Our eyes are one of the most expressive parts of our personality. The unofficial “windows” into our overall vitality, and some say the soul. As we age, we often don’t look quite as ravishing as we feel. Have you ever had someone say, “Are you okay? You look tired today,” just because the skin under your eyes is a little puffy or your under-eye circles are more pronounced? Does this question miff you as much as it does me?
If so, listen up. You are not alone, BUT it is necessary to have a “special” skin care routine for that delicate eye area. Let me give you the quick version of why that is.
One of the first places where visible signs of aging begin to emerge is around our eyes. The delicate skin in this area is thin to begin with—becoming even thinner as we age due to loss of fat and collagen making the skin appear almost translucent so that those reddish-blue blood vessels show through making us think we have dark circles all the time. This area is also vulnerable to other age-related changes such as, fine lines or “crow’s feet,” and “bags” or swelling under or around the eyes.
It is well known that eye products are full of specific ingredients to calm down the thin and tender eye area. It is good to pamper the skin with masks which soothe the neglected area too.
Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid and peptides to hydrate and plump the skin. Vitamin A and vitamin C help to build collagen and thicken the skin smoothing those fine lines and diminishing the visibility of those dark circles. Many ingredients such as fragrance act as allergens in the sensitive eye area which is why your products need to be clean and of high quality.
Tips for the sensitive eye area
Try eye makeup remover or an oil cleanser instead of a gel cleanser
Use Retinal (the fat soluble form of Vitamin A) to build firmer skin in the thin eye area
Apply sunblock under your eyes. UVA rays break down the collagen and you really want to protect this area as it’s already the thinnest on your body.
Buy illuminating under eye concealer for dark circles. Try mine, it’s the best I know of.
Use strong Retinols (the water soluble form of Vitamin A) around the eyes as it is sensitizing and drying
Apply heavy face cream or too much eye cream. These can cause puffiness tricking you into thinking you’re allergic to the product when in actuality it has seeped down the slope of your eye and irritated the inside of your eye.
Putting your eye mask and eye cream in the fridge. Applying them chilled will help with puffy eyes plus it feels good!
I have three different eye masks that improve these concerns and I’m GIFTING you a box when you come in and receive a Cool Peel, Rejuvenate or Restore Facial. While supplies last. Regularly fifty-dollars.
A perfect Mother’s Day treat!