As we advance in years, our bodies experience a lot of changes, including some that may leave us feeling less confident. One such change is wrinkles under the eyes.
The skin under the eyes is very thin. As part of the ageing process, the skin loses collagen, the protein responsible for skin firmness. As a result, wrinkles and lines begin to appear under your eyes.
While wrinkling may be inevitable, there are certain tips that you can use to slow down the process.
Remove your make-up before bed
If you wear makeup, removing it before bed is a cardinal rule. It does not matter how tired you are or how busy you are, you should never go to bed in your makeup.
One of the effects of sleeping with make-up is that it can cause premature ageing which can cause wrinkles under your eyes.
Be gentle when removing your make-up
Always ensure that you don’t stress your skin when removing make-up. Use a soft cloth or cotton pad with a facial cleanser. Do not use foaming cleansers and do not rub your skin harshly. Press it for a few seconds then lift it off gently.
Water helps tighten your skin and prevents the skin from sagging. It, therefore, makes sense that dehydration is not something you want to have. Ensure that you take the recommended amount of water per day and your skin will thank you for it.
Everyone should wear sunscreen regardless of their skin type or colour. Some people wrongly believe that black people should not wear sunscreen because they have more melanin which prevents them from the sun’s rays.
Nevertheless, your skin is still susceptible to sunburns even if you are dark-skinned. When choosing sunscreen make sure it’s hydrating and does not contain harsh chemicals. You can also wear sunglasses to protect the skin under your eyes.
Tempting as it may be to overwork with current economic conditions, it is harmful to your health even when you do not see the effects. Make sure you get some good sleep, there is a reason it is called beauty sleep.
Moisturize your skin
Moisturizing is an important part of eye care, especially because the skin around your eyes does not have oil glands and is thus prone to dryness. You can use regular face moisturizer for the skin around your eyes.
However, some moisturizers tend to be harsh. Therefore, consider buying an eye cream. You can also use a moisturizing mask or a cold compress.
Believe it or not, a massage can work magic on the skin around your eyes. Massaging your skin helps improve circulation and prevents puffiness.
If you are looking for a reason to quit smoking you have one. Smoking speeds up the ageing process and maybe the reasons for the wrinkles under your eyes.
Alcohol is not a friend to your skin as it causes dehydration. Therefore, you might want to keep off the bottle.
In a nutshell…
As far as preventing wrinkles under your eyes goes, it is safe to say that your skin will give you what you give it. Therefore, be intentional about skincare and utilize the tips here and many others for healthy skin.
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