skin care concerns Skin Renewal Series: All About Eyes

The skin around your eyes is thinner than anywhere else on your body. The delicate area experiences a good deal of stress; simply consider that you blink around one thousand times in one hour alone, not to mention the likely eye-widening, winking and squinting that also occurs throughout the day. It’s no wonder then, that the skin around your eyes is likely to show signs of skin aging, like crow’s feet, fine lines and puffiness, early on.

The two most important things you can do for your eye area is to moisturize and protect it. The skin around your eyes does not have sebaceous glands like other areas of your face. Sebaceous glands produce natural oils that your skin needs to stay hydrated. Because, your eye area does not produce the oil it needs the area will become dry very easily. When the dryness is not addressed fine lines and crow’s feet can start to set in.

It’s important to use an eye cream and eye serum formulated for the area. If you want to really care for the area you can use both an eye serum and eye cream – just be sure to apply the serum first. When choosing an eye serum or cream look for ingredients that specifically help moisturize and protect the area.

To properly moisturize your eye area, think about more than just the skin under your eyes. It can be easy to focus on the under-eye part, thanks to puffiness and dark circles, but it really is important to hydrate the entire area, including the outer corners. The skin is very thin, so avoid pulling or tugging your skin when applying eye serum and cream. Tap the formula gently into your skin, starting from the inside corner under your eye and the moving out to the outer corners.

You can also end your day will a cold compress over your eyes to reduce puffiness and relax. An eye mask or frozen chamomile tea bags will do the trick. Treat the delicate eye area with a little extra care and let your eyes shine for their beauty and minimize the signs of fatigue and skin aging.