How to Prevent Under Eye Wrinkles

WHY DOES THE EYE AREA NEED SPECIAL CARE?

It’s important to look after the sensitive skin around the eyes to avoid eye wrinkles and dark circles.

WHY ARE EYES ESPECIALLY PRONE TO WRINKLES?

The skin around your eyes is unique. Due to being thinner to allow for fat pads that protect and cushion the eyeball, it’s much more sensitive and susceptible to damage.

As your delicate under-eye skin is stretched whenever you smile or frown, this can eventually result in the formation of fine lines. What’s more, sleeping on a certain side can have an effect too. Even when your face is relaxed, it’s important to remember that the skin on the eye contour is still constantly moving as you blink. To make matters worse, the tissue around the eye doesn’t have many sebum glands, so can lack moisture and lubrication. Over time, the elasticity is lost the skin begins to sag and eye wrinkles form.

Although this is a completely normal part of the aging process, there are steps you can take to minimise the appearance of these eye wrinkles.

Here’s how the conversation went…

Skin care Expert Robyn Hutch sat down with Sophie and Stephanie to chat about eye wrinkles and explore a few ways to keep them at bay.

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HOW TO REDUCE EYE WRINKLES AND CARE FOR THE EYE AREA

Tips for looking after the delicate skin around the eyes and some great eye creams to use. Reducing eye wrinkles can be incredibly easy - all it takes is a few extra steps in your regular skincare routine and a couple of lifestyle tweaks to prevent wrinkles from forming.

WHAT EYE CARE PRODUCTS SHOULD I BE USING?

For something light-weight and fast absorbing that’s perfect for wearing during the day, NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream with 100% skin identical Q10 offers an effective solution. It replenishes the sensitive area with moisture, whilst accelerating the skin’s regeneration speed for a more youthful appearance.

A more intensive option can be found in the NIVEA Cellular Hyaluron Filler Anti-Age Eye Cream with Hyaluron and Collagen Booster. This anti-aging eye cream has been developed to noticeably firm the skin, reduce eye wrinkles and provide a more radiant look.

CHOOSE EYE CARE PRODUCTS WISELY

It’s important to remember that the skin around the eye area is much thinner and more sensitive than on the rest of the face. Always use products specifically formulated for the eye area to avoid irritation and making eye wrinkles worse.

SHADE YOUR EYES FROM THE SUN

UVA/UVB rays can damage the skin around the eye area and accelerate the aging process. Invest in a good pair of sunglasses with both UVA and UVB protection and your peepers will stay protected during the summer months. NIVEA SUN UV Face Shine Control Cream is just what you need for effective UVA/UVB protection against sunburn and premature skin ageing.

QUICK TIPS FOR APPLYING EYE CREAM THE RIGHT WAY

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before getting started and trim your fingernails.
  • Ensure that the eye area is clean and all makeup has been removed.
  • Gently pat a generous amount of eye cream around the eye socket.
  • Don’t tug or pull on the skin as you apply.
  • The warmth of your finger will help the cream to absorb.
  • Make sure you don’t get too close to the eye, as this may cause irritation.

woman patting in eye cream

GENTLE AND CARING CLEANSING

woman patting in eye cream

If not done properly, the cleansing process can be very harsh on your delicate skin and can contribute to premature skin thinning. A recipe for disaster when it comes to preventing wrinkles under your eyes.

Use a makeup remover that is extra gentle on the skin like NIVEA Daily Essentials Extra Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover or NIVEA Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover. These remove even waterproof mascara whilst caring for the sensitive eye area.

If you prefer face wipes, try the NIVEA Sensitive Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes. They are non-woven so have a smooth texture for protecting the delicate eye area, and no rubbing or scrubbing is required to remove even waterproof mascara.

Always be as gentle as you can with your makeup removal technique - don’t pull or tug on the skin. NIVEA cleansing products are gentle and effective to not require rubbing consistently to remove even the hardest makeup.

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5 WAYS TO BANISH DARK UNDER-EYE CIRCLES

Get enough shut-eye

The amount of sleep you get has a huge impact on how your eyes look and feel the next day. Not only does sleep deprivation mean you have a lack of energy the next day, your dark circles will look more noticeable too.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet

Often it’s a lack of vitamins that can make the skin look dull and dark circles more prominent. Try to eat a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables to give your health and your eye area a boost.

Invest in an effective eye cream for dark circles

A good eye cream is a crucial part of any skin care routine for keeping the eye area hydrated and minimising dark circles. NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream is fast absorbing and minimises the appearance of both dark circles and eye wrinkles.

Try some soothing cucumber

Cucumber is more than just an ingredient for your salad. If you suffer from dark circles, try placing a slice over each eye for a few minutes and the cool hydrating sensation will ease puffiness and calm the whole area.

Drink plenty of water

Keeping your skin hydrated is key to maintaining a healthy and bright eye area. Drinks containing caffeine can have the opposite effect – so swap that coffee for a mineral water!



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