Avoiding Wrinkles Around The Eyes As You Age
Crow’s feet or wrinkles around the eyes are a concern for both men and women as they age. No matter how good you may look otherwise, crow’s feet add many years to your appearance. In this article we explore some ways in which men and women can avoid wrinkling around the eyes with age.
Be gentle with your skin. Don’t wash with excessively hot water because it will strip the natural oils from your skin. This will cause the eye area to be particularly dry because this thin skin does not produce much oil to begin with. For this reason, it’s a good idea to use a gentle, moisturizing soap or cleanser and moderately warm water to wash your face.
Continue your gentle treatment of your skin by patting it dry after washing. Be especially gentle on the eye area. Be sure your face towel is soft and absorbent for the least amount of contact needed when drying. Apply a light moisturizer around the eyes immediately after drying to hold moisture in.
If you wear eye makeup, apply it with a light and gentle touch. Don’t pull or scrape the skin. Be sure the brand of makeup you choose includes moisturizers to give your skin a moisture treatment all day.
Make careful makeup and skin care choices overall. Avoid products that contain chemicals, alcohol, aluminum, petroleum products and other strange things that you would not put on your skin if you thought about it for a moment or two. Seek natural alternatives that will nourish your skin.
Avoid eye-strain by taking a break from TV, computer or reading every 20 minutes or so. When you have been pursuing one of these activities for too long, you will tend to scrunch up your eyes. This adds to wrinkles around the eyes. Take a five minute break and apply a cool cloth if your eyes feel especially tired.
Be sure to get plenty of rest every night. Not only will the skin around your eyes benefit from this, so will the rest of your body. You will look younger overall if you get enough good quality sleep.
Always use an eye-cream – especially when you sleep. If you start moisturizing around the eyes when you are young and continue diligently as you grow older, you will not have wrinkles around your eyes. Use light, natural oils that do not contain allergens for the best results.
Protect your skin from sun and wind and other environmental challenges. Wear good sunglasses and a sun hat when you go out. If it is windy and cold, protect your face with a scarf or balaclava and be sure to moisturize before going out. If pollution is very bad, be sure to wash and moisturize your face when you return home.
Don’t smoke or associate with people who do. Smoking is the very worst thing you can do to your skin overall and especially in sensitive, naturally dry areas such as the area around the eyes. Smoking depletes the immune system and sucks the moisture right out of your skin leaving it wrinkled and leathery. Not only does it damage your skin from the inside out, it also damages it by keeping your face wreathed in toxic fumes. To protect your skin and your health, stay away from cigarettes, cigars and pipes.
By taking care of your overall health, following a healthy diet and lifestyle and following the tips in this article, you can avoid and reduce wrinkles around the eyes. The great thing is that these tips will also help you improve your lifestyle in general.