I think its safe to say that no one likes wrinkles. However, we all all love the sunshine and unfortunately sun does cause wrinkles! All the wrinkle creams and botox in the world will not prevent you from the inevitable (and for some, dreaded) aging process. There is one simple rule you can follow when going out in the sun to help at least slow down the formation of wrinkles… Sunglasses.
Every time we squint our eyes in the sun the skin around the corners of our eyes creases. As we get older and after continual sun exposure the elasticity and collagen in our skin breaks down, which is natural. But after continued squinting the skin can’t bounce back like it used to which causes the permanent formation of lines. If you wear sunglasses then you aren’t as likely to squint causing those unsightly lines!
Here are a few other tips to help maintain a youthful look:
- Sunscreen is your best friend! Use it religiously
- Invest in a good eye cream and use it morning and night – eye cream helps moisturize the extremely delicate eye area. There are no pores under our eyes or on our eyelids so an eye cream can help keep the area from drying out and slow the process of elasticity breakdown.
- Always wear sunglasses! Even in the winter the reflection of the sun off the snow can be bright enough to cause you to squint.
Enjoy the summer and don’t forget to bring your shades!