I Have Fine Lines Under My Eyes: Normal Aging? Or Dehydration?

I Have Fine Lines Under My Eyes: Normal Aging? Or Dehydration?

Occasionally, we all take a look in the mirror and don't like everything we see. Maybe it's our hair, or maybe we gained a few pounds over the holidays. But sometimes the thing we neglect to notice first is our skin. Do you see more wrinkles? Does it look flaky and dull? If you’re of a certain age, you might safely assume it’s just normal wear and tear (aging). But could it be something simpler?

Wrinkles and itchy, dull skin are the tell-tale signs that you could be simply dehydrated. Dehydration can be the underlying culprit that leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin issues. In this blog post, we'll examine some of the symptoms of dehydrated skin that you'll encounter that show you're not drinking enough water.

Itchy Skin

One of the first places that dehydration shows itself is on our skin. When we are dehydrated, our skin can become dry and flaky with dead skin cells. We may also experience itchiness as our skin tries to compensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oil which can lead to oily skin. 

In extreme cases, dehydration can lead to wrinkling and premature aging. The positive news is that these effects are usually reversible with proper hydration. So, if you're suffering from an itchy case of facial dryness, make sure to treat dry skin easily by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. You should also look for skincare products that are designed to lock in moisture, such as serums with DMAE and Pullulan. 

By taking steps to hydrate your skin from the inside out, you can help to reduce itchiness and restore your complexion to its natural state of balance. Hydrated skin is healthy skin.

Sensitive Skin

Dehydration can cause a number of different symptoms, from headaches and fatigue to dry skin and even dizziness. One of the most common tell-tale signs of dehydration is sensitivity in the facial skin. This is because the skin relies on moisture to stay supple and elastic. 

When the body doesn't have enough water, the skin becomes dry and irritated. In some extreme cases, dehydration can lead to cracks in the skin or even eczema flare-ups. To avoid these problems, it's vital to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day and to use skincare products that won't strip the skin of its natural moisture. 

Water is always the best choice for hydration, but you can also get fluids from fruit juices, soups, and herbal teas. By keeping your body hydrated, you can help to keep your skin healthy and free from sensitivity.

Dull Skin

Dehydration can cause a number of problems for the body, including dry and dull skin around the eyes. When the body is dehydrated, it doesn't have enough fluids to properly lubricate the skin. This can lead to dryness, flakiness, and a loss of elasticity. 

In addition, dehydration can cause blood vessels to constrict, which reduces blood flow to the skin. This can make the skin look paler, less radiant, and dull. To keep your skin looking its best and brightest, it's important to drink plenty of fresh water and other fluids throughout your day. 

Fruits and vegetables can also aid in keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out. So, if you're suffering from dull, tired-looking skin, make sure to up your fluid intake.

Skin Appears Thin

When the body doesn't have enough water, it starts to experience a variety of symptoms, including thin, delicate skin. This is because the skin cells rely on water to stay plump and hydrated. Without enough water, the skin cells become shriveled and dry, leading to a dull and wrinkled appearance. In addition, dehydration can cause the skin to become more prone to irritation and inflammation.

Dark Circles and Lines Under Eyes

Dark circles under the eyes are often a symptom of dehydration. When the body is lacking in water, it can cause the skin to appear sunken and wrinkled, as well as cause the blood vessels underneath the skin to become more visible. 

Dark circles can also be a sign that you're not getting enough sleep. Sleep helps the body to repair and regenerate cells, and when you don't get enough of it, it can take a toll on your appearance. 

If you're dehydrated, your body will also struggle to eliminate toxins, which can lead to inflammation and further contribute to the formation of dark circles and sunken skin underneath the eyes. To help prevent dark circles and wrinkled skin around your eyes from forming, it's important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fresh water throughout the day. You should also aim to get at least seven or eight hours of restful sleep each night. A moisturizing eye cream may also help, which contains caffeine and vitamin C.

What Can Help?

While keeping adequately hydrated is the best method for maintaining healthy skin and keeping it looking its best, there are a few other methods you can try to help improve the appearance of your skin and reduce dehydration lines under eyes. 

For example, hydrate dry skin with a humidifier. It can help to add moisture to the air, which can, in turn, help to keep your skin hydrated. In addition, using skincare products that contain retinol or retinol alternatives which can help to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles. 

Also, wear sunscreen! Sun damage can be extremely harmful to the skin. Some specially-formulated eye creams may also help with battling dry eye skin.

Our CBD Retinol Serum can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production and stimulating skin cell turnover. Additionally, the Retinol in this serum helps to unclog pores and exfoliate the skin, which allows for better absorption of the other ingredients in the serum. Some of these other powerful ingredients include Bakuchiol, licorice root extract, and Coenzyme Q10.

Bakuchiol is a natural alternative to Retinol that is similarly effective to Retinol in reducing the appearance of wrinkles without unwanted skin irritation. In combination with licorice root extract (a gentle lightening agent that can help even out age spots), and Coenzyme Q10 (an antioxidant that scavenges for free radicals and helps protect cells from oxidative damage), you'll be sure to fall in love with the results. Love your skin again!

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  • Retinol - Tightening, Wrinkle-Reducing, Anti-Aging
  • Licorice Root Extract - Brightens and Rejuvenates
  • Coenzyme Q10 - Anti-Aging, Wrinkle-Reducing properties
  • Bakuchiol - Tightening, Wrinkle-Reducing, Anti-Aging properties
  • Olive Squalane - Helps to hydrate and smooth

Our CBD Tightening Facial Cream can also help to hydrate and reduce fine lines. It is packed with antioxidants, 1000mg of Broad-Spectrum CBD, and Argireline® Amplified Peptide, which aids in collagen growth and can help to reduce fine lines through muscle relaxation. Its Alpha Lipoic Acid is 400x stronger than plain vitamin C and helps to firm sagging skin.

  • Proprietary Blend of CBD - Some users experienced Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, & Regenerative effects
  • Squalane - Hydrates and Smoothes
  • Argireline® Amplified Peptide* - Hydrates with Anti-Aging, Regenerative effects
  • DMAE - Supports and Moisturizes
  • Pullulan - Tightening, Wrinkle-Reducing, Hydrating
  • Allanation - Moisturizing, Supportive, Regenerative
  • Panthenol - Soothes and Moisturizes
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid - Anti-Aging and Wrinkle-Reducing properties
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