You know that if you take the red-eye or close the bar, you’re going to look the worse for wear the next morning. But what explains those days when you look drawn and tired despite a good night’s sleep? In a nutshell: getting older.
As we age, cell turnover — the natural process by which skin cells die, slough off, and are replaced by new ones — begins to slow. The longer those skin cells stick around, the dingier they look, which dulls the complexion, says Paul Jarrod Frank, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. What’s more, the skin under the eyes begins to thin, due to diminishing collagen. The result: darker under-eye circles and sagging skin.
Fortunately, there are products that can help you slow down the visible effects of aging. Below is a five-step regimen that, experts say, should show results in four to six weeks.
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