Dr. Pauline Scott has 3 tips to keep you looking younger and have healthy and refreshed skin!
Wear sunscreen daily
In the quest for the fountain of youth, people often forget the simplest skincare activity they can do each day to prevent age spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. I prefer to use sunscreens that have physical blockers such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These inert minerals sit on top of the skin to block both UVA and UVB rays. I also tell my patients to make daily sunscreen a habit with their children so it becomes second nature to them as adults.
Product Recommendation: Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-On Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
Use topical hyaluronic acid for instant wrinkle improvement
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by our bodies that is important for our skin. It works by binding to water thereby hydrating our skin and making it more plump. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid and in turn our skin is less supple and less hydrated. Using topical hyaluronic acid can instantly hydrate the skin and provides immediate improvement in fine lines and wrinkles.
Product Recommendation: SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
Use a retinol/retinoid product nightly
Retinols and retinoids are topical Vitamin A derivatives that are used extensively in dermatology to combat aging. They have been shown to promote collagen production and decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and even out skin tone.
Product Recommendation: SkinBetter AlphaRet Overnight Face Cream