Why Eyes Are The First to Show Your Age

Posted by Melissa Crane on Apr 18th 2018

Aging is an unavoidable part of life and the first part of the body to show your age is the aging eyes.

4 common complaints for aging eyes:

  • Wrinkles
  • Dark Spots
  • Puffiness
  • Dark Circles

Why does the skin around the eyes age faster?

The skin around the eyes is more fragile and thin, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Squinting and constant movement of the eyes also hasten the appearance of lines and wrinkles, poor circulation and fluids collect under the eyes causing puffiness and dark circles.

What Causes Wrinkles and Dark Circles Under Our Eyes to Appear?

Eyelid skin can be one of the first areas around eyes to show aging. Many factors can contribute to the quality of your skin around your eyes including pigment, elasticity, and thickness but fat, bone, and muscle can play a huge role as well. Dark circles appear as a result of oxygenated blood, allergies and poor circulation. One contributor to dark circles is tiredness, then we loose volume in our skin causing already thin skin to become thinner, making dark circles more visible. It is vital to use a good eye cream twice daily to combat these four main eye concerns such as VersaLift by PriyanaMD. VersaLift has been the leading eye cream due to its’ high combination of actives that treat the aging eyes by stimulate collagen and ceramide production, working synergistically to thicken the Dermal Epidermal junction, exfoliate dead skin with retinol, improve circulation reducing dark circles and strengthening the barrier of the skin.

Wrinkle/Sagging and Thin Skin

As mentioned, several components contribute to this as you age; collagen breakdown exceeds collagen production resulting in a thinner epidermis. Your dermis gives support and thickness to your skin, so when it thins, skin becomes crinkly and fine lines become visible.Botox stops you from creating creases, but once a crease has formed, you may have to address underlying volume loss with a cream with Retinol like VersaLift Eye Cream or for your face use HylaCell Youth Accelerator Growth Factor Renewal Cream.

  • Loss of Elasticity: Elastin production slows as well. Your eyelids lose elasticity and start to droop.
  • Dynamic Creases: Repetitive movements like squinting cause creases (crow’s feet) in the skin’s top layer, the epidermis.
  • Folds from Loss of Volume: Loss of fat and bone takes away underlying support and results in sagging skin and hollows.
  • Hollowness/Puffiness:Fat pads that should reside beneath your eye, supporting it, migrate downward. This happens because the thin membrane that holds the fat pad weakens with age and the bone surrounding the eye begins to diminish, leading to bigger eye hollows.

The one-size-fits-all recommendation here: The sooner you start protecting your eyes the better-start with good quality sunglasses then start applying a good eye cream twice a day, morning and night.

What to look for in a good eye cream?

A good eye cream always contains natural extracts, and antioxidants such as Vitamin C, E, Aloe, Green Tea. Some companies also include some Plant Stem Cells to protect against free radical damage, stimulate collagen, as these are most beneficial for skin health. The companies take it a step further by including ingredients for dry skin and dark circles with a rich texture, nourishing and hydrating the skin at the same time. And the absolute best eye cream will have all ingredients in one bottle such as Retinol, Peptides, Stem Cells, Niacinamide, Antioxidants, Botanical Extracts and Hyaluronic Acid to tackle all eye concerns and wrinkles and fine lines. These ingredients are highly active, anti-aging with peptides and retinol properties, to work on multiple skin issues thus remarkably improving the general appearance of the skin.One eye cream that has been leading the pack with ALL active ingredients to combat aging eyes for is VersaLift Advanced Restore + Lifting Cream by PriyanaMD which is available in both an eye and neck cream. It has touted as an eye cream that does it all with patented HylaCell technology, giving an instant filler like effect, studies showing visible improvements in wrinkles in as little as 1 hour. It addresses dark circles with active peptide matrix that promote circulation. It stimulates Ceramide and Collagen production with Peptide actives and it contains one of the most robust ingredient decks including Retinol, Plant Stem Cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Aloe, Green Tea, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to provide long term plump, hydration and overall skin lifting effect. With microencapsulated Hyaluronic Acid and patented technology, this eye cream is one that does it all and is a MUST HAVE for anti-aging.

Anti Aging Eye Suggestions

1. Keep your head elevated to prevent vascular congestion and don’t stomach sleep or side sleep.

2. Try a Zyrtec or another antihistamine if allergies are the culprit for dark circles.

3. Get 8 hours of sleep per day.

4. Thicken collagen with topical treatments that stimulate collagenesis to thicken skin: Retinols and Growth Factors found

5. In VersaLift Eye Cream and HylaCell Growth Factor Youth Accelerator Renewal Cream by

6. You can also thicken your collagen with Fraxel Restore treatments and other lasers. Fraxel 4 series of 3-5 treatments will stimulate collagen growth and help to tighten sagging skin.

7. Replace volume loss with fillers in the tear trough and under eye area

8. Botox stops the habitual creasing of the skin, ultimately stopping the wrinkles from forming or getting deeper.

What to Remember

Wear Sunscreen EVERYDAY. It is recommended to use a Chemical Free sunscreen and there are many options. Always wear large, 100 % UV protected sunglasses to keep you from squinting in bright light and to screen damaging UV rays. Eyelid skin is delicate so start on a good eye cream with the right ingredients that treat a myriad of skin issues. The good news is this thin skin and muscle responds beautifully to small amounts of skincare products if the ingredients are right. With a problem-targeted plan, containing a Growth Factor and eye cream with a Retinol-Peptide-Antioxidant combination you can get control of your skin fast!

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