9. Droopy Eyelids
Droopy eyelids occur when the edge of the upper eyelid falls to a lower position than normal. Sometimes, droopy eyelids can cover the pupil and even interfere with your vision.
This problem primarily occurs as the skin around the eyes loses its elasticity, affecting its ability to hold up the increased weight of the eyelid skin tissue.
Apart from aging, other causes include allergies, sun exposure, thyroid dysfunction, fatigue and fluid retention.
- Gentle massage around the eyes can improve blood circulation to the area, which in turn reduces droopy eyelids. For massaging, use a few drops of olive or coconut oil. Do this daily at night before going to sleep.
- Also, protect your eyes and the skin around them from harmful rays of the sun by wearing a hat and good quality sunglasses.
10. Puffy Eyes
Excessive crying, hangovers, lack of sleep and some allergic reactions can cause temporary eye puffiness for a day or two. But if you have puffy eyes persistently, it is a clear sign of aging.
The skin under the eyes is very thin and reflects any small change that may occur as you age. This can make issues like puffiness even more prominent.
At the same time, the tissues in the eyelids also weaken with age, which in turn can cause puffiness.
- Putting cold black tea bags or thick cucumber slices over your eyelids for 10 to 15 minutes a few times a day can reduce puffiness. You can chill the tea bags or cucumber slices in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before applying them.
- Do not rub your eyes vigorously. Be as gentle as you can.
- Cut back on salt and alcohol, as these can lead to water retention and exacerbate swelling.
Tips to delay premature aging signs
- Use sunscreen daily and limit the time you spend out in direct sunlight. Sun exposure speeds up skin aging.
- Moisturize regularly, as dry skin is more prone to wrinkles.
- Do not go to sleep without removing your makeup first.
- Wash your face twice a day and after sweating heavily.
- Exfoliate once a week to help slough off dead skin cells that make the skin look dull and old.
- Eat foods high in protein and calcium, as they are vital for skin and hair health.
- Cut back on sugary and processed foods.
- Drink an ample amount of water each day. Staying hydrated helps keep your skin soft and supple.
- Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. When you sleep, your body repairs and rejuvenates itself.
- Stop smoking, as it accelerates the aging process.
- Avoid using skin care products containing harsh chemicals that can irritate and damage your skin.
- Opt for organic and herbal skin and hair care products.
- Avoid swimming in highly chlorinated swimming pools, as it can irritate your skin and hair.
- Do not take long hot showers. It will strip the skin of its natural oils and contribute to dryness.
- Do not use tanning beds or other indoor tanning equipment.
- Avoid repetitive facial expressions.
- Drink less alcohol, as it dehydrates the body.
- Exercise most days of the week to improve circulation and your skin’s health.