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From sleep to sunscreen and purpose-made serums, these 6 simple tips will refresh your eyes and fight fine lines…
There’s no denying that smile lines are a beautiful thing. They’re not only evidence of a life well-lived, but they add character, charm and warmth to our face. Premature ageing, however, can have us looking tired, worn out and depleted.
Thankfully, regardless of whether you’re fighting fine lines, deep creases or something in between, there are plenty of tried and tested ways of reducing the visible signs of ageing (and just as importantly, preventing further damage).
As the skin around your eyes is some of the thinnest—and least resilient—on your entire body, it’s often the first place where wrinkles appear. However, with a little TLC and some savvy swaps, you can keep your eyes looking fresh and youthful for years to come.
Save Face With SPF
We’ve all heard it before: prevention is better than cure. And when it comes to those pesky fine lines around the eyes, this age-old saying rings true yet again. While protecting your skin from UV radiation won’t reverse signs of ageing, it will help to prevent them from appearing in the future. In fact, applying daily sun protection is one of the most effective ways of slowing the ageing process, and thankfully, facial sunscreens are not what they used to be. With hundreds of face-friendly SPF products to explore, it’s time to say goodbye to thick and oily lotions with a ghostly white hue. Instead, start with our Organic BB cream, which contains rock-derived minerals that act as a natural sunscreen, and for extra protection finish your face with an organic, mineral-based sunblock with a sun protection faction of 50+.
Swap Your Pillow Slip
Side-sleepers, listen up! While the occasional pillow imprint is harmless, researchers believe that “sleep wrinkles” might actually contribute to signs of ageing, especially when they repeatedly occur. Swapping your conventional pillowcase for a silk one is a simple way of preventing the formation of deep creases around your eyes and cheeks. Thanks to silk’s smooth sheen, your skin is less likely to experience friction and drag during the night, which means a smooth and supple complexion upon waking!
Hydrated Skin Is Happy Skin
If you’re using the same moisturiser on both your face and body, it’s time to ramp up your routine. In fact, if you really want to wage war on wrinkles, hydrating products like our Intense Repair Eye Balm are one of the most powerful weapons you can wield. By hydrating, firming and visibly strengthening the delicate eye area (thanks to powerhouse age-defying ingredients like CoEnzyme Q10 and Mango Seed Butter), this luxurious eye balm helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously boosting skin elasticity. Remember to be gentle when applying products to the area around your eyes and don’t tug, rub or scratch them when you’re tired.
Roll Wrinkles Away
One of the best tools to add to your skincare toolkit is the LAMAV Quartz Gua Sha and Roller Set which encourages cell rejuvenation and boosts lymphatic drainage—instantly depuffing the eyes and reducing the appearance of under eye circles. What’s more, if you use the Roller Set in conjunction with our Vitamin C Brightening Oil—which contains 10% vitamin C to brighten skin, reduce pigmentation and bolster collagen production—you can further combat the appearance of dark under eye circles and enhance the absorption of this bio-active-rich oil ensuring it penetrates to the deeper layers of the dermis.
And no, we’re not talking about your daily sweat session! Incorporating bio-active ingredients into your skincare ritual is a surefire way to leave fine lines behind. Clinically proven to help repair and rejuvenate the skin at a cellular level, bio-active ingredients like fucoidan extract impede collagen breakdown, smooth wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. What’s more, scientific studies have shown that this natural seaweed component increases moisture retention by up to 30% and reduces wrinkle depth by 9%. Given that the eye area is extremely delicate, it’s important to choose a natural, purpose-made product that is as effective as it is gentle. Loaded with potent bio-active ingredients like caviar lime and paracress extract, our Firming Eye Lotion is the perfect place to start.
Manage Your Stress Levels
Constantly feeling frazzled? If so, there’s a good chance your skin is suffering. When you experience chronic stress, your cortisol levels remain elevated, leading to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the two proteins that are responsible for keeping your complexion looking plump and healthy. What’s more, ongoing stress can also lead to an increase in free radical activity which causes damage to your cells. Over time, as this damage accumulates, visible signs of ageing (especially around the eye area) are likely to occur. By managing your stress levels—whether that’s with a daily downward dog or some mindfulness meditation—you’ll safeguard your skin well into the future.