Whether you’re 20 years old with a lifetime of possibilities ahead of you, or 50 with most of your good days behind you, you’ll always worry about wrinkles. While anti-aging creams do good work, it takes a lot more to get the job done. Practice these tips for fighting wrinkles right and feeling forever young well, forever.

Quit smoking
Smoking decreases the production of collagen in your skin and will consequently bring on the wrinkles.

Become friends with makeup remover wipes
When it’s late at night and you’re too tired to take your makeup off, grab a wipe. Although they’re not as effective and beneficial as your facial wash may be, it’s better than nothing. You should never sleep with makeup. Not only will this cause breakouts, but the build up from all the makeup and your skin’s natural oils will clog pores and cause premature lines and aggravation to the face. Especially around the eyes.

Moisturize inside out
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day and apply a good, basic moisturizer on your face daily to make sure your skin is hydrated and ready to go.

Use sunscreen
Anything with a SPF of 30 or higher is recommended. Find a sunscreen that’s light on your skin and doesn’t cause breakouts, and generously it apply before and after sun exposure. Even if that means driving to get groceries. When it comes to wrinkles, the less sun, the better.

Eat foods high in antioxidants
One of our favorite foods is dark chocolate. It’s packed with anti-oxidants that are a well- known anti-aging ingredient. The flavonols in dark chocolate may also help protect your skin from sun-damage, increasing skin’s density and hydration. Always go for 75-80% cocoa with a bitter bite. You can also check out our Skin Glowing Weekly Meal Plan to see what foods will benefit your skin the most and help fight wrinkles.

Sleep on your back
Sleep lines do exist and sleeping on your back will help prevent them. Sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a furrowed brow.

Get a glycolic peel
A professional glycolic peel every month will dig deeper removing the outer layers of the skin that hold damage and improving the smooth texture of the skin and elasticity. It’s a great way to rejuvenate your skin and enhance cell turnover in ways that your at home beauty routine could never do.

Exfoliate 3-4 times a week
Remember, exfoliation shouldn’t hurt so opt for a gentler exfoliant. Try the Aloe Gentle Exfoliator from The Body Shop. It’s great because it’s gentle, has a creamy base which makes it ideal for most skin types, and contains Aloe Vera which soothes sensitive, irritated skin.

Embrace your beauty and love yourself! Whether you have frown lines here or smile wrinkles there, remember, really beauty comes from within.