How to get rid of
under eye wrinkles
Under your eyes, your skin is very delicate and vulnerable. And as the skin is thinner, it’s easier to develop wrinkles in this area compared to the rest of your face, so it’s important to treat this area with care and keep it well-nourished.
If you’ve already developed fine lines in this area, fear not, there are some things you can do to lessen or eliminate under eye wrinkles.
First, thing’s first, what are under eye wrinkles?
Under-eye wrinkles are often the cause of damage to your skin from biological factors, and also the outcome of how you’ve taken care of your skin over the years.
So what causes under eye wrinkles?
Over time the amount of collagen and elastin in our skin reduces. Collagen is key to keeping our skin firm, and elastin keeps it flexible.
Eye wrinkles can develop through facial movements, which eventually develop into these lines. One of these facial movements is squinting. If you have problems with your eyes, get them checked, or you could end up with additional wrinkles.
Smoking and vaping are some of the most significant causes of wrinkles in both men and women. This is because these substances accelerate the skin’s ageing process, in addition to the facial movements you do to inhale them.
Exposure to the sun is also one of the biggest causes of wrinkles. UV rays cause damage, which is especially true of the area under the eyes because it’s so thin.
Another under eye wrinkles cause is rubbing your eyes. People who have allergies may do this more often than others, putting themselves at risk.
Finally, the position you choose to sleep in and the pillow you use can lead to additional wrinkles under the eyes. Continually pressing your face against a pillow can cause extra stress on the delicate skin and extra lines.
Now for the most important question, how do you get rid of under-eye wrinkles?
Anti Ageing Eye cream
The least invasive way to reduce under-eye wrinkles is using a good eye cream. There are plenty of good ones on the market for all ages and skin types. Some of them only take a few weeks before you see the removal of under-eye wrinkles. Others are more short term, and you have to keep using them on a daily basis to get results.
Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid are also beneficial, but Retinol is a proven anti-ager.
Botox is a very effective treatment of under-eye wrinkles. It involves an injection to the area under the eyes. This slows muscle movements and makes it appear as if there are fewer wrinkles.
Fillers are injected under the eyes giving the skin the appearance of being plumper and smoothing out crows feet
Chemical peels take off the upper layer of skin, helping to eliminate wrinkles and other lines and refreshing the skin cells. It will not get rid of very deep wrinkles, but it will have an effect.
Microneedling (also known as Dermarolling) sounds much scarier than it is.
Basically, tiny needles are rolled on your skin and the stress that they cause forces your skin into collagen-producing mode. In other words, your skin is fast-tracked into the renewal process and fine lines can be dramatically reduced.
You can have micro-needling around the eye area and the results can be really good but again please do your research and make sure you see the right person.
Facial exercises and yoga
Certain facial exercises have been shown to be effective in tightening the skin and breathing your eyes.
If you’re prone to allergies they can cause inflammation and itching around your eyes and also make your eyes watery. Rubbing or scratching your eyes due to allergy symptoms can contribute to sore eyes and make your skin feel dry and delicate. Treating allergy symptoms can give your face a more relaxed appearance, and it can also protect the skin under your eyes in the long run.
The use of lasers for under eye wrinkles are becoming very common. There are several types of lasers, but for the most part, they all stimulate the release of collagen in the area. The under-eye wrinkles laser makes the skin firmer and smooths out wrinkles.
Eat a healthy diet
Some believe that there’s a strong link between a healthy diet and firm, younger-looking skin. Vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E are all frequently used in skincare products. By incorporating foods rich in these vitamins into your diet, you’ll be helping your skin (and the rest of your body) to form healthy new cells.
Consider adding colourful citrus fruits, carrots, and pumpkin to your diet plan to increase the amount of these vitamins in your diet.
You can gently exfoliate dry skin that forms under your eyes to promote new cell growth. Only use products that are specifically made to exfoliate and massage into the area underneath your eyes and be careful to treat the delicate skin
If some lines do remain, don’t worry about it too much. They are only a sign of a life well-lived. If you’re worried about your under eye wrinkles, speak to one of our aesthetics doctors to find out what treatment is best for you.
If you’re going the injectables route it’s imperative that you see an actual cosmetic Dr or surgeon and not by a beauty therapist.