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When it comes to preventing eye wrinkles, you can never overestimate the value of a good pair of UV-blocking sunglasses and the regular use of an antioxidant-rich moisturizer. Gels designed specifically for the delicate area around your eyes are good choices, too.
If you combine those things with a good diet and a healthy lifestyle, you might never have crow’s feet. You could avoid the dreaded bags and dark circles. Wouldn’t that be nice?
You hear a lot about prevention when people are talking about health these days. Sometimes the people talking explain why these preventative measures are helpful. Sometimes they don’t. I like to explain why.
There is at least one reason that UV-blocking sunglasses are beneficial in terms of having good vision throughout your life. UV rays cause age-related cataracts. Cataracts are treatable, but they are responsible for vision loss and blindness in the elderly.
There is some evidence that high-energy visible light is a cause of age-related macular degeneration, the primary cause of blindness in the elderly. Some sunglasses block both UV rays and HEV light.
There are two reasons that a good pair of sunglasses is valuable for preventing eye wrinkles. Number one is that sunglasses help prevent squinting. Habitual squinting plays a role in crow’s feet.
Number two, UV rays cause increased production and activity of free radical molecules. According to dermatologists, free radical damage is one of the primary causes of all of the visible signs of aging.
Moisturizers containing antioxidants can prevent free radical damage by neutralizing the molecules. The antioxidant formula must be well-designed. Otherwise, it will not penetrate through all of the skin’s layers and you won’t get the protection you need.
The best moisturizers for preventing eye wrinkles contain a nano-emulsion form of the antioxidant coenzyme Q10. The nano-emulsion is included in the better gels, too.
A nano-emulsion is one in which microscopic particles are dispersed in a moisturizing agent. In this case, it is microscopic particles of coenzyme Q10.
But, why are moisturizers valuable? Not all of them are.
Most face creams on the market today contain petrolatum, mineral oil or paraffin. Those are derived from crude oil…as in the stuff recently spilled in the Gulf.
Crude oil derivatives are not actually moisturizing, because they are not compatible with the skin’s natural oils, nor are they compatible with water. They actually repel water. They are not beneficial for preventing eye wrinkles and just the aroma they produce is irritating to the eyes.
That’s enough about that. Let’s get back to the good stuff.
Good moisturizers are derived from vegetables, nuts and seeds. Grape seed oil, Shea butter and olive oil are examples.
But, the best moisturizer yet to be found is actually extracted from sheep’s wool. It is an active protein called Functional Keratin.
Good moisturizers are valuable, because excessive dryness is one of the causes of wrinkling. In order to be successful at preventing eye wrinkles, you need to address all of the causes. You’ve learned about the main ones here, but there’s always more to learn.
Valerie Rosenbaum has spent years searching for the best natural skin care products. The products she discovered use a proprietary blend of natural ingredients like Extrapone Nutgrass root to even out skin pigmentation. To learn more visit her anti wrinkle creams site.