What is the Most Effective Way to Treat Under Eye Wrinkles?
Whatever you call them—under eye wrinkles, crow’s feet, or something else entirely—they’re all what we don’t want to see in the mirror or pictures. These pesky lines can start appearing as early as your 20s and can subtly creep forward after laughing, squinting or pulling your eyebrows together. It’s the curse that comes along with having an exceptionally expressive face (and that is NOT a bad thing!).
While it certainly isn’t anything to lose sleep over while you’re young, but keeping our skin looking and feeling as young and playful as we are at any age is okay to be concerned about. Keeping them from deepening or stretching is something to have on our radar to keep them away so there isn’t worry of looking older or tired. That begs the question, what can we do to prevent eye wrinkles from forming and treat those that are already existing? Keep scrolling to learn everything you’d ever need to know about under-eye wrinkles!
6 Ways to Keep Under Eye Wrinkles Away
- Start Using Retinol
Let’s get right into the thick of it, shall we? The single most effective skin care ingredient for getting rid of wrinkles is none other than retinol, so there’s a good reason it’s dominated the skin care market as of late. Retinol itself is a derivative of vitamin A. It can stimulate the metabolism of skin cells and encourage collagen production.
Collagen is what makes the skin look plump and smooth. Generally speaking, the less collagen in your skin, the more wrinkles and lines you’ll have. Retinol can be absorbed within the skin and, when combined with certain enzymes, it’s converted into tretinoin (the acid form of vitamin A, also known as retinoic acid).
Using a well-formulated and stable product with retinol will visibly reduce the appearance of sun damage, brown spots, lines, wrinkles, and large pores. Its magic is in its ability to resurface the skin’s texture for a smoother, more even-toned look.
Just know that retinol can be irritating on the delicate skin that surrounds your eyes, therefore be cautious against using too much. Slathering it on your face every single day, without caution and without fail, won’t necessarily have a better effect on wrinkles. In fact, it might make them worse. Three times a week is plenty.
2. Moisturize Your Under-Eye Area
When it comes to a standard eye cream that doesn’t require a prescription to purchase, make sure you look at the ingredient list! Watch for a long list of wrinkle-fighting ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C, and peptides.
3. Seal in Hydration with an Oil
We cannot emphasize the importance of keeping the under-eye area well hydrated, as dry and dehydrated skin is more prone to succumbing to fine lines and wrinkles. A hydrated eye area, on the other hand, will look healthier, younger, and plumper.
Do this by applying a rich cream then sealing it in with an oil. The oil will prevent any water from evaporating, locking in moisture and plumpness. Oils are a constant favorite in the beauty industry. Think argan, marula, sunflower—you name it. The key to avoiding wrinkles is oil and hydration!
Using oils will keep wrinkles from worsening (or appearing in the first place), but they also allow us to incorporate natural and holistic products into our skin care routines. Try applying an oil after your night cream before bed. We swear it’ll make your skin look way bouncier and radiant come morning. That, my friends, is ideal if you’re notorious for hitting the snooze button. If you have to run out of the house without even applying concealer or a foundation, you’ll at least have glowing skin that everyone will notice way more!
4. Consult a Professional
If you’re currently following a dermatologist-recommended routine to a T, yet you’re still seeing new wrinkles pop up, then it might be time to book a facial appointment for an esthetician to help you find a better skin care routine to follow. There are certain professional treatments that have the power to make a massive difference in the appearance of the skin. For example, Botanica’s Collagen Induction Therapy facial is #1 for combatting wrinkles and all things anti-aging!
5. Never Forget SPF
All of these things can help diminish existing wrinkles, but it’s important to remember that prevention is the best treatment. Living a healthy lifestyle, caring for your skin with effective products, and having a consistent skincare routine will make all the difference as you age. I think about it this way. We live in Florida where sunshine is pretty much a way of life and yet so many people struggle with dark spots and discoloration from years of soaking in the sun. Diligent sunscreen application could’ve prevented almost all of that! To me, that’s all the motivation I need to apply an SPF each morning before I head out the door.
The same goes for preventing wrinkles because discoloration and dark spots aren’t the only consequence of sun damage. It could also include a loss of collagen. Pair your SPF with a good pair of protective sunglasses, which will protect your eye area from UV damage while also preventing you from unnecessary squinting (hence no lines on the forehead or under eye area!).
6. Be Gentle with Application
Follow the prevention theme by being gentle when you apply products. Don’t pull on the skin. Instead, use your ring finger to carefully pat in a product. Don’t rub, scratch, or touch your eyes. Even pulling on the eye to put in contacts can loosen the eyelid skin. People who rub their eyes often get deep wrinkles.
There you have it. These are the keys to wrinkle-free skin and youthful eyes for years to come!
Call Botanica Day Spa at 727-441-1711 to book your facial appointment today to receive extra help in preventing under eye wrinkles and more!