Eye creams can absolutely help to prevent wrinkles and keep this area younger-looking.
The skin around the eyes is ten times thinner than that of the face, and it has very few oil glands. Plus, we blink 10,000 times a day, squint and smile, so this area is the first to show signs of aging. It's important to treat this tender area by using a hydrating eye cream every single night. Skin cells are like fish and they need water to live, so you need to keep hydration levels up to prevent moisture evaporation. Moisture loss = premature skin cell death. Not good.
For wrinkle prevention, get serious about your sun protection-365 days a year, rain or shine, inside or out.
How to help wrinkles not come on as quickly? Sunscreen, when applied generously during your morning skincare routine and then reapplied as needed, is the MOST effective way to prevent wrinkles. Daylight and sunlight (even when coming through windows) are causing a considerable amount of DNA damage to your skin without you even realizing it. Many people are still not making sunscreen use an everyday habit. The reason is usually that they can't find a proper sunscreen that is compatible with their skin type, since many sunscreens can feel heavy or dog the pores. I'm here to tell you that sunscreens have come a long way. There are many great formulas available that won't feel greasy or cause breakouts. It's so important to find a sunscreen that you'll actually enjoy wearing day in and day out.
Never skip moisturizer at night
Some people avoid using a night cream to let their skin "breathe" while they sleep. This is a false assumption because the skin doesn't have a respiratory system—there is no overnight "breathing" happening. Avoiding night cream does not benefit the skin. In fact, when your face is bare, the skin's moisture evaporates more, resulting in dry skin cell build up. This then makes the skin look dull and tired. It's important to use a moisturizer (one suited for your skin type) because at night when your skin is at rest, the skin's permeability may be at its highest since it's not in defense mode protecting against the environment. This allows the active ingredients of a moisturizer to absorb even deeper within the skin which will benefit your skin cells greatly.
Put your skin in the hands of a professional
While using a good home-care routine designed for your specific skin type is essential, your skin will greatly benefit from additional care with professional treatments like facials, lasers, and chemical peels. These can all help prevent wrinkles. Not only are you getting a skin treatment that will target your wrinkle concerns, but you'll also be getting guidance from an expert. They can guide you on how to care for your skin at home in between your visits. When people attempt to go it alone, they often get confused and end up using an outline that isn't delivering the results they need.
Wash your skin each and every night
You probably know that sleeping with your makeup on is bad. But also think about the oil, dirt, and debris that builds on the skin during the day. The combination of these can absolutely trigger new blemishes. This is one habit that you must practice faithfully if you want a clear and healthy-looking complexion.
Pro Tip: The #1 reason people don’t wash their face at night is exhaustion. If this describes you, try performing your nighttime skin routine earlier in the evening when you’re less tired. In fact, your skin actually benefits greatly from doing this. Did you know that your skin starts to repair itself once the day turns from light to dark? Removing makeup gives your skin a clean palette for applying your night time performance products.