It isn’t in your imagination, the skin around your eyes is sensitive and prone to showing signs of aging more than the other parts of your face. This area is susceptible to such a wide variety of unwanted imperfections such as:
- Dark circles
- Fine Lines
- Sunken in
But what makes the skin surrounding the “windows to the soul” so much more delicate, and how do we care for it to keep the skin around our eyes bright and tight?!
What is different about the skin around your eyes?
The skin around the eye is thinner than the skin on the rest of our body. Aside from that, we are constantly working and moving the muscles around our eyes, thus working and moving the skin.
- Making facial expressions
Whether consciously or unconsciously, this alone is enough to result in premature aging. Lifestyle factors like our diet, sleep schedule, and of course our skincare routines play a HUGE part in how our eyes do or don’t age gracefully!
How to care for the skin around your eyes properly.
Protect your eyes from the sun
Protection is key to prevention! Using sunglasses and sunscreen (I recommend and carry TZO from Sleekskin® Aesthetics to my clients) is a great way to protect yourself from unwanted skin damage. Additionally, they are great for preventing you from squinting and causing more wrinkles.
Getting eye exams is important, not just for your vision, but to protect the sensitive skin around your eyes from constantly being strained and damaged. If our less than perfect vision is causing us to squint, we can get it corrected.
Use the right products
Skincare products truly make all the difference! I l will always recommend different products for different skincare needs. For instance, for Sleekskin® clients battling frequent dark circles, I highly recommend the Sleekskin® Arnica Barrier Serum. Products containing vitamin C, like the Sleekskin® Brilliance Antioxidant Serum are also great for brightening under-eye pigmentation. Clients that are looking to minimize fine lines around the eyes, on the other hand, go nuts for Sleekskin® Vibrant Eye Serum which is clinically proven to give you tighter skin around the eyes.
Be gentle with your skin
The application of products matter just as much as the products themselves. I always recommend applying your products with your ring finger which will use the least amount of pressure. I also suggest using the ring finger. We always want to apply products to the underage area of the eye by working from the outside of the eye inward toward the nose.
Be consistent with your facials
When you visit Sleekskin® Aesthetics for your monthly facials, you have such a wide variety of treatments available to give you firm and bright eyes. Consistency is key so be sure to schedule your facials ahead. Make sure to carve that time out for YOU!
Bottom line… the skin around our eyes is definitely a little more high maintenance than the rest of our face. But that’s okay, because with so many solutions available, it doesn’t have to be a mystery how to preserve the most sensitive area of our face!