Biological aging isn't the only reason for visible age-related changes in the skin of the eyelids.
Let's look at the possible reasons why wrinkles around the eyes may become noticeable sooner than we'd like:
- First of all, the skin of the eyelid area is about 6 times thinner than the skin of other facial areas, it has virtually no sebaceous and sweat glands, has loose subcutaneous fatty cell and is characterized by increased sensitivity, tendency to dryness and early wrinkle formation.
- Since the epidermis in the eyelid area has a thin hydrolipid mantle, without sufficient hydration it quickly loses moisture and dehydrates. With a lack of moisture, dry skin is more prone to the early appearance of wrinkles.
- The stratum corneum is weak and thin, so the skin in the eye area is more sensitive and permeable to various substances. The thin stratum corneum offers little protection against ultraviolet light, which easily affects the hyaluronic acid in the cells and destroys the collagen and elastin fibers, the skeleton of the skin. It also contributes to earlier aging of the skin around the eyes. The epidermis around the eyes is more vulnerable to the negative effects of UV light and is prone to photoaging.
- Another reason why skin breakouts become visible around the eyes early is because of active facial expressions. There are many facial muscles in the eyelid area that are involved in blinking, squinting, or squeezing the eyes.
- The periorbital area is prone to puffiness (bags under the eyes), which also stretches the skin and can cause wrinkles.
- Chronic stress and lack of sleep also have a negative impact on the skin of the eyelids and accelerate the process of cell aging.
How to chose the right eye care for different ages ?
How old should I start using an anti-wrinkle cream under my eyes? Do not wait until the wrinkles under the eyes become visible and deep, because to get rid of the already formed stable wrinkles is much harder than to prevent the appearance of the first facial changes. Start taking care of the skin under your eyes at a young age based on your skin's needs and current condition.
Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream by Yofing intensively nourishes and moisturizes sensitive skin. With age, the epidermis around the eyes quickly thins and stretches, losing its elasticity. We developed this cream for slowing down or even preventing changes associated with aging.
Let's see what care is suitable for the skin around the eyes at different ages:
- When choosing a cream for wrinkles under the eyes, dermatologists recommend focusing not on the biological age, but on the actual condition of the skin in the eyelid area. For example, if a girl in her teens has poor eyesight and often squints and strains her eyes, then a light moisturizing fluid may be needed as early as age 16.
- The first anti-wrinkle cream for the skin around the eyes is often purchased at the age of 20+, when the synthesis of natural collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin begins to decrease. Moisturizing formulas with hyaluronic acid or plant extracts can help prevent the appearance of premature wrinkles and smooth out existing dehydration creases.
- In adulthood, when wrinkles become visible to the naked eye, you should pay attention to anti-aging eye creams whose formulas are aimed at fighting age-related changes, as well as maintaining the elasticity of the eyelid skin. Formulas with antioxidants (vitamin E, eperulin, resveratrol), proxilane, vitamins and plant extracts are suitable.
- After 30, an anti-aging beauty routine should include products based on peptides, resveratrol, rhamnose and the powerful antioxidant vitamin C. To tone eye area skin, look for caffeine, escine, and dextran.
- For women after 45 who are at or nearing menopause, compensating creams with a strong lifting effect and intensely moisturizing and revitalizing effect are the right choice. For aging eyelid skin choose the rich formulas based on lipids, retinol and collagen which help to fight the changes that have already appeared and prevent the appearance of new wrinkles.