Top 5 Tips to Prevent Eye Wrinkles

Okay, so you might be thinking we are going to give you some magic formula to prevent or reverse aging. Sorry! You won’t find that here; but what you will find is very practical, simple advice for things that you can do every day to help your skin look its very best and keep you from looking older than you should!

wrinkle prevention tips

  1. Don’t smoke. Smoking is bad–plain and simple. If you’re not worried about the bad stuff it does to your body on the inside, well then let us warn you about what it does to your outside: it is one of the worst things you can do to your skin! It kills the collagen and elastin in your skin and prevents your body from making more. The end result is lots of early and unwanted wrinkles.
  1. Wear sunscreen. “But I’m not outside?” you reply. Do you have windows in your house? Do you leave your house? If you’ve answered yes, then you are in the sun. Let’s do some quick math: 15 minutes a day for 365 days equals 5,475 minutes or about 90 hours in the sun. Yes, you need to put sunscreen on every day! Shoot for an SPF of 15, and put it on first, then your makeup over your sunscreen. Makeup with sunscreen in it is never as effective. You wipe, cry and sweat your makeup off very easily. Take the time to use a good sunscreen every single day.
  1. Protect yourself when outside/driving. After reading #2, you’re going to wear sunscreen everyday—good for you! However, sometimes sunscreen alone isn’t enough. If you’re really going to be out for long periods, we suggest you wear a hat and make sure that you have a visor, tinted window or another device that will help block the sun on the left side of your face. These things are essential for a day at the park, beach or other outdoor area as well as long commutes or trips in the car. And remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours for full protection and after swimming and sweating.
  1. Moisturize. Hopefully, you’re doing this one daily anyway. But think about the amount of water you drink as being just as important as using a good eye cream. Your body is mostly comprised of water, and all your cells need it to work properly. This includes your skin. In order for the cells to turnover and regenerate properly, you’ve got to keep them hydrated both inside and out!
  1. Exfoliate. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. But before you get out the Brillo pad, remember that your skin can be exfoliated with products such as glycolic acid or Retin-A. Using an eye product with these ingredients basically kicks the regenerative power of your skin into overdrive. Often as we age, our skin loses its natural ability to regenerate. Give it a boost with a little exfoliation and get ready to show off your new, smooth skin!

 

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