Step 2: Eye Cream
According to Dr. Linkner, the skin around your eyelids is the thinnest on your entire face, which is why you should get ahead of protecting the area with an eye cream twice a day. The first step is to pick a formula that targets your specific skin needs.
If you're looking to minimize smile lines in the future, Dr. Palep recommends an eye cream with ingredients like retinol (a vitamin A derivative known to boost collagen in the skin) and hyaluronic acid (which helps the skin retain moisture). If you are looking to target your undereye dark circles, however, you should look for brightening ingredients like vitamin K and C, caffeine, ceramides, and licorice to fade hyperpigmentation around the area.