I researched and wrote an anti-aging skincare article in the August 2013 issue of Self (it just hit newsstands!) and spent a lot of time chatting with some of New York City’s best dermatologists, like Dr. Jeannette Graf, Dr. Neal Schultz, and Dr. Ellen Marmur. Of course, I can’t spill the beans on all the great info that’s in the article, but I’ll share this one instant wrinkle fix that I thought was so genius, so simple, and so effective, I was really impressed—and all it requires is a dab of Vaseline.
Here it is: If you want to instantly reduce the appearance of a wrinkle, put a dab of Vaseline on the tip of your finger and rub it right into the wrinkle for about a minute. Go ahead and use a lot of pressure and literally try to push the Vaseline into the wrinkle. The combined actions of rubbing, which temporarily causes your skin to swell up a bit, and moisturizing, which plumps up the wrinkle, will immediately reduce the depth of the wrinkle, making it less visible. But beware—this wrinkle fix has a Cinderella shelf-life and dissipates in a few hours. So now I carry around this cute little travel size jar of Vaseline in my makeup kit and rub it on furiously right before I walk into a big meeting or while I’m getting ready for a fun night out. Try it! And go pick up the August issue of Self to get more anti-aging beauty tips on how to slow down and minimize fine lines, dark circles, dullness and brown spots—blech to all of them!
P.S. I found the travel size of Vaseline at Bed, Bath and Beyond, which I think has one of the largest assortment of travel size products I’ve ever seen. It’s really fun to shop it.