Portrait of two Asian women with fine lines

Seeing one’s first wrinkle can be quite the wake-up call. In our 20s, we tend to take for granted the fact that our skin — then full of collagen — would eventually age and get different kinds of lines. Smile lines, frown lines, periorbital lines, forehead creases, lip lines are perfectly normal, beautiful parts of being human. Treating them with care is key to feeling good about oneself and one’s age. Your lines are not the enemy, being at odds with them is. Here’s a skincare routine that will give your skin and fine lines some TLC.

Minimize Atrophic Wrinkles with a Boost of Hydration

The goal of skin care at whatever age or skin type is to improve skin quality. The American Academy of Dermatology cites that mature skin is especially susceptible to dryness. The buildup of sun damage, the decrease in sebum production and cell renewal, and poor hydration can accelerate these changes — these can manifest as early as your 30s. Atrophic wrinkles occur with the gradual breakdown of collagen and can worsen with sun exposure. A skincare routine that incorporates nourishing active ingredients will do your skin some good.

After cleansing and toning, apply POND’S Age Miracle Ultimate Age Youth Essence, which is engineered with elevated levels of active ingredients, such as triple hyaluronic acid, mineral-rich red algae, and activated collagen. This essence helps restore hydration while reducing fine lines and bringing back skin’s suppleness over time.

Smooth Creases with a Skin Renewing Serum

If you’re a commuter, you might want to start your preventive regimen to combat the effects of pollution on your skin.

Cell turnover gets a little slower as we age. Another category of wrinkles that can arise from this is elastic creases, which result from exposure to environmental factors that cause oxidative stress, including pollution, smoking, and sun damage. Make sure your skin gets adequate cell turnover rates to help smooth these creases and prevent dullness. Dead skin cells that accumulate on the top layers of the skin can cause rough skin texture and give it a grayish cast. 

After applying essence, layer on POND’S Age Miracle Youthful Glow Double Action Serum. Enhanced with 30 times skin renewal actives, this serum instantly gives skin a glow and encourages renewal. Apply all over your face and pat gently to aid in absorption.

Use Eye Cream to Smooth Out Fine Lines

Protect the delicate skin around the eyes with an eye cream that softens and brightens skin.

Periorbital lines are the wrinkles around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet. They spread from the corner of the eyes and deepen with every muscle contraction the face makes. Categorized under dynamic expression lines, they start as temporary lines that appear with certain expressions, and then become more permanent over time, and when exposed to the sun or cigarette smoke. 

Use a powerful eye cream such as POND’S Age Miracle Eye Cream, which has retinol-C complex that helps soften fine lines and minimize pigmentation. It also has glycerin to help boost moisture levels in the eye area, for a plumper look. Vitamin B3 improves skin integrity and strengthens the skin barrier, as well as eventually brightens skin.

Moisturize and Protect Day and Night

To keep skin from getting dry and irritated or inflamed, seal in all the hydration from the previous products with a moisturizer. Loss of moisture in the skin can begin at the age of 40, according to a study in the American Academy of Dermatology. If you could start moisturizing before then, that would be an effective way to prevent premature aging. 

Use POND’S Age Miracle Day Cream SPF 18 PA++ to prevent UV rays, pollution, and other environmental factors from speeding up the skin’s aging process. This will prevent further loss of collagen in the skin. It also has retinol-C complex that penetrates skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and make skin softer and more moisturized.

At night, use POND’S Age Miracle Anti-Aging Night Cream, which is formulated to support the natural rejuvenation of your skin while you sleep. It has the highest concentration of retinol-C complex, which works for 24 hours to restore the skin.

It’s never too early or too late to start with wrinkle prevention. Care for different kinds of lines with a skincare regimen that specifically targets mature skin to get the glowing skin you’re looking for.