How To Avoid Wrinkles Around The Eyes.

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The skin around the eyes is without a doubt one of the first places a person shows their age, this is because this skin is incredibly thin and delicate making it very susceptible to mechanical or environmental damage. In this blog I am going to be discussing a few ways to help prevent the premature ageing of the skin around the eyes and helpful tips and tricks to help hide the few lines that may already be present (if you are so inclined).

Prevent:

1. SPF.

The sun is the number one reason for premature skin ageing, which means that adequate sun protection is a MUST! I am sure you have heard a million times that you need to wear SPF 30 to 50 daily, but did you know you should be applying your SPF right up to your lash line? Yep! If the thought of this petrifies you, that is probably because the SPF you are using may contain irritants like colourants or fragrances, so do your research and find a “clean” product that makes you comfortable and keeps you protected.

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2. Sunglasses and/or hat.

Even if you are diligent with applying your SPF you will need an extra line of defence in cases of prolonged sun exposure. Not only will wearing a hat and/or sunglasses protect your delicate eye area from wrinkles due to UV radiation and squinting, it protects your vision and it can be a bitchin’ addition to your outfit. . . just saying.

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3. Moisturiser.

Although I think that eye creams are a bit of a hoax it is important to keep the skin around the eyes moisturised and supple, just like with SPF, if you choose a gentle and non irritating formula you should have no problem saving some bucks AND having a baby smooth eye area.

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4. Being EXTRA gentle.

Like I stated before the skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate which makes it super important for you to use a light hand when working with this area, use your (weak ass) ring finger when applying product to your eye area and be GENTLE when removing makeup. I personally prefer to use make up removing oils and extra soft cloths for this purpose, it may also be worth your while to use easily removable products, like non waterproof mascara, on a day to day basis.

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Conceal: 

1. Cream formula concealer.

Richer or creamier concealer formulas may not settle into fine lines and wrinkles as easily as lighter liquid formulas could, which will make it much less likely to highlight or make fine lines more noticeable.

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2. Primer. 

A makeup primer, especially one that contains dimethicone (also known as polydimethylsiloxane or PDMS) will fill in fine lines and wrinkles that will help your skin look smoother and your makeup apply like a dream. Just like with eye cream I do not believe that you need a separate primer for the eye area than for the skin, as long as you choose a “clean” scent free formula. . . . blah blah!

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3. Avoid powder under the eyes. 

Although using a powder to set your makeup can do wonders for the longevity of your makeup it can dry out skin and settle into fine lines and wrinkles making them look much worse than they really are, so it may be best to avoid using setting power under the eyes or around the crows feet as much as possible. Because fine lines and wrinkles are more associated with dryer skin types than with oily skin, you may not really need to use this product anyway.

Thank you so much for reading this blog post, I hope these tips were helpful.

Have a beautiful day.

xx

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