Skin Care

Hyaluronic Acid For Under Eyes - The Star Ingredient For Tear Troughs

You know that unsightly fold you notice just under your lower lash line? The deep crease between your lower eyelid and your cheek is known as the tear trough. They are the small sunken areas of the face where tears flow before rolling down your cheeks. While their name may seem quite poetic, the effect they leave you with is far from it.

This fatty area will be the first to sag when your skin starts to lose its elasticity, and this then creates the smile lines that sit just below. This slump in your skin then gives you a 'long face' and a tired appearance which can only be erased when you smile as this seems to bring some volume back. Deep set tear troughs can make you look worn out and make you appear older than you actually are. So how exactly can you get rid of these tear troughs?

Although it deepens with age, the tear trough can be filled perfectly using injections of hyaluronic acid or retinol. The procedure involves injecting the triangular area where the tear trough is with a filler. The injection is virtually painless, without any bruises or swelling, and the product gradually dissolves over the course of 18 months or so. The effects are immediate: using retinol for skincare or hyaluronic acid for ageing skin restores shape to the face and, thanks to the “lifting” effect it gives, softens smile lines. It leaves your face looking rested and fresh. The rejuvenating result is pretty amazing, and it is all yours without having to go near a single scalpel!

But if you are not sure about going to your dermatologist and getting poked by needles and syringes, hyaluronic acid, the anti-ageing active ingredient, can help you deal with your tear trough woes in the form of facial creams and other skincare products as well.

Even though creams with hyaluronic acid for the under eyes will never be as good at filling in deeper wrinkles as injections, they still help to genuinely and visibly reduce the marks of time. If you start taking care of your skin early, before the fine lines and wrinkles start leaving a permanent mark on your face, you will have plenty of time to reap the many benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin. An effective shield against pesky tear troughs, hyaluronic acid for ageing skin adds volume to the face for a more targeted impact on deeper wrinkles like tear troughs. Hyaluronic acid works by hydrating the skin and retaining moisture in the skin, which in turn, makes your skin plump and reduces the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.

If you have never used hyaluronic acid for under eyes or ageing skin, here is a quick step-by-step daily skincare routine that will help you get started with the powerful anti-ageing active ingredient.

1. Wash your face with a mild facewash – Use a gentle facewash at least twice every day (once in the morning and once at night) to clean your skin and get it ready for the skincare that follows. Washing your face helps get rid of all the sweat, oil, dirt, and impurities from your skin that would otherwise clog your pores, giving rise to breakouts and acne. If you are wearing makeup, remember to first remove the makeup with an oil-based makeup remover and then go in with the facewash.
2. Exfoliate your face one to three times a week – Depending on your skin type, exfoliate your skin face anywhere between one to three times a week to deep clean your skin and unclog your pores. As you grow older, your skin’s regeneration slows down, making you look dull and tired. If you start noticing visible signs of aging, exfoliation should be part of your weekly kin care regimen because sloughing off dead skin cells is an essential anti-aging measure that gives you soft and smooth skin.
3. Use a targeted under eye cream – The skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face and is delicate and fragile. Give it some extra love by using a moisturizing hyaluronic acid eye cream that will help reduce the appearance of your tear troughs. Use the Revitalift Moisturizing Eye Cream by L’Oréal Paris to enhance skin density, boost skin radiance, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and reverse the signs of ageing.
4. Don’t forget to moisturize your face – When dealing with mature skin, hyaluronic acid face serums work great to give you younger looking skin that feels soft, smooth, and supple. Try the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum to restore skin’s volume and elasticity, fill up fine lines, and moisturize your skin so you enjoy a visibly younger looking and radiant face. The micrometric hyaluronic acid in this hyaluronic acid serum increases the cream’s absorption that helps reduce wrinkles and re-firms the skin.
5. Never skin sunscreen – The harsh and damaging sunrays don’t just give you an uneven tan and hyperpigmentation, they are also one of the leading causes of ageing and damaged skin. If you want to hold on to your youthful skin for longer, remember to apply a generous coat of sunscreen every day, even when it is cloudy or gloomy outside. And why not use a sunscreen with hyaluronic acid to give your skin an extra dose of this hydrating and anti-ageing active ingredient. The UV Perfect Aqua Essence sunscreen by L’Oréal Paris not only offers 12 hours of non-stop protection from UVA and UBV rays but is also enriched with hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin and improve your skin’s natural radiance.

Now that you know how hyaluronic acid works for your tear troughs, it is time to learn about another powerful anti-ageing active ingredient - retinol for skincare!