The skin around the eye is more sensitive and thinner than any other area of the skin and therefore, needs more attention than the rest of the skin. Being thinner, the eye skin area is most susceptible to signs of aging. Simply stopping sun damage is not enough; there are other pro-active measures that need to be taken for skin around the eyes.
There are three basic techniques that you need to apply for caring for the skin around your eye area. These include protection, cleanliness and prevention.
Eye Skin Care Tips and Tricks
Prevent Sun Damage
The eyes are the focal point of our face. The skin around our eyes displays our reaction, expression and emotions and plays an important role in reflecting our personality.
Having wrinkles, bulges and bags can make you look tried and sad. Sun and the aging process are too hard on this sensitive and delicate area. The exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots, freckles and crow’s feet around your eyes. Protect your eyes from sun damage by wearing sun glasses and using sunscreen that contains SPF 15.
The skin around your eye area is ten times thinner than your facial skin. As you age, due to breakdown of collagen, the skin’s elasticity decreases and the skin becomes thinner. Smoking and environmental exposure can aggravate the condition all the more. So, avoid smoking completely.
Correct Poor Lifestyle Habits
The skin around the eyes undergoes a lot of movement throughout the day. Blinking alone creates more then 10,000 movement every day. Other than this, our facial expressions like smiling, squinting or getting angry and stressed can create fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Dark circles and under eyes, puffiness due to lack of sleep, poor nutrition, internal dehydration and allergies can worsen the condition and contribute to sagging of the skin in the surrounding area of the eyes. You need to take care of these aspects to prevent wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles in the eye area.
As the skin of the eye is delicate and sensitive, you must take extra care while selecting skin care products. You must carefully choose products that contain vitamins and antioxidants that are capable of reducing wrinkles but are gentle and non-irritating on your skin. Choosing an eye skin-care cream needs lot of attention.
Wash Your Face With Lukewarm Water
There are very few oil glands around the eye area. Taking long hot shower or bath, washing and rubbing this area constantly, crying, and removal of eye make up and contact lenses can cause lack of elasticity and rub off all the moisture and make skin even drier in this area.
Use lukewarm water for shower or bath. After washing the face or after bath and shower, apply moisturizer that soothes your skin. Drink enough water, to keep your skin hydrated and eye area soft and smooth.
The cream you choose must help in collagen production and must contain amino acids that work to reduce wrinkles on the face and surrounding area of the eyes. It must also contain hydrating solutions so that it can retain moisture and elasticity in this area and help you get rid of wrinkles, puffiness of the eyes and dark circles around the eye area and maintain a healthy skin around this area.
You should prefer products that contain mild AHA. Other ingredients in your eye cream that you should look for are moisturizers and antioxidant vitamins. Herbal extracts are also good for caring for the skin around the eye area. Choosing right combination of ingredients will keep the skin younger looking around the eyes.