5th June, 2013 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 5 Comments
1. Protect those beautiful peepers
Before going out each morning arm yourself with a good pair of sunglasses. Direct sunlight on the skin quickly ages this thin skin. Choose large frames that cover more of your skin and according to Allure magazine look for sunglasses that are labeled “UV 400.” Not only will a good pair of sunglasses help to prevent sun damage around your eyes but they will also help to keep you from unnecessarily squinting which can form wrinkles over time.
Seeing that the delicate skin around your eyes has no oil glands it is vital that you moisturize in order to keep it supple and youthful. Most skin care professionals recommend that you just apply the cream or serum on the orbital bone surrounding your eye. The eye cream should gently disperse as it absorbs into the skin reaching the skin that under eye area easing any dryness that can occur there. You don’t want to get the product too close to your eyes where you risk it causing fluid retention and puffiness.
3. Stimulate Collagen Production
After 40, your skin begins to lose its elasticity and bounce while becoming thinner and more prone to damage. This process can age you by years making you look tired. The blood vessels can also begin to show through, creating discoloration.
Microcurrent facials or LED light therapy treatments can boost collagen and elastin production and keep your skin firm and bouncy. These two advanced tools spark your fibroblasts kicking your collagen and elastin production into gear which over time helps to tighten your skin, reduce wrinkles, diminish age spots, and so much more.
4. Exercise and Nutrition
Exercise is not only important to your weight goals and health but it also plays a crucial part in the health of your skin as well. Putting into place a regular exercise routine will help your circulation, bring more oxygen to the surface of your skin, help your cells to function optimally, and lift your spirits.
The food you fuel your body with also fuels your skin so make it count. Loading up on sugars and processed foods wreaks havoc on your collagen fibers causing them to become brittle and encouraging lines and wrinkles. Feed your beautiful body lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and seeds packed with nutrients and antioxidants that help to nourish your cells and fight off free radical attacks which cause cellular damage. Eating plenty of these nutrient dense foods will also help your body synthesize collagen and fight aging from the inside out.
You don’t have to sit back and settle for eyes that don’t sparkle with health and vitality. Just by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle you can help your eyes look younger and more vibrant.