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How do I Reduce Eye Wrinkles?

By Nychole Price
Updated May 17, 2024
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Eye wrinkles can be caused by four different factors; aging, excessive exposure to UV rays, dehydration and lack of proper nutrition. Wrinkles caused by UV ray exposure, lack of proper nutrition, and dehydration can, and should, be prevented. Though you can never completely get rid of eye wrinkles once they occur, you can reduce their appearance.

In order to reduce eye wrinkles caused by exposure to UV rays, you will need to invest in a good pair of sunglasses. This will protect your eyes from the UV rays and reduce the amount of squinting you do when exposed to direct sunlight. Apply sunscreen around your eyes as a back up to when you remove your sunglasses. The wrinkles around your eyes will gradually lessen in appearance.

Deep green, orange, yellow and red foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, spinach and apricots help keep wrinkles at bay. These foods are carotenoid rich, which means they provide UV protection, slowing the progression of wrinkles. Other foods that contain anti-oxidant vitamins such as A, C, E, Zinc and Selenium, minimize the amount of free radicals that damage the skin. If your diet is lacking in these nutrients, add them in to reduce some of the damage that has already been caused to your skin and prevent further harm from occurring.

Dehydration causes thinning of the skin, which results in the development of wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Water evaporates from your skin at a rate of a half a pint a day. If this water isn't continuously replenished, dehydration occurs, followed by the development of wrinkles. These wrinkles can be easily reduced just by drinking the required, eight to ten glasses of water per day.

Many people swear by the effectiveness of skin creams to reduce eye wrinkles. These haven't been proven to be effective, as the skin can not absorb the large molecules of collagen found in them. They do, however, increase the moisture content of your skin, which may help increase it's elasticity, reducing wrinkles. When looking for an anti-aging wrinkle cream, search for one with all natural ingredients, as harsh chemicals may do more harm than good. If you find that a cream is effective for you, stick with it.

A majority of the causes of wrinkles can also harm your body in other ways. Just by attempting to reduce eye wrinkles you can improve your overall health. Eating nutrient rich vegetables and drinking more water can increase the productiveness of your circulatory and nervous system. Wearing sunglasses will prevent damage to your eyes caused by UV ray exposure. Your eye wrinkles may be trying to tell you something about your overall health, so don't ignore them.

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Discussion Comments
By honeybees — On Jun 12, 2011

I will faithfully use an eye makeup remover to remove my eye makeup each night. This is a moisturizing remover that is also supposed to help reduce eye wrinkles. I think just by being sure to remove the makeup every night makes the biggest difference.

There are many eye wrinkle remover treatments available, and it is hard to know which ones work the best. Many of them can be quite expensive also, so you want to know if something is going to work before spending your money on it.

I look for the companies that do research with their products and feel better about using something that has been tested and proven in research settings.

By myharley — On Jun 10, 2011

For years I have applied an under eye wrinkle treatment every morning and evening. You always wonder if spending money on something like this really works, so I tried a little experiment.

I would squirt the eye wrinkle liquid on the top of my hand and use my index finger to apply. Once I had applied it to my eyes, I would rub the rest of the treatment into the top of my hand. I would always do this on the same hand. Over the course of time, when I would hold out my hands to compare, you could really see a difference where the eye treatment was applied.

That hand appeared much smoother and felt much softer. To me, it showed that even though I could not see immediate results, it was making a difference over time.

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