anti aging Skin Renewal Series Round Up: Your Eyes, Lips and Mouth

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If you’ve tried to tackle some common signs of skin aging by using the same tactics across your entire face, you may want to rethink your strategy. When addressing your skin aging concerns it can actually help to look at your face in sections. Different areas of your skin experience different kinds of stress and are not always as well-equipped with the same skin renewal functions as other areas. For example, the skin around your eyes, lips and mouth undergo some of the most movement on your entire face – even if you’re not talking to your coworker or squinting at your receipt – these areas can be used when you are resting too.

These areas are also less likely to maintain proper hydration. This is due in part to the fact that the skin’s glands that produce oil, sebaceous glands, are scarce in these areas making them more prone to experience regular dryness. Other areas though, like your T-zone and chin, are highly populated with sebaceous glands and produce a good amount of oil. This is why it can be helpful to take some time when addressing your skin aging concerns and break out your skin’s needs section, by section.

The skin around your eyes, mouth and on your lips experience similar skin aging concerns related to dryness. This makes it especially important to focus on skin care products and tips that will not only help deliver hydration to these areas, but also assist the skin in maintaining that moisture for longer periods of time. The skin renewal tips for these areas can be quite similar, but still, they should be thought of and addressed separately to deliver the best results. Take a look at some common signs of skin aging in these areas with skin renewal tips to better help you address any concerns.

Your Eyes: The skin around your eyes is thin, can easily become dry and this delicate area also undergoes a good deal of action and stress throughout any given day.

Common signs of skin aging: The skin around your eyes is likely to develop crow’s feet, fine lines and puffiness if not cared for on a regular basis.

Moisturize and protect your skin: The skin around your eyes does not produce the oil it needs to stay properly hydrated like other areas of your skin. This can contribute to the development of very dry skin in an already sensitive area. When dryness is not addressed, fine lines and crow’s feet may start to leave their mark. Look for hydrating ingredients in your eye serum and eye cream like hyaluronic acid to help surge the dry area with moisture. SPF is another essential anti-aging ingredient to look for in your daytime skin care products, as the delicate skin by your eyes can become even more prone to show signs of skin aging if not protected. Provide extra defense by wearing sunglasses with UV protection while outside.

Give the area specialized attention: It’s important to use an eye cream and eye serum that is formulated for the eye area in place of simply slathering on your day or night moisturizer. Eye creams and eye serums are created to stay in place even if your eyes tear.

Skin renewal tip: To properly moisturize your eye area: Think of it as a ‘C’. When it comes to applying eye serums and creams you should try to concentrate on the entire eye area. Tap the formula gently into the skin, starting from the inside corner under your eye and then move out and up around your eye in that C-shape.

Your Lips and Mouth: Like the skin around your eyes, your lip and mouth area goes through a lot of stress and can experience regular dryness and can be an area of the skin that is prone to develop and show early signs of skin aging.

Common signs of skin aging: It’s common to experience dry, sagging skin in this area as well as vertical line in between the nose and mouth.

Moisturize and protect your skin: Because the skin around your mouth and lip area does not produce oil, like the skin around your eyes, it tends to be more dry compared to other areas of your skin. If dryness is not addressed in this area, skin may be more likely to develop vertical lines, sagging skin and wrinkles. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, Shea butter, jojoba oil, peptides, and mineral oils can help bring moisture to dry skin in this area. SPF is again an essential anti-aging ingredient that can help protect the skin around your mouth and on your lips. Look for lip balms and day moisturizers with SPF broad-spectrum protection.

Give the area specialized attention: Consider using nighttime products with retinol. Apply the skin care products to the skin around your lips (do not apply on the lips) including the nasolabial fold, which is the area where the nostril connects to the top of your lips. Also, always apply your moisturizers with gentle upward motions. When applying any cream to this area start at your chin and use gentle strokes up and out towards your cheekbones to encourage skin to stay taut and to discourage sagging.

Skin renewal tip: Try exfoliating your lips once or twice a week. You can make an easy DIY exfoliant at home by mixing some brown sugar and olive or coconut oil together in your palm – you could also add two drops of an essential peppermint oil. Gently scrub the mixture in circular motions across your lips and let rest for one to two minutes. Seal in moisture by applying petroleum jelly to your lips after you rinse.

Care for the areas of your skin that naturally lack moisture by nourishing the skin around your eyes, lip and mouth with hydrating ingredients. Also, try to remember to protect these delicate areas with SPF daily and provide them with a little specialized attention to effectively address your concerns.