The best Botox alternatives to get rid of wrinkles

But if all this talk of needles has made you frown even more, there are still creams and serums you can use to keep wrinkles at bay. Australian beauty expert Desiree Stordahl says (via Byrdie), “Look for a well-rounded formula that includes ingredients such as antioxidants, ceramides, omega fatty acids, niacinamide, and peptides. Those are all brilliant wrinkle fighters, but if I had to pick the superstar of the bunch, it’d be retinol. Retinol has the most impressive and extensive research to back up its ability to strengthen skin, smooth wrinkles, and improve firmness.”

All skin experts, including Stordahl, agree that SPF protection is critical to the fight against wrinkles and aging. “Sunscreen is king when it comes to preventing wrinkles and other signs of aging, like dark spots,” she explains. “Think about it like this: If you neglect daily sun protection, you’re basically undoing and minimizing the effectiveness of any other anti-aging treatment in your regime.” Skincare company Nivea also recommends that you stay hydrated, try to cut back on stress, get enough sleep, and quit smoking (if you do) to help combat early-stage wrinkles and fine lines.

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