Oh my god, are those crow’s feet?
How can I reduce eye wrinkles
One of the most common questions we get at Freeze Frame through our online chat is, “How can I reduce eye wrinkles?” Sadly, the area around the eyes is one of the first places to show signs of ageing, due to the thin and delicate skin in this area. The skin around your eyes doesn’t create its own moisture, and frequently moves with facial expressions, so is prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
But you don’t have to accept eye wrinkles as part of the ageing process. There’s some easy lifestyle changes you can adopt to prevent and reduce eye wrinkles, as well as some awesome products you can introduce to your skincare routine.
Tip one: Stop smoking!
At this point, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But if you won’t quit the habit for your health, maybe vanity will be the motivator you need! Smoking increases eye wrinkles for a few key reasons. Firstly, it’s not unusual to squint your eyes as a reaction to the smoke. Secondly, smoking reduces blood flow and therefore the nutrients that blood delivers to the skin. For the skin around the eyes, this means less collagen and elastin, making wrinkles appear darker and deeper.
Tip two: Limit sun exposure
The Australian climate is not very friendly when it comes to maintaining youthful skin. The harsh sun can easily cause UV damage which can dry out skin and deepen wrinkles. In addition, repetitive squinting in bright sunlight can increase the amount of eye wrinkles you can develop.
But limiting sun damage is very possible. Always wear sunglasses when outside, especially when it’s sunny, but even cloudy days can have significant glare. Find a stylish big hat and add that to your outside ensemble too. And of course, wear sunscreen whenever you’ll be outside for more than 20 minutes in a day.
Tip three: Work from the inside out
There’s no denying that great skin starts from the inside. You can help to prevent and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet by paying attention to what goes in your mouth. Hydration is incredibly important, so make sure to drink plenty of water, as well as other healthy beverages like smoothies and green tea. And when making food choices, prioritise fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as oily fish. These are all great options for increasing key skin-friendly nutrients like anti-oxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.
Bonus tip! When you are cutting up cucumber for your salads, why not cut some extra slices for eye masks? 10 minutes of lying down with chilled cucumber slices over your eyes can add moisture, reduce puffiness and gives you the chance to take a little bit of time out for yourself!
Tip four: Rest is the best
We get it, life is busy and there’s a lot to cram in. But one of the most underappreciated factors in healthy skin, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, is adequate sleep. Everyone should be aiming for at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night. And it’s not just the amount of sleep that can help, how you sleep can play a role too. Sleeping on your face can sometimes increase or deepen wrinkles, so try to train yourself to sleep on your back. It’s better for your posture too!
Tip five: Use a great clinical skincare product
Doing all the right things and still getting eye wrinkles? You’re not alone, but there’s still more you can do. Clinical skincare products, like Freeze Frame Wrinkle Filler as well as our range of eye creams can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as prevent them from deepening. To find out which product is most suitable for you, our online chat team is on standby and happy to answer any questions you might have.
Over to you
Are eye wrinkles a concern for you? What strategies have worked for you to prevent and reduce eye wrinkles?
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