Fine lines and wrinkles are two common signs of skin aging that—in case you haven’t realized—will eventually appear on your face. Skin naturally loses moisture and elasticity as you age and as fat in the deeper layers of your skin breaks down, lines become more pronounced. While we’re all about embracing aging skin, if it’s something you choose to address, non-invasive procedures and skin care products that can help make these lines less noticeable.
What Are Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
Chances are good you already know what wrinkles are and you might lump fine lines into the same category — but they actually have key differences. Think of fine lines as baby wrinkles; they’re not wrinkles yet, but they can be. Fine lines are created when you repeatedly contract the same muscles in your face day after day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). With continued use of those same muscles for years, those fine lines mature and turn into deep wrinkles that become permanent. Wrinkles are more prominent and harder to reduce the appearance of.
What is the best skincare ingredient for Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
For younger-looking skin, look for formulas with potent ingredients to help visibly smooth and plump. Some of the most trusted anti-aging skincare ingredients are:
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a trusted ingredient known to help improve fine lines and wrinkles and smooth skin’s texture. Within skincare formulas, Vitamin C is also known to help boost radiance and provide antioxidant protection.
- Retinol and Pro-Retinol
Retinol and Pro-Retinol are derivatives of Vitamin A known to help visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
- Hyaluronic Acid
Known to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid is used in formulas to help smooth and plump skin.
What are the best products for fine lines?
If you are just beginning to notice the early signs of aging, start a routine that can help hydrate skin and defend against further damage. Eyes are one of the first places to show early signs of aging and adding an anti-aging eye treatment can help visibly smooth, brighten and de-puff the eye area. In addition to a gentle cleanser and toner and your daily moisturizer, you may want to add a Vitamin C serum or other targeted formulas to help visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Never skip SPF during the day and help skin restore overnight with a nighttime facial oil.