There’s no way around it. Unless you’re Dame Joan Collins or Jane Fonda, most of us begin to look and feel our age as we grow older. It varies from person to person, but we tend to start noticing fine lines and wrinkles as early as the mid to late thirties. Lifestyle, sun exposure and genetics all have a part to play, but early prevention is always the best course of action.
Signs of Ageing around the Eye Area
When it comes to ageing, eyes are often the first to go. It’s down to the fact that the skin here is extremely thin and delicate. The natural ageing process means that there’s a reduction in collagen and elastin making it more susceptible to laxity. This can result in fine lines and wrinkles where skin becomes looser and even thinner. Not only that, but dark circles and puffiness can be another common frustration.
If it all sounds pretty dismal, the good news is that you can act now to prevent further damage. It’s also possible to correct and repair damage that’s already been sustained. So, the future can be rosy once again and with the right products, you can restore that youthful glow once more.
Preventing Ageing Around the Eye Area
The earlier you begin looking after the skin around your eyes the better! Prioritising skincare early on in life can visibly improve skin texture and condition and prolong the youthfulness of your skin. The big issue is that when we’re younger, we’re not so concerned about the future, especially when we feel invincible. Trust us when we say that the time invested in skin care in your twenties and thirties will most definitely pay off when you hit your later years. Seriously, look after your skin now and you’ll totally be the envy of your friends later on.
The Obagi Exfoliating Kit includes products from the bestselling, innovative and clinically proven Obagi Nu-Derm Fx®System. Products are transformative, meaning that they actively change cells from within. It’s available in normal-dry and normal-oily, so choose the one that suits your skin. This non-prescription exfoliating kit has been formulated to give you a bright and smooth complexion whilst addressing signs of ageing and preparing your skin for potential future damage.
OBAGI360® products have been specifically formulated for those within the 20-30 age-group, to protect against ageing and preserve youthful looking skin. We especially love Obagi360 HydraFactor® SPF30. This dual action calming moisturiser offers all-day hydration and broad-spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays. Protecting your skin against damaging sun rays is the single most important step that you can take to prevent future skin damage.
This formulation absorbs UV rays and releases them from the body. Additionally, it uses advanced Hydromanil™ technology (derived from Tara Seed). These are molecules which remain on the surface of the skin, forming a barrier and preventing moisture loss. 3D matrix molecules also work by capturing water molecules and continuously releasing nourishing compounds into the skin. Nourishing Glycerin has also been added, leaving skin incredibly radiant and youthful.
3 Steps to Reversing the Signs of Ageing
Let’s get one thing out of the way. Moisturising the eye area is simply not enough. It’s true that you do need to hydrate the skin, but it won’t impact the signs of ageing. Standard facial moisturisers and products are also not formulated for the specific type of skin that’s found around the eye and can be too strong. It’s important to use products that have been specifically designed with this delicate skin in mind.
Adding a topical elastin cream to the skin isn’t beneficial either. Just because a product contains elastin doesn’t mean that it will necessarily increase this essential component. Eye products need to work at a deep cellular level to transform skin from within. To have any benefit, there are three essential steps relating to elastin that must be followed to reverse the signs of ageing. It must be created, converted, and organised within the skin.
Obagi ELASTIderm® Eye Cream is a unique formulation that uses a revolutionary Bi-Mineral Contour Complex™ combining Copper and Zinc with Malonate. Bi-Mineral Contour Complex™ has been specifically designed to support the three necessary stages of developing healthy elastin.
This dynamic mineral packed trio restores elastin, tightens sagging skin, and increases skin resilience. It works quickly to reveal more resilient looking skin in as little as two weeks. With regular use, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are visibly improved.