Post # 1
I’m 25 and have a couple lines under each eye, which freaks me out a little. Is this normal?
I drink 90+ oz. of water daily, have never smoked, rarely drink, and sleep 7 hours a night on average. I will say that I had a couple year span where I tanned too much (ages 20-22) but wised up. And I do sleep in my makeup sometimes.
I use Vaseline 3 nights a week around the eye area. What else would you reccomend I do? Thanks!
Post # 3
@regit45: Well I can only speak from my experience, but I think that using an SPF daily has really helped my skin. I’m sure there are other factors such as genetics and diet, but it seems to work for me. I don’t wear make-up, so maybe some other bees can shed some light on that for you.
Post # 4
Stop sleeping in your makeup, itll eff up your skin. And get some eye cream and use it every night, not just 3 nights. Finallly, more beauty sleep! At least 8 hrs, not 7.
I’m 26 and have had lines under my eye too, but I’m also a smoker/alcohol and caffeine drinker. I have a feeling one or two easy lifestyle changes may help you.
Post # 5
Oh my God. Are you putting regular vaseline under your eyes???
NO NO NO
Do not put oils on a young skin. Nheeeoooo.
Invest in proper eye and skin care. I’m nearly 28. I have been a sunscreen junkie since I was 15. I have always used eye creams etc. I have yet to develop a line. Granted, some of that is genetic. I’m not trying to be a jerk, I’m just saying good products are worth the money.
Always remove makeup before bed. Keep a pack of wipes (meant for use on your eyes, not baby wipes) next to the bed if you are too tired.
It’s important to get something formulated for your “age”. By that I mean the skins behavior, not it’s literal age. For example, I would not use something for “wrinkles” on your face (heavy products like oil of olay) as our skin is delicate and not aging or looking puffy for the same reasons as someone who is say “55” and having sagging, bags etc.
A good all around eye cream is clinique all about eyes light formulation. I have zero lines and a significant decrease in puffiness and dark circles. No pimples in the under eye region either. I also love their cucumber/caffiene eye roller for those days when I’m going on 3 hours sleep and I’m puffy.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I’m 37, and I have no lines under my eyes. I’ve been using eye cream since I was 18, and sunscreen every single day.
Please, NEVER sleep in your eye makeup.
And NO VASELINE! My mom does this too, and I don’t understand it. She has tons of eye wrinkles, by the way.
When I was younger, I used Clinique All ABout Eyes. Now I use Wexler anti-aging night cream.
Taking care of your skin now will go a long way to looking younger, longer.
Most people guess that I am around 30-32.
Post # 7
Who can really say what is normal when it comes to skin and skin condition? I am a decade older, and I have no wrinkles/lines except when I laugh. My mum is 60, and is just beginning to show a few lines. Quite a bit is probably genetic, but there are certain things you can do:
1. Daily moisturiser with SPF
2. Always clean your skin before you go to bed. (I think this is a big one. My husband and I go out to various events quite a bit, and balls in Europe and the UK last until 4 in the morning, which means I am in bed at 5 am, but I still clean my face. I cannot recall a time when I ever went to bed wearing makeup. This is a big no-no and a quick way to ruin your complexion.)
3. Invest in a good night cream and wrinkle-/line-minimising eye cream. Here in the UK you can get your skin type analysed. Find out if your skin is dry, normal, etc. and get a decent cream. Personally, I love the Dead Sea skin care regime.
4. Eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep (8 hours), exercise in fresh air (I go horseback riding twice a week and take my dog for a walk three times a day), and do not overheat your bedroom in winter (dry air is bad for your skin).
5. Spoil your skin with a moisturising face mask once a week, and go make-up free one or two days every week to let your skin breathe.
Post # 8
I got mine in my early 20s, I first noticed them in the rear view mirror while on a day date with my boyfriend and got upset and kinda ruined our day for half an hour or so till I realized I was being silly. I have bad acne problems as well but am trying to nail down a routine. Typically I shower once a day which really steam cleanses my face naturally, use a super gentle kitchen homemade soap (I have super sensitive skin and break out like crazy to the chemicals in all face products), apply a basic daily SPF moaturizer. I need to get better about removing eye and face makeup besides the shower and maybe finding a better night eye cream. I too use vasaline a few times a week over my regular moisterizer and don’t see why this would be an issue, my eyes look and feel much better after I do.