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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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: Use a moisturizer with sunscreen when using products with AHAs.
  • 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.
  • TIP: Dermatologist-prescribed tretinoin, or Retin-A, is a stronger version of retinol used to slow aging skin and treat acne.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TIP: Quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke, which dehydrates skin and limits oxygen flow.
  • Step 6: Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen year-round on your face, neck, and chest. Sun is the number one cause of premature aging.
  • FACT: Botox's effect on frown lines and wrinkles was discovered accidentally by an ophthalmologist.

You Will Need

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

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