Posted by Michelle on 1/17/2014 to
As your body ages, you naturally lose the moisture and elasticity needed to keep away those pesky wrinkles -- especially around the delicate eye area. Whether you're in your 20's and you're already noticing wrinkles or you're in your 50's, there are ways to combat those wrinkles and give yourself a more youthful appearance.
Protect Yourself from the Sun
The sun is considered one of the biggest cause of wrinkles. Protect the delicate area around your eyes by applying sunscreen before going outside. Wear a hat to shield your face and always wear sunglasses.
Change Bad Habits
There are a lot of bad habits that can make you look older than you really are. Smoking, for example, can age your skin because the smoke you inhale releases an enzyme known for reducing collagen and elastin in your skin. Sleep is another factor. Devote at least eight hours a night to sleep. By getting enough rest at night you can produce more human growth hormone -- which improves your skin's natural elasticity. Lastly, drink plenty of fluids. Your body relies on hydration to keep your skin smooth and elastic. If you're not drinking 8-eight ounce glasses of water per day, you might want to start.
UV rays contain free radicals, which can break down your skin's elasticity and promote wrinkles. Take in antioxidants, which naturally combat free radicals, on a daily basis. Eat foods rich in antioxidants, such as pomegranates, acai berries or drink green tea.
Antioxidant creams can be used to also reduce wrinkles around your eyes. Using creams that are high in antioxidants, like those found at Michelle Douglas, can help prevent puffiness around your eyes and reduce the signs of aging. Damage skin cells can be repaired and you can also protect your eyes from further damage by using a daily and nightly regimen of antioxidant creams.