Let's talk about how to prevent those dreaded fine lines and wrinkles that can pop up under our eyes.
As you age you may start to see evidence of "crow's feet" around the eyes and the horizontal forehead lines(also known as the "11's") may become more pronounced.
But everyone's aging journey is different. A lot of it depends on genetics and habits, like how much time you spend in the sun. The sun is no friend to us when it comes to our skin.
As far as the aging face, preventing wrinkles and fine lines is far easier, less painful and cheaper than correction.
The best thing you can do to keep your skin looking great is to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. It should be at least SPF 30 and made for your skin type. For instance, if you tend to be oily be sure to opt for an oil control lotion with SPF.
At night, you may also want to consider using moisturizers or lotions that contain alpha hydroxy acids and antioxidants.
If you have noticed fine lines or crow's feet when you smile and your skin is starting to show some signs of roughness unfortunately, that means you are prone to developing more pronounced wrinkles.
However, don't despair. Changing your habits and using good daily preventative skin care will go a long way. Not only should you be protecting your skin daily with a broad-spectrum sunscreen but you should be sleeping on your back and wearing sunglasses every day.
Covering your eyes with sunglasses will not only keep you from squinting but it will also protect the delicate skin around your eyes from sun damage and fine lines. Be sure to wear your shades everyday, even on hazy and cloudy days.
Check out my short video below where I explain this:
What kind of shades are you wearing this summer? I would love to know Drop me a comment below 🙂
Tasha Nelson is a registered nurse who works the night shift at a large midwest hospital. Her passions are nursing and skin care. She firmly believes in the importance of taking care of yourself. Nurses spend the majority of their time serving others but often put themselves on the "back burner". It is possible to be a night shift nurse and feel good and look great!