How to Get Rid of Eye Wrinkles

Treating under eye wrinkles or crow’s feet can be difficult because the skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the skin on the face.  You can remove these wrinkles with exfoliation and renewal, but you need to work at a different pace than you would for the rest of your face.  Avoid using the stronger concentrations of acids around your eyes.  Because this skin is thinner, a weaker product will work better on getting rid of eye wrinkles, where the strong product may make them worse.

If you’re going to use manual exfoliation around the eyes, like a microdermabrasion treatment, use extreme caution.  Use less pressure and less time than the rest of the face and neck.  You don’t want to pull the skin too much and make wrinkling worse. Because most manual exfoliation pulls at the skin, low concentrations of acids are the preferred method.  But if you have a light touch, you can scrub around the eyes.

A good moisturizing eye cream is essential to remove eye wrinkles.  Many women use the beauty trick of putting petroleum jelly around the eyes before bed, because this locks in skin’s own moisture.  People also use straight oils like castor or olive oils in the same way.  Eye creams tend to be heavier than face creams and they need to be to deliver the extra moisture.

Lot’s of wrinkling around the eyes come from facial expressions, especially smiling.  In fact, in many cultures eye wrinkles are a sign of a happy life.  Now, you don’t want to stop smiling, but you do want to stop squinting!  Wearing sunglasses can reduce eye wrinkles by blocking UV but more importantly, reducing how much you squint from the bright sun.  Save your wrinkling for expressions that matter!

Using an eye cream with DMAE will give you an instant firmness to the skin and reduce crow’s feet.  DMAE tightens only tightens skin temporarily, but you can use it daily because it is also great for your skin.  Dr. Perricone’s famously popular products firm with DMAE.  This is a great fix for when you want to look younger and fresher for special occasions like reunions and weddings.

Many people tend to wear a lot of makeup on the eye area.  Between the poor ingredients in most commercial cosmetics and the pulling associated with applying liners and concealers, ironically applying make up can accelerate aging.  Additionally, some make up can accentuate fine lines around the eyes and too much mascara tends to be aging as well.  Try to wear eye makeup in a more natural style rather than over doing it.  Switch to a mineral make up with zinc oxide.  It is great for your skin as well as being a sunscreen.

Take extra care when you try to get rid of eye wrinkles, as these are just about the most difficult treat of because the skin is so thin and sensitive.  You’ll typically need to use less exfoliation and more moisturization and renewal than with other facial wrinkles.