Posted by: tiffanyakraus | August 30, 2015

UV Rays and Aging Around the Eyes

“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”
― Maya Angelou

Some people do it more gracefully than others do. Many people have a problem with aging around their eyes. This can come in the form of puffiness and wrinkles that make a person look worn out and not retain their youthful glow.

One of the biggest factors for this type of aging is the amount of UV radiation that the skin is exposed to. The EPA says, “up to 90 percent of the visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun…most premature aging of the skin can be avoided.”

In previous blogs, we have told you how to block out UV rays with sunglasses labeled UV 400 and wide brimmed hats. There are other ways to stop sun damage, and it is never too late to do so.

Wearing sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or greater when you go outside is one of the best ways to stop skin damage around your eyes and elsewhere. You can use a regular SPF lotion or one of the many foundations and concealers that include SPF in their formula. BB and CC creams are great for this. They even out skin tone while providing SPF protection and moisturize the skin.

Moisturizing is another important way to stop aging around the eyes. Skin around your eyes is the thinnest anywhere else on your body and does not have as many oil glands as other areas. Adding a moisturizer to your nighttime routine can help with this battle.

What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it when it comes to aging. Per WebMD, “Antioxidants like vitamin C and E, as well as vitamin A and the B vitamin biotin, are particularly important for healthy skin.” This means eating fresh fruit and vegetables with every meal and including a multivitamin like Oculair in your daily routine. A big spinach salad with tomatoes, carrots, and grapes for lunch can go a long way in ensuring the skin around your eyes and elsewhere stays subtle, smooth, and healthy.

There are many things out to get us; by using the above knowledge, aging doesn’t have to be one of them.

About the author: Tiffany Kraus is a territory sales manager for Amcon Labs who writes in her spare time. Unfortunately, there is no MD behind her name. The above information is just that, information. For medical advice please ask a medical professional.

Sources:

http://www2.epa.gov/sunwise/health-effects-uv-radiation#aging

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/aging/its-not-your-mothers-skin-or-is-it

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