The First Things to Do When You Start Seeing Wrinkles
For your eyes, Wexler recommends using a nightly eye cream with retinol, a skin-strengthening ingredient that's the "gold standard for collagen stimulation and repair." Dallas-based facialist Joanna Czech, meanwhile, relies on an at-home micro-needling device, such as Environ's Cosmetic Focus-CIT, which has slim needles designed to carefully puncture the skin—sounds like torture but it creates a wound-healing response that firms the surface over time (start by pressing the tool around your eyes and the rest of your face for three to five minutes, one to two times a week). Needles not your thing? Czech is also a fan of 111Skin's Meso Infusion Overnight Micro Mask, contoured patches that fit around your eyes, forehead and sides of the nose, and have little bristles that gently prick the skin to help the mask's revitalizing ingredients (vitamin C, hyaluronic acid) sink in deeply.