Many of us wish we could find the fountain of youth. Feeling healthy and young but also looking young is important to most everyone. No matter what your age, prevention is king! Whether you are in your 30’s and just starting to see the effects of aging or you are in your 60’s with skin that is not hiding anything, reducing the appearance of wrinkles (especially crows feet) is likely a priority for you. Continue reading to learn more about what lifestyle changes you can make together with the right skin care regimen from Solvaderm to combat those wrinkles.
Reducing Eye Wrinkles
Under eye wrinkles are caused by the body’s inability to replace collagen and elastin – also a side effect of too much sun exposure! Prevention, prevention, prevention – and if you already have wrinkles – here is what you can do to avoid more and lessen the appearance of what you already have. Please note that no one treatment will be effective for everyone. You have to find what works best for you but avoiding the surefire causes are just the first step. Leading a healthy life is the beginning of having great looking skin.
Avoid the sun. Sun exposure is the number one cause of wrinkles. Most of us cannot hide indoors like the Cullen’s on sunny days so that of course means when outdoors, wear sunscreen. Sunscreen will protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun like skin cancer, sun spots, and will also prevent wrinkles.
Do not smoke. The effects of cigarette smoke on your internal organs are far worse than wrinkles – you shouldn’t be smoking anyways but if you want to avoid wrinkles, quitting smoking will help. Getting plenty of sleep and drinking eight to ten glasses of water will help keep your skin looking its best. When you get a full eight hours of sleep your body is able to regenerate cells and maintain skin’s elasticity.
Eat better. Eating more fish that is high in mega-3 and lean proteins will help nourish the skin and help it look pump and youthful. Eat more fruits and vegetables packed with antioxidants that fight the free radicals that damage your skin.
Lastly, use moisturizer and products that contain the right ingredients. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) help slough off the top layer of dead skin cells which can in turn, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes. Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A that can be found in many over-the-counter products. Retinol is effective at rejuvenating the skin without reddening and burning of the skin. Vitamin C has also been known to help boost collagen in the skin which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Solvaderm’s skin care products are packed with active and USDA certified organic ingredients. Eyevage is a multi-action age-defying eye cream developed by leading dermatologists to address the varied and complex issues that most commonly affect mature skin in the eye area. While wrinkles occur for many reasons, preventing and treating with the right products will ensure your skin looks its best for years to come.