The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they’re also the part of your face that gives away your age the most.
Wrinkles, bags, dark circles, and sagging eyelids can all make you look tired, stressed, and older than you feel.
But don't worry, you don't have to resort to surgery to fix these problems.
Here are some simple and natural ways to keep your eyes looking young, fresh, and sparky:
Tip #1: Hydrate and moisturize
One of the main causes of eye aging is dehydration and dryness. When your skin is dehydrated, it loses its elasticity and plumpness, and becomes more prone to wrinkles and sagging.
To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of water, at least eight glasses each day. You can also pamper your eyes with some natural hydrating remedies, such as cucumber slices, tea bags, or cold spoons, to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Each day moisturize your eye area with a good eye cream or gel that contains hydrating and anti-aging ingredients.
Tip #2: Protect and prevent
Another major cause of eye aging is sun damage and environmental stress.
The sun's UV rays and the pollution in the air can damage your skin cells and cause oxidative stress, which leads to inflammation, pigmentation, and collagen breakdown.
To protect your eyes from these harmful rays, wear sunglasses whenever you go outside, preferably with UV protection and polarized lenses.
You should also apply sunscreen around your eyes, with at least SPF 30, and reapply it every two hours. It’s also a good idea to wear a hat or a cap to shield your eyes from the sun.
Tip #3: Eat more eggs
Eggs are not only a great source of protein, but also a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These are two antioxidants found in high concentrations in the retina of the eye.
Lutein and zeaxanthin can protect your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light, which can cause oxidative stress and damage to your eye cells.
In fact, studies show that eating eggs not only improves your eyes’ appearance but can improve your vision as well.
So there you go.
Try implementing these three tips daily to help your eyes look younger, fresher, and more sparkly each day.