Skincare For Men: How To Prevent And Care For Eye Wrinkles

Written by Aaron Guldager — April 20, 2020

Skincare For Men: How To Prevent And Care For Eye Wrinkles

There’s no shame in getting a little older. It happens to everyone. But developing men’s eye wrinkles doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of aging! There are plenty of simple, effective steps you can take to treat and care for eye wrinkles.

In this post, the experts at SiO will explain the three main causes of men’s eye wrinkles and then provide nine easy tips for getting rid of them.

Causes Of Men’s Eye Wrinkles

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Before we get to the best treatments for men’s eye wrinkles, let’s take a moment to understand what causes them in the first place.


Bad news, fellas. Aging is the number one cause of eye wrinkles. As you grow older, your skin cells produce less elastin and collagen, the proteins your skin needs to remain smooth and taut.

Research suggests that collagen production slows by approximately one percent each year after the age of 20. Whoa! That’s quite a decrease. With less collagen, your skin is less capable of springing back to its original shape and form.

Why does that matter? As facial expressions are repeated thousands of times over the years, they begin to form grooves in your skin. Eventually, these grooves create permanent lines and wrinkles.

If you’re looking to step up your wrinkle-fighting game, try SiO patches for men. They’re clinically proven to boost hydration and reduce the wrinkle depth in as little as one night. It’s an easy, effective way to get smoother, healthier skin.


Some guys are blessed with incredible genes that keep them looking young and handsome well into their 60s. Good for them.

For the rest of us common folk, our genes play a role in when and where we develop wrinkles.

Some guys may be prone to long creases in the brow. Other men might begin to see heavy folds at the sides of their mouth. And others still are susceptible to crow’s feet, dark under-eye circles, and men’s eye wrinkles.

Lifestyle Choices

The lifestyle choices you make on a day-to-day basis have a huge impact on your health, including the health of your skin. Here are a few habits that can lead to men’s eye wrinkles:

  • Smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Drinking alcohol frequently or in excess
  • Eating unhealthy foods
  • Drinking too many sugary beverages and too little water
  • Failing to exercise regularly 
  • Not getting enough sleep

All of these choices are bad for your overall health and can cause all sorts of wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and other eye wrinkles.

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9 Ways To Treat Men’s Eye Wrinkles

1) Cleanse Your Face Twice Per Day

This one might strike you as somewhat obvious, but it bears repeating: cleanse your face twice per day, once in the morning and then again in the evening.

This will remove dirt and oil from your skin’s pores. And clear pores mean healthier, smoother skin.

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2) Apply Sunscreen Every Morning

Everyone knows that the sun’s UV rays are harmful. That’s why we all apply sunscreen when we go to the pool or the beach. But the reality is that your skin is exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays every single day, not just when you go swimming.

To prevent and care for men’s eye wrinkles, apply a layer of sunscreen every single morning before you leave home. Do it every day, even when it’s cold or cloudy. It’s crucial!

3) Moisturize At Least Twice Per Day

Many guys don’t moisturize. But if you’re serious about fighting men’s eye wrinkles, you need to keep your skin hydrated.

Slap on some moisturizer at least two times per day. It’s best to apply it right after you’ve showered or cleansed your face.

If you can find the time to put a little extra moisturizer on once or twice throughout the day, that’s even better. There’s no such thing as moisturizing too much.

4) Exfoliate Once Or Twice Per Week

Exfoliating might sound like a complicated skin care treatment, but it’s just removing the dead skin from your face. Believe it or not, you’ve got millions of dead skin cells building up on your face each and every day.

Exfoliating will gently scrub those dead skin cells away to let your younger, healthier skin cells rise to the surface.

5) Use Eye Cream

As a guy, you might not be that into skin care. Maybe you just want your skin care routine to be as quick and painless as possible. Fair enough.

But if you really want to get rid of men’s eye wrinkles, applying eye cream is an essential step. And it’s far easier than you might imagine. It only takes a minute.

Find an eye cream with retinol, hyaluronic acid, and plenty of vitamins (A, C, and E are ideal). Just dab a little on before you apply your SiO patches at night (but not directly underneath them). Then let the eye cream and SiO patches work their magic while you sleep.

man applying moisturizer under eyes to treat eye wrinkles

6) Try A Weekly DIY Face Mask

Homemade face masks are another step that some men may balk at. But you might be surprised how relaxing a DIY face mask can be. Just give it a shot!

Homemade face masks can be made from tons of different household items, including everything from avocado and cucumber to coconut oil and papaya.

The masking process is only 20 to 30 minutes, and it’s an excellent way to treat men’s eye wrinkles. If you’re quick about it, you can get the whole thing done during halftime so you don’t miss the game.

7) Be Gentle With Your Skin

The skin around your eyes is some of the thinnest found anywhere on your body. That means you need to be gentle with it. Follow these simple guidelines to combat men’s eye wrinkles:

  • Shower and wash your face with warm water, rather than hot water 
  • Always pat (don’t rub) your skin dry with a soft towel
  • Use gentle skin care products and don’t lather products on too vigorously
  • Apply lotions, moisturizers, and eye creams gently
  • Never pull, stretch, or rub the skin around your eyes

All of these tips will keep your skin healthy and help treat and prevent men’s eye wrinkles.

8) Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

If unhealthy lifestyle choices are a leading cause of men’s eye wrinkles, it stands to reason that healthy lifestyle habits are an effective way to treat wrinkles. Here are a few tips to follow:

  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Drink at least eight glasses of water per day
  • Get at least six hours of sleep per night. Try to get seven or eight hours, if possible
  • Exercise for at least thirty minutes no less than three times per week
  • Quit using tobacco products
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Find ways to relax and relieve stress

Each and every one of these tips will go a long way in the fight against eye wrinkles.

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9) Wear SiO Patches

Made from the finest medical-grade silicone available, SiO patches create a healing microclimate on the surface of your skin while you sleep. This provides a huge boost of moisture while also gently compressing the skin to keep it from creasing — both crucial elements in the battle against wrinkles.

To treat men’s eye wrinkles, all you need to do is apply SiO patches to the sides of your eyes and mouth before going to bed. Then just get a good night’s sleep and wake up to smoother-looking skin.

What could be easier than that?

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SiO patches are available for your most wrinkle-prone regions: your brow and the edges of your eyes and mouth. You can also try SiO For Him Facelift to treat your brow, eyes, and mouth all at the same time.

Bonus tip: SiO patches don’t have to be worn only at night. Slap them on while you chill at home for a few hours as a way to get a quick boost of moisture into your skin.

While there’s nothing you can do about getting older, there are plenty of simple steps you can take to combat men’s eye wrinkles. With SiO patches and the nine effective tips in this article, you’ll be fighting eye wrinkles like the Spartans fought the Persians.

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