Most people find that the first sign of aging is thin lines around the eyes. If these project sideways from the outer corners of the eyes, they are referred to as “crows’ feet”. It the first sign people look to when trying to assess someone’s age. Therefore, it is the first place that people who would like to conceal their age turn their attention to.
The skin about the eyes is some of the thinnest and most delicate that we have and so it does have a problem retaining moisture. This is why most people who use moisturizer start applying moisturizer to the skin around the eyes first – frequently quite young in life, well before their skin actually needs it, in the hope that their skin will appreciate the assistance by never revealing its real age.
However, you can not just put any old cream on your face and hope for the best, so here are a few tips to help make your selection of anti-wrinkle cream successful.
The first thing to comprehend is that no manufacturer of anti-wrinkle cream is going to tell you the whole truth. They all use cunning words to cover up the truth. Anti-wrinkle cream is not like paint, you cannot have faith in what you read on the tin. So, you will have to go by personal recommendation and trial and error.
Give a cream a couple of weeks or until the first pot runs out and if there is no improvement, move on. What works for your friend might not work for you, there being several kinds of skin.
Do you in fact know your skin sort? Have you ever had it analyzed? If, not this is a good place to begin. Once you know the skin sort you have about your eyes, you can eliminate at least two-thirds of the creams on the supermarket shelves.
Most honest specialists on skin aging will tell you that the greatest enemy of smooth skin is the sun. Therefore, you ought to apply a moisturizing sunscreen about the eyes from an early age. If the skin about your eyes is super-sensitive or you are allergic to creams, you should always wear a wide-brimmed hat or at least avoid going out in the sun while it is at its hottest, say, between 10 AM and 4 PM. and wear sunglasses that will screen out the UV rays.
Applying antioxidants to the outside and the inside of the skin will help as well. It is at least as important what you drink as what you rub on. Drinking alcohol and smoking are known to dry out the skin. Avoid diuretics like coffee too. Diuretics cause you to lose more water than you take in with it, so for instance, drinking a cup of coffee may cause you to lose a coffee cup and a quarter of bodily fluids.
Your skin has to have lots of moisture, you can help it by applying it from the outside, but you can also help it by drinking lots of water, which will also help your body flush out toxins – a double whammy!