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Young and Healthy: Gorgeous Skin

It's not likely we'll ever regain the beautiful young skin we had as a baby. But there are a number of products you can use to slow the aging process. Here's what you should look for.

Sunlight weakens collagen fibers. Research shows that 90 to 95 percent of wrinkles are caused by sun damage. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Products containing retinol, a form of vitamin A, can help increase collagen production in the deep layers of the skin. Collagen is the foundation of healthy skin.

Also look for products that contain soy. Soy is a powerful antioxidant that may also play a role in collagen stimulation. Minerals such as copper and zinc have been shown to increase elastin and collagen production, particularly in the area around the eye. Fine lines and wrinkles caused by collagen loss are a natural part of the skin's aging process. By taking the right steps now, your skin will stay healthy and young-looking for a lifetime.