Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but around the eyes is where the signs of aging tend to happen first- The eye area consists of thin skin (10 x thinner than anywhere else on the body) that’s more susceptible to environmental damage like UV rays and pollution, fewer oil glands which leave the skin drier and less supple, and lots of movement from facial contractions like smiling and squinting helps creases to form. Add in the natural loss of the subtle layer of skin-smoothing fat below your skin as you age, and you’ve got a recipe for lingering lines.
But don’t worry we’re here to help keep those eyes bright, youthful, and radiant for many years to come. Below are a few tips, tricks, and fun hacks that will keep those peepers looking crow’s feet-less.
Supplements: Antioxidant Rich Vitamins & Supplements
Vitamin C: Vitamin C aids in collagen production necessary for healthy skin. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from oxidative damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors. Try Pure Radiance C for a gentle but effective whole food way to take your vitamin C.
Our pick: Pure Radiance C
Resveratrol is a compound found in the skins of red grapes and in red wine. Resveratrol in supplemental doses may help slow the production of harmful free radicals in the body which damage skin cells and cause signs of aging.
Our pick: Synergy Resveratrol
Essentail fatty acids are used to increase hydration levels in the skin. Anytime your skin is dry winkles appear more prominent, so healthy fats like our DMK EFAS are a game changer!
Our pick: DMK EFA
Exfoliate: Exfoliation is key to removing that dry dull layer of dead skin and prepping the eyes to take in collagen building nutrients. Don’t be hesitant to exfoliate your eye area with a high grade manual exfoliant a few times a week at night.
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Topical Antioxidants: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant used to protect and prevent cellular damage from occurring. Continued use incorporating a potent C serum will help stimulate collagen around the eye area, giving the skin a more youthful firmness. *added bonus it acts as a natural spf around this fragile area.
Our Favorite: C Eye Advance
(from which retinol and retinoids has been proven to stimulate collagen production, making fine lines and crows feet a distant memory.
Our Favorite: Revitosin
(must be ordered directly from us via email email@example.com or phone 310-770-8730)
*Please note the eye area can be more sensitive than other areas and we would recommend starting slowly when incorporating these “actives” into your daily routine to prevent irritation.
Using a rich eye cream keeps the delicate area around the eye hydrated and plump minimizing the breakdown of collagen.
Our Favorite: Youth Eye Complex
In office treatments:
Book with our registered nurse who can provide the service for you with PRP as well.
Another great in-office procedure. It’s a minimally invasive technique that boots your skin’s production of collagen and elastin. A dermapen makes thousands of tiny needle punctures in the outermost layers of the skin which stimulate your body to make more collagen in the area.
Not a fan of needles, no sweat! Microcurrent is a results-oriented treatment that strengthens the skin and minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles without pain or downtime. This treatment is best done in a series every 3 to 4 weeks, but over time you’ll notice a huge improvement in the overall strength and integrity of the eye area.
LED red light
LED is a magical tool used to stimulate collagen production and keep up levels of ATP, also known as cellular energy.
Tips: SPF is your BFF
Sun exposure is the number one cause of premature aging, and exposure to harmful UVA and UVB can cause premature wrinkle formation and thinning skin.
Avoid squinting when reading, surfing the web, or spending time on social media. When out in the sun wear sun glasses that contain UV protector lenses.
Sleep on your back using a U shaped travel pillow. If that’s not manageable, aim to use a silk pillowcase which can prevent tugging or pulling of delicate areas.