A few weeks into turning the big 3-0, I developed a strange habit. I found myself waking up in a panic, frantically skimming through Facebook and Instagram, comparing my current face to the one from my 20s. I zoomed in and out of images, dissecting every expression and posture. To my relief, not a ton had changed. Why would it? The face smiling back at me was still me.
However, one thing I see changing are the little lines around my eye area, which is not-so-affectionately known as "crow's feet." Over time, these lines get deeper and more pronounced when not addressed early on. In seeing these tiny little crinkles start to become more prominent (which, in reality, are not a terrible thing, as they just prove that you're a pleasant person who likes to laugh and smile a lot), I decided to take action.
I immediately added a hydrating, smoothing eye formula — Mirai Revitalizing Eye Cream ($54) — into my daily and nightly skin regimens. I like that (unlike some of my other antiaging remedies) this cream has natural extracts including silk tree and cherry blossom. The texture is fairly thick, so a little goes a long way. I end up applying any excess to my mouth area and neck to keep those area wrinkle-free, too. I understand that age and wisdom are often reflected in the eyes, but I'm all for fooling everyone into thinking I'm young and naive.