Health Watch — Best Face Forward: Younger skin

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This week on Health Watch, we’re talking about making your face look its best. Younger-looking skin is a common goal, and you can spend a fortune buying creams and serums to keep your skin looking young and fresh.

Dr. Sarah Weitzul, a dermatologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says you don’t have to spend a fortune to have younger-looking skin. The most important thing to do is find a good broad-spectrum sunblock and use it daily. Sun exposure is responsible for most facial aging. Other products to look for include those containing retinoids — to reverse some sun damage — hydroxy acids — to stimulate collagen — and antioxidants — to slow aging. You can find effective products with these ingredients that don’t cost a fortune. For advice on which skin-care products will work best for you, consult a dermatologist.

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April 2008

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