Using Antioxidants to Protect Your Skin
Retinol: Retinoids are compounds that include Vitamin A and its derivatives. Vitamin A is used by the body in many ways beyond skincare: to improve vision, regulate cell proliferation and differentiation, grow bone tissue, and activate immune function and tumor suppressor genes.
Retinol is arguably the most effective over-the-counter (OTC) ingredient for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Including retinoids will boost new cell production, smooth the skin, and slow down collagen wear and tear every day. You can start retinoids once you age 40 and onwards but consult a dermatologist before adding them to your skincare routine.
Chemical peels: In a chemical peel, a chemical liquid, such as trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid, is applied to your skin. Peels remove brown spots and actinic keratoses and improve the tone and texture of photoaged skin so new skin comes to the surface and treats fine lines and wrinkles. Although superficial chemical peels can be used for early signs of photoaging, medium-depth, and deep peels are necessary when the extent of photoaging is significantly more severe.