Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

When it comes to aging, prevention is key. Trying to repair the damage or turn back the clock once the aging process has started to show signs (or has set in) is a lot harder than preventing aging!

#1 Use your ring finger when pulling at your eyelid – whether it’s to put in contacts or apply eyeliner! Your ring finger applies less pressure than the other fingers. If you can’t manage with the ring finger, try your middle finger instead.

#2 Start an anti-aging regimen sooner rather than later. Because prevention is easier than repair, finding a good eye cream is a great idea. Hold those fine lines back! Many eye creams also work on reducing puffiness or dark circles as well as have anti-aging properties.

#3 Don’t forget sunscreen on your eyes! I hope everybody knows the importance of wearing sunscreen, but don’t forget to apply it around your eyes. (And your neck!)

#4 Wear sunglasses. Squinting is so not cute, and when you go out on bright, sunny days without sunglasses, you aren’t opting to protect both your eyeballs nor the area around your eyes from the harsh rays.

#5 Avoid rubbing your eyes. Itchy, burning, red eyes aren’t fun–trust me, I have terrible allergies so I know it–but the vigorousness of rubbing isn’t so pleasant to your eye area. The skin on your lids as well as around the eye area (usually known as the eye orbital area) is delicate, so rubbing is a no-no.

Do you have a way to prevent eye wrinkles? Share it with everyone!

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24 thoughts on “FIVE WAYS . . . to prevent eye wrinkles!

  1. Great tips! What age do you suggest women begin using anti-aging products?

    • Hey! I recommend using them BEFORE you see signs of aging more or less. I’ve heard that anti-aging products are still more effective on skin that hasn’t shown a lot of aging signs yet. I guess on average, adding some anti-aging products to your regimen in the early 20s isn’t a bad idea. Sunscreen, of course, as soon as you’re out of the womb ;)

  2. tatiana

    but i love rubbing my eyes

  3. Tanya from Oz

    do you have any recommendations for good eye creams? Thanks!

  4. you can use q tips instead of your fingers. =)

  5. betsy

    Thanks for the tips!
    I second what Tanya said: any good recommendations?

  6. Yvette

    Hi Christine!! I have horrible allergies too and it’s year round and I have to take my Zyrtec-D year round too!! =( But I have a recommendation, I love the Clinique’s All About Eyes gel!!! It’s soothing, smooth, and refreshing and with continued use it does help with the swelling, circles, and lines. In the winter I use the All About Eyes Rich which is a little creamier and I think best for the winter!! It’s definitely a must try!!

  7. tatiana

    Kiehl’s makes a good de-puffer, it comes in a little blue tube, stocked up during that Friends and Family event!

  8. I wonder why aging is such a bad thing in so many people’s eyes! Think it’s quite horrible to be frank.

  9. ”Use your ring finger when pulling at your eyelid” – I really need to start doing that!

  10. MiNGaLiNg

    Just wondering what is the best/ good anti eye wrinkle cream?
    I live in Australia, so uh could you recommend more international brands?

    Thanks!