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3 Things That You Are Doing That Make You Look Older

And What To Do Instead

By Alexa Mulligan POSTED ON October 5, 2020 0 comments 240 VIEWS

Most of us have had a beauty regime for as long as we can remember. But how many of us realize that our deeply entrenched beauty practices could actually be damaging the delicate skin around our eyes? Using the wrong products, or doing the wrong thing could even actually make us look older. Here are three common mistakes that you may be making with your eyes.

Your Eye Cream Is All Wrong

An eye cream can help to brighten up our eyes, make us look younger, and dispel dark circles and puffiness. Or, it can have the opposite effect. If you are using the wrong cream for your skin type, it can cause oiliness or dryness. Certain eye creams are used for certain situations. For example, if your eyes need brightening you can use a cream that has a high vitamin C content. If you need to reduce puffiness, you need a cream that illuminates and reduces edema. You may even be applying your eye cream all wrong, and thus not getting its full benefits.

Do This:

  • Use the correct cream for your skin. Have your skin tested if you aren’t sure which type you have
  • Use the correct cream for the correct problem. Wrinkles need a different cream to puffy eyes
  • Apply your cream correctly. Be sure to wash, tone, and only then apply a good quality eye cream
  • Apply the cream from the inside corner of your eye in a sweeping motion, toward the outside corner

Your Diet Is All Wrong

The importance of a correct diet and its effect on your skin cannot be overplayed. Your diet will have a direct impact on how old your skin looks. Salt causes the body to retain water, in all sorts of areas including under the eye. Puffy eyes are often caused by a diet too high on salt and carbs, and not high enough in fresh fruit and vegetables. Grabbing a slice of pizza on your way home, or even a grilled cheese for lunch is definitely one of the easiest options, but your skin won’t thank you for it.

Do This:

  • Eat lots of fresh fruit as snacks instead of sugar and carb-loaded items such as donuts
  • Cut as much salt out of your diet as possible. Opt for low sodium options wherever possible, and don’t add extra salt without tasting your food to determine if it really needs it
  • Drink at least 2.5litres of water a day
  • Make sure that you are getting enough of the essential vitamins needed by your skin to remain youthful, for example, vitamin C and vitamin K

You Aren’t Using Modern Technology

Technology is all around us. It’s not just in our pockets, it’s in the cars we drive, the appliances we use, and even in our skincare products. If you aren’t making use of the most up to date technology when it comes to skincare, then you are contributing to making yourself look older.

Do This:

  • Invest in a good quality skin device, especially one for your eyes.
  • Use the various modes to repair, rejuvenate, and de-puff eye skin
  • Use the massage function to improve the absorption and effectiveness of eye creams and gels

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