Topical Treatments – Treating Sun Spots and Under Eye Wrinkles
Dark under eyes are a nightmare. Wrinkled under eyes are another. Aging, lifestyle, stress, and other habits tend to aggravate the cause. Same is with sunspots as well. We cannot control the UV rays after all, can we! So what do we do. How do we find the best under eye treatment for wrinkles or even the best treatment for sun spots on the face?
Well, in case of under eye treatment for wrinkles, we have a number of options- topicals, botox treatments, microneedling, and lasers. The easiest, most affordable and probably the best under eye treatment for wrinkles is using topicals (Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol, etc.). Vitamin C, as all of us might know, is extremely beneficial for skin and is packed with a number of antioxidants too. The vitamin is known to protect the skin from damage and helps reduce acne scar marks too. In fact, Vitamin C is highly effective in preventing the occurence of fine lines by reviving the production of collagen in the area.
The next topical in line is retinol. Also known as Vitmain A1-alcohol, retinol is the one component that tricks the skin. The ingredient is known to not only increase the production of retinol, but also stop its breakdown! This dual process means that the cells now work faster to produce fresh skin, thereby reducing dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, etc.
Hyaluronic acid, another topical, works to hydrate skin cells and smoothen the skin. Not only this, hyaluronic acid is extremely light weight and sticky! Since hyaluronic acid only works temporarily, it is not considered the very best under eye treatment for wrinkles by many.
For the treatment of sun spots on face, again, there are a number of at-home as well as professional dermal treatments. A lot of people consider getting done treatments such as chemical peeling, microdermabrasion, cryotherapy, etc. However, it is always better to try in-home treatments first instead of going for chemcial treatments etc. As is with wrinkles, Vitamin C is effective in treating sunspots as well. Over the counter creams that comprise of glycolic acid, hydroquinine, hydroxy acid, etc, are beneficial with the treatment of sunspots as well.
The active compounds found in aloevera (aloesin and aloin) are also known treatments to cure not just sunspots but hyperpigmentation too. Other than this, licorice extract, too, is a safe alternative. It’s active ingredients help too reduce the sunspots and lighten them up. Licorice extract is also beneficial in treating other skin issues that might be caused due to sun exposure.
Talking about professional treatments, chemical peels is one of the most preferred and the best treatment for sun spots on the face. Chemical peels essentially make use of acid solutions that are applied to the skin. This application causes the creation of wounds on the skin (in a controlled manner). When this wound peels off, new skin takes its place. This new skin, of course, does not show traces of sun spots present on the previous (now peeled) layer of skin.