When it comes to skincare, there’s a lot of confusion out there. We’ve created this Derm RF column to help you clear up the confusion so you can make every day count when it comes to caring for your skin.

Fact or fiction? Facial exercises will lift my skin .

Fiction. Gravity is constantly tugging on our skin, and, while a stack of weights may work great for toning your biceps, facial exercises can actually have the opposite unwanted effect of enhancing your wrinkles. Your face contains 44 muscles that are constantly contracting and relaxing. These muscles are connected to your skin, so every time they move, the skin moves with them. When you sip, laugh, cry or speak, your expressions etch indelible marks across your forehead, around your mouth, between your brows and the perimeters of your eyes.

When it comes to caring for your skin, you don’t have to go to extremes to age extremely well. While peels, injections, lasers, microdermabrasion and other procedures can yield great results, they require regular visits to the dermatologist’s office and come with a huge skinpact—they’re expensive, sometimes painful and often have considerable recovery time.

The truth is, with modern advances in skincare science, daily skincare can often make more of a long-term difference than in-office procedures. A smart skincare regimen, along with healthy habits, such as getting plenty of beauty sleep (on your back), eating right and exercising regularly, can influence up to 80% of your skin’s future.