3 Genius Tricks for Getting Rid of Fine Lines
I know what you’re thinking: This model in this picture is 16—she doesn’t have lines around her eyes. And you’re probably right. But that doesn’t really matter, because for the rest of us, there are three tricks dermatologists and makeup artists use to minimize lines around the eyes—and the techniques are a little bizarre.
They reach for Aquaphor. Keep a tube on your nightstand so you actually remember to pat it on your lips (and they may never chap again) and under your eyes before bed. “Tapping a little Aquaphor over your eye cream at night plumps up lines by sealing in moisture, and it’s nonirritating, a dermatologist in New York City. “It’s one of the best products for the under-eyes.
They drink more water than you do. “Teeny lines around the eyes are often caused by dehydration,” a dermatologist in New York City, who recommends chugging a glass of water before bed. And if you can get yourself to go to bed earlier, your eyes will look even better. “Fine lines, like the ones around your eyes, repair themselves to some extent while you sleep, even without the help of products.
They own—and religiously use—primer. If you do normal things, like talk and smile, during the day, your undereye concealer is going to crease in crow’s-feet and smile lines. So makeup artists almost never put concealer (or foundation) on wrinkles around the eyes and temples. Instead, they tap a sheer, moisturizing primer on clean skin: “It smooths crepiness and fine lines, and it’s sheer, so it won’t crease and look obvious.