4 Tips to Prevent Eye Wrinkles

Eyes are the windows to our soul and the first thing people see when they meet us. But because the skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate, it is also the first to wrinkle. Let’s face it: aging is a natural process and can’t be avoided. We’re all going to get wrinkles at some point and, once they are there, they can’t be removed. But the good news is, we can prevent them from appearing too early. Here’s how:

1. Treat the eye area with care: the eye area is very delicate and should be treated gently. Don’t scratch, tag or rub your eyes because, overtime, that can lead to wrinkles. Also, always use your ring finger when applying eye cream or liner. Your ring finger is the weakest one and will therefore put less pressure on this delicate area.

2. Use anti-aging moisturizers: anti-aging products won’t repair the damage (no topical product can) but they can prevent it, so the sooner you start using them, the better. Also, moisturizers hydrate and plump skin, making fine lines and wrinkles look smaller.

3. Wear sunscreen: the sun rays are one of the main causes of ages, so don’t forget the eye area when you apply sunscreen every day.

4. Wear sunglasses: if it’s a sunny day and you’re going out, make sure you’re wearing your sunglasses. Not only they will protect you from the damage the sun rays cause to your skin, but they will always prevent you from squinting, which can cause wrinkles in the long run, on those bright days.

Have you got any more tips to prevent eye wrinkles?

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  1. Nice tips! I usually do eye massages now, because I’m guilty of tugging on my eyes when I was younger. You know, I always hear and read about its better to start sooner. How soon should someone using anti-aging products? Late-teens? Early-teens? I personally didn’t start anti-aging skin care until turning 20.
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  2. Dee, thanks. Eye massages sound nice, I should start doing them too.

    Everyone seems to have a different opinion about when’s better to start using anti-aging products. I started in my mid-20s but I wish I has started a couple of years before now. Personally, I think early 20’s is a good time to start. I don’t think teenagers need them and that’s too soon to start in my personal opinion, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong or any side effects if they wanna start using them that young.

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  4. Mylanqolia, you’re still young hun! And even if you have some small wrinkles, you can always prevent them from getting worse or more from forming :)

  5. Nice post!! I’m guilty of squinting, because I don’t have sunglasses (I wear glasses for myopia) so I occasionally squint when in the sun (thankfully not too often) or when I’m in the car and it’s sunny haha. I also rub my eyes a lot…. -.- I’m 21 but I haven’t thought of starting anti-aging yet.. in a couple of years I will.. :) concious choice heehee :)
    I totally agree with your tips, moisturising and protecting the eyes, very important for everyone!! =)
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    • Denise, I don’t think squinting will cause that much damage if you don’t use it often. But you shouldn’t rub your eyes a lot, that’s gonna be bad in the long run! And I think it’s never too early to start thinking about anti-aging ;)

    • Charlotte, yes, retinol is proven to work, to an extant (in the sense that it takes time for the results to appear and even then it doesn’t work as well as botox), but I’m a bit hesitant to recommend retinol and other retinoids for the eye area as they skin needs time to get used to them and in the meantime you can experience redness, peeling and stinging. For some people this isn’t a problem at all (I use a product with Retinoids daily and it works well for me), but I know others who can’t tolerate them and considering how sensitive and delicate the eye area is, using Retinoids there should be done very carefully. But for those that can use retionol around the eye area without side effects then it’ll definitely help reverse the damage to some degree.

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