How to Reverse Skin Aging

by Yvonne Van Damme

Everyone's skin ages as they get older. The rate at which skin ages depends on genetics, skin care and sun exposure. Fair skin tends to show skin damage more so than darker skin due to the melanin in darker skin. To improve your look, take measures to reverse skin aging. There are products you can use in an attempt to reverse skin aging and prevent further aging. Professional cosmetic procedures can also reverse the signs of aging.

Items you will need

  • Water
  • Retin-A
  • Skin cream containing alpha-hydroxy acids
Step 1

Use Retin-A on your skin. Retin-A is one of the only topical treatments that reverses skin aging. It must be prescribed by a doctor, family doctor or dermatologist. Retin-A is a strong topical treatment. Follow the doctor's instructions on exactly how to use it.

Step 2

Apply a skin cream that contains alpha-hydroxy acids. If using other treatments, such as Retin-A, seek advice from a doctor on how to use the alpha-hydroxy acids. The standard instructions are to use it nightly or every other night. It will improve skin tone and aging skin.

Step 3

Get laser resurfacing done on the skin. This treatment is always done at a dermatologist's office. The laser resurfacing smooths out wrinkles. Depending on the condition of the skin, multiple sessions may be necessary.

Step 4

Stay hydrated. Beauty often comes from within. Dehydrated skin makes the skin appear aged. Drink a minimum of 64 oz. of water per day.

Warnings

  • Wear a moisturizer or sunscreen daily that contains a minimum SPF 15.

Photo Credits

  • bottles of creams. beauty fluid. hygiene. make-up image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.