Guys, I have to admit I grew up in total denial of ever getting wrinkles. I think everyone does a little bit – we all think it won’t happen for a long long time and then suddenly you wake up one day like what the heck is that crease under my eye, or when did that wrinkle come on my forehead!

I’ve become a lot more serious about my anti-aging routine the last couple year and wanted to share some tips I’ve learned for making the most of your anti-aging products.

1: Invest & follow through.

We all have those moments of wisdom when we invest in a great anti-aging product but fail to stick with it. Leave your product somewhere you will see it every morning and night as a reminder. I have been using Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE® Anti-Aging Daily Serum and love the results. The PREVAGE® product line focuses on protecting the skin against environmental factors, like the sun and pollution, using a powerful antioxidant called Idebenone. I’ve noticed my skin is already a lot firmer and brighter since I started using it plus it evens out skin tones so I’m feeling a little liberated from my foundation/concealer. 😉  I usually wear it at night and add a drop to my foundation in the morning.

2: Start early!

There’s a reason everyone and their mother has been telling you to stop wrinkling your forehead or to wear a hat to protect your skin from the sun – they’ve already had to learn the hard way. Don’t wait until you already have fine lines and wrinkles to start taking precaution – prevention will give you a priceless head-start.

3: Prepare.

Before using an anti-aging serum, wash your face and lightly pat it dry with a towel so your skin is still damp when you apply it. If you have sensitive skin, dry your face fully and then wait a few minutes before you apply the product.

4: Application is everything.

The best skin products are the ones where are little goes a long way. Start with a bead-sized amount on your finger tip – it will be plenty. Then gently apply in circular motions with your ring finger for a lighter touch. Harshly applying a skin repair serum is the equivalent of an oxymoron 🙂

5: Don’t neglect your neck.

Think of your face and your neck as a package deal – they are both exposed to the same environment and never leave each others’ side so treat them equally and always apply anti-aging product to both your neck and your face.

6: Sleep on it.

Considering you are asleep for a third of your life, make sure your sleeping habits are working to your skin’s advantage instead of against it. Avoid those inevitable sleep lines altogether by sleeping on your back (if you can) or minimize the effect by using silk pillowcases that are more gentle on your skin.


*Photos by Emmy Lowe

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  1. Rachel

    I love that you said to take care of your neck because that it so important and something I forget so often!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  2. Jessica V

    What does your daily skin routine consist of?

  3. Laur

    Check out DHC (; it is a beautiful line, that I love & highly recommend. The Deep Cleansing Oil, literally melts your makeup off! I am 49, with four children & two grandchildren; and I get mistaken as my 26 year-old daughter’s “sister”… ALL THE TIME!!!

  4. Margaret Smith

    Very good tips. I wish that I had started early in life using a moisturizer. I do make sure to use a SPF daily moisturizer and night moisturizer now.

  5. heather

    Love your easy tips my own personal beauty routine is simple, light make up, wash face twice daily with light cleanser, use toner, moisturizer, drink a lot of water and use SPF when outside.

  6. Kimmy Ripley

    Would love to try this product! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  7. latanya

    sounds like a great product.

  8. Amy Tong

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  9. Kristen

    Sounds like a good product.

  10. Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide

    You are the third person to recommend Prevage! It is definitely going on my must-get-shopping list.

  11. sandra

    I should have started early

  12. maria cantu

    I definitely should have started early.

  13. Shannon

    Great tips! I agree the neck is important to remember too!

  14. Shawn Gallagher

    Sounds like a great product!

  15. Betty C

    I agree completely. Fortunately, I really like water so it isn’t a problem, but I like coffee and I know it is dehydrating so I try to avoid it as much as possible.

  16. Lisa Brown

    Be sure to cleanse well so these skin care products can have the best chance to penetrate and work. Wear your sunscreen 🙂

  17. Bert Ruiz

    My mom would like to try this, thanks for the tips

  18. Thomas Murphy

    I would love to try this!

  19. Tabathia B

    I usually use cetaphil cleanser

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  20. James Bergman

    The best advice you have is probably starting early to prevent wrinkles. The earlier you start protecting yourself from the sun and dry skin, the better your skin will be later. It is not rocket science. All you have to do is start wearing a hat.

  21. Isabel

    Hi Christine! I absolutely love this article – it’s so incredibly relatable! I have always been someone who worries about my skin (admittedly/ashamedly more in a vain way than anything else), and as I’ve gotten older I’ve spent countless hours searching for all types of tricks and tips to help with firming my skin and slowing down the ageing process somewhat (even though at times that feels nigh on impossible). So I’m so glad I came across your post, as you’ve got lots of helpful tricks and tips! I hadn’t really thought too much about my neck as my focus has primarily been on my face, but I’m so glad you said that as you’re right it’s important to focus on the neck area too! So thank you for this post, and thank you very much for all your advice, I hope one day I can have skin as good as yours! (Oh by the way – on a side note – you could try using Forever Living skin products as well, as that’s what I’m using at the minute!) xxx

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