Smooth out fine lines around the eyes (and avoid them in the first place) with these expert tips and product picks
After years of smiling and laughing, here come the crow's-feet! Luckily, you can ward off wrinkles and minimize lines with some know-how and hard-working cosmetics. Keep clicking to see how you can keep the skin around your peepers soft and supple.
Make sure to cover the delicate area around your eyes every day. This helps protect your skin from UV rays that break down collagen and cause wrinkles.
Do this with your ring finger (tugging at this skin can cause sagging). When applying your eye cream or concealer, start below the inner corners of your eyes, and pat along the ocular bone to the outer corners.
Choose a pair that has lenses with a UV protective coating, which bounces harmful rays away from your eyes and the surrounding skin.
These work to instantly reduce the appearance of deep-set wrinkles. Apply to clean skin in the morning and at night to hydrate your eye area and plump up wrinkles.
TRY: Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Eye Treatment with A-F33, $34.99;
Particularly for a special occasion. Facial primer fills in wrinkles to create a smoother canvas, and it also helps makeup last longer.
TRY: L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream, $38.90;
Look for mica on the ingredient list. This will reflect light away from imperfections while giving the illusion of an even complexion.
TRY: Simply Vera Vera Wang Illuminating Concealer $19.50;
SOURCES: Stafford Broumand, MD, New York City plastic surgeon. Cheryl Karcher, MD, New York City dermatologist. Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, codirector, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, DC. Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist.