Some areas of our skin are prone to showing the aging process more than others. This is the case with the skin around your eyes. Between gravity causing eyelids to sag and droop and the thin skin and dark pockets beneath the eyes displaying lack of sleep, dehydration and UV damage, the eyes are often an unwelcome window to our age. Worse yet, the fine lines, wrinkles, slump and discoloration of skin around our eyes may even make us look older than we are. The horror!
Before you resort to drastic measures, try some natural remedies for your eyes wrinkles. With a bit of effort, common sense and a healthy skincare routine, you can get your eyes looking 10 years younger in no time. Check out three steps to naturally reduce wrinkles around your eyes:
Make Skin Care Part of Your Daily Health Routine. Just like you brush your teeth and take your vitamins, so should you care for your skin daily. It doesn’t take much time or effort to start a healthy skin care routine. Here’s the drill: Wash twice daily, maybe three times if you exercise. Don’t over-wash your face as it can be dehydrating and strip away natural oils and fats that protect and plump skin. Use a daytime and nighttime moisturizer after washing. This is where you can bathe your face in skin-loving nutrients like Vitamins A, C, E and K, antioxidants to combat UV damage and other nutrients such as Zeatin, amino acids and anti-inflammatories, all of which are found in the Moringa foundation of our Natura Veda creams. We recommend using our Age-Defying Moringa-Infused Eye Serum, formulated especially for the delicate area around the eyes. With retinol, the leading all-natural medical grade remedy for fine lines and wrinkles, our eye serum helps repair genetic and environmental skin damage overnight. Follow-up with exfoliation and a deep nourishing skin mask twice weekly for a great start to losing those unwanted eye wrinkles.
Eat Skin-Healthy Foods. A good diet is important for well-rounded health and skin health too. The best foods for reducing wrinkles include those chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, soy, cocoa and omega-3 fatty acids. Antioxidants combat the oxidation of cells caused by free radicals. The sun is the number one extrinsic cause of wrinkles and aging. With a diet rich in antioxidants, you can keep your skin looking younger and reduce the signs of photo-aging. Colorful fruits and vegetables are a great source of antioxidants as well as a range of other vitamins (A,C, E and K) that improve skin texture and smoothe fine lines. Many soy products do the same and can improve skin firmness. Cocoa has proven to improve circulation, therefore helping deliver oxygen, hydration and nutrients to skin for a refreshed appearance. And essential fatty acids like omega-3s found in salmon, mackerel, beans and many types of nuts can nourish and plump skin from the inside, out.
Make Lifestyle Choices for your Skin. As we’ve already stated, the sun is top on the “Most Wanted” list of environmental factors that contribute to wrinkles. So the obvious lifestyle choice is to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays by wearing mineral sunscreen, protective clothing and limiting sun exposure. Smoking is also on the list of worst wrinkle offenders because it restricts blood vessels from delivering oxygen, nutrients and H2O to skin and it releases aging chemicals within the body. Additionally sleep is important for reducing wrinkles, especially around the eyes. When we sleep, we produce HGH, or human growth hormone, which encourages the production of collagen and elastin. Conversely, when we don’t sleep, our body produces the chemical cortisol, which contributes to weakened skin cells. But when you’re getting your zzz’s, do it on your back to avoid sleep lines and gravity-related sagging. Lastly, try not to squint and furrow your brow when reading, looking at a computer or television screen or having conversations. Wear sunglasses to avoid squinting in daylight. These small facial habits can cause wrinkles over time.
With these three steps – a great skin care routine, eating right and making smart lifestyle choices – you can reduce wrinkles around your eyes. With radiant skin and less wrinkles, you may just start seeing the world through new eyes.