Looking in the mirror and noticing skin imperfections you never had before can be a little startling. Where did those sun spots come from? And since when did I have fine lines on my forehead? The truth is, it happens to all of us. If it didn’t, we’d all walk around like eerie Stepford Wives. But waking up and feeling 10 years older — and feeling as though you have no control over it — is difficult to stomach.Fortunately, you do have some control. And no, scalpels and needles aren’t the only answers.Thanks to the most recent skincare technologies, it’s possible to keep skin looking young and healthy without committing yourself to a permanent or costly procedure. This “DIY dermatology” mindset puts powerful ingredients into consumers’ hands, so that they can finally get professional results at home — at a fraction of the cost and without any discomfort or downtime.Ready to take matters into your own hands? Mimic the results of these in-office treatments at home with the most powerful and effective skincare ingredients.Glycolic Acid PeelsThis natural fruit-derived AHA acid is a chemical exfoliator, which sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowing skin underneath. Whether you have hyperpigmentation (dark spots), fine lines, or rough skin texture, a glycolic peel can transform the look and feel of your skin.At-home option: StriVectinLABS 5 Minute Weekly Glycolic Peel is 10% glycolic acid, the highest percentage available for over-the-counter use. Combined with proprietary anti-aging ingredient NIA-114, skin is instantly more radiant, and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores is diminished.Hyaluronic Acid FillersMany dermal fillers (injectibles to plump up sallow skin) are made of hyaluronic acid. This superstar molecule is a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that holds 1,000 times its weight in water, which keeps skin looking full, firm and hydrated. It’s naturally occuring in the spaces between skin cells, but with age, our body’s production starts to taper off. Applied topically in skincare, hyaluronic acid penetrates the outer layer of dead skin cells, permeating the skin where it shows an instant change in volume.At-home option: StriVectinLABS Anti-Wrinkle Hydra Gel Treatment, a two-step wrinkle-smoothing system that utilizes patches filled with hyaluronic acid to target fine lines and wrinkles. For an all-over hydration and plumping, try StriVectinLABS Extreme Cream.Non-Surgical FaceliftsThe anti-aging benefits of facial massage have been talked about a lot in recent years. Now, in dermatologists’ and aestheticians’ offices everywhere, high-tech toning devices are used to produce facelift-like results sans surgery. They work using micro-current technology, where tiny electrical pulses stimulate and restore muscle tone. Think of it as weight lifting for your face (except you shouldn’t be sore after!). Just like the other muscles in your body, your facial muscles need to be stimulated to maintain mass and volume.At-home option: StriVectinLABS Facial Toner uses this micro-current technology to stimulate nerves and major muscles in the face for a firmer, more defined and contoured look.Want more effective, at-home dermatology tips? Head over to our DIY Dermatology hub.This post is sponsored by StriVectinLABS.