The skin around the eyes is very delicate and constantly exposed to damage and irritation. It requires a slightly different nourishing than the skin of the face or body. See for yourself how to take care of it, what cosmetics to use and what treatments to give.
Dangers to the skin around the eyes
There are many factors that worsen the condition of the skin around the eyes. These include:
- exposure to the sun – UV rays irritate the conjunctiva, and infrared radiation affects the eyelids, the sun can also dry the delicate and thin skin around the eyes;
- alcohol consumption – alcohol causes the eye proteins to become yellow with red veins, and the eyelids – swollen;
- cigarette smoke – it irritates the conjunctiva and contributes to the formation of crow’s feet; adversely affects the skin of the whole body;
- other factors – air pollution, work in artificial lighting and in front of the computer, poor diet, lack of adequate sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, unfavourable conditions of the external and internal environment.
How the skin around the eyes ages
Wrinkles around the eyes are colloquially called ‘crow’s feet’, which are the type of the mimic wrinkles. They arise as a result of facial expressions. The ageing of the eye area is also related to the visualization of the upper and lower eyelid fatty tissue or the deformation of the eyelid with eyelashes.
How to take care of the skin around the eyes?
Using appropriate skin care cosmetics around the eyes can delay and relieve the signs of ageing of this part of the face. These products should contain moisturizing, soothing and oxygenating ingredients, namely: vitamins A, E and F, pro-vitamin B5, UVA and UVB filters, wheat germs, plant extracts and ceramides, collagen, aloe vera, chamomile, hyaluronic acid, vegetable oils. Cosmetics for the eye area care should have a light formula, should be easy to apply and absorb quickly. They may come in the form of a cream, gel, serum or ampoule. They must be dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.
Principles of skin care around the eyes
- Delicate application. When applying cosmetics, do not stretch the skin around the eyes, but gently dab the product in, starting from the inner corner and ending with the outer corner of the upper eyelid; repeat the same on the lower eyelid.
- Watch out for face masks. It is not without significance that producers write about avoiding the eye area when applying a face mask. Their effect may be just too strong on the delicate skin of the eyelids.
- Makeup removal. Removing mascara and eyeshadows is a very important thing when it comes to skincare around the eyes. Remember to choose products for makeup removal that will not irritate the skin of the eyelids, but additionally condition it.
Cosmetic treatments for the skin around the eyes
In a beauty salon, you will find plenty of treatments that take care of the skin around the eyes. The most popular include: medical chemical peels, needle, needleless and microneedle mesotherapy, radio waves, carboxytherapy, massage, ultrasounds, microdermabrasion, algae mask. Their task is to moisturize, firm and smooth the skin around the eyes and delay the signs of skin aging.