The skin under your eyes is extremely thin and delicate. In order to enjoy its smoothness for as long as possible, it is important to take good care of it. What steps should be taken in the daily care? Here we suggest!
Remember about make-up removal
When removing make-up from your face, eyes and lips, do not forget about the skin under your eyes. This is best done with natural products, without SLS, SLES, alcohol, dyes and preservatives. Natural micellar lotions, milks, emulsions, oils or pure plant oils work well for this purpose. Remember that sensitive skin under your eyes does not like to be rubbed, so when removing makeup, place a cotton pad soaked in the product on your eyes, hold for a moment and gently move it towards your nose, to the inner corner of your eye
Massaging the skin around the eyes is the fastest way to improve blood circulation, oxygenate and nourish the skin. This will improve skin tone and reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Firm skin will be less prone to the formation of wrinkles. Just patting eye cream into the skin can be a form of massage, but from time to time it is worth using an ice cube or a special roller for this purpose
Use eye cream
A must for the skin around your eyes. If you have not yet incorporated this step into your daily routine, be sure to head to the drugstore to pick up a suitable cosmetic. The skin under your eyes is thinner and more delicate, so a full face cream will not always do the trick. A good eye cream is one that contains vitamins A, C and E and hyaluronic acid and ceramides – they are responsible for the anti-wrinkle effect of the cream. You can also apply natural oils and butters to the under-eye area, such as cocoa butter or argan oil.
Protect your skin from the sun
UV protection is important for the skin on the entire body and face, so don’t forget about it when caring for the sensitive eye area. There are plenty of products on the market that will work for this area of the face. Dark glasses (preferably from an optician’s shop) and a hat will also provide sun protection, keeping you from squinting and preventing wrinkles.
Hydrate your body from the inside
Regular drinking of water prevents swelling, reduces the risk of irritation and dark circles under the eyes and moisturizes the skin. For our body to function properly, we need to drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
Hydrolats are also called floral waters. They can be used in many different ways, also as a part of under-eye skin care. The best in this role performs hydrolate from purple and cornflower. The former brightens and eliminates skin discolorations, refreshes, moisturizes and calms inflammation. It can be used as an eye compress – in this way we can deal with shadows and bags under the eyes. Our look will become fresh and the epidermis will be regenerated. Cornflower hydrolate, on the other hand, will reduce puffiness around the eyes and soothe delicate skin. Our gaze will regain a fresh and radiant glow. It can be applied in the form of compresses
Do not forget about masks and compresses
You can also make compresses on your eyelids with green tea or slices of green cucumber. In drugstores and perfumeries you will find plenty of ready-made proposals in the form of eye patches, usually gel or collagen ones. They are perfect for people who spend a lot of time in front of the computer or staying in air-conditioned rooms. Regular use will make your skin moisturized
Pay attention to your makeup
If you use heavy concealers and foundations, your skin may be more dry and heavy. Opt for gentle formulas enriched with vitamins to avoid tearing, burning and allergic reactions. And don’t forget to change your mascara regularly!
Get plenty of sleep
No cosmetics or treatments can replace an adequate amount of sleep. A sleepless night is inevitably associated with dark circles and puffy eyelids. Remember to get plenty of rest.