Aging is a part of life. In fact, it’s the ultimate goal. We all want to live long, healthy, happy lives, which means aging is an essential inevitability.
Life is all about expressing yourself. Smiling, crying, laughing, screaming – it’s part of being human. However, as we age those emotions can add up to fine lines and wrinkles, an unfortunate part of the “long, healthy, happy life” equation.
Fine lines and wrinkles are totally normal – especially around the eye area. The skin around our eyes is thin and doesn’t produce oil like the rest of our face, so it’s especially susceptible to dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Those eye wrinkles can take away from our face’s most important feature. As the saying goes, eyes are the window to the soul, and their appearance can make or break our confidence.
What’s worse, when you try to cover eye wrinkles with makeup, the makeup tends to settle in the creases, amplifying their appearance and making you feel even more self-conscious. The best option is to get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles instead of trying to cover them up.
Here’s our list of 6 ways you can treat and prevent eye wrinkles and fight other signs of premature aging, leading to a healthier, happier you.
6 steps to get rid of eye wrinkles for good:
Diet is an essential component to overall health, not just for weight loss and heart health but also for your skin. The food we eat plays a vital role in the way we look – after all, we are what we eat.
A diet rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and nutrients will have an enormous impact on the way your skin looks. Some of the best foods we can eat to prevent aging skin and eye wrinkles include fatty fish, avocados, nuts and seeds, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and dark chocolate and red wine.
Hey, being healthy isn’t so bad!
It’s important to eat a variety of these foods to ensure you’re getting all the good stuff your body needs to function. Eat all colors of the rainbow and look to include an array of foods containing omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, vitamins A, C, E, D, K, B3, B5, choline, and folic acid.
Not only will eating this way make you look better, but you’ll also feel better – the ultimate in healthy win-wins.
In addition to a healthy diet, be sure to drink plenty of water to help stay hydrated and flush out toxins. Water intake needs can vary person to person, but most health gurus recommend you drink about 2 liters per day, or eight 8-ounce glasses.
2) Sun Exposure
We all know the dangers of sun when it comes to skin cancer, but excessive exposure can take a major toll on the appearance of your skin, as well.
There are 2 types of ultraviolet sun rays that damage your skin – UVB and UVA. UVB rays cause sunburn and skin cancer and should be avoided at all times. UVA rays also play a role in skin cancer formation, but these rays are primarily responsible for premature aging of the skin, including fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
There are approximately 500 times more UVA rays in sunlight than UVB rays, so it’s essential to protect your skin from both. Not to mention, people tend to squint when the sun is shining. That repetitive micro muscle motion can impact delicate eye skin elasticity, and you’ll eventually be stuck with permanent squint lines.
If you’re trying to avoid eye wrinkles, it’s important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protections against UVB and UVA rays, and it’s also a good idea to wear sunglasses to prevent that squinty face we all do in the bright sunshine.
3) Avoid Smoking
Smoking is harmful to health, hands down. According to the American Cancer Society, almost half the deaths from 12 different types of cancer combined are attributable to cigarette smoking.
If that’s not a good enough reason to kick the smoking habit for good, consider this: toxins in cigarette smoke damage collagen and elastin, which are essential components of firm and flexible skin around the eyes and elsewhere.
Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict, limiting their ability to function properly and bring blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients to skin cells, ultimately causing a decline in cell function and overall skin health.
Smoking can also negatively impact overall skin tone and color due to lack of oxygen in the blood and general proximity to the harmful chemicals found in tobacco.
Basically, smoking is never a good idea, especially if you’re trying to combat fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
4) Skin Care
You might already know about the importance of taking makeup off and washing your face each night, and for a good reason. Skin rejuvenates itself at night while you’re sleeping, fixing daily damage and increasing cell turnover. Talk about beauty sleep!
If your face is covered in makeup and grime, your skin cells won’t be able to perform at an optimal level of repair and regeneration.
After you remove your makeup and wash your face, it’s also a great idea to invest in a high-quality facial serum or cream to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier and nourish your cells with the antioxidants and vitamins needed for beautiful skin.
If you’re looking for a dermatologist-recommended product with the strength to combat fine lines and wrinkles, reach for retinol. Retinol is easily absorbed and works to stimulate the metabolism of skin cells and enhance the production of collagen, thus leading to a more supple, youthful complexion. The more collagen in your skin, the less fine lines and wrinkles you’ll have.
Just be careful because retinol can be harsh on the delicate skin around your eyes, so limit use to 2-3 times per week to avoid irritation and dryness, which can lead to even more wrinkles over time.
5) Botox / Filler
If you’re looking for a more intense method of banishing fine lines and wrinkles, Botox and filler are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments given through injections that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and other areas of the face.
Botox works by literally paralyzing facial muscles, which helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions, or repetitive muscle movements.
Filler works by adding volume and fullness to areas that have thinned due to aging, such as cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. Fillers can help reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles, but they do not stop future wrinkles from forming.
While Botox and filler are both popular eye wrinkle treatment options, they can be expensive and aren’t without risk. In addition, Botox and filler can only be injected by a trained professional in a medical setting.
Botox and filler are not a permanent solution, and their maintenance costs can quickly add up. Botox lasts for 3-4 months on average, and filler typically lasts between 6-18 months, depending on the patient.
6) LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy has seen a massive rise in popularity in recent years and is even used by A-list celebrities to combat common signs of aging. But it’s not another Hollywood gimmick; it’s a science-backed approach to advanced anti-aging skin care.
In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy for growth, research has shown that LED light therapy can trigger a natural effect in human tissue, helping to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of tissue cells.
Simply put, LED light therapy provides compromised cells with a boost of energy to enhance cell performance, boosting circulation and increasing collagen and elastin production in connective tissue.
LED light therapy is a non-toxic, non-invasive, totally safe way to improve skin tone, texture, clarity, and smoothness.
LED light therapy can be used in conjunction with Botox and fillers, but light therapy has no dangerous side effects and you don’t need to visit a doctor’s office for treatment.
Why Is Celluma The Best Light Therapy For Fine Lines And Wrinkles?
Celluma is an FDA-cleared light therapy device that is clinically proven to fight fine lines and wrinkles by enhancing health at the cellular level and accelerating the repair and replenishment of tissue cells.
With Celluma for anti-aging, you can increase collagen and elastin production, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin’s firmness and resilience.
Using wavelengths that are scientifically proven to improve cellular performance, Celluma’s UV-free low-level light energy is a safe, effective, and convenient way to achieve healthy, youthful skin.
Because of Celluma’s patented device design, Celluma light therapy is able to conform closely to the surface area of your face, allowing for maximum light absorption – a key to efficacy.
Unlike other anti-aging treatments, Celluma light therapy is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used on all skin types in the comfort of your own home.
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are an inevitable part of life. As we age, normal body processes begin to break down, slowing the production of collagen and elastin and leading to aging skin.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t options for treatment or prevention.
By eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, limiting sun exposure, following a good skin care routine, researching cosmetic options, and investing in a quality light therapy device, you can take the right steps to not only improve your skin quality, but also enhance whole-body health.
At the end of the day, age is just a number. What’s really important is how you feel.
And with Celluma LED light therapy for anti-aging, you’ll feel GREAT.