Lines and wrinkles in the eye area are part of the effects of dehydration as a result of aging. Among the things that can magnify, exacerbate, or accelerate the appearance of eye lines and wrinkles include cumulative sun exposure, sleep deprivation, smoking and an imbalanced diet. Though it is impossible to completely eliminate the signs of aging in the eye area without facial surgery, the more attention you pay to hydrating and maintaining healthy skin around the eye area, the better.
Decreasing the Appearance
Remove eye makeup every night before bed with a mild makeup remover or face wash and a soft washcloth, being careful not to pull or too roughly scrub your skin. If your skin is very dry, wash your face first with a mild facial cleanser and remove remaining makeup with a light facial moisturizer and tissues.
Wash your face every morning with a face wash specific to your skin type, taking care to be more gentle around the eyes.
Apply first a facial moisturizer to your face and eye area, preferably with SPF 15 or higher already included. If not, apply the SPF 15 as a second layer after your facial moisturizer.
Apply an eye cream that contains any or all of the following ingredients: hyluronic acid, lanolin, gaba, resveratrol and matrixyl. AgelessBeauty.com advises that eye creams containing these ingredients are effective beyond simply keeping the skin hydrated.
Drink plenty of water and consume vitamin E whenever possible, so as to encourage your body to be hydrated from the inside out. Eating a healthy diet is generally advisable.
Wear sunglasses outdoors during the day whenever possible, in every season, and especially between peak sun hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Get a good night's sleep every night for at least 8 hours per night.