There are lots of perks to getting older... Retirement, travel, stability, grandkids, etc. However, few of us want to look older.
One of the first places we show our age is in the skin around our eyes. Good habits can keep us looking younger longer!
1. Get Your Beauty Sleep
While we sleep our body renews and refreshes our cells. Without this nightly renewal, the delicate skin around our eyes thins. The stress will show up as puffiness, or shadows under eyes.
2. Protect Yourself From The Sun
Make sure to apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses. Even when it’s not hot outside, UV rays can cause lasting damage. In addition, sunglasses will protect you from excessive squinting in the bright light. Talk to a Vision Source practice about your options for polarized, protective eyewear.
3. Pamper Your Eyes
Soothe your eyes with a cold compress to reduce puffiness and dark circles. The combination of coolness and moisture reduces blood flow to your eyes and alleviates swelling. You can use cucumber slices, too, or even chilled teaspoons.
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4. Eat An Eye-Healthy Diet
- Foods high in Vitamin C like strawberries, oranges, and leafy greens protect against wrinkles and dry skin, as well as cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Antioxidants like those found in green tea and berries are needed to fight inflammation and protect against pollutants and aging.
- Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, flax seeds and walnuts help both your skin and eyes by regulating the fluid in your body.
5. Update Your Look!
New lenses can make you feel like you have a new lease on life! Outdated frames tend to age us much more than we realize. A stylish new pair will frame your face in a whole new way. Find a Vision Source practice near you, and try on some exciting new frames.
Beautiful Eyes Are Healthy Eyes
The best way to keep your eyes looking young is by keeping them healthy. Let us know if you ever have questions about your eye health.