The skin around your eyes is significantly thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, so your eyes need extra care and attention. Skin loses elasticity as we age, and the skin around the eyes is usually one of the first areas to show signs of aging because of this thin skin.
Since the eyes are so important (both in function and appearance), it is very important to take proper care of your eyes and the skin around them. Under-eye bags and puffiness around the eyes not only affect your vision, but they make you look like you are constantly tired, and contribute to making you look older.
There are many other everyday activities that can worsen the skin around your eyes including: smoking, sun exposure, stress, squinting, constant rubbing of the eyes or aggressively removing eye makeup, dehydration and not getting enough sleep.
Eye care products that are gentle, hydrating, and contain vitamins and skin-regenerating ingredients are the best choices for eye care. Let’s take a look at a few options from Dermalogica:
Age Reversal Eye Complex – This product is Dermalogica’s new effective eye area treatment with Retinol, created to reverse and repair the multiple signs of eye area aging. As the newest addition to the award-winning AGE Smart system for complete skin, Age Reversal Eye Complex helps reverse wrinkles around the eye area, while bioactives help alleviate puffiness, minimize dark circles and reduce skin sensitivity due to dehydration. Check out the reviews on this product on What Great Skin – customers are raving about their results!
Intensive Eye Repair – An ultra-rich cream that helps repair premature aging and dehydrated skin, using a blend of Vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Another favorite of What Great Skin shoppers, these customers are seeing results and loving them! “Serious crows feet run in my family. With the eye repair I feel like they have stopped progressing and are less noticeable. My eyes seem smoother and the skin around them younger. I highly recommend this product.” – Hope, from Minneapolis, MN. This product is also highly recommended for sensitive skin – customers specifically say that it doesn’t make their sensitive eyes watery or irritated.
Multi-Vitamin Power Firm – Eliminates fine lines around the eye and mouth area with Red Seaweed Extract and pure vitamins. Organic Silicon helps provide a barrier to further damage. This is an awesome product recommended for all skin conditions, and one of Dermalogica’s top ten selling products!
Here are some additional tips to keep skin and eyes looking great:
- Drink water! This helps skin’s elasticity. Also, try to limit the amount of alcohol you drink, and be sure to drink plenty of water the next day to rehydrate.
- Quit smoking! Nicotine constricts your blood vessels and breaks down skin’s collagen.
- Stay out of the sun – this ages your skin and results in uneven pigmentation. If you are going to be in the sun, wear plenty of sunblock (at least SPF 30), and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
- Be sure to get plenty of sleep to avoid fatigue!
- Use cotton balls to remove makeup to avoid aggressive pulling on the eye area. Try Dermalogica’s Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover.