NO girl looks forward to eye-wrinkles. Unfortunately, we may not pay enough attention to the issue until it’s too late, after the damage is already done. We’re too busy spending time perfecting our eye makeup, working on a natural bronze to mask the pasty face, jumping from one task to the next, staying up way too late…all of which can cause eye-wrinkles! Here are 5 very simple, yet very important ways to prevent the definitely unwanted effects.
1. Wear UV protection sun glasses.
Ladies, this is huge. We’re always trying to catch a good tan, but this is terrible for your eyes. The skin around your eyes is very sensitive, and UV radiation from the sun can age your skin immensely. Your skin is a very important organ. It protects everything on the inside, so don’t destroy it with sun damage. Another pro to wearing sun glasses is to minimize squinting. Think of a marshmallow… If you squish it a little, it generally goes back to its original state, but if you squeeze it repetitively, it ends up looking like a white prune. This is what happens to your eyes after pro-longed squinting. You end up molding your own crow’s-feet.
2. Ditch the pencil eyeliner.
I LOVE my pencil eye liner, but ditching the pencil is totally necessary. Pencil eye liner is generally easier to apply than liquid eye liner. However, when we use the pencil, we tend to pull the skin at the outer corners of our eyes in order to easily apply. Liquid liner goes on very smoothly and does not grab or hold onto your skin like a pencil does. If you’re worried about smudging, just use waterproof liquid eye liner. If you still feel the need to pull at the corner of your eye, very gently and softly, pull no more than 1 centimeter. Remember the marshmallow? Enough said.
3. Don’t over wash!
Cleansing your pores is completely necessary, but there is such thing as over washing your face. It can remove the natural oils your face needs to keep moisturized. We should always wash our faces at night to make sure we’re removing makeup, but constant scrubbing of the skin can cause drying and irritation. Never use tissue to remove eye makeup. Use a cotton ball or eye makeup remover pads. These are gentle, soft, and much more delicate to the touch.
4. Use a moisturizer.
We know it’s important to drink lots of water to keep hydrated, but we probably don’t normally think about keeping our faces hydrated. Using a moisturizer is a great way to hydrate your skin. It helps with dryness and prevents your skin from getting lines and wrinkles. Some moisturizers are even enriched with vitamins.
5. Get a good night’s sleep.
Beauty sleep isn’t a myth — we need it! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; we’re all busy gals, but we must make time for sleep! Sleep deprivation is an immediate, unwanted donation to under eye baggage and causes dry and wrinkly skin. We also tend to rub our eyes when we’re tired, causing stretching and thinning of skin.
The eyes are the pathway to the soul, right? Don’t let wrinkles be responsible for bringing on the attention! How do you prevent eye wrinkles?