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The Key Ingredient to Preventing Skin From Sagging As You Age, According to Rach's Dermatologist

by Cristina Corvino 3:00 AM, March 26, 2018

Aired March 26, 2018

As we get older, our skin tends to lose a lot of elasticity -- and we all know what that means …

You guessed it! Sagging.

(Don't worry, it happens to the best of us!)

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Well, according to Rach's dermatologist, Dr. Anne Chapas, stimulating collagen production could help combat it.

And the good news is your skincare routine isn't going to change much after your 40s. You're just adding to it!

(A.k.a. Don’t ditch your gentle morning cleanser and vitamin C serum!)

What are you adding, you ask? Peptides!

"They're little strings of amino acids that trick our skin into making new, tighter collagen," Dr. Chapas explains, "especially on the lower face, neck and chest."

And Dr. Chapas specifically recommends using Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream at night, after using your cleanser (like Cetaphil's Gentle Cleanser) and retinol (the doc recommends RoC).

"It does give you a little firming right away," she explains of the peptide cream, "but as you use it more and more, that’s when you’re going to see [results]."

I mean, even a *little bit* of instant firming works for us!

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