Wrinkles around your eyes can make you look sad, tired, or old, but fortunately there are a number of things you can do to prevent and reduce wrinkles around your eyes. Here are a few tips to get you started.
While you can’t always prevent wrinkles, the more you do to protect your skin, the better off you’ll be. The following steps can help you prevent wrinkles around your eyes:
• Always wear sunscreen. Sun damage is bad for your health and it is one of the primary causes of premature aging and wrinkles. If you’ll be spending time outside, take a few minutes to apply sunscreen and protect your skin and your health.
• Keep sunglasses handy in your car and bag. Sunglasses add an extra layer of protection against harmful UV rays, but they also prevent squinting. Repeated facial expressions like squinting can lead to wrinkles around the eyes.
• Wear corrective lenses if you need them. If you need contact lenses or eyeglasses, be sure to wear them. Trying to work, read, or drive without corrective lenses could make your day harder and it will likely lead to squinting, which can cause wrinkles around the eyes.
• Use an eye cream at night. Pampering the skin near your eyes with eye cream is a smart way to nourish your skin and prevent wrinkles.
• Be gentle when applying and removing makeup. The skin near your eyes is thin and relatively fragile. Avoid pushing or pulling on it any more than necessary when applying or removing makeup.
While you can prevent some wrinkles from developing, you can’t completely avoid the effects of aging. Fortunately there are still things you can do to keep your eyes looking young.
• Consider blepharoplasty for sagging skin. Sagging skin and bags underneath your eyes aren’t necessarily wrinkles, but blepharoplasty can remove extra skin, fatty deposits, and make the area around your eyes appear smoother and younger.
• Ask about Botox for crow’s feet. Botox is a very simple and safe method for treating wrinkles on the face, forehead, and between the eyebrows. It is an especially popular option for treating crow’s feet (the wrinkles at the corners of your eyes).
If you’d like to learn more about blepharoplasty or Botox, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schiller.