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8/17/16 at 05:12 AM 0 Comments

How To Reverse The Appearance Of Aging Around Your Eyes

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If your eyes are the windows to your soul, the last thing you want is for those windows to look old and saggy.

Dark circles, bags, fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes make you look tired. Worse, they make you look older than you actually are!

You're probably already using a good moisturizer on your face, maybe even one specially formulated to combat aging, but have you given much thought to the delicate skin around your eyes?

The eye area is one of the first places you'll begin to see signs of aging. If you've ever spent a sleepless night and seen the resulting dark under-eye circles in the morning, you know how much older they can make you look.

If you haven't already, it's time to focus on your gorgeous eyes to prevent and even reverse the signs of aging. All it takes is a combination of healthy lifestyle habits along with some excellent products designed to keep the skin around your eyes looking its youthful best.

The Skin Around Your Eyes is Different from the Skin On the Rest of Your Body

As you no doubt already know, the delicate skin around your eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your body. And as you age, it becomes even thinner.

Thinner skin around your eyes means it's more vulnerable to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, or the appearance of shadows and dark circles. All of which age your face.

But the good news is, none of this is inevitable (at least not prematurely, aging is absolutely normal over time).

Once you've ruled out any medical concerns that may be causing shadows or dark circles under your eyes, a few simple remedies will keep your eyes bright and turn back the clock on aging.

And that's where the steps that follow come in. So let's get started.

1. Wear sunglasses.

Since sun damage is perhaps the greatest skin aging factor of all, investing in a good pair of sunglasses will go a long way towards protecting the delicate skin around your eyes.

Be sure to choose a pair that's rated for UV protection. And don't be fooled by dark-colored lenses. The color of the lens doesn't necessary equate to the level of UV protection they provide.

Ask your eye care professional to advise you on selecting a pair of sunglasses that not only look beautiful but will protect your eye area from the sun's damaging rays.

And whatever sunglass style you choose, be sure they fit your face well to ensure the best protection for your eyes.

2. Choose the right eye care products.

Using the right products on the delicate skin around your eyes is essential to not only prevent the signs of aging but to reverse them as well.

There are many great results-oriented brands of skin and eye care products that work wonders at keeping your eye area healthy and youthful looking.

Products containing botanical stem cells are an excellent option for combating the effects of aging around the eyes. These creams and serums brighten and rejuvenate the eye area, reduce fine lines, eliminate dark circles, and minimize puffiness while tightening and toning the skin.

Look for eye care product ingredients that include antioxidants and firming agents to combat free radicals and other environmental aging factors, while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Get plenty of sleep.

Of course, it goes without saying that better sleep prevents the look of dark circles and shadows around your eyes.

In a perfect world, you'd get plenty of sleep every night, but you know that's not always possible. When sleep eludes you, reach for a potent eye-brightening serum or cream to look well-rested even after a sleep-deprived night.

And of course, if the skin brighteners don't quite cover the shadows as much as you'd like, you can always apply a bit of under-eye concealer, and no one will be the wiser.

But do your best to get plenty of sleep every night. Sticking to a routine bedtime, not staying up too late, and turning off all electronics at least 30 minutes before bedtime are all excellent tips to help you fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply.

4. Drink plenty of water.

Hydration is critical when it comes to plumping up skin cells and preventing the formation of under-eye circles. Drinking sufficient amounts of water also reduces water retention, which can lead to puffy looking eyes.

So keep a bottle of water handy to ensure you get your 8 glasses each day. In addition to all the health benefits staying hydrated provides, it also helps reduce the look of tired, aging eyes.

5. Handle with care.

When treating the delicate eye area, gentle is the word you want foremost in your mind. That applies to both the products you use as well as your touch when applying them.

Avoid the use of harsh ingredients or application techniques when it comes to the skin around your eyes.

A gentle touch, along with a little tender loving care will ensure that your eyes will never make you look older than you are. They may even make you look younger!

Preventing and even reversing the signs of aging around your eyes is possible and easy to accomplish.

All it takes is some simple lifestyle changes, along with a few carefully chosen eye care products to do the heavy lifting for you, and you'll have younger looking eyes for years to come.

After all, age is just a number. Still, there's no reason for your eyes to give away any of your secrets.

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