Eye Wrinkles

The eye area is one of the first regions of the face to show the signs of aging. The skin around the eyes is deprived of oil glands and is very delicate and that’s why the skin doesn’t have a protection against the environments influences and UV rays. Eye wrinkles / crow’s feet/ are a common and highly visible sign of aging.

The lack of oil glands makes the skin around the eyes prone to dehydration and makes it easier for the wrinkles to form. Unfortunately many women forget to use special eye creams and the result isn’t behind.

The hot sun during the summer and the bitter cold weather during the winter defeat the skin. The tiny lines around the eyes usually appear when we reach our late twenties. These lines gradually deepen over the years and become prominent, because the skin is the thinnest and most delicate in the entire body. The eyelid area is one of the most animated parts of the face with strong muscles creating multiple expressions.

The most common cause of wrinkles around the eyes is the tiny muscles next to our eyes, contracting as we change our facial expressions, but that doesn’t mean that we should stop smiling.

The loss of elasticity also causes the formation of wrinkles. As we get older our skin loses its elasticity and produce less collagen under the skin. All of this makes the skin sag and wrinkle.

The sun is also to blame. The sum damages the collagen fibres and causes the accumulation of abnormal elastin. The ultraviolet radiation (UV) causes wrinkles by breaking down the collagen and decreasing the skin’s elasticity and is associated with the formation of sun spots and other types of sun damage.

Smoking also helps the skin around the eyes to wrinkle easily, because it causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the layers of the skin. Smoking damages the elastin and collagen that help to keep the skin soft, tight and elastic. Smokers tend to have more wrinkles around the eyes than the non-smokers. Smoking also increases the wrinkles around the mouth because smokers squint more.

What you should do to prevent:

  • Don’t forget to cleanse the skin around the eyes in the morning with special eye lotions or cleansing milk.
  • Apply an eye cream with light pats but don’t stretch the skin. Apply them carefully starting at the outer corner of the eyes to the inner corners.
  • At night remove the makeup carefully. Apply cleansing milk and remove the mascara firstly and when you have removed the makeup completely apply an eye cream again.

The skin around the eyes is very delicate and sensitive, and that’s why you should use special eye creams or gels that are specifically made for the delicate eye area. Most of them contain ingredients that relax the muscles, vitamins, retinol and collagen.

Treating

  • The eye cream should be applied before the face cream
  • Apply an eye mask twice a week
  • Place tea-bags over the eyes to calm irritates eyes
  • If your skin is sensitive use fragrance-free products
  • Always apply sunscreen, especially during the summer months
  • Avoid using creamy eye shadows- they may seep into your fine lines and accentuate them even more
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Drink lots of water, at least 1.5 liter
  • Wear hats and black sunglasses especially during the summer
  • Avoid smoking – it makes you squint and deprive your skin from “air”
  • Take vitamins and eat lots of vegetables and fruits
  • Always use products of high quality

Facial Massage Treatment

Skillful massage technique should tone and stimulate the tissues without causing skin distension, loss of relaxation and irritation.
Massage is an effective way to counter wrinkles and fine lines which give an oldish look. It is a slow process and its results will be obvious only when it is continued for a longer period of time.

Facial massage reduces the unattractive fleshiness, tightens the tissues and muscles and increases blood circulation. Massaging the face will help keep the skin hydrated and encourage you to relax.

  • always clean your face before massaging
  • make sure your hands are clean
  • make sure you have removed all traces of makeup, otherwise the pores of skin can be blocked by particles and dirt
  • apply a massaging oil or cream that is suitable for your skin type
  • start from the neck upwards and end at the forehead or temples, because all veins and tissues get blood circulation by this process
  • start with a slow speed from the neck and speed increases as it moves
  • the massage should be done slowly by hitting and vibrating the skin
  • the skin should be pressed lightly with the tips of fingers
  • remove the massaging oil with damp cotton pads
  • at the end apply a hydrating face cream
  • avoid applying any makeup during the next three/ four hours
  • when massaging your face around the eyes, always work from the outer temple inward the bridge of the nose. Move in this direction because the facial muscles around the eyes are suspended from the temple toward the nose. Going in the opposite direction stretches the skin and muscles and risks damage.
  • the best time for a massage is before going to bed
  • to test the elasticity of the skin, pinch the skin gently in each of the main facial areas. Skin that is firm with good elasticity will immediately spring back into shape. Skin with poor elasticity will appear crepey and will not recover immediately from the pinch test.

Remember:

  • normal skin requires deep cleansing, skin balancing and refinement
  • dry skin needs stimulation of cellular function
  • mature skin needs deeper stimulation and surface desquamation
  • younger skin requires cleansing, toning and refining action to free the blocked pores and improve function


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16 Comments »
    • Jennifer8055 wrote:
      Hi, I started developing pretty bad facial wrinkles after I crossed 35. I was pretty upset about it as I really didn't whink my skin would start degrading in my 30s. I tried altering my diet, took a lot of dark coloured vegetables such as beetroot and tomatoes as these were supposed to be good for wrinkles and also drank plenty of water. It didn't really work though and my Doctor had even suggested that I go for a Debrassion treatment to fade out my wrinkles. I then recently read an article by a lady who claimed that she got rid of her wrinkles using a particular anti-wrinkle product. I tried it and it worked really well. Within 4 weeks my wrinkles had faded out and were barely visible. Really good stuff. You can read more about the lady's article at the link below. http://wrinklecure.wordpress.com/

    • Wrinkle Creams wrote:
      Any suggestions on severe deep wrinkle care and bags under the eyes? I have tried so many things and can't seem to find a product that works for me.

    • anonymous wrote:
      I'm 15 and already grew wrinkles.I have acne and wrinkles now and I'm starting to freak out. Should I put tea-bags over my eyes before I go to sleep?

    • H.E.L.P wrote:
      im only 15 and i got wrinkles under eyes ,what should i do

    • wrinkles wrote:
      I have just found your site. Very happy to find a site with some useful information about wrinkles that I have been looking for, but not been able to find before. I have added you to my bookmarks, so that I will be able to visit you again. Can you suggest any related topics that I can search for to find out even more information? Thanks, Steve.

    • jen wrote:
      im 20 nd i have really dark circles under my eye along with wrinkles , what cream should i start using? also do i apply my face lotion first or the eyecream?

    • Manda wrote:
      Hi,i'm 18 and I have noticed that I have started getting wrinkles under my eyes. I have smoked for a few years but recently stopped smoking. I have used a couple of eye products but none have worked so far. I get plenty of sleep,so thats not a problem. Any help?

    • worrieddd wrote:
      I'm only 13 and I have wrinkles under my eyes, I was natuarally born with one wrinkle but now I have 2. I wear makeup but not a lot. what should I do to help get rid of them?

    • vick wrote:
      My daughter has one wrinke below her eyes. So from reading other girls comments seem normal to me. i obviously probably did to at that age. But lots of hat wearing and sunscreen . water and good nutrition seems the order of the day.

    • pleasehelp! wrote:
      im only 14 and i just quit smoking and i developed ALOT of wrinkles under my eyes while smoking i have quit for 2 weeks now and i still have the same amount of wrinkles around my eyes and i was wondering if theres any way i can get rid of them even a little? Any home remedies?

    • Lora wrote:
      I am 43 and have wrinkles/lines under my eyebrows, The skin under my eyebrows drooped. Could be from eyebrow waxing which I don't do anymore. Also have crows feet around one eye. I have puffiness under my eyes when I smile. I do have fine lines under eye when I don't smile, not that noticeable, but close up you can see it. I am looking for a product to help me. Thank you for the information above! :~)

    • marsha wrote:
      am just turned 35yrs and am getting wrinkles under the eyes any suggestions

    • MariahNYC wrote:
      I've been using this serum diligently for 4-5 months and love it. Its the Made from Earth Vitamin Enhanced Face Firming Serum. It works, it works, it works! I had a lot of sun damage and fine wrinkles on my forehead that are simply gone. And it's completely smoothed out my skin. I had rough patches here and there, plus oily T-zone and this cream was great on my entire face. No breakouts and the texture of my skin is fantastic now. Concealer and make up go on a lot smoother now. I saw results in the 3rd week I started using this. I don't use it every night anymore, like 2-3 times a week now that I have the results I want. Love this serum.

    • yewong wrote:
      I think what you have said will work for me but i'm not sure which cream to use. I'm 24 years old and my mother says that i should not be using an anti-aging cream till i reach 30years.

    • Sunny wrote:
      Hi! I am 98 yrs old I already see wrinkles under my eyes and faces,I am very worried, any advice. thanks

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