Antiaging, all the rage lately seems to be on looking younger for as long as possible. But is that realistic? There's cream and lotions and antiaging serums, oh my! What's a girl to do?

There are virtually hundreds of antiaging products to pick from with state of the art ingredients that are touted in numerous magazines every week. Antiaging is a billion dollar industry because we are all searching for the ultimate antiaging cure.

With so many antiaging products and treatments out there how do you choose?

Seeing a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon is a good place to start. Be sure to express your concerns and bring a list of questions, so you don't forget anything. They can help you wade through the piles of information, lotions, serums and creams, and help you formulate a plan of action that will work for you and your skin. One of the most important things that you can do for your skin to prevent antiaging is to exfoliate.


Exfoliation is simply the removing of the outer, dead skin cells. As children our skin renews itself more often than when we age. Exfoliation helps speed that process again, uncovering new skin and encouraging new growth. Chemical exfoliation can be achieved with glycolic acids, gentle acids derived from sugar beets or fruit. Micro dermabraision is a form of manual exfoliation - think sandpaper or sandblasting - only much gentler of course. There are also products you can use at home, both the chemical variety and the manual type.

For more information on antiaging, exfoliating or other skin therapies you should contact a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon in your area today.

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