The skin around our eyes is only a ninth of the thickness of the skin on the rest of our body, making it more prone to external damage. The delicate skin of that area is also the reason why the first signs of aging usually appear around our eyes. But how do we get rid of them?
Delicate skin around the eyes needs to be treated with products that are gentle enough.
There are special under-eye creams and serums formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eyes. These solutions contain ingredients that won’t trigger sensitivity like redness or tearing, which can worsen fine lines under your eyes
Fine Lines and Wrinkles Under Eyes
Fine lines that appear around our eyes – like frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles – are some of the first signs of aging to appear on our face.
Mature skin loses its elasticity, due to the collagen and elastin regeneration slowing down as we get older. The collagen that we still produce becomes stiffer, meaning that the skin becomes looser, causing creasing. Under-eye wrinkles are more likely, as this skin is more delicate.
How to Reduce Under-eye Wrinkles
Applying under-eye cream can help prevent fine lines from developing into deep, premature under-eye wrinkles. Look for anti-aging products with moisturizing ingredients, such as Pond’s Age Miracle range to help stimulate cell renewal and plump up your skin’s support structure on the inside, and to smoothen out the fine lines that appear on the outside.
Moisturising with the right cream can erase fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
It’s not just under-eye wrinkles that show aging skin. Puffy eyes are also common in mature women.
The eye area is known as the orbit and contains fat stores under its surface. The sagging of this skin causes the fat to move to below the eye. This, in hand with fluid accumulation, makes the under-eye area swollen, causing puffy eyes.
How to Reduce Puffy Eyes
Drinking sufficient water may help to reduce water retention, and the appearance of puffy eyes.
Avoid salty foods and drink plenty of water. These things may help to reduce the water retention and the overall puffed-up appearance.
Sleeping with your head slightly elevated also helps to avoid the fluid build-up overnight. Splashing cold water onto the skin around your eyes can help reduce the swelling.
Dark Circles Under Eyes
While one of the main causes of dark circles under your eyes is fatigue, they can also be made worse by aging. The lack of collagen, loss of fat and thinning of the skin that’s associated with aging skin will make the dark circles more obvious.
How to Reduce Dark Circles Under Eyes
Getting enough sleep can help reduce dark circles or pigmentation under your eyes. It also helps if you use products that include anti-aging actives in the list of ingredients, like Pond's Age Miracle Eye Cream which contains Retinol-C Complex that provides powerful wrinkle reduction.
Signs of aging are not limited to the area around your eyes. In fact, the signs of aging can also appear as wrinkles on other parts of your face. Read to find out more about the other signs of aging and their causes, or find solutions on how to reduce their appearance.