First things first, use skincare to modify your risks
Your mother’s face is only part of your aging blueprint. “We know that aging is partly intrinsic and partly extrinsic. The speed at which the process unfolds depends on a person’s genetics and exposures — it’s the extrinsic factors we can modify [with skincare],” says Dr. Marcie Ulmer, a cosmetic and medical dermatologist at Pacific Dermatology in Vancouver.
External factors, like pollution exposure, sleep, smoking, nutrition, exercise, stress, even dental hygiene, all play a role in skin’s appearance. But the biggest culprit? The sun, so use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30. Every. Day. “It’s the most important product in a skincare regimen.”
Our skin-spiration? Jessica Biel, 35. She’s the epitome of fresh-faced!