Ah, the elusive wrinkle. It’s relatively small in stature, yet a huge source of stress in our lives — especially when it makes its first appearance. There are a plethora of options out there for those looking to keep these mini-but-mighty lines at bay, but a lot of these methods can be pretty pricey. So, does this mean lovely, youthful skin is only for the very young and those with lots of money to burn? Nope! A wrinkle-free complexion can still be yours even if you’re not Ms. Moneybags. Take a look at our top wrinkle-fighting tips and products that won’t break the bank!
Moisturizers A big part of keeping wrinkles away involves keeping your skin’s moisture levels balanced and on point. Invest in a hydrating and nourishing moisturizer that will pack your complexion with skin-saving vitamins and minerals. Try a solution like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream, which features the perfect skin-renewing formula for the perfect price!
Eye Treatments The eye area is extremely sensitive and much more vulnerable to wrinkles and fine lines. Do your due diligence by keeping that area covered — literally. Get your hands on a good (and affordable) eye cream or solution that will fight wrinkles and keep the eye area hydrated all day or night long. One of our favorites is L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur Eye, which has light-diffusing pigments that instantly reduce signs of aging and fatigue.
Night Cream Nighttime is perfect for rejuvenating and revitalizing your skin. A potent peel can be a great way to renew your complexion and promote a smoother, line-free face. Peels can be pricey but there are those that get the job done without putting you in the poor house. Try Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel ($46), which minimizes pore size and fights free-radical damage (which can lead to wrinkles!).
Serums Serums can definitely qualify as secret weapons in the anti-aging game. Packed with concentrated youth-promoting ingredients, they can be vital in keeping your skin smooth and wrinkle free. These miracle workers can also be affordable. For example, the Garnier Ultra Lift 2-in-1 Serum and Cream cuts down on time and money (it’s only $16.99!) with its one-stop-shop formula that firms and prevents wrinkles and fine lines, while improving the overall texture of the skin. We love a twofer!
SPF With sun exposure being one of the biggest culprits of premature aging, going outside without sunscreen is basically an invitation for wrinkles and lines. Proper sun care doesn’t need to burn a hole in your pocket. Just equip yourself with a daily SPF that can withstand the elements like Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain UV Face Protector SPF 50. At $25.50 a pop, this bad boy packs a wallop of benefits as it is sweat– and water-resistant and is designed to protect against surf, wind and anything else you may encounter throughout the day.
What’s your plan of attack for fighting wrinkles on a budget? Tell us in the comments below!