Having wrinkles, especially near the under-eye area, is a common complaint among many people, but these surface naturally once a person is in their 40s. However, it could be a cause of concern if wrinkles start appearing in the late 20s or early 30s. Premature wrinkling around the eyes could occur due to multiple factors including genetics, stress, constant sun exposure, and unhealthy lifestyle choices. However, there are some helpful preventive measures that can be taken to keep under-eye wrinkles at bay for as long as possible.
Start with a moisturizer
The under-eye area has a thinner skin compared to the rest of the face, which makes it extremely sensitive. It can quickly lose hydration, leading to premature fine lines and wrinkles. So, you should always moisturize to avoid dryness. We’d recommend investing in a moisturizer that is specially designed for delicate under-eye skin. This is because regular face moisturizers can be harsh and will cause inflammation and stinging in your eyes.
When you are buying an under-eye moisturizer, look for ingredients like retinol, vitamin A derivative, growth factors, and peptides. These encourage collagen production that is instrumental for taut and younger-looking skin.
Be gentle on your skin
You might not realize it, but unwittingly you might be harsh on your skin while applying or removing eye makeup that could eventually cause fine lines and wrinkles. The bottom line is that you should be gentle while putting makeup around the eye. We also suggest you to use soft cotton pads instead of cloth to gently remove eyeliner, mascara, or eyeshadow.
Don’t skimp on sun protection
One of the major reasons for premature under-eye wrinkles is consistent sun exposure. It can darken and dry the under-eye skin. So you should regularly apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen whenever you step out. In addition, consider purchasing a pair of sunglasses that render UV protection.
Massage is always a good idea
To improve blood circulation, massage the under-eye area in the morning or before going to bed. Not only will it help with inhibiting fine lines, but will also reduce puffiness and dark circles. This can be done using an under-eye moisturizer or a jade roller for tightening the skin. However, ensure that you exert gentle pressure to avoid distressing the delicate skin.
Develop a healthy daily routine
Our daily routine has a direct impact on our bodies including our skin. Eating unhealthy food and getting insufficient sleep can amplify stress levels that reflect in the form of bad skin, puffiness, and dark circles. To have better skin it is essential to follow a nutritious diet along with plenty of water. Likewise, you should get at least seven hours of quality sleep to rejuvenate your skin.
While the damage caused by stress, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and sun exposure can be reversed, it can be hard to prevent under-eye wrinkles when genetics come into play. In such cases, if home remedies and topical treatments aren’t working anymore, then you can consider nonsurgical procedures such as laser resurfacing or neuromodulation.