The area surrounding our windows to the world is where we notice the first signs of ageing on our face.
Also read: Which Eye Treatment is Best for Me?
Why is the eye area the first to suffer from skin ageing?
The skin around the eyes is very different from the rest of the face. It is much thinner and more delicate. It can break down faster and become loose, develop lines and wrinkles.
Moreover, there is not much muscle or fatty tissue around the eyes. Due to the lack of support there, the skin is more likely to show changes at a faster rate.
Our eye muscles are the hardest working on our face - we blink, wink, smile and squint. Plus our eyes are always moving - even during our sleep!
What can I do to slow down the ageing of the eye area?
Wrinkles around the eyes are inevitable and remember that genetics play a part in this to some extent as well. There is no "quick fix" eye cream to take the wrinkles away, but there are solutions to help slow down the process.
The best we can do is target this delicate area morning and night with a Dermalogica Eye Treatment. When used day and night, the Dermalogica eye treatments revitalise the skin around the eyes and strengthen the delicate eye tissues against the signs of ageing.
In addition to an eye treatment morning and night, I also recommend following these tips:
1. Use SPF around the eye area to prevent UV damage and accelerated skin ageing
2. Sleep on your back - this will prevent sleep lines from becoming permanent
3. Avoid rubbing the eyes excessively
4. Drink lots of water to keep the skin hydrated
5. Invest in a good quality pair of sunglasses to avoid constantly squinting when outdoors
What if I also have concerns about puffiness and dark circles?
Here are some factors that can accentuate the puffiness and dark circles under the eyes:
1. Low water intake - If the body isn't sufficiently hydrated, it can cause eye area to look dull and darker.
2. Lack of sleep - Can cause fluid to build up underneath the eyes, leading to puffiness.
3. Eye strain - We spend so much time on our devices every day, that it can lead to strained blood vessels around the eyes.
4. Age - As we get older, the skin around our eyes becomes thinner. That makes the dark blood vessels beneath the skin more visible, giving the area below your eyes a darker appearance.
What can I use to target my eye area?
If you need any further advice about which eye treatment is most suitable for you and your concerns, please reach out to us.
About the Author
My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With over 17 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.
On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!