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Wrinkles and other signs you’re doing it right

Tips for your most radiant smile lines

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by Curology Team
Updated on Jun 3, 2024 • 3 min read
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by Curology Team
Updated on Jun 3, 2024 • 3 min read
We’re here to share what we know — but don’t take it as medical advice. Talk to your medical provider if you have questions.

If you’re old enough to be reading this — shoutout to precocious young readers! — you’ve probably lived long enough for your skin to show some signs of experience. Whether it’s the scar on your knee from your first roller skating accident, the furrow in your brow, or wrinkles under your eyes when you’re smiling: our skin has its own memory.

With the pressure to have unrealistically flawless skin (thanks, media!), it’s pretty normal to stress about signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. That said, we’re a bit anti- the phrase “anti-aging” around these parts. “Aging” is just another word for “living,” and wrinkles are a naturally occurring part of our skin’s life cycle. Keeping your skin nourished can be a self-care routine that keeps your face happy and your glow going.

Happiness looks great on you

Imagine your face expressing unbridled joy, and you’ll probably notice creases around your mouth, forehead, and eyes. Because of time, genetics, and gravity, these lines will become more and more prominent in our skin as we age. So laugh lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles on your forehead and around your mouth are signs that you’ve felt emotions deeply, which takes courage — give yourself kudos for that!

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You glow from the inside out

Looking after your skin with a simple skincare routine can be a self-care ritual that cultivates confidence. Using gentle ingredients can help nourish and soften your skin while improving your overall skin health. Here’s how to shoot for that bright-and-plump complexion at any age:

Sunscreen. Protecting yourself against UV rays is the best defense against skin damage — it’s the key to better skin both now and in the future. So wear a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or higher, re-apply it throughout the day, and practice sun avoidance when you can.

Vitamin C. A great sidekick to your SPF, vitamin C helps boost protection against UV rays. It also promotes collagen production and helps to clean up sun damage. Try layering a vitamin C serum with your sunscreen.

Tretinoin. Tretinoin is a prescription-strength retinoid that has a ton of skin benefits. It increases smoothness and firmness by stimulating collagen production, for one. It also increases cell turnover rate, which means brighter, clearer skin — so it’s also great for acne.

Niacinamide. We’ve recently hyped niacinamide on the blog for its ability to help fade dark spots. Additionally, it can help to smooth skin, brighten your complexion, and even out skin tone.

Hyaluronic acid. One of the most popular moisturizing ingredients of all time, it helps skin look plumper, firmer, and brighter. Using a deeply hydrating rich moisturizer at night is a great way to relax for bedtime and help your skin feel nourished at the same time.

If you’re in search of a skin routine made just for you, why not give Curology a try? Our custom approach to skincare is led by dermatologists, and you can try it for free (just pay $4.95 plus tax to cover shipping/handling). You’ll receive a prescription cream with a mix of active ingredients selected by one of our in-house medical providers for your unique skin needs. For no extra cost, you’ll get access to skincare consultations and our complete skincare set. From fine lines to acne, we’ve got your back!

Curious which ingredients are right for you? When you sign up for Curology, your dermatology provider prescribes ingredients for you based on your skin goals and medical history.

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