Prevent Fine Lines Around Eyes

Fine lines around the eyes is a common problem nowadays. They appear much before onset of wrinkles, thus give a notion of premature development of wrinkles causing havoc. 

The skin around the eyes is very delicate and thinner than any other part of the body. Therefore wrinkles or fine lines develop here very easily. There are numerous reasons for emergence of fine lines around the eyes. Some of which are; sun damage, dry skin, laughing, smiling, squinting, hormones, genetics, and aging.

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun is one of the possible causes of development of fine lines. It weakens the collagen or elastic bonds in the skin, hence causing fine lines. It is best to altogether avoid the sun between 11 am to 4 pm during the day.  If you go out, wear glasses that protect your eyes from harmful effects of UV rays. There are many sunscreens and eye gels available for protecting your eyes. Try to use these, whether you go out or stay indoors. Preferably pick a full-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.

Choose all products that come into contact with your eyes cautiously. All cleansers, toners and moisturizers used on or near the eyes; should be gentle and free of harmful chemicals. Instead prefer natural and organic products for such use. For instance, products containing witch hazel, fruit or vegetable extracts, anti inflammatory oils etc are a good choice. The same rule applies for make-up. Avoid using makeup that is very old or has harmful chemicals.

Repetitive facial movements can also cause development of fine lines around the eyes. Laughing, smiling, or squinting with force can stress the thin skin around the eyes. This can lead to development of fine lines around your eyes. Keep facial movements very gentle; reducing their creasing effect on the eyes. Also check the position in which you sleep. Avoid sleeping on your stomach with face buried in the pillow; instead sleep on your back.

Furthermore, it is important to watch your diet. A diet deficient in vitamins or water can leave your skin dry, making eyes more prone to fine lines. The intake of vitamins A and B in your diet should be adequate. Try to have vitamin and antioxidant supplements. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your meals. Protein rich foods like tofu, chicken and fish are also important.