How to Erase Fine Lines & Wrinkles on Your Face

Fend off fine lines and ward away wrinkles with prevention and a little attention with the right ingredients.


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Everything you ever wanted to know about how to achieve a flawless face is in this video series.


You Will Need

  • Alpha-hydroxy acids
  • Retinol
  • Antioxidants
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Green tea and red wine
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer with sunscreen (optional)
  • Tretinoin (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Try AHAs

    Try creams and lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids, which remove dead skin cells, reduce lines and age spots, and exfoliate. Start with a low dose every other day and work up to daily use to avoid irritation.

  2. Use a moisturizer with sunscreen when using products with AHAs.

  3. Step 2

    Use retinol

    Use topical retinol, a powerful antioxidant derived from vitamin A, proven to promote collagen production and plump skin while ironing out wrinkles.

  4. Dermatologist-prescribed tretinoin, or Retin-A, is a stronger version of retinol used to slow aging skin and treat acne.

  5. Step 3

    Look for antioxidants

    Look for moisturizers and products with other important antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, and E, alpha-lipoic acid, acai oil, and coenzyme Q10.

  6. Step 4

    Consider hyaluronic acid

    Consider products with hyaluronic acid, something your body produces naturally but slows with age. Hyaluronic-acid-based injectable fillers instantly plump skin and stimulate collagen production.

  7. Step 5

    Drink healthy

    Swap coffee for green tea and white wine for red wine. Both red wine and green tea contain anti-aging antioxidants and polyphenols.

  8. Quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke, which dehydrates skin and limits oxygen flow.

  9. Step 6

    Wear sunscreen

    Wear sunscreen year-round on your face, neck, and chest. Sun is the number one cause of premature aging.

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