Smile lines may sound endearing, but when fine lines and wrinkles start appearing around our eyes, they are anything but. As with most things, prevention is the best medicine (yes, even – err, especially – for fine lines and wrinkles!) but when exactly should you start using under eye creams?
According to Lily Kruel, founder of Lily Herbceuticals, “it is never too early to start taking care of your skin with good eye care habits,” which includes eye cream! Yup, even you youthful ones out there need to be jumping on the anti-aging bandwagon. And fast! We asked Lily to share her insider secrets on preventing and eliminating eye wrinkles.
Here’s what you need to know…
While genetics most definitely plays a role in your likelihood of developing fine lines and wrinkles under your eyes, there are a lot of things you can do to prevent under-eye wrinkles, especially if you start young. So, just because mama has some serious wrinkles, doesn’t mean you’re doomed. When it comes to under eye wrinkles, remember the 3 S’s: smoking (a major no-no), sun (protection) and sleep (which is essential!). Once you have those under control, here’s what you need to know at every age:
In your 20s. Hydrate your eyes with a cream that includes antioxidants to stave off free radicals and help maintain and protect your skin. As always, use SPF too!
In your 30s. When you start to notice fine lines and wrinkles, which you will (sad, we know!), look for peptide-enriched products that help smooth out wrinkles.
In your 40s+. This is when you need stronger and more potent formulas containing ingredients that target specific skin concerns like retinols.