What Ingredients Should Older Skin Avoid?

Older, more mature skin tends to lack moisture, which can leave it looking and feeling very dry and dehydrated. Plus it's more fragile, so ingredients that are too strong for your skin can encourage tearing or peeling.

You may think this is the time to use acids that help exfoliate away fine lines, but you should actually limit the amount you use. Overusing acids can result in a shiny "apple peel" appearance. You'll also want to avoid using moisture-stripping toners and astringents.

Instead, opt for collagen-fortifying, restoring ingredients like vitamin C and retinol to add moisture and increase skin's strength.