A woman looking at her reflection in the mirror.

Our eyes are the window to the soul, and unfortunately, also our age! The skin around the eye is thin and creases more easily than the rest of the face. Thankfully, new skin cells are constantly replacing the old, so it’s possible to actually reverse some of the damage. Here are 5 tips for younger looking eyes:

1-Sleep off the Years

Even twenty-somethings look haggard when they have pulled an all-nighter. Nothing can help your eyes looked refreshed quite like a good eight to nine hours. Sleep with your head elevated on pillows so fluid can’t accumulate around your eyes as you rest.

2 – Lighten Up on the Makeup

Less is actually more when it comes to eye makeup. Too much powder and foundation will collect in those fine lines and make them more pronounced. Another makeup tip is to fill in sparse brows and lashes with pencil to compensate for the loss of fullness that comes with age.

3 – Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Once in the morning and once at night, use gentle, upward strokes with hydrating moisturizer around the gentle skin of your eyes. And remember, drink 8 glasses of water a day to moisturize from the inside out!

4 – Another Reason to Quit Smoking

Nothing negatively affects your skin’s healthy glow and the brightness of your eyes quite like the toxins from cigarette smoke. It’s a very brave and difficult step to quit such a strong addictive substance like nicotine, but the rewards to your health will be many.

5 – Ditch the Granny Glasses

It doesn’t matter how young you look, pulling a pair of reading glasses or bifocals out of your bag will age you by as much as a decade before they even reach your face. Which is not fair because presbyopia, the farsightedness caused by aging, starts to affect some people as young as their late thirties. If you’re looking for an alternative, to your eye doctor about multifocal contact lenses. CooperVision offers a variety of options including Proclear, a 1 day multifocal, Biofinity, an extended wear multifocal, and Proclear EP, the only multifocal designed for early presbyopes.

Don’t forget to occasionally sit back, put some cucumbers on your eyes and relax! Eyes that are happy and smiling look young and radiant at any age!

Nothing in this blog post is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.
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