Close your eyes and picture a shiny, freshly-inflated red balloon.
You’ll notice the balloon has firm, taut, and flexible surface (much like perfect, healthy, youthful skin does)…
But as air escapes, wrinkles begin forming on the surface as air escapes and the rubber begins to collapse in on itself.
This is similar to what occurs in the skin around your eyes.
Eye wrinkles appear because your skin’s ability to produce collagen and hyaluronic acid, nutrients which keep your skin taut and firm, fade with age.
However, there is good news.
Today, I want to share a few skin-restoring solutions that will help you prevent (and even reverse) the appearance of these unsightly eye wrinkles and maintain silky-smooth skin well into your later years.
But first, you must know which “type” of eye wrinkles you have, so that you can use the appropriate solution…
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the repeated contraction of your facial muscles.
These wrinkles usually only show up when certain muscles are in use. For example, smiling (“crow’s feet” under your eyes) or frowning (on your forehead or between your eyebrows).
Recently, many women have taken to receiving professional facial massages or doing facial yoga to erase these dynamic wrinkles. However, both take a lot of time and effort to see results.
The easier and faster treatment is minimizing the facial actions that cause your dynamic wrinkles in the first place, as well as gently exfoliating the outer layers of your skin.
In doing so, you’ll smooth out the fine lines from the outside while speeding up your body’s natural revitalization processes from the inside, as gentle exfoliation can help support natural collagen production.
Static wrinkles are caused by minor-but-continuous skin damage.
This means damaging activities like exposure to the sun (also known as photoaging), dehydration, smoking, and poor nutrition all contribute to developing static eye wrinkles.
But what’s most frustrating about static eye wrinkles is how they remain visible even when your facial muscles are relaxed.
To best combat these wrinkles, keep your skin plump and glowing by staying well hydrated and supplying your body with essential nutrients like hyaluronic acid, collagen, retinol, and omega-3s.
In addition, omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in wild-caught fish, can protect your skin against solar damage and help the cell membranes stay healthy—resulting in firmer, more flexible skin.
Wrinkle folds are purely age-related, caused by the gradual sagging of your facial skin’s structure—usually developing in the grooves between your nose and mouth, but you can often see them underneath your eyes as well.
This is the stage where many women reach for Botox or fillers—but as we discussed in this blog post, these skincare procedures should be avoided.
One of the best ways you can treat eye wrinkle folds is by maintaining a nutritious diet combined with well-selected supplements. By nourishing and protecting your skin from within, you’ll give your body the best chance of postponing (or even totally avoiding) wrinkle folds altogether.
No matter which type of wrinkles you experience, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
That’s why we recommend our patients to quit smoking, always wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and nourish their skin from within with a daily regimen of high-quality foods and supplements.
Remember, the most expensive procedures in the world can’t help you if you’re not taking care of your skin first.
To your health!