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5 Essential Steps of a Wrinkle-Fighting Skin Care Routine

January 09, 2018

Have fine lines and wrinkles made their presence known on your face? If you’re wondering how you can minimize their appearance, the best thing you can do is put together a skin care routine containing skin care products that complement each other and work to diminish the look of wrinkles. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Which facial cleanser and moisturizer should you really use? That’s why we’re here! Below, we’re sharing a breakdown of a skin care routine tailored to reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Step 1: Wash Your Face with a Non-Drying Facial Cleanser

Regardless of your skin type or skin care concerns, the first step in your skin care routine—morning and night—should be washing your face. This will help rid the surface of your skin of dirt and impurities that have built up. If you have wrinkles, look for a non-drying facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser, which help removes all traces of makeup and impurities from skin’s surface without drying out skin. After cleansing, rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water, but don’t dry your face. Applying the rest of your skin care products to damp skin can help lock in hydration.

Step 2: Apply a Serum

Once you’ve rinsed off your facial cleanser, the next step in your wrinkle fighting skin care routine should be applying a facial serum, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Concentrated Serum. Typically, serums can help address specific skin care concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Immediately after using this serum formulated with hyaluronic acid and Pro-Xylane, skin looks more radiant. With continued use over time, the appearance of wrinkles is visibly reduced. Serum should always be applied before moisturizer—that's because you should always layer thinner products underneath thicker ones.

Step 3: Pat on an Eye Cream

Oftentimes, the delicate skin around your eyes can show signs of aging first—which is why you should add an eye cream to your skin care routine if you have wrinkles. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream helps firm skin around the eye area and diminish the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles with continued use over time. Pat eye cream on in tiny circles underneath your eyes.

Step 4: Moisturize with a Luxurious Anti-Aging Cream

Your wrinkle-fighting routine wouldn’t be complete without moisturizer. Look for one that addresses the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Intensive Anti-Aging Day Cream Moisturizer. This luxurious, lightweight cream formulated with hyaluronic acid and Pro-Xylane helps transform the look of aging skin. Immediately, skin is deeply hydrated and looks more radiant, while skin appears firmer with continued use over time. Smooth on over your face after cleansing and applying serum and eye cream.

Step 5: Finish with Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen in the Morning

In the morning, the last step in your wrinkle-fighting skin care routine should be all about sun protection. Spending prolonged periods of time in the sun sans protection can lead to visible signs of aging, like wrinkles and dark spots, popping up on your complexion down the road. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher as directed in the morning (you should reapply at least every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating), limit your amount of time in the sun (especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., which are the sun’s peak hours), seek shade when you’re outside, and wear long sleeves, pants, a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.

If you’re pressed for time, you can combine steps 4 and 5 by using an anti-aging moisturizer with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles with continued use over time.

Ready for wrinkle-fighting skin care advice? Here is The Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine for Your 20s, 30s, and 40s.

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