What Dermatologists Know About Wrinkles That You Don't
The dermatologists agree that what matters most in any anti-wrinkle routine is what's slathered on your skin every day. Among all of the skin-care products, three stand out. The first is, you guessed it, sunscreen, which Erickson applies daily to her face and neck (go for a broad-spectrum formula with at least an SPF 30 to help prevent UV rays from degrading collagen and elastin fibers). The next is a retinol or tretinoin cream (the vitamin A derivative revs collagen production) to apply at night. And the third is a moisturizer or serum to apply day and night that contains antioxidants (to safeguard cells from damage). "These products help my skin look its best and prevent the aging process," Erickson says.