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Fine lines around eyes- what works?

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lizardqueenie Mon 17-Sep-12 14:53:39

Just noticed ive started to get a few fine lines around my eyes- I'm 31 & don't think late nights with DD aged 22 months have helped in the last year or so.

So can anyone recommend anything that helps in terms of a cream/ serum? I seem to have quite heavy eyelids too. Thanks

milktraylady Mon 17-Sep-12 15:31:42

Boots protect & perfect serum, only at night, SPF in the day.
This works!

ChicHappens Mon 17-Sep-12 18:33:56

I use argan oil at night and my lines have plumped up really nicely.

lizardqueenie Thu 20-Sep-12 21:19:03

Thank u both. Not sure about oil as my skin is quite oily & my eyes a bit sensitive but thanks for the tip- might work well on my neck.

Ah is there a special p&p eye cream? So just plain SPF?

milktraylady Thu 20-Sep-12 22:45:00

Nah, just use the regular one. And don't worry about using real oil (like olive oil) on your face. 3 drops approx is all you need, massage it in nicely and job done!
Much cheaper than face cream and much better for your skin!

ChicHappens Fri 21-Sep-12 09:25:22

Oil on oily skin is a brilliant thing, for nights anyway. I know it sounds counterproductive, but I have oily/acne skin and it's soooo much better after treating it with oil rather than punishing it with drying products.

lizardqueenie Sun 23-Sep-12 16:29:30

Oooh lovely tips thank you. smile so is olive oil the right oil to use on my skin? Handy as I have that in the kitchen cupboard!

Iamjezabel Sun 23-Sep-12 16:36:18

I bought the clinique even better eyes. Have had loss of compliments in the last week about how well I look, even though as doesn't sleep through yet.

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stitch Sun 23-Sep-12 17:40:45

stay out of the sun

milktraylady Mon 24-Sep-12 12:03:48

Stitch is right- cheapest thing to do is NOT sunbathe get accidentally burnt etc

Yes olive oil from kitchen is all you need.
(my DH always whinging I nick the oil(he cooks))

SPF 25 every day even in winter.

Incidentally maybelline BB cream is SPF 30, try that?

Lottapianos Mon 24-Sep-12 12:07:20

Maybelline BB cream is lovely by the way.

I am 32 and have noticed some fine lines recently. I really recommend oil - a few drops at night. If you have oily skin, try jojoba rather than olive oil. Have you heard of the Oil Cleansing Method OP? My skin loves it. Loads of threads about it on here or have a google if you're interested.

Absolutely agree that SPF is the way forward. And sadly all the boring stuff like sleep, water, not smoking or drinking alcohol/caffeine, eating vegetables really do work - not always the easiest things to do though! smile

lizardqueenie Mon 24-Sep-12 14:09:22

Thanks for the range on suggestions! I alternate between the no.7 BB cream which has SPF in & a dermologica with SPF & then Mac studio fix on top so I think the rest of my face & neck is ok- its just around the eyes that I need something for.

Yes have heard the OCM mentioned on here before but I didn't know if it sounded like a bit of a faff lazy and also I was quite worried about what my skin might be like at first. But perhaps I should bite the bullet & give it a whirl.

Yes drinking water does help massively- I noticed my skin turned more spotty & congested when I wasn't drinking enough water.

Lottapianos Mon 24-Sep-12 14:10:52

I'm a right lazy cow lizardqueenie and I don't find it a faff at all. And it costs pennies. Give it a go smile

lizardqueenie Mon 24-Sep-12 14:11:05

Also fortunately ives got very olive skin as I'm mixed race so haven't ever been burst & quite careful in the sun anyway. Other than the more serious side effects of sun damage there its quite humiliating being sunburnt when you were brown to start with!

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