Eye Wrinkle Treatment Tips

By Linda Robison

I’ve been testing eye wrinkle treatment products for over 35 years and consider myself a bit of an expert in this area :-) 

DIY Eye Wrinkle Treatment

So, I’d like to share which treatments for under eye wrinkles worked for me. And, I'll show you my before and after pictures. 

By age 25 I knew I was going to need a good under eye treatment...

By the time I was 40 years old, I started looking into alternative solutions besides just eye wrinkle creams - solutions like:

  • facial exercise programs
  • Retin-A creams
  • Botox
  • eye lifting serums

and more.

So, if your eyes seem to be aging faster than the rest of your face, then consider checking out some of these under eye treatments listed below.

My eye wrinkle treatment suggestions

1. Permanent solution for under eye wrinkles

Facial Exercises - While this treatment takes time to see results, it did help smooth some of my under eye lines.

Eye wrinkle treatment to reduce under eye lines

Everyone has "trouble areas" on their face and body. For me it was under eye wrinkles. So after a few months of doing facial exercises I realized I needed more help in this area. 

For my under eye wrinkle issue, Carolyn (the owner/creator of CFF exercise program) gave me a special a bonus exercise (see below) to be used in conjunction with her regular facial exercise program. My results took about 10-12 weeks. The change is very subtle, but I think it's really helped. And, it will keep on improving as long as I keep doing the exercises.

Eye wrinkle treatment sample exercise

Here is what the bonus exercise looks like. The key thing to remember when you do this exercise is:

  • First, apply a good moisturizer to the whole under eye area.

  • Second, make sure the under eye muscle is contracted by squinting with your lower eyes only.

  • Third, in addition to squinting with your lower eyelids (which contracts the muscle), make sure your skin is taut by opening your mouth as wide as you can but keep your lips closed - as shown in the picture below. 

NOTE: You want the under eye muscle and skin as tight as possible while your fingers lightly "slide" across the skin from one side to the other. 


  1. Rub moisturizer or face oil onto the skin all around the eyes.
  2. Contract the bottom eyelids (like your squinting using lower lids only).
  3. Place your middle fingers in the inner corners of your eyes.
  4. Now lightly slide your fingers to the outer corners of your eyes, keeping your bottom eyelid in contraction the whole time.

Repeat this full slide across the eyes for a total of 10 slides.


  1. Now reverse the direction by placing your fingertips on the outer corner of the eyes. 
  2. And slide inward towards the inner corners of the eyes. 

Repeat this full slide around the eyes for a total of 10 slides. You have now made a total of 20 slides. 10 in one direction and 10 in the opposite direction.

Step #3

Repeat the same process across the upper eyelids too. Make sure to add moisturizer or oil first.

As suggested in the directions, I performed this every morning and night after washing my face. Once I started to see improvements, then I back off to a few times a week.

Worried that this technique will stretch the skin? Well, according to Dr. Frederick M. Rossiter, professor of anatomy and physiology, if done properly this technique can help strengthen the muscle and smooth out the skin.

Dr. Rossiter explains that the muscles of the face go through the skin (this is what gives us the ability to make facial expressions). So, if we contract the facial muscles and slide our finger or hands across taut skin, we not only firm-up underlying muscles but the skin too. Click here to read - How to Achieve the Build you Want Using the Right Touch.

Face exercises also helped other parts of my face. Look at the before and after pictures of my sagging neck. The improvement is remarkable! 

Update: Eye wrinkle treatment result 16 months later

This picture was taken about 16 months later. When I don't smile I can hardly see any lines under the eyes. So between the facial exercises and the under eye serum, my under eye wrinkles are not easily visible. Oh, and yes wearing a bit of eye makeup helps too! :-)

2 - Temporary Solution for under Eye Wrinkles

Here are a few temporary solutions for under eye wrinkles.

Under Eye Serums - Some under eye lifting serums can help "hide" and temporally reduce the look of under eye wrinkles and puffiness. 

I've been using the EES Eye Lift Serum since 2012 and it has been a favorite treatment to help reduce the look of discoloration and bags under the eyes. 

Puffy eyes – What about puffy eyes? Yes, this serum helped hide puffy eyes too. Just like every other woman in the world, I heard about Preparation H for puffy eyes. Well, maybe it was helpful years ago when it contained a special ingredient that was known to shrink swollen tissues, but that's not true anymore. Read more about Preparation H and puffy eyes remedy….

Want to see how well this serum works for puffy eyes? Check out this video of my friend has very puffy eyes and agreed to let me video her before and after transformation.

Eye Moisturizers – A regular eye moisturizer won't make a drastic difference in terms of sagging skin, puffiness, or deep wrinkles. The best an eye moisturizer can do is just moisturize the skin, which can help how it looks temporarily. 

But, for anti-aging purposes, I stick with topical eye treatments that are not too creamy (may cause puffy eyes), contain anti-aging/anti-oxidants to protect from further aging, and help increase cell turnover and encourage healthy skin regeneration.

Some powerful anti-aging ingredients include:

  • retinols
  • copper peptides
  • vitamin C serums

I like retinols because they're not as harsh as prescription Retin-A, but help encourage exfoliation and skin cell turnover. You can read more about them here Retinol Cream Reviews.

I also like copper peptides because research shows it helps repair damaged aged skin. 1, 2  You can read more about the benefits of copper peptides for skin here...My current favorite product is the Copper Peptide Eye Therapy by Nu Glow. 

Finally, my other favorite eye treatment cream/serum is vitamin C Serum. It's not greasy, won't puff up my eyes. 

NOTE: While most of the eye wrinkle treatment creams I mentioned here are not specifically designed as "eye creams" (except for the copper peptide eye therapy and the instant eye lifting serum) I find these work best for me. You may have to test to make sure these are suitable for your under eye skin. 

Final thought...

No matter what eye wrinkle treatment I use, I ALWAYS apply my instant eye lifting serum on top of my eye products and I get fabulous results every time. It's an instant temporary fix - but seems to make the whole under eye area look tighter and smoother.

And, I've tried a ton of eye lifting serums - this one by far is the best. Here is a review of some popular serums for under eye puffiness.

Have you tried under eye wrinkle treatments or serums? Did they work? Tell us about it. We're always interested in learning about new products. :-)

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