The eyes are windows to the soul, but they are also giveaway signs of aging. Find out about the biggest mistakes people make to their eyelids that age them at a faster rate and how to tone up your gaze.
1. RUBBING YOUR EYES
Rubbing your eyes is usually therapeutic – it helps to soothe dry eyes or relieve an itch! But rubbing the delicate skin around the eyes can break tiny blood vessels, causing dark eye circles to look worse.
2. FORGETTING THE SHADE FACTOR
The skin around the eyes is just as susceptible to damage by the sun’s harmful UV rays which prematurely age and damage the eyelids. Look for sunglasses that guard against at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Some people may find polarized glasses clearer but note that these do not come with full UV protection.
3. NOT ENOUGH QUALITY SLEEP
It is not called beauty sleep for no reason. Lack of quality sleep deprives the body from repairing cellular damage. A good night’s sleep signals the body to make more stress hormones which leads to increased inflammation in the body, accelerating aging.
4. NOT USING AN EYE CREAM
Eye creams are vital to the anti-aging skincare regimen, but it is also one of the most neglected. For fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, look for eye creams that contain retinol, a powerful skin anti-ager loved by anti-aging aficionados.
5. PUTTING OFF EYE TREATMENTS FOR TOO LONG
There are some things you can do to take years off your face, and eye rejuvenative treatments are part of it. While it is never too late to take care of your skin, it is an even better idea to start early. 2 eye-worthy programs we found:
Dark undereye circles can be lightened with the Eye Illuminator Program, a series of treatments designed to brighten and rejuvenate the delicate skin under the eyes. Revitalift undereye revitalizes sunken hollows immediately with buttery soft hyaluronic acid fillers while Quattro toning undereye gently erases pigmentation.
Those with droopy eyelids or wishing to tighten the skin should try the Miracle Eye Revival Program. Neogen Plasma Eyelift is a cutting edge skin rejuvenation and restoration non-laser treatment which uses plasma energy, the fourth state of matter to heat up the skin’s architecture, stimulating collagen production and improving the skin’s elasticity. Next, SmartX Lite Eyes, a fractional resurfacing carbon dioxide laser with its intelligent “dot therapy” dives deep into the skin to induce a productive wound healing response, which stimulates collagen production further.