Eye wrinkles are common, and there are several things you can do to prevent them. The skin around the eyes is very sensitive, but with a little extra care you can avoid eye wrinkles, and look younger longer. Here are seven ways to prevent eye wrinkles:
1. Sleep on your back: This may seem like an odd way to avoid wrinkles around the eyes, but the fact is, wrinkles are caused by stretching, pulling, and repeated movements around the eyes, and you may be putting more pressure on your eye skin when you sleep than you realize. Your pillow, sheets, bed, etc. can be pulling, rubbing, or causing wrinkle patterns you were unaware of. So, avoid this by sleeping on your back, or alternating sides so that if you do sleep on them, you do less damage. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
2. Use an anti-wrinkle eye cream specifically designed for that purpose: Eye creams are designed to be thicker and creamier than other moisturizers because the skin around the eyes needs more moisture than other areas. So, don’t just moisturize, use the right moisturizer.
3. Don’t pull, rub, scratch, press, or put pressure around your eyes: rubbing, pulling on, touching, etc. your eyes can cause damage. It can cause wrinkle patterns, and may lead to premature wrinkling, or deeper wrinkle patters. So, avoid doing these things. When putting on makeup and moisturizers, avoid damaging your skin further by using your middle fingers, like your ring finger, as it is the weakest finger, and thus will put the least amount of pressure to your sensitive eye skin.
4. Use a humidifier: Moisture in the skin is going to lead to fewer wrinkles. A great way to help your skin stay moist is moisture in the air. A great way to ensure your air is moist is to sleep with a humidifier. Doing this about once a week will help keep your skin nice and supple, and thus help you avoid wrinkles.
5. Wear sunglasses each time you go outside: The UV rays from the sun can damage skin. They cause premature aging, dry out the skin, and lead to deeper, sooner wrinkles. So, avoid this by wearing an SPF moisturizer, but also by protecting your eyes with sunglasses. In addition to blocking UV rays, they prevent extra squinting, which means fewer wrinkle lines.
6. Use moisturizer: Of course it is good to use a specially formulated eye cream, but this doesn’t mean let the rest of your face go without moisture. Use a great facial moisturizer daily, as part of your skin cleaning routine, and use it in addition to your eye cream.
7. Avoid squinting or scrunching your eyes: Squinting and scrunching lead to deeper wrinkles that occur sooner. The reason is that repeated facial movements cause fine lines that lead to wrinkles.