Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Furrowed Brow (See Jane Squint)

I stare at a computer all day at work and I'm betting that many of you can relate.  Do you ever catch yourself, hunched over, shoulders rolled forward, squinting 5-inches from the computer screen?  It's a shameful position, really.  Whenever I catch myself like that, I immediately shoot up, sit up as straight as I can and give a quick look-around to ensure nobody saw me in such an unnatural position.  Give yourself a break, stretch, and look away from the computer, for at least one minute every hour.  Not only will it give your eyes a much needed break, but it will move those muscles and keep you from getting all Quasimodo (read:  The Hunchback of Notre Dame).



While the wrinkles caused by squinting aren't totally curable, I'm hoping I can prevent some in the future.  Is anyone using a fantastic eye cream that they'd like to share with me? 

12 comments

jemina said...

HA HA HA, you crack me up babe :)) I heard L'occitane Immortelle Range is quite good :)) xoxo

asequindressatbreakfast said...

this is too funny-yes i can SO relate! i currently have q-ectin eye cream in my med cabinet and slap it on whenever i remember, don't feel like it does much but i used to use a clinique eye cream and really think it worked on dark circles! finally i finished my post about the fab floral package you sent me! :)

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Nikki said...

That is practically me all day long. I need to be better about it!



xx
Nikki

Marie Z. said...

As I was reading your blog I was doing just that - squinting and hunching over reading the computer screen! I find my neck and shoulders are tense from sitting at a desk all day, too. I must BREAK these bad habits!!

I found a really good eye cream in Las Vegas when I was there in June at a mall kiosk. I usually just pass by them because a lot of the sales people at those things are so pushy but I gave in and let the girl who was selling them try the products on me and I saw a difference right away. The line is called Orogold and all the skincare products are made with flakes of gold! I use a gel that helps boost collagen and prevents fine lines and wrinkles and then a cream on top of that for under-eye circles. The bad news is that this line is soooo expensive. But the good news: it really works.

http://www.orogoldcosmetics.com/

Taylor said...

LOL< I am the same hunchback all day too!!!! Maybe i do need to go get those glasses things! LOL.....I got really bad last winter and had to go to the chiropractor - all better now and stretch and take walk breaks often!!!

this free bird said...

okay i was literally sitting like this and felt a surge of guilt!! and fear of osteoporosis!!

eyecream: dermalogica. i swear by it. i have zero crow's feet. zero. before bed i apply some facial oil (not greasy don't be scared) and right as the lights are going out a hint of vaseline around the outer eye. i kid you not - one of my friends' grandmothers told me this and she was 80 with minimal eye wrinkles!!

k. that's all i've got.

xo,
c

Lucia Del Pasqua said...

ahaha! I don't use no eye cream!I'm a strange woman...
(-:

ViCreative said...

lol! funny pic!

Vicky
(new post: Turquoise dream & follow me)

Krystal said...

haha "shameful" look, it really is!

Ashley said...

I'm such a huncher - I even do it in outfit posts! I like Freeze 24-7's anti-aging stuff - it isn't too harsh (which I figure is ok...seeing as how I'm 24). It's kind of expensive but you can usually find it on Hautelook or Ruelala every few months. Email me at freehoneystyle@gmail.com if you want me to send you invites to either.

xoxo, Ashley

Josie said...

I know exactly what you mean. When I catch myself squinting, I flip out! Computer screens and in the sun are the worst -- hence my sunglasses obsession. Dior eye cream is fantastic... And obsessed with the photo from The Sandlot!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Anna Katrina said...

sometimes i catch myself on my laptop so much that i need to pull myself away only to find myself glued to my blackberry!! haha

stop by sometime <3
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