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    Ladies: Whats the best way to reduce wrinkles around the eyes?

    Im only in my mid 30's and already noticing 'laughter lines/crows feet' or whatever they're called around my eyes. What do you use to reduce them? Any products you would reccomend? Im using boots advance repair stuff but not having much joy. No one else can notice them much on me, but I can, and I hate them. I know we all grow older and its a part of life but Im just wondering if theres something out there I could be using to help reduce them. Do cuecumber/tea bags really do anything?
    Thanks in advance! ;-)

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    I watched a programme on tv before and the dermatologist said that up to 90% of wrinkles are caused by the sun and that a high SPF sun tan lotion was actually the best solution to the prevention of wrinkles.

    They tested the skin of someone who used anti-wrinkle cream and someone who used a high SPF sun lotion after 6 months of daily use and the anti-wrinkle cream had made hardly any difference at all while the sun tan lotion was protecting the skin.

    Try a day cream with a high SPF. There's no creams around to reverse the signs of aging but prevention is better than cure as they say.

    The other 10% must be caused by smiling and other facial movements so try not laughing and be as miserable as possible and that's the other 10% sorted

    Original Poster

    Haha! Ive been pretty sad lately, it must be caused by to much crying aswell! When you say a high spf, what would you suggest?

    Original Poster

    Would this be any good?

    I'm sure I read somewhere in the Which magazine that the Aldi Lacura range does some wrinkle reducer product/pen that contained some ingredient that was equal if not better than the most expensive products on the market. Perhaps someone else can expand on the Lacura range.

    Man fluid.

    shauneco

    Man fluid.



    I had similar answer but knew it would be removed by the mod with no funnybones

    Sadly it didn't work for her but I did keep trying

    I think some people are genetically more predisposed to facial wrinkles, bags under the eyes, jowls, though sun exposure is a big enemy of the skin too.

    One hardcore way to really get rid of wrinkles is a CO2 laser, but it's pricey and not within many peoples' budget. Dermaroller is an alternative, but most people balk at the idea of doing this at home as it's painful and the skin needs an anaesthetic (the aim is to puncture the skin layers and stimulate new collagen, thus filling in the wrinkles, there's pre- and post- topical aftercare, needed too).

    Some people report results with diligent TCA peels over a period of months (doing it at home needs careful research, though), and Retin-A cream at night (I find the cream is better for me than the gel, as gel is too drying for me). SPF during the day *always*.

    Essentialdayspa is a great forum full of ideas, they even have threads about facial (resistance) exercises, LED lights that boost collagen (to be honest, I have an Anti-Aging Lightstim, even though it makes my skin soft and bright, I wouldn't say I've had a dramatic change in my skin), and loads of other tools.
    Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th Jul 2014

    hocka

    Haha! Ive been pretty sad lately, it must be caused by to much crying … Haha! Ive been pretty sad lately, it must be caused by to much crying aswell! When you say a high spf, what would you suggest?



    I would say at least 30.

    You should always use a foundation with an SPF too.

    Vitamin E is good for the elasticity of the skin but as with anything you have to persevere to see any actual results. You won't reverse the signs unless you undergo a cosmetic procedure but a good SPF and vitamins may improve the look of your skin and stop any more fine lines for the time being.

    I am interested in shauneco's answer. I assume that the recommendation has been tried and tested or there would be no grounds on which to make a recommendation?

    Or you could try something like Eyesential (though it looks great on the shopping channels, I hated it). I accidently got some in my eye and it STUNG!! but I found it problematic putting makeup on top, too. I think it needs a very light hand and a lot of practice. It feels very much like egg white on the skin and it's not that cheap, either!

    Original Poster

    Trouble is, for a long time now I just use bronzing pearls, concealer and blusher. No primer/foundation/base cream. I sometimes use a mattifying cream but that has no protection against the sun. I think I will go for a higher spf sun cream, this one seems to be mattifying too. Some of them can make you look very oily. I find the Boots Advance stuff feels greasy and heavy. Does powdered eye shadow make it look worse? I think I need a total make up/face cream overhaul. I thought cream eye shadows were for the more 'mature' lady. Its difficuly when you're in bad health as things like this are the last things on your mind. Until one day you do not recognise who is looking back at you when you look in the mirror, or even worse, you see your Mother looking back at you! oO

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    Man fluid.


    Not sure I understand?

    hocka

    Not sure I understand?



    If their are men at sea they are ......

    On a serious note it is apparently good for skin, Wouldn't use it myself of course, I'll live with the wrinkles. :).

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    shauneco

    If their are men at sea they are ......On a serious note it is apparently … If their are men at sea they are ......On a serious note it is apparently good for skin, Wouldn't use it myself of course, I'll live with the wrinkles. :).


    Damn, thought you'd incriminate yourself, but no, you tippy toed around it!

    Original Poster

    this seems ideal. Reviews are good too.

    Original Poster

    Im also seeing argen oil mentioned alot when researching. Does anyone here use it? There are lots of positive reviews for it.

    hocka

    Im also seeing argen oil mentioned alot when researching. Does anyone … Im also seeing argen oil mentioned alot when researching. Does anyone here use it? There are lots of positive reviews for it.



    makeupalley.com is a great website for reviews.

    Also, you should never ever touch your eyes with anything other than your little finger and you should never rub or pull the skin. I am sad that I will be long gone by the time science evolves and unlocks the key to youthful skin!

    shauneco

    If their are men at sea they are ......On a serious note it is apparently … If their are men at sea they are ......On a serious note it is apparently good for skin, Wouldn't use it myself of course, I'll live with the wrinkles. :).



    Apparently good for skin according to 100% of men?

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    Rhianne

    http://www.makeupalley.com is a great website for reviews. Also, you … http://www.makeupalley.com is a great website for reviews. Also, you should never ever touch your eyes with anything other than your little finger and you should never rub or pull the skin. I am sad that I will be long gone by the time science evolves and unlocks the key to youthful skin!


    I always thought it was the ring finger? I suppose both are delicate. Thanks for the link, I will have a read xx

    Rhianne

    http://www.makeupalley.com is a great website for reviews. Also, you … http://www.makeupalley.com is a great website for reviews. Also, you should never ever touch your eyes with anything other than your little finger and you should never rub or pull the skin. I am sad that I will be long gone by the time science evolves and unlocks the key to youthful skin!

    Interestingly, many facial exercise programs pooh-pooh the "skin is fragile and shouldn't be touched" myth.

    Rigorous massage, pulling, pinching the skin and bone is excellent for bone remodelling and improving the skin tone. It all depends what you believe. Some acne forums talk about suction devices, along with skin retexturing methods, for scars (will apply to wrinkles too).

    Rhianne

    Apparently good for skin according to 100% of men?



    Yes we will say anything to get our enjoyment but sadly there is no truth although some will state it's the stickiness that keeps it in place then if allowed to dry out then the drying out process will improve the complexion BUT how many girls will allow it to dry out... zero unless you get her whilst she's sleeping.... http://www.somegif.com/gifs/13613436131093853946.GIF

    Original Poster

    Hahaha! I look like your gif atm!

    hocka do not worry, you looked mighty fine when I was watching you sleep last night.

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    NEtech

    hocka do not worry, you looked mighty fine when I was watching you sleep … hocka do not worry, you looked mighty fine when I was watching you sleep last night.


    oO
    Thats the last time Im taking my iPad to bed with me!
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