Admit it, doing all-nighters, sipping your favorite glass of wine or margarita and making the most out of your weekend is fun. Not until you notice the fruit of that labor to finally sit in. That fine lines under your eyes? Oh well. That must be it. But believe us when we say that it is pretty much normal. Apart from the paying your own bills stage, making the most out of life and working 8 hours in a week, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are part of your adulting. Admit it or not. Everyone will go through this stage or chances are you are already in it. Aging is something that we cannot control. (How we wish we could) As we age, the skin tends to lose its elasticity, skin cells are losing collagen and its ability to renew on its own is reduced. There are certain factors affecting the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines such as environmental factors, sun exposure and even genetic plays a role in how it appeared in person’s face.
We mean it when we say that it is not something that should be a bothersome to you. Crows feet that is how they referred those lines under eyes. According to Dr. Nava Greenfield, Dermatologist in Dermatology Group in Brooklyn. The skin around eye is one of the thinnest areas of the skin in the body – making it very fragile. Hmm does this means we have to start being careful with certain skincare product we put into it?
Let us try to understand what are the possible cause of the early signs and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Of course, the most common culprit to skin damage. UV rays pretty much affects the collagen in your skin. Collagen plays an important role in protecting the protein in your skin tissue. When exposed to UV rays, the breaking down of collagen may result to early signs of skin aging.
Drinking & Smoking
According to experts, smoking plays a great factor in the early appearance of fine lines and wrinkles may it be in men or women. It exposes your skin to certain oxidative stress causing damage to skin’s elastin and collagen. Still not convinced to quit yet? Apart from that, smoking also constricts the skin’s blood vessel obstructing the circulation to your blood vessels and depriving your skin of vitamin A. On the other hand, alcohol consumption may result to inflammation and dehydration. It also interrupts good sleep. Remember Queen, everything that is not in moderation won’t bring you any good.
Shocked are you? The feeling is mutual, Queens! It is said that facial expressions such as smiling, frowning and furrowing your brow could even contribute to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This might as well shocked you, but did you know that even your sleeping habits can also trigger the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It so happen when same facial muscle is pushed up against a pillow during sleep each night. Hmm this might be the time we stop burying our face in pillow while we sleep? The struggle might be hard but let us give it a try, Queens!
Skincare practices to combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Jump start with retinol
There must be the reason why this skincare product is taking the center stage. Retinol being a derivative of Vitamin A makes it your go to product in combating this skin concern of yours. Retinol is of big help in stimulating the metabolism of skin cells and promotes healthy collagen production. Of course, collagen is essential in keeping the appearance of the skin plump and smooth. The wonders of retinol lies within its ability to resurface into the skin’s texture giving you a smoother more even toned skin.
Moisturize with skincare product specifically formulated for eye are
As mentioned, skin in the eye is extra sensitive. Being the thinnest area of the skin makes it more susceptible to damage. Having said that, skincare products you may be using on the other areas of your skin may not be suitable for application for that delicate skin. Look for over the counter eye cream with the following wrinkle fighting ingredients like retinol (as mentioned earlier , hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C, and peptides. Peptides are small chemical compounds composed of short-chain amino acids – this serves as building blocks of protein. It instructs your cells to produce more collagen.
Facial Oil would help
A dry and dehydrated eye area is more prone to inviting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Keeping your under eye area hydrated is the key to combating the appearance of fine lines. After applying eye cream, seal in moisture with an oil. Oil will work by preventing any water from evaporating, locking in moisture and plumpness. Still not quite sure which oil to pick? How about consider Argan oil? With all the wonders it could do for your skin? Who could ever go wrong with argan oil.
SPF SPF SPF
This is perhaps the most repetitive and most mentioned skincare advice. Prevention is always better than cure. Always make it a habit of wearing your SPF every morning before heading out the door, no matter what season it is. Reapply based on what is being instructed. Applying sunscreen can do so much more than just preventing wrinkles, it also protects your skin from discoloration and dark spots and many other consequence of sun damage.
A facial massage would help
Apart from topical application of skincare product. Facial massage would be of big help as well. Facial exercises prescribed by skincare professionals would be of big help in stimulating a little blood follow.
You are what you eat they say, a topical application of skincare product when combined with healthy diet? The good result is indeed undeniable. Drink plenty of water, for it is essential in keeping you and your skin hydrated plus it promotes healthy elimination. Eat food rich in antioxidants such as nuts, berries and green vegetables for it supports healthy skin. In protecting the skin barrier, omega rich foods are advisable, such as avocado, salmon and walnuts. It aides in preventing transpidermal water loss.
Now, having said all these. What are your thoughts about these and advices? We love hearing from you, Queens! For now, we highly suggests you to Become a B&A Insider
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