Hands Off Your Eyes
You are too thin—at least around the eyes. Don’t rub, poke, or otherwise fiddle with the skin there. “Every time you do, you risk breaking delicate blood vessels, which leads to darkening, dulling, and thickening of the surrounding skin,” says Fusco. When choosing an eye cream, look for gentle anti-aging ingredients like peptides (Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex) or zinc (found in Relastin Eye Silk)—a current favorite of Leslie Baumann, director of the University of Miami Cosmetic and Research Institute. “It’s been shown to increase elastin production, which can reduce crepiness,” she says.