The First Things To Do When You Start Seeing Wrinkles

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So, you noticed a wrinkle or fine line and are looking into what to do next. How do you roll back time? Well, we have the action plan just for you.

Know What Causes Wrinkles

To understand something is to control it. So, let’s get into what causes wrinkles.


Starting off with the most obvious, age. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and collagen and thins. This combined with a decrease in natural oils, dries the skin out and makes it appear more wrinkled.

Ultraviolet (UV) Light

Ultraviolet light and radiation speed up the aging process causing early wrinkles and other signs of premature aging. UV light exposure also breaks down collagen and elastin, the skin's connective tissues. Without this, the skin loses flexibility and strength and will begin to sag and wrinkle.

Repeating Facial Expressions

Facial movements and expressions lead to fine lines and wrinkle lines. Repeated facial movements set grooves beneath the surface of the skin. Combined with aging and lack of flexibility and strength, these grooves become more evident and permanent.


Smoking accelerates the aging of the skin. It is believed to be connected to smoking's adverse effect on collagen.

Fine Lines vs Wrinkle

Now you have a strong understanding of what causes wrinkles but may notice lines on your face that aren’t exactly “wrinkles.” You are correct; the lines on your face are not wrinkles! Think of these fine lines as pre-wrinkles; they are the beginnings of what will turn into wrinkles. Fine lines are closer to the skin's surface and are noticeable where you make repetitive facial movements. Many people see them around the eyes and mouth.

average wrinkles by age

Focus on Premature Wrinkles

As we mentioned above, fine lines are the start of what will be deep-set wrinkles. You can think of fine lines as premature wrinkles and the blueprint for where to start targeting first. So if you notice premature eye wrinkles, begin preventative care, so they don’t develop and become permanent.

Average Wrinkles by Age

So, we told you to look out for premature wrinkles but let’s go a step further. Let’s break down the average wrinkles you should watch out for by age.

The 20s

Wrinkles can start forming in the twenties! Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead in the 20s are common, as well as eye wrinkles in the 20s. Forehead wrinkles develop from the fine lines that crease when you raise your eyebrows, and eye wrinkles come from squinting. So take a look in the mirror and inspect; you may already have wrinkles on your forehead at 20 or are just starting to get wrinkles on the forehead; either way, it’s an excellent time to begin preventative care.

The 30s

The thirties will show more lines due to sun exposure and squinting, and crows feet may start to appear. Side note: wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and sun protection! Frown lines may also be visible around this time.

The 40s

Lines will deepen in your forties, turning into more deep-set wrinkles.

The 50s and Beyond

Wrinkles and lines around the mouth are set and more visible even when the face is at rest.

Obviously, time moves beyond the fifties, but for summary sake, wrinkles continue to deepen while collagen, elastin, and moisture decrease. Beyond the fifties is where you begin to see wings of sagging skin.

What to do When You Start Seeing Wrinkles

Let’s get into a full breakdown of what you can do when you first start seeing fine lines, premature aging, or wrinkles. Follow the tips below to bring back beautiful skin.

Use Day and Night Cream

Your day cream should include SPF 30. Wear sunscreen daily and reapply it every two hours. It’s great to put it on in the morning, but you must keep protecting your skin throughout the day with reapplication.

At night, use a rejuvenating cream that replenishes your skin. Clarasome is a great option; the hyaluronic acid helps penetrate the dermis, and the glycerin, almond oil, and aloe support collagen production.

Massage Your Skin

You have gotten a massage on your body before; now, let’s focus on the face. There are several benefits to facial massage, including:

  • Increased circulation

  • Muscle tension release

  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system

  • Improved elasticity and collagen production

  • Temporary lift to the skin

Facial massage has been proven to help with premature wrinkles under the eyes. But you don’t need to book an appointment with a professional (although, do if you want to). You can practice facial massage at home with tools like Claratone, gua sha, or even your fingers. Just try adding it to your skincare routine, and remember to use sweeping motions with light pressure, starting from the center of the face and moving outward.

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Moisturize Your Skin

Dry skin leads to dry skin cells, which causes fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturize to trap the water and hydrate the skin. While we are on the subject of hydration, remember to drink water regularly as it assists in elasticity. And, if you drink dehydrating beverages, like caffeine or alcohol, double up on the water to compensate. You don’t want to dry out your skin as it leads to premature aging.

Make Sure to Remove Your Makeup

Makeup can speed up the aging process making it even more essential to remove it before bed. Clean your face with Claraprep, a soft and gentle cleanser that effectively removes makeup, dirt, and sweat.

Don’t Over Exfoliate

You should exfoliate about once a week to help slough off dead skin cells and generate growth. But over-exfoliating can be dangerous as it removes natural oil and the skin’s protective barrier. Without the protective barrier, the skin is prone to dryness, UV light, infection, and premature aging.

Monitor Your Skin, but Don’t Obsess

There is no need to stare deeply into the mirror trying to find every last fine line and wrinkle. It is enough to develop healthy habits and care for your skin in moderation.

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Use Dermaclara Silicone Patches

To erase wrinkles and prevent new ones from happening, look towards Dermaclara. Dermaclara is the leading non-invasive, chemical-free, and dermatologist-approved solution to wrinkles, sagging skin, and stretch marks. Through SILCONEFUSION™ technology, Dermaclara boosts collagen, elastin, and moisture, successfully healing and fading wrinkles and fine lines. The seal of the silicone patch generates a nourishing microclimate and holds the skin in place, interrupting habitual movements. The change is noticeable after just one use, but with an ongoing routine, the change is permanent. 

  1. Prep Your Skin: Clean your face with Claraprep, our soft and gentle cleanser.

  2. Apply Dermaclara Patches: Apply to the forehead, on the wrinkle between your eyes, the smile lines, or the crow's feet. Set the timer for 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Gently Peel Off Patches: Delicately remove the patches and clean them with Patch Prep. Let them dry before reapplying them to the backing card. Dermaclara patches can be reused up to 30 times.

That’s everything you should do when you first notice wrinkles. But know that these tips can be used whenever and help foster healthy, buoyant skin that ages gracefully.

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