The skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on your face, so it needs a different product than the rest of your face. I use Retinol A for EYES and I alter between Olay and L'Oreal. Also, when applying makeup, I never stretch my eyes. In fact, I try not to touch them too much, so I rarely use pencil but opt for a brush and black powder, which keeps you from manipulating your eyes too much. The constant stretching will make them dryer, just like when you wear a pony tail, the skin by the hairline will be dryer. Also when you go outside, always wear sun protection.