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Mask wrinkles

*Yikes* mask wrinkles are actual a facial distortion, mostly created by the N95 masks. But could probably created by any face masks that pushes the skin up around your eyes. Face mask induced wrinkles are probably an issue with all the health care workers although that is unfortunately the least of their concerns right now…

Since masks will have to be worn, the only thing we can do is take care of that delicate ara underneath the eye. Eye creams containing Vitamin C have proven to reduce wrinkles. I have never found anything that truly works, although I resort to good old castor oil for extra moisture at night, as well as Trader Joe’s vitamin E oil.

A humidifier in your bedroom will also help to keep your skin moisturized therefore less likely to wrinkle. I bought one of those fancy pretty ones but honestly the best one is my Hey Dewey humidifier (Amazon $39.00). That little thing keeps going for over 8 hours! I can see the difference in my skin after a night of sleeping without a humidifier.

Green tea may help as well. Green tea contains tannin which helps shrink and tighten the saggy skin around your eyes. Keeping the used, cold tea bags on your eyes for about 20 minutes every day, will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I am on this one! I have to practice what I preach!

If you are not obligated to wear a N95 mask, then you may want to resort to a silk mask. Or a mask that does not put too much pressure around your eyes. In order for these to give you enough protection, make sure you double them up with a reusable mask.

Overall moral of the story; keep the skin around your eyes hydrated. Supple skin is less likely to wrinkle or at least will bounce back quicker. Read Under Eye Care for more tips.

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