When it comes to preserving that smooth, wrinkle-free skin of your youth, it's all about starting your skincare regimen early, especially around the eyes. "The skin around the eye area is the thinnest and most sensitive on the face, making it prone to earlier wrinkling, dryness, and irritation," explained board-certified dermatologist Papri Sarkar.
The skin around the eyes also lacks sebaceous glands and collagen fibers, so it's extra important to keep it hydrated to maintain that youthful appearance. "I refer to the old saying 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound in cure,' so for me, the sooner the better when it comes to preventing the signs of aging and protecting the skin," noted esthetician Candace Marino.
As a general rule, you should consider integrating skin care at the same time you begin experimenting with makeup. "When makeup comes before skin care, we tend to see issues with the skin, like congested pores, acne, and premature aging such as fine lines," Marino said.