01/8Cuz ageing first shows up around the eyes!

Cuz ageing first shows up around the eyes!

The eye area is most gentle part of the face and naturally the first to show signs of ageing. Of course, extra care must be taken if you want to keep those crows feet at bay. Sadly, no matter how effective they claim to be, eye creams are NOT the answer to slowing down ageing. Preventing sagging of skin around the eyes or crow’s feet actually comes down to a good lifestyle and a solid skincare routine. (No surprises there!) Read on to find the things you must do prevent crow’s feet from coming and eye area from sagging!


02/8Don’t over-wash your face

Don’t over-wash your face

This might sound counterintuitive, but harsh tap water strips skin of its essential moisture, natural oils and protective lipids which help prevent crow’s feet and wrinkles—especially if the water is hot. By washing your face too often, you wash away its protective barrier.


03/8Quit smoking

Quit smoking

If you smoke, it’s time you quit. It isn’t doing your over all health any favours either. Tobacco smoke is a massive accelerant for premature aging trigger the inflammation process, and also introduces free radicals into your system which can linger for days.


04/8Have a protein rich diet

Have a protein rich diet

As you age, your skin’s collagen production decreases. Collagen is the element that gives the skin its bounce and keeps it looking young. While topical creams are effective, they can only help so much. Have a diet that’s rich that’s rich in omega-3s essential fatty acids. You can choose from foods like fish, avocados, nuts and seeds and extra virgin olive oil.


05/8Use SPF


Photo ageing is the worst kind of damage for skin. It is easily our skin’s mortal enemy. Sun causes tanning, damage, sagging skin and wrinkles. Applying a sunscreen on the entire face ensures that it is protected and delays ageing around the eyes. Use a moisturiser with SPF or just an SPF. Be sure to use a product with a minimum of SPF 30.


06/8Use Sunglasses

Use Sunglasses

Sunglasses are so often thought of as a fashion accessory that we might just forget they are essentially worn to protect the eyes and the area. Not only do sunglasses protect your eye area from direct sunlight. Additionally, every time you squint when you don’t wear sunglasses, you may be making a movement that may just cause a permanent line. Hence, never skip sunglasses. Additionally, always pick ones’ that are made with polarized glasses. Those tiny sunglasses may be the rage, but are doing your no favours in the skin department. So pick one’s that protect your entire eye area.




Dry, saggy and dull skin under the eyes isn’t just because of lack of sleep and a good skincare routine; it also means lack of hydration. So before you smear a water based eye cream under your eyes, ensure you’re having enough water. Additionally also add a bunch of water based fruits to spruce up the water intake of your body.


08/8Sleep On Your Back

Sleep On Your Back

This may not seem so important right now, but in the long run, it has some lasting results. Every time you sleep on your sides, you cause creases on them. While most of them go away with a few minutes, constant creases on side of the face may cause it to age faster. If you can’t stop yourself from sleeping on one side, use a silk pillowcase instead of your cotton one – it will be gentle on skin and hair as well.