Most people, when they start to develop eyelid wrinkles, begin to search for ways to treat their lines. There are many, many treatments available. Some work, and some do not.
All of the anti-aging propaganda can be overwhelming to sift through. Although there are a lot of remedies which have not been proven to work against eyelid wrinkles, there are some fundamental basics which over the years have been proven over and over to have a definite effect in the prevention of fine lines and eyelid wrinkles.
As we age, our skin becomes drier, thinner and less elastic, which causes eyelid wrinkles to develop. Thus, the drier your skin is, the more likely you are to develop lines. It is vital that you keep your skin hydrated and well moisturized. Moisturizers will plump out the skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, and keep the skin supple and more elastic.
It is advised that you invest in the best moisturiser that you can afford, and use it regularly to combat the fine lines.
Because our skin becomes drier and thinner, using Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) will help to break down the dead skin cells by working as exfoliants. This leaves the skin looking brighter and refreshed. Some studies say that using AHAs may help to increase the overall skin thickness, which in turn plumps put the wrinkles and makes them less visable.
Many dermatologists will agree that Retinoids have been proven many times to be effective in the fight against eyelid wrinkles. With regular use, retinoids promote the rejuventation of collagen in the skin, and prevent further cell breakdown. They are available in varying degrees of strength. The stronger ones are usually available on prescription, but milder versions are available over-the-counter.
A word of warning, however retinoids can be irritating to your skin, and can lead to redness and peeling. Dont give up, though, as these symptoms can pass and you will see results. But consult your doctor or skin professional when using these products.
Pollution, the sun and stress in our lives can cause the formation of free radicals in our skin, which attack the healthy skin cells, resulting in the breakdown of collagen, which in turn leads to the formation of eyelid wrinkles.
Using and consuming antioxidants help to fight these free-radicals. You can use antioxidant creams on your skin, which help improve UV protection and skin defence, as well as eat foods which are high in vitamins C and E, such as green tea, blueberries, pomegranates, etc.
In the prevention of eyelid wrinkles, it is vital to use a good sunscreen daily. A minimum SPF of 30 is recommended, and should be applied to your face and neck. Ensure that you apply it to areas around your eyes. These areas are often overlooked. They are very sensitive and show your age and sun damage very easily. Your sunscreen should have both UVA and UVB protection.
Other factors to keep in mind in the fight against wrinkles, is to ensure you always get enough sleep. Always wear dark sunglasses, preferably ones large enough to cover around the eyes as well. Wearing a hat on a sunny day is advisable. As stress is a contributor to wrinkles, it goes without saying that minimizing stress in your life is something that you should try to do. Meditation and yoga have been shown to help in this regard.