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How to Protect Delicate Skin Around Your Eyes

The skin around the eyes is one of the first places people show aging. This thin, fragile skin is very different from the rest of the face, requiring different care. The most important way to protect this area is to shield it from harmful UV rays, as studies show 90% of visible premature aging around the eyes is caused by UV damage. A simple way to protect not only the skin around eyes but the eyes themselves is to wear eyeglasses and sunglasses with UV protection. Check out these other tips:

1. Defend your skin from the negative effects of stress with hydrating eye cream
2. Gently remove eye makeup with mild makeup remover
3. Use a cold compress to reduce under eye puffiness and swelling around the eyes
4. Stock up on Vitamin E oil to stave off wrinkles around the eyes
5. Dab some honey under your eyes and reap the antioxidant benefits
6. Stop smoking! Nicotine steals the natural glow of your skin, leaving dark circles under the eyes