Wrinkle: Dermatologist Guide to Anti-ageing


Wrinkle: Dermatologist Guide to Anti-ageing

Doctor how to erase wrinkles?

As dermatologist and beauty blogger, I often get this question. Yes! you can erase wrinkles with procedures like Botox, Fillers, and LASERS. 

You can definitely delay formation of wrinkles with good anti-ageing skin care routine, lifestyle and supplements. If you start these as early as 25 years of age, your skin will stay even-toned, radiant and wrinkle free.

I started my anti-ageing skin care routine when I was 25 years of age. Now at 41 years of age, I can vouch that wrinkles can be delayed.

Watch this video to have sneak peek at my skin and the lifestyle that worked for me:

In this article, I am sharing dermatologist approach to erase wrinkle before them come! 

Why do you get wrinkle?

Wrinkle occur because of loss of collagen and elastin in the second layer of skin. Studies show following changes occur at microscopic level in your skin:

-Reduction in Collagen leads to fine lines.

-Elastin store dwindles causes sagging.

-GAGs are responsible for water binding. Their reduction is visible as loss of soft and supple skin.

-Hyaluronic acid decreases in epidermis. As result wrinkled skin looks thin and dull.

How to erase wrinkles?

The focus of anti-ageing skin care routine is following:

Protect skin from on-going damage

Skin is exposed to ongoing oxidative damage due to stress, pollution, bad lifestyle, UV rays etc. Anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, E, B3, Glutathione scavenge the free radicals and protect skin from ongoing damage. Daily use of Sunscreens can prevent UV rays induced damage.

Rejuvenate lost collagen and elastin

Fortunately, we can rejuvenate the collagen and elastin fibres that cause wrinkle by following 2 proven anti-ageing agents:

  • Peptides like Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (MatrixylTM 3000) stimulate collagen synthesis and activate dermal metabolism.

Preserve what you have

Skin loose hydration, elasticity, even skin tone and suppleness with age. Ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, Kojic acid, Argan oil, and Arbutin tackle these changes.

Does anti-wrinkle cream really work?

Studies show that regular use of dermatologist recommended anti-ageing creams has following benefits:

  • Delay in the appearance of fine lines.
  • Delay in the formation of new deeper wrinkles. But might not drastically reduce existing wrinkles.
  • Improvement in the texture of skin, giving even toned and smooth look.
  • Improvement of dull and patchy look in dry skin types, with the use of peptide and hyaluronic acid based anti-wrinkle creams.
  • Reduction of oiliness, pimples and open pores in the oily skin, with the retinoid based anti-wrinkle creams.
  • Reduction in dark spots and patches with alpha-hydroxy acid or Vitamin C based anti-wrinkle creams.

But, but, but… none of  skin care product can prevent sagging of skin, deep wrinkles, or loss of volume.

Skin Care Routine To Erase Wrinkle

I am sure you are all set to try our anti-ageing skin care regime. Well, best age to start when you are at 25. Absolutely necessary as you hit 30’s. However, it’s never too late to embark on your anti-ageing journey!

So let get started!


Morning regime consist of following steps:

  • Cleansing with face wash that matches your skin type.
  • Tone with rose water
  • Repair skin with Vitamin C
  • Protect skin with sunscreen. Repeat if you go out.
  • Makeup sits on the top.

Step 1 : Face wash

There is no point using face wash that promise to erase wrinkles or dark spots because contact time of face wash is only 5 minutes.

The only purpose of face wash is to remove excess oil, dirt, dust and pollutants..

Then how do you choose your face wash? The choice of face wash depends on your skin type.

Dermatocare team has classified the dermatologist recommended brands of face wash based on your skin type in article given below:

Not sure what is your skin type? Click here!

Step 2: Rose water

After washing your face, hydrate and soothe your skin with rose water. Spray and massage rose water to freshen up your skin instantly.

For maximum benefits, use pure and organic rose water. Click this link Best pure organic rose water in India and United States for brands shortlisted by Dermatocare team.

Step 3: Apply Vitamin C serum

Next steps focus on repairing your skin with help of Vitamin C. It is a powerful anti-oxidant that can repair ongoing skin damage caused UV rays, pollution, dust etc. It lightens skin, promotes even skin tone and imparts radiance to skin.

For the brand of Vitamin C serum that really works wonders, click this link, Best Vitamin C serum in India, US, and UK.

Step 4: Apply sunscreen:

Sunscreen is absolute must if you want to prevent wrinkles.

Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

SPF 15 is enough, if you do not step out of house. SPF 30 for casual sun exposure, while SPF of 50 is must for prolonged or severe sun exposure.  

Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before stepping out. Repeat 3 hourly in case of prolonged sun exposure. Apply at least a teaspoon on face and neck to achieve full SPF.

The choice of sunscreen depends on your skin type, type of sun exposure, sensitivity of skin and skin concerns. Read this article to find the best dermatologist recommended sunscreen for your skin.

Here are few recommended brands:

Olay Total Effects 7 In 1 Cream SPF 15

Best sunscreen for regular use if you stay indoors

Skin type: Normal to oily

Skin concern: Any

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United StatesAmazon.com
United KingdomAmazon.co.uk

Olay Total Effects 7 In 1 Day Cream, SPF 15 has anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E and green tea extracts that help in skin repair and delay ageing.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream SPF 30 

Best sunscreen or regular use above are of 25 years of age

Skin type: Normal to dry

Skin concern: Ageing

CountryAffiliate link to buy
United StatesAmazon.com
United KingdomAmazon.co.uk

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream SPF 30 has a proven peptide based anti-ageing ingredients that can delay skin ageing. Carob seed extract help in anti-ageing and skin lightening. Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory and skin lightening action. Green tea also help in anti-ageing and anti-oxidant action. 

Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunscreen

Best for severe sun exposure

Skin type: Dry to Combination

Skin concern: Sensitive skin

CountryAffiliate link to buy
United StatesAmazon.com
United KingdomAmazon.co.uk (baby variant)
CanadaAmazon.ca (cream variant)

Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a physical sunscreen that has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as active ingredients. Good to use before severe or prolonged sun exposure for instant sun protection.

Step 5 Make-up

Make up sits on the top of your skin care products. Instead of layering multiple products, use a compact powder with foundation. It gives you nice matt and smooth look.

Clinique Super-powder Double Face Makeup 

Available in

-India @ Amazon.in

– United States @Amazon.com


Night skin care regimes has following steps:

  • If you use make up, then make sure you remove it completely. Any residue of make-up left on the skin can clog pores and compromise its barrier.  
  • After removing make-up, wash your face and spray rose water. Massage the rose water to hydrate and soothe your skin. 
  • Next step is to apply anti-ageing cream containing retinoids and peptides both. For complete list of dermatologist recommended brands of retinoids, read this article, Best retinol or retinaldehyde products
  • Avoid Retinoids if your skin gets irritated and dry. Use peptide based anti-ageing cream for dry and sensitive skin.

Here are few recommended brands of anti-wrinkle cream:

Avene RetrinAL 0.1 Intensive Cream


Best for oily skin type that is not sensitive.

It has both retinoid and peptide. Avene has 2 variants with 0.5% and 1 % retinaldehyde, the most potent form of retinoid. It also has Relastide, a pro-elastin peptide is another scientifically proven ingredient. It helps in building elastin. Overall, it give plumper look to skin. 

Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Serum

Best in budget

Available online in

India: Amazon.in

US: Amazon.com

UK: Amazon.co.uk

Canada: Amazon.ca

Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Serum has both retinoid and peptides along with Niacinamide. It has 2 forms of retinoids- Retinol and retinyl palmitate along with anti-ageing peptide Matrixyl – A 5 amino acid peptide. 

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

It is available online in

India: Amazon.in

US: Amazon.com

UK: Amazon.co.uk

Canada: Amazon.ca

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream has a perfect combination of good Anti-aging(retinol), exfoliating(Glycolic acid) and antioxidant(Vitamin C).

The Ordinary Buffet serum

Peptide serum

Best for dry and sensitive skin

Available in

-India @ Amazon.in

– United States @Amazon.com

Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Face Serum

Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Face Serum

Best for dry and sensitive skin with pigmentation

Available in

-India @ Amazon.in

– United States @Amazon.com

Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Face Serum has peptide along with Niacinamide and panthenol. It can soothe sensitive skin along with reducing dark spots and wrinkles.

Fillerina Night Cream

Best results with Swiss patent technology

Fillerina 12 HA cream is patented product with many anti-ageing ingredients like retinoid, peptides, collagen, elastin, glycolic acid, lactic acid, Hyaluronic acid etc. It is worth a try for the who seriously want to keep their skin young!

Click here for full review, Fillerina cream review

Available in

-India @ Amazon.in

– United States @Amazon.com


Dead skin cells tend to build up on the top of your skin especially after the age of 30 years. We recommended at home peeling twice a month until skin gets even toned and radiant.

After 3 -5 sitting, you can do peeling once in 4-6 weeks. However, peeling should be done with utmost care to avoid any side effect as detailed in this article, Chemical Peeling: Dermatologist Guide

The Ordinary peeling solution

Available in

India@ Amazon.in

United States@ Amazon.com

Canada @Amazon.ca

United Kingdom @Amazon.co.uk

Diet for wrinkle prevention

Lifestyle in the form of sleep, diet and exercise has a profound effect on your skin. In my OPD I have observed that people good lifestyle have better skin than others. Do read this article, Diet for good skin & hair for detailed lifestyle advice that can huge impact on your overall health. We have seen a huge impact of this lifestyle in my pateints.

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