What's the Best Facial for You?

If skin is sensitive, skip the peel and get a facial that includes antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory ingredients like pomegranate, grapeseed or rose-hip extract, green tea or vitamin C, Jaliman advises.

Facials with skin-lightening ingredients like licorice extract (glycyrrhizinate), soy proteins or Indian gooseberry can reduce hyperpigmentation. And hydrating masks will help soften lines and wrinkles.

At home: Exfoliate at least three times per week – less often if skin is sensitive – to get a glow back. Not only does this slough off dead cells, moisturizers also penetrate better.

If skin is dry, add a weekly moisturizing mask and daily serum to your regimen. Serums contain highly concentrated antioxidant ingredients like retinol (vitamin A) to reverse sun damage, or rosehip oil (vitamin C) to moisturize.

Also, look for skin-care products with active ingredients such as peptides, retinol, vitamin C and antioxidants like green tea and resveratrol, says Jaliman. These increase blood flow to cells and collagen production, and protect against free-radical molecules that damage cells.

In your 50s: Maintain elasticity and tone Because of estrogen loss in menopause, middle-age skin produces less collagen, which can leave it thinner and drier, with a lot less elasticity than in your youth.

“People find deep frown and smile lines, crow’s feet, thinning lips and hollowness under the eyes,” Jaliman says.

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