4 ingredients that every girl should be using for flawless skin


4 ingredients that every girl should be using for flawless skin4 ingredients that every girl should be using for flawless skin - By now, you probably have a skin-care routine that works for you. But you must make sure your new skin-care contains these four very important ingredients.

1. Sunscreen

If you still don't use sunscreen on a daily basis, you should seriously start.

"Sunscreen is your first line of defense against ultraviolet (UV) light exposure and free radical damage, which can cause both premature aging and skin cancers," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital's department of dermatology.

"Even small amounts of incidental UV light exposure add up over a lifetime."

So you must start using SPF now, because even if you're walking from your car to the mall, you're still getting sun.

2. Antioxidants

Antioxidants, however, help prevent the oxidation process from happening. Vitamin C is a particularly potent one, says Dr. Zeichner.

Not only does it stabilize the free radicals and protect your skin from damage, it adds plenty of other anti-aging benefits as well.

For example, "it has been shown to help even irregular skin tones, brighten complexions, lighten dark spots, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to stimulate collagen," he explains.

Basically, it does it all to keep your face looking flawless. You can find vitamin C as a solo star ingredient in serums, creams, and mists, or paired with other powerful antioxidants, such as vitamin E.


3. Topical Retinoids

Topical retinoids refers to a group encompassing vitamin A and its many derivatives, with retinol being the most common.

Retinol has a multitude of benefits, like increased collagen production, improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decreased pore size appearance, fewer breakouts, and clearer complexions.

Seriously, there's nothing retinol can't do for your skin.


4. Oils

One of the great things about facial oils is that they're made without water or filler ingredients.

"So, when you're using an oil, you're using 100 percent real, efficacious ingredients," says Julep founder and CEO Jane Park.

The best part: You don't have to use oil as a standalone; it plays an important role in other products too.

For example, in addition to extracts from the jasmine flower, Clark's Botanicals uses a mix of marine extracts and fruit oils in its line-up of products for increased hydration and brightening of the skin, and all of which leave your skin looking moisturized and dewy.



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