Sure, we all wish we could have baby-fine skin forever, but the truth is that wrinkles can start popping up as early as your 20s. There’s an instinct to cover those fine lines with foundation in order to blur them out, but according to makeup artist Josephine Fusco, this can actually make wrinkles more pronounced. Avoid using heavy products that will settle into the creases on your face; if you’re really concerned about wrinkles, go back to basics.
Do this instead: Invest in a nourishing skin care regime
Makeup artists recommend using lightweight foundations and BB creams, but if you really want to enhance the look of your skin, you need to start at the source. Start with a gentle cleanser and follow it up with an antioxidant-rich moisturizer. Introducing retinol serums into your routine can help enhance cellular turnover, which starts declining rapidly when you’re in your 40s. Dermatologist Dr. Corey L. Hartman calls retinol “the holy grail” that “does everything,” including brightening skin, negating breakouts, and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also, make sure to incorporate some SPF, whether it’s in your moisturizer, primer, or BB cream. Finally, look for eye serums with vitamin C, which will help reduce signs of aging. Beyond the surface-level benefits, a more thorough routine ensures that you’re actually taking care of your aging skin, rather than just covering up the parts you don’t like.