They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, which makes it all the more upsetting to discover that they are also one of the first parts of the face to show the signs of aging, and there are several ways that aging shows up around the eyes. However, it is possible to maintain or even regain your youthful, bright-eyed appearance. The key is understanding what causes these signs of aging and knowing what products best treat them. We’ve pinpointed three of the most common signs of aging around the eyes and the best ways to combat them. Read on for younger looking peepers!
Bags under the eyes: When you’re younger, getting a good night’s sleep and drinking lots of water are enough to get rid of bags under the eyes. However, the causes change as we get older, making them a tiny bit harder to treat. As we age, the tissues and muscles around the eyes weaken, which causes the skin to sag. The fat deposits around the eyes also starts to move downwards, causing the bags. The best at-home way to treat this is by strengthening and firming the tissues around the eyes. Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum contains Eyeliss™ and Actiflow® to improve microcirculation as well as strengthen and firm the skin around the eyes to minimize bags. It also contains green tea to instantly reduce puffiness caused by water retention.
Crow’s feet: Crow’s feet are one of the most common complaints when it comes to aging. Often showing up in the mid-30’s, crow’s feet appear as deep lines from the corners of the eyes. They are caused by repetitive motions, such as squinting and smiling, that break down collagen and elastin fibers over time. Retinol is extremely effective at fighting crow’s feet because it targets the deeper layers of skin, where the wrinkles start, and encourage healthier cell growth and collagen production. Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer for Eyes contains a combination of retinol, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid to visibly smooth out crow’s feet and fine lines while firming the skin around the eyes.
Dark Circles: Prominent dark circles that never seem to go away are another unfortunate sign of aging, and if you have them, you can probably blame your parents. Genetics play a big role here and if your parents have dark circles, it’s probable that you will as well. The shadows under your eyes appear to become worse as time goes by and delicate blood capillaries stretch and leak under the skin. As your skin loses collagen and thins out, the underlying veins start to show through more. Neostrata Bionic Eye Cream contains vitamin K to strengthen the fragile capillaries and lactobionic acid to prevent collagen breakdown for a brighter eye area.