One of the most critical factors in maintaining a youthful appearance is preventing eye wrinkles. The delicate skin around the eyes is one of the first places to show the ravages of time and gravity on the face. Taking precautions when you are young can help you prevent eye wrinkles and maintain a youthful look.
Some of the common ways that eye wrinkles manifest are:
- A lack of firmness and elasticity in the skin due to the reduced production of collagen and elastin protein as one grows old.
- A decreased ability for your skin cells to retain moisture, which only expounds wrinkles, making them more visible.
- Damage to skin cells thanks to free radical damage and other sources of oxidative stress.
How to keep the skin around your eyes healthy?
First, the sun is one of the worst enemies in the fight to maintain that youthful look. Everyone probably is aware that they need to use sunblock to help prevent eye wrinkles. But have you ever thought about using dark glasses as a means of avoiding eye wrinkles?
Using dark glasses when driving or doing other things in the bright sunlight will keep you from squinting, which in turn will help your face avoid forming lines around the eyes. If you wear glasses all the time, you could get the kind of lenses that turn dark in bright light.
Another tip for preventing eye wrinkles is to be very careful about how you handle the skin around the eyes. Don’t pull or tug at it when washing your face or removing makeup. Some experts recommend using your ring finger or pinky instead of your index finger when applying concealer or moisturizer under the eyes. By using a weaker finger, you will automatically apply less pressure, thereby preventing eye wrinkles.
To prevent eye wrinkles, it is imperative that you begin using moisturizer around the eyes before the lines start to form. Choose a moisturizer with natural ingredients, and remember to apply it gently. Peptides are partial protein molecules that are added to many formulae used in the prevention of eye wrinkles, and they are effective. Moisturizers containing natural oils are also good.
Many skin care formulas are on the market for preventing eye wrinkles and removing wrinkles already found near the eyes. Some of these are pretty expensive, so be sure to take your time and window shop for the best price. Realize that skin care products don’t need to be overly costly to be effective.
A major cause of eye wrinkles is the declining levels of collagen and elastin in our skin as we grow older. Regular use of a good quality eye gel can significantly enhance your looks. The best ones will have natural and healthful ingredients designed to not only prevent eye wrinkles but also to lighten dark circles under the eyes and to reduce puffiness and bags under the eyes.
Look for ingredients that nourish your skin. Don’t let the claims of some manufacturers fool you into thinking that a product with collagen will help. Collagen cannot be absorbed into the skin. The only way to rebuild it is to support the body’s own ability to create it. CynergyTK is an ingredient that has been shown to be very effective in supporting the production of collagen and elastin.
Coenzyme Q10, known by many for its ability to support physical health, is also effective in preventing eye wrinkles when used in a skin cream. But look for the nano-emulsion form of CoQ10. It is more easily absorbed into the skin, thus providing the nutrition it needs to build collagen and elastin production. As these two components of our skin are replenished, our skin will firm up, causing wrinkles to decrease or, in some cases, disappear completely.
Finally, your skin relies for its strength on the nutrients that you provide to the body, and thus it is necessary that you have a nutritious diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity.
Using these tips as a guide to preventing eye wrinkles will lead you to develop a healthier, younger appearing skin for the years to come. However, you should remember that not just any skin cream or eye gel will be effective. Look for eye products with ingredients that have scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness. Using proven products will guarantee that you see the results you are hoping for.
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