Preventing Eye Wrinkles – The Six Most Important Things You Can Do

Preventing eye wrinkles is much easier than getting rid of them. Life style plays a huge part in how our skin looks and there are some immediate steps you can take to make sure you never get those glaring signs of age!

Reduce sun exposure
The first and most important tip is to reduce your exposure to the sun. We know now that increased sun exposure damages skin and dries it out. This is not to say live in a cave – sunlight is also good for us. But cover up as necessary, use a sun screen and for the area around the eyes, use a quality pair of sun glasses. Sun causes 80% of wrinkling. Enough said.

Quit smoking
Secondly, quit smoking. There is a direct relationship between the development of deep wrinkles and smoking. You may think this only affects the skin around the mouth. In fact, you use just about every muscle in your face if you smoke and in addition, you’re exposing your skin to carcinogens and drying it out. Want to prevent eye wrinkles? Just one more reason to give up those ciggies.

Third, eat properly. Preventing eye wrinkles is much easier if your skin has the nutrients it needs to stay young and healthy. By far the most important nutrients in this case are antioxidants. As we age, our skin oxidizes and free radical activity accelerates, actually damaging skin cells. Antioxidants are natural antidotes to this. Lots of fruit and raw vegetables will go a long way.

The fourth tip in preventing eye wrinkles consistently moisturizing. Skin with the proper moisture balance does not wrinkle as quickly as dry skin. Olive oil, avocado oil and babussu oil are particularly well suited emollients to prevent eye wrinkles.

Makeup habits
Five, watch the kind of makeup you use and remove it as soon as you can. Cheap makeup just isn’t good for your skin. Of course, not using makeup would be the best option. I have to admit it isn’t one for me – I use makeup and I always will! I don’t go out without eye liner and mascara but I wash it off when I get home and I use quality products.

Use a natural eye contour gel
The final tip in preventing eye wrinkles is to start using a natural eye contour gel with ingredients formulated specifically for the area around the eyes. The right gel will bring all the nutrients your skin needs to stay young, radiant and wrinkle free. Be careful to get one with the right ingredients though because there’s a lot of junk out there.