
  3. Vitamin C: Also known as absorbic acid, it has antioxidant properties which play a large role in collagen synthesis. The antioxidant activity of Vitamin C also protects against UV-induced damage caused by free radicals. I recommend SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF (normal to oily skin) and C.E. Ferulic (normal to dry skin). 

What about botox?

Botox can be a great tool to help provide lift if the provider is using higher end units and putting the botox in the right muscles. However, if not done correctly, botox can cause more harm than good. If botox is not used selectively in the right muscles (for example, the forehead), over time the brows can potentially drop.

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