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Have you noticed the slow march of time creep across your face every time you look in the mirror? If you’re over the age of 30, you’ll notice the loss of definition in the skin, opened pores, fine lines around the eyes, crows feet… These are all the start of ageing. No, we don’t like it either, which is why it’s never too late to adopt these handy tips (courtesy of LiveStrong).
Look at Your Lifestyle
Sunscreen is known to be one of the best defences against ageing. Apply a sunscreen with SPF 30 and either zinc or titanium oxide every day, and make sure to cover the entire eye area. Or purchase a moisturizer with a built-in sunscreen. Try to kick bad habits, such as smoking, and reduce alcohol intake. These things take away oxygen and nutrients from your body, dehydrate your skin and increase the number of free radicals in your body’s cells.
Make Nutrition Count
Eat foods rich in vitamin D, such as milk, eggs and cheese, and omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and tuna. Foods filled with vitamin A, such as sweet potatoes, spinach, carrots and beef liver, can also reduce the severity of wrinkles. These foods help plump up the thin skin around the eye area, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles. Drink plenty of water and green tea to keep your skin hydrated and increase your skin-cell turnover. Make a fruit and vegetable smoothie for breakfast as a quick way to get these vitamins into your system.
Keep Up Your Skincare Routine
Supple skin starts with clean, unclogged pores. Wash your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser featuring moisturizing ingredients such as ceramides, aloe, olive oil, almond oil, shea butter and honey. Look for a moisturizer with alpha-hydroxy acids and sugars because these can cause the skin to swell a bit so that wrinkles are less noticeable. In addition, apply serum retinol — a vitamin-A derivative that helps boost collagen and speed up cell turnover — to your face daily. Make sure to pat and gently smooth moisturizers and serums near the eye area so you don’t stretch the skin. With consistent use, you should notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in between eight and 24 weeks.
Invest in a Good Eye Cream
Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream refines the delicate skin around the eyes, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This rich cream invigorates skin while supporting natural skin regeneration.
Contains an incredible formulation of quince seed, birch leaf and borage refine pores and balance moisture. Acerola berries and sea buckthorn join red clover to enhance skin tone and elasticity. Shea butter and botanical oils replenish, soften and protect. Precious botanical extracts offer the eye area renewed vitality.
Each morning after cleansing, toning and moisturising, pump a little Regenerating Eye Cream onto the tip of your ring finger and gently apply around each eye, working from the inner corners outward. This fast-absorbing cream is ideal for use before applying eye makeup. Regenerating Eye Cream is ophthalmologically tested and suitable for contact lens wearers.