The First Things to Do When You Start Seeing Wrinkles
(Or start using them if you don't already!) Opt for a day cream with vitamin C—an anti-aging superhero ingredient that fends off daily damage from wrinkle-accelerating free radicals—and a broad-spectrum SPF level 30 or higher (or apply sunscreen separately). Wexler swears by EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, which has a completely transparent finish. At night, go for a thicker, more emollient cream, since your skin naturally loses moisture while you sleep (dryness accentuates a crepey effect), plus a retinol-and-peptide serum to "help soften the look of fine lines" and give "a smoother, firmer look to the skin," Wexler says (her pick: First Aid Beauty's FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum 0.25% Pure Concentrate).