One of the most visible signs of aging -- and one that occurs as early as the mid-twenties -- is wrinkles in the eye area. With all of the wrinkle reducing treatments on the market, it can be confusing to know what to look for. If you want a high-quality eye cream that will really go to work to reduce eye wrinkles, here are the active ingredients to look for.
All day long, we make facial expressions -- when we smile, frown, laugh, or squint. When the thousands of tiny facial muscles we have tighten to make these expressions, it causes folds in the skin. These creases naturally deepen over time, leading to wrinkles. One of the most common areas for wrinkles to appear is around the eyes. These are frequently referred to as “crow’s feet.”
While using an anti-aging skin care regimen can help reduce wrinkles all over the face, using an eye cream that specifically targets the eye area is very helpful as well. In fact, the pores around the eyes are smaller than the pores on the rest of the face, and they usually require products that are a little more concentrated. The primary aim of eye creams is to moisturize the area, which can help reduce eye wrinkles.
There are a couple of ingredients to look for in eye creams. First -- and this goes for any skin care product -- you should always look for the words “non-comedogenic” on the label. This ensures that the ingredients in the product won’t clog your pores.
If you’re applying eye cream in the morning, search for a lightweight foundation that won’t be greasy or clumpy underneath makeup. It’s also a great idea to look for an eye cream with SPF 15 or higher if you’re applying during the day. If you’re putting on your eye cream at night, you can apply it more thickly, and you should look for anti-aging ingredients like retinol, which will help to reduce eye wrinkles.
Peptides are another ingredient to look for in high-quality eye creams. Peptides support collagen production, boosting firmness and filling in those crow’s feet lines. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K are all helpful in brightening the eye area and reducing swelling. And if you’re looking at a line of all-natural products, you might scan the labels for chamomile, which has an anti-inflammatory effect that can reduce eye wrinkles, dark circles, and undereye bags.
Eye creams are an important part of a daily, high-quality anti-aging regimen, but if your crow’s feet are making you especially self-conscious, you might consider dermal fillers. There are many types of dermal fillers on the market, and by working with a dermatology specialist, you can find the right one for you.
Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid. This ingredient is sometimes found in eye creams, but it exists at a much higher concentration in dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid promotes hydration in the skin cells. Since the primary cause of wrinkling skin is lack of hydration, collagen, and elastin, dermal fillers can provide a boost that a regular skin care regimen can’t.
If you’re in the greater New York City area and want to try dermal fillers or get skin care guidance, contact Vanguard Dermatology today.