Why are eye wrinkles the first wrinkles you see and how can you minimize them?

The sensitive skin around your eyes may be one of the first places that fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging appear. Get tips on the prevention and treatment of eye wrinkles from the experts at Murad.

Causes of Eye Wrinkles

Your eyes are one of the first things that people notice about you. However, the skin around your eyes is also one of the first places that you may develop fine lines and wrinkles. This delicate skin is particularly susceptible to wrinkles and a loss of hydration because it doesn’t produce its own natural moisture. Additionally, repetitive facial motions like squinting can cause the development of crow’s feet in the corner of your eyes. Between the natural deterioration of skin as you age and the impact of repetitive motions, visible eye wrinkles may develop long before wrinkles on the rest of your face. However, there are many eye treatments to help prevent and reverse the signs of aging around the eyes.

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Causes of Eye Wrinkles
Like other wrinkles, the causes of eye wrinkles can be attributed to Genetic Aging, Hormonal Aging and Environmental Aging. From a Genetic Aging and Hormonal Aging standpoint, the natural aging process and the reduction of estrogen that happens during the years leading up to menopause affect collagen production and elastin strength in the skin. Collagen is what gives skin its firmness and suppleness, and as it declines the skin begins to sag and wrinkles develop and deepen. Elastin is what causes your skin to “spring” back into place from a wrinkled or furrowed state. As it weakens, temporary creases in the skin, such as those that occur with repetitive face movements, become permanent. This is particularly true with crow’s feet in the corners of the eyes. From an Environmental Aging perspective, many people forget to protect the skin around their eyes from UV damage. Over time, sun exposure impacts collagen and elastin production and causes dehydration and pigmentation changes that result in older-looking eyes.

The area of skin around the eyes is less equipped to combat these signs of aging because it doesn’t contain oil-producing glands like the rest of the skin on your face does. Therefore, dehydration and a loss of skin firmness can become visible around the eyes many years before the rest of your face begins to show the signs of aging and wrinkles.

Preventing Eye Wrinkles
Information is half of the battle, and knowing that the skin around your eyes is particularly susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles means that you can take preventive steps to help diminish and delay the appearance of eye area wrinkles. What are the best ways to prevent eye wrinkles? Here are some important tips.

Wear Sunglasses: One way to minimize the development of wrinkles around the eyes is to minimize the amount of time that you spend squinting in the sunlight. Even a simple walk to and from your car every day can add up to thousands of minutes spent squinting over many years. Putting on sunglasses every time you’re going out into the sun will reduce the amount of time that you spend squinting and help prevent crow’s feet and other eye wrinkles. To increase the amount of protection that you get from your sunglasses, be sure to purchase sunglasses that are polarized or coated in a layer of UV protection. They may cost a bit more, but they’re an investment in the youthfulness of the skin around your eyes.
Use a Preventive SPF Protection Eye Cream: Keeping the skin under your eyes hydrated and protecting it from sun damage can help delay and diminish the development of eye wrinkles. Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 | PA++ hydrates to restore moisture and diminish the look of fine lines, while SPF 15 helps guard against sun damage.

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Use a Nighttime Eye Cream
When you’re not going out into UV rays, use a more intensive anti-aging eye cream at night. You’ll be able to take advantage of your body’s natural restorative cycle, hydrate the skin around your eyes and deliver ingredients designed to minimize the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. Look for eye creams that include antioxidants or Retinol, as well as deeply hydrating eye creams.Use an Inclusive Health® Approach: Finally, as with any anti wrinkle skin care plan, be sure that you are nourishing your skin from the inside and making lifestyle choices that support healthy skin. Eat a diet rich in antioxidants, like those found in fresh fruits and vegetables; eat your water daily to stay hydrated; reduce Cultural Stress; get enough sleep; and minimize your exposure to toxins and pollutants. While no anti aging regimen will give you wrinkle-free eyes, following these steps will help you have healthy, younger-looking skin all over!


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Tips for Preventing Eye Wrinkles

Treating Eye Wrinkles At some point, we all develop eye wrinkles. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to treat and diminish wrinkles around the eyes. Most importantly, use an anti aging eye cream to rehydrate and firm the skin around your eyes. Murad offers a number of anti wrinkle eye creams that help to restore firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, including crow’s feet.

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Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes

Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes

This anti wrinkle eye treatment improves cell turnover and increases collagen synthesis to reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles and increase skin firmness around the eyes by up to 40%.

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Murad Renewing Eye Cream

Murad Renewing Eye Cream

In addition to reducing medium to deep wrinkles, this eye cream also reduces puffiness and dark circles. Eyes not only look younger with fewer lines and wrinkles, they also look healthier and brighter.

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Eye wrinkles are inevitable with age, but by using anti wrinkle eye cream treatments and taking other preventive measures, you can keep the skin around your eyes looking smooth and youthful for years to come.

Ready to learn more? Next, we’ll briefly discuss crow’s feet around the eyes and how to treat and avoid them.

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Product Resources for Eye Wrinkle Treatment

If you’re looking for a treatment to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, try the following Murad skin care and anti aging products.

Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 | PA++

Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 | PA++

Hydrates and infuses the skin with antioxidants to prevent and diminish the appearance of eye wrinkles while preventing sun damage.

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Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes

Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes

This anti wrinkle eye treatment improves cell turnover and increases collagen synthesis to reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles and increase skin firmness around the eyes by up to 40%.

Buy Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes Now
Murad Renewing Eye Cream

Murad Renewing Eye Cream

In addition to reducing medium to deep wrinkles, this eye cream also reduces puffiness and dark circles. Eyes not only look younger with fewer lines and wrinkles, they also look healthier and brighter.

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What Did You Just Learn About Eye Wrinkles?

In this section of the Murad Anti Aging Skin Care and Resource Center, you should have learned the following points:

  • Eye wrinkles include crow’s feet in the corner of the eyes and wrinkles under the eyes.
  • Eye wrinkles are caused by the same aging factors that reduce collagen and elastin production elsewhere in the skin, including Genetic Aging, Environmental Aging and Hormonal Aging.
  • Wearing sunglasses to minimize repetitive squinting can help prevent and minimize crow’s feet.
  • Using a preventive eye cream with sun protection can help prevent and minimize eye wrinkles.
  • Once eye wrinkles appear, use an anti wrinkle eye cream that hydrates, improves collagen production and restores skin firmness to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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