Easy tricks to eliminate the lines. Repair & prevent the effects of squints & smiles
The skin surrounding your eyes is thinner and drier than the rest of your face, which is why it needs special, targeted hydration. A soothing mask can not only infuse delicate eye tissue with moisture, but also feels like a spa treat.
A Firm Offer
Over time, skin loses its elasticity because of hormonal aging, allowing crow’s feet to settle in around the eyes. Osmotics’ Blue Copper 5 Prime Eye Cream smoothes and firms lines and crow’s feet with the natural healing benefits of Copper. Products with Retinol (Vitamin A), like Amarte’s Eyeconic™, are also a good, firm choice.
Save & Protect
Protect your peepers and spare yourself wrinkle-inducing squint lines with a fashionable pair of sunglasses. Polarized lenses are the best choice because they stop the glare and give better clarity for less eyestrain and less squinting. Sunglasses should be worn year round. Even cloudy days can be squintingly bright, especially if there’s snow on the ground. Be sure to pair your shades with skin-saving SPF, too. An annual eye exam to keep your reading glass prescription up to date is also a bright idea.
Another source of the squint is dry, irritated eyes from chronic dry eye syndrome or allergies. Eyestrain from staring at screens is also a big culprit these days. Be sure to look away every so often and shift your focus across the room. Make a 30-second recharge part of your routine. As the weather changes, the furnace brings a one-two punch of dehydration, parching our skin and sapping our eyes of moisture. Check with your doctor or ophthalmologist for the best lubricating drops for your condition.
For a big night on the town or any time you need instant results, you can fill wrinkles without a painful visit to the doctor’s office. Christie Brinkley’s Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment is a split second solution to fill and firm crow’s feet flawlessly. Can you believe how amazing she looks? When applying your makeup, be sure to use a primer and setting spray to prevent makeup from settling into lines and wrinkles. And use a light touch. Heavier makeup is more apt to cake and crease. Be gentle, don’t rub, when you remove your makeup at night. You risk breaking delicate tissue and setting the stage for wrinkles.
Sleep on It
For the best results, apply your eye treatment twice a day, especially right before bed. Gently pat your treatment into eyes, don’t tug. When we sleep, our cells kick into overdrive, doing our best repair work, rejuvenating and building new skin cells. Sleeping on your back with your head elevated will help the process. Try either a silk pillowcase or the hydrating Anti-Aging Pillowcase. Both types of cases prevent facial lines from settling in and becoming more permanent wrinkles.
The Anti-Wrinkle Diet
What we eat has a big impact on our skin. Sugar and processed foods feed wrinkles. Opt for proteins packed with Omega-3 vitamins, like fish and nuts, to strengthen skin on a cellular level. Antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, the brighter the better, give the biggest boost of Vitamins A, C and Zinc to boost cell turnover for resilient, pretty skin. Fresh produce also hydrates skin from the inside out. And don’t forget to drink lots and lots of water (aim for 8 glasses a day – make the first and last a hot cup to detoxify skin).