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Monitor Your Skin, but Don't Obsess

Once you start an anti-aging regimen, you should see improvements in your tone and texture in about "three to four weeks," Wexler says. If you hit a plateau, talk to your dermatologist about switching up your products, or you might want to consider in-office laser procedures, which can help tighten the skin. Still, there's no magic bullet. "You can't completely stop it," Czech says of the skin-aging process. It's better not to be hyperfocused on every crinkle (and definitely avoid scrutinizing your face in bad lighting, which can make minor lines look like major etchings). If you have a healthy mind-set—and stick to a consistent skincare routine, eat well, get enough rest and protect with SPF—you're doing everything right to look radiant.