If you have wrinkles around your eyes–a lot of us do–it might be making you appear a lot older than you are. There are many products you might buy in an attempt to reduce their appearance. However, there are also some things you can do to be sure they don’t show up prematurely and that you don’t make them become more noticeable. Are you making some mistakes that may be contributing to eye wrinkles? Keep reading to learn about some common ones people tend to make.
They Don’t Wear SPF
The sun ages the skin, and the skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate, so aging in this area will occur faster than in other areas. Be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen — it protects against both UVA and UVB rays — that is SPF 30 or higher.
They Don’t Wear Sunglasses
If you decide not to wear sunglasses, your skin will pay the price. It’s important to even get a prescription pair, if necessary. Frequent squinting and sun damage will cause forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. Make sure to wear a pair all year because when the sun is reflected off the snow, it’s even brighter.
They Sleep on Their Side or Stomach
The part of your face that rests on your pillow when you sleep on your side or stomach is squished for many hours. After doing this every night, it will cause creases to form that could eventually form wrinkles. Do you notice lines on your face when you wake up every morning? If possible, sleep on your back instead. If this is difficult for you, place a pillow under your knees to help you stay in place. But if there is no way you can sleep on your back, consider purchasing a pillow that is shaped in a way that allows you to keep your face free of wrinkles while you’re sleeping on your stomach or side.
They Rub Their Eyes
When people are sleepy, they tend to rub their eyes more often. It can feel good to do so when they are itchy from allergies or another reason. It is time to stop this habit if you want to keep appearing youthful for a longer period of time. The delicate skin around the eyes is so thin that when it’s rubbed, it gets wrinkled up. And make sure to gently remove any makeup that you may have been wearing all day. Before cleaning it off, dissolve it with some makeup remover on a cotton ball. And whenever you apply eye cream, use your finger to gently tap in the cream instead of rubbing it on.