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How to find anti aging serums

Looking for the best anti-aging serum? Finding the perfect balance of moisture and effectiveness in an anti-aging serum isn’t easy, and with hundreds of anti-aging products out there, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s where our readers come in.

With the help of Total Beauty readers, you can pinpoint the right skin care serum for your budget and skin type. Whether you’re looking to fill wrinkles, plump up skin or retain your youthful glow, these anti-aging serums will have you looking ten years younger, according to users. Discover which face serums, both in the bargain and luxury categories, generated top ratings, and finally end your hunt for the best anti-aging serum.

Why it’s great: One 32-year-old user claims people think she’s 20, thanks to this product. Other reviewers say this anti-aging serum gives you fast results. “In the last two weeks I’ve used it, I have noticed a difference in my dark spots — which have noticeably faded,” says one reviewer. “My skin also feels so smooth and very soft.”

Why it’s great: “The greatest face serum around,” says one user of this product. Several reviewers received the serum as a sample and invested in a full-size bottle once they saw how “velvety-smooth” their skin had become. “It is great for people with blemishes and actually seems to speed the healing process,” says another reviewer, adding that it makes for “the perfect makeup primer.”

Get your amazing skin soothers

Fast-paced jobs and rocky relationships can induce some major anxiety, and while stress can obviously take a toll on your psyche, it also wreaks havoc somewhere totally unexpected: your face.

“Stress causes the body to produce increased cortisol,” explains New York City dermatologist Patricia Wexler, MD. “Cortisol increases sebaceous gland production of oil, which can lead to acne breakouts, clogged pores, and patchy, red, itchiness on the cheeks and nasal area.”

And that’s not all. While emotional stress can leave your skin looking red and irritated on its own, a few too many cocktails, overexposure to the sun or a dip in an over-chlorinated pool can be a total complexion killer, as well. Luckily, we found the ten best serums, creams, lotions, and masks to calm stressed out skin — no matter what the cause.

Whether you’re stressed out over starting a new job, or you’re so busy your daily fluid intake is made up entirely of coffee and wine, you’re going to need products that are a bit more intense than your usual regimen to battle stressed out skin. Skyn Iceland Detox Kit for Stressed Skin, $35, is a complete kit that contains a face wash, night cream, eye pen and daily lotion made from a blend of antioxidants, Icelandic Glacial Water and cranberry seed oils. This vitamin-rich detox kit will bring your skin back into balance.

If the combination of sunshine and stress has left your skin ultra red and flakier than a French pastry, slather on thisSkinCeuticals Phyo Corrective Masque, $55, to reduce irritation and minimize dry patches. Whether you’re fighting a post workout flush or severe windburn, the mixture of cucumber, thyme, and hyaluronic acid make this formula the perfect fast-acting relief for red skin. Pro tip: Keep it in the fridge for an ultra-cooling, after-sun soothing effect.

Overnight Treatmentsr For Your Skin

Food, water and sleep are the top three things necessary to sustain human life, but keeping all three in check is easier said than done. Eating? No problem. Staying hydrated? A little more challenging, but we’ll aim for the recommended 2.7 liters a day. Getting a good night’s sleep, every night? Try explaining that to our bosses, our smartphones, our pets, our kids… oh, and our brains.

The science of sleep is a complicated one, particularly in these modern times, but it’s scientifically proven that solid sleepers tend to have 100-percent better-looking skinthan those of us who struggle to get our eight hours. (Literally, that is a statistic that exists out there in the world.) That said, there’s no point in repeating the facts until we’re blue in the face. Sometimes the best you can do is to make the most of the sleep you aregetting — by taking extra care to treat your skin while you snooze, whether it’s for 4 hours or 14.

Appropriately, embracing skin care that works while you sleep is the best way to reap the beauty benefits of, well, beauty sleep. Overnight skin treatments aim to work with the body’s natural circadian rhythm to target the skin when it’s at its most receptive, so not only will you face the day feeling refreshed, but your skin will look the part. Slather on one of these nine genius nighttime formulas and hit the sack … and maybe the snooze button, too.

All skin types will find their match in this two-step treatment, which combines a vitamin-rich anti-aging serum with a nourishing, skin-plumping moisturizer layered on top. The duo work together to soften, brighten, and otherwise recharge the skin in a single night’s sleep. You’ll wake up glowing, guaranteed.

Need a complexion intervention ASAP? Turn to this powerhouse serum. Packed with potent antioxidants, gentle exfoliating acids, fatty acids and more, this formula isnot messing around when it comes to rejuvenating, resurfacing and brightening skin that’s dull, uneven, blotchy, dry or irritated — or all of the above.

Tattoo Technique Your Brows

Tattooed makeup has come a long way. Gone are the days of harlequin eyebrows and overdraw, one-dimensional liner. Today’s tattoos look pretty and natural — and tattooed brows are especially realistic.

The process of brow tattooing — which is now often called microblading — is a meticulous art that doesn’t puncture the skin as deeply as a traditional tattoo. “Instead of using a machine, I use a more precise hand held tool,” explains Piret Aava, better known as The Eyebrow Doctor. And she uses the microblading tool to create thin lines that look like real eyebrow hairs. The end result is unbelievably natural.

You’ll want to have the treatment done by someone like Piret, because she’s a true brow artist. She’ll consider the shape of your face and brows as well as your skin tone before microblading. Other than that, there aren’t many reasons anyone who fills in their brows shouldn’t have them tattooed. Read on to find out if eyebrow tattoos are right for you.

And it shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, you’re probably willing to apply 10 different serums and visit the dermatologist on the regular to keep your face looking as young as possible, but what about your hands? They’re lucky if they get a little lotion once and a while.

Even though no one wants wrinkly, crepe-y, speckled hands, most people don’t take many preventative steps to avoid hand aging. “Hands are our fastest aging body part,” says Elle Sirot, a top hand model and creator of Sirot Skincare. “They are constantly exposed to the elements in all seasons, and the hands are our full time tools fulfilling every action that we do throughout the day. All of that is hard enough, but when you add in the biggest culprit of aging hands — the constant wear and tear from washing our hands dozens of times each day — you can see why many women have ‘hand horror.'”

To avoid (or start to reverse) “hand horror,” Sirot highly recommends wearing gloves when you do household cleaning — especially washing dishes — and avoiding drying hand sanitizers. Aside from that, it’s all about treating your hands like your face. Spend a minute or two on a basic skin care routine, and apply SPF during the day.