Most people will agree that the eye area is very vulnerable to aging.
Lines and wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, eye bags…. common words in the beauty industry since the eyes most of the time become the first focus of attention when we realize that the clock is only running forward.
After a night of cocktails and fun , a stressful day, poor nutrition or lack of sleep.. the eyes ruthlessly reveal the world your secret with no mercy.
The skin’s structure around the eye area compared to other areas of the face is more delicate. It’s density is thinner and contains fewer sweat and sebaceous glands. The blood and lymph functionally is more limited; therefore, affecting micro-circulation and levels of oxygenation and nourishment to the area. Over the years these factors give place to expression lines and loss of tone and elasticity forming the typical “eye bags”, dark circles and “crows feet.”
If we consider hydration only, it is fair to say that a regular moisturizer should do the trick. Many moisturizers contain hydrating and some even anti-aging ingredients that can benefit the skin around the eyes as well.
However, a well-formulated eye cream is made to specifically target and treat the concerns around the eye area. Ingredients such as: chamomile, peptides, ecsin, ginkgo biloba, vitamin C, helichrysum among many others, are common ingredients in eye cream formulations.
I personally prefer to use a separate eye cream. As a professional my philosophy is to be more target specific considering of course the person’s individual concern. Once identified, selecting a skincare product with a high percentage of active ingredients to treat it will certainly provide the best result.
THINGS TO KNOW:
*It is best to apply eye cream morning and evening as part of your regular skincare routine.
*Most eye creams are suitable to use on the lips since the lips are also very delicate.
*Use sunglasses regularly to prevent sun damage and reduce squinting which can exacerbate expression lines.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS AND QUICK SOLUTIONS FOR PUFFY, TIRED-LOOKING EYES AND
DARK CIRCLES :
✔ICED TEA BAGS – Chamomile, Green tea or Lavender are a great choice..MUST BE CAFFINATED to contain caffeine and tannings which help to constrict blood vessels helping reduce swelling, puffiness and reducing darkness.
✔COLD CUCUMBER SLICES – Cucumber has astringent properties reducing puffiness and providing an inmmediate cooling & refreshing effect.
✔ALMOND OIL- rich in vitamin E helps to reduce lines and wrinkles and fortifies delicate tissues improving the appearance of dark circles. Massage a couple drops gently every night around the eye area to increase circulation and rinse off with water in the morning.
✔BABY TEETHING RINGS- Keep them in the fridge to have them cool and ready any time. Place them around the eyes to instantly reduce puffiness and awaken tired-eyes..
✔EGG WHITES- separate the yolk to use ony the egg whites. Whip the egg whites and apply around the eyes or to full face. Let it dry. It will feel really tight. Rinse off with water. The skin will look and feel firmer.
ENJOY AND WAKE UP TO A FRESH-LOOKING FACE!!!
Thank you for being here.
Until next time,
Founder of Zkin Fix Skincare
The eye area is very delicate, not only because the skin is thinner than the rest of the face, but also it contains very little irrigation of sebum (oil). Mother nature made it that way because if we did, oil will end up in our eyes. The down side to that is that age takes its course there first…
Using an eye cream at an early age will keep that area well hydrated, preventing the early formation of lines and wrinkles.
There are many different formulations of eye creams.. ingredients such as arnica, vitamin K, vitamin C, Helichrysum, peptides, licorice, etc… are just a few of the ingredients regularly used in eye creams to help treat dark circles, puffiness and lines and wrinkles.
One question that I get asked all the time is “how and when to apply the eye cream”?
For optimum results it is normally recommended to apply the eye cream twice a day, along with the rest of your skincare regimen.
The best direction to apply it is INWARDS with a continuous circular pattern and with soft tapping movements using your ring finger… that way you don’t cause any pulling on the skin and help to increase circulation and absorption of the product.