If we develop bags under our eyes, dark circles, and puffiness, this causes us to look much older than our actual age.
The skin usually reflects both our inner and outer health. We can look as much as a decade or even younger if we take proper care of it.
Maintaining an integral skincare routine way before visible signs of aging start to show can help improve the health of our skin thereby giving us an early lead in fighting against puffiness and any other aging skin issues on our face.
In this letter, we’re going to explore anti-aging tips to tighten the skin around the eyes as well as reducing wrinkles.
So let’s get straight into it.
What causes Aging around the eyes?
Aging around the eyes is caused by a number of factors. The main ones include:
- Sleep deprivation
- Overexposure to the sun
Genetics. Just like some people start developing grey hair in their twenties, genetics could be the reason signs of aging begin to show around the eyes.
This usually takes place between late twenties and early thirties.
Dehydration. The skin beneath the eyes is thin and has numerous blood vessels. When the body is deprived of sufficient water, the soft delicate skin around the eyes begins to sag over time.
Sleep deprivation is another major cause of sagging around the eyes. Adults need 7 or more hours of sleep per night for the best health and wellbeing.
According to the NHLBI, 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer sleep deprivation, hindering daily functioning and adversely affecting health and longevity.
Therefore finding means of getting adequate sleep can play a huge role in keeping your health in check, and the skin looking young and lively.
Last but not least, overexposure to the sun causes wrinkles and fine lines to develop around the eyes as well as the forehead.
Not only that, the ultraviolet (UV) in the sunlight causes skin damage, bringing about brown spots and pigment irregularity.
How to Tighten Skin Under the Eyes
It is never too late to tighten the skin around the eyes and reduce wrinkles. If you’re in your platinum years, the effects can be impressively reduced with the following tips:
Under Eye Skin Treatments
This is where cosmetics products come in handy. Using skincare moisturizing creams and serums formulated with natural ingredients are known to:
- Encourage collagen production
- Slow down degradation and
- Provide protection against sun damage.
While your skincare routine may vary depending on your skin type, eye creams and serums should generally be used at night after you’ve applied any exfoliators, cleansers, and toners.
Retinoid creams and serums function as antioxidants that protect skin cells from damages caused by harmful compounds and slows the deterioration of existing collagen fibers.
Eye creams and serums help to hydrate the skin, offering much-needed moisture retention and soothing around the eyes.
Vitamin C creams and serums formulated with hyaluronic acid are popular for their skin tightening properties and help to hydrate the skin.
Dragon’s Blood is used in a variety of products designed to keep the skin healthy and youthful. It is a red resin obtained from a few different species of trees such as the Croton lechleri tree which can be found in the Amazon basin and surrounding countries.
Because Dragon's Blood extracts contain natural ingredients, it is widely used in anti-aging products such as facial soaps, eye serums, lip balms, and gels which help in moisturizing and tightening the skin, even around the eyes.
Sunscreen helps with protection against ultraviolet radiation from the sun, minimizing photoaging, or skin aging, under-eye wrinkles, crepey skin, and fine lines. Incorporating sunscreen with SPF of at least 30 into your skincare routine is highly essential to keeping your skin clean and hydrated.
Although using natural skincare products may help hydrate or tighten skin, studies have shown that engaging in physical exercises can help tighten excess skin.
Exercises help to increase blood circulation and wash away some of the molecules responsible for causing skin laxity.
Genetics, lack of adequate moisturization, and sun damage contribute highly to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. As a result, wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and puffiness form under the eyes.
Tightening the skin around the eyes and reducing wrinkles on your face can help you improve the texture of your skin but you also need to make certain lifestyle changes.
Incorporate the above tips to see positive results and get rid of loose skin around the eyes for a more glowy and radiant body. However, depending on the severity of your condition, consult with your dermatologist.