Our eyes are the gateway to the soul and the skin around them is super delicate. As we get older, the skin around the eyes goes through a lot of change. Whether that be dark circles, new fine or deeper lines, or even discolouration, there's nothing to be ashamed of!
We understand the desire to stay "forever young", but let's embrace these changes and figure out a way we can age gracefully and whole-fully. Although change is inevitable, there are many things you can do to prevent premature-aging around the eyes, and we want to get into all the deets and tips! So keep reading if you're ready to take the best care of your eyes.
Use Products Specifically Formulated for Your Eyes
OK, this is something that comes up often and can change the game when it comes to your eye care.
When you use your serums and moisturizers around the eye area, you can actually thin the skin even more because it's so delicate. These products were more than likely not made for the eye area, and could have acids or ingredients that work wonders for the rest of the face, but not the eye area. Dr. Shah highly recommends only choosing creams or serums formulated for the eye area, as they are often far more gentle, and to be especially careful if you're using any anti-aging products that may contain retinoids or other acids, which can be harsh and irritating on your fragile eye area.
Be SUPER Gentle
Your eye area is extra-sensitive and needs to be handled with the utmost TLC. Eye creams differ from regular moisturizers and serums because they are super concentrated. So, usually, a pea-size amount is all you need for both eyes.
Because the skin around the eyes is so delicate, in terms of application, we want to make sure that there is very little pressure. It is suggested you use your ring finger, since it naturally has the lightest touch, and you don’t want to put too much pressure on the skin.
Tap and/or massage
'Soft massage and patting are both great,” Shah advises."You can press the cream in, you can try light, sweeping strokes, or you can even put it on a cotton round and leave it on under your eyes for a couple of minutes."
Pull at your dry skin
'You don’t want any stretching,” Dr. Colbert says. “The skin under the eye is a different structure from the rest of the face; it's far more delicate, So if you notice that your skin is really moving around when you rub your moisturizer in, you're probably doing it too hard."
How you Remove your Makeup is Everything.
If you find yourself constantly pulling at your eye area when removing your makeup, it's time to Netflix & Chill, and find a new method. When using a cleansing oil there is truly no need to pull at your eye area. The oil is made to break down product so that it easily removes without pulling. Also, one of our fav ways to remove eye makeup is by using one our Bye-Bye Makeup Remover Pads that removes all makeup with one ingredient...water! When using the pad simply pat and dab, do not pull!
When it comes to eye creams I'm sure we have similar #eyegoals. Those being; to naturally reduce the look of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. For instance, one of our personal favs, Fitglow Beauty's Eye C Firm is a plant-based cream that is loaded with synergistic antioxidants, peptides and active extracts, which means it helps to brighten and firm the eye area. Our other personal fav (just at a lower price point) goes to 100 Percent Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream which de-puffs, and brightens dark circles with caffeine from coffee and green tea.
Dark Circles Under The Eyes
There are a few reasons why you might have dark under eye circles. For some people this is genetic. For others, it's due to aging since skin becomes thinner and less capable of producing oxygen. In order to treat this issue, the first thing to do is to figure out what is causing your dark under eye circles. We recommend gently massaging around the eye area every day with our BFF tool and a great cream to assist in new collagen formation, inflammation reduction, and fine line lifts. In the meantime, be patient with yourself and be sure to invest in a good under eye concealer with yellow undertones in order to neutralize the purplish tone of dark under eye circles. We love Fitglow Beauty's Eye Bright.
Fine Lines Around The Eyes
Our eye area is one of the first places where we see fine lines and wrinkles on our faces. This is partly because that area of our face constantly moves when we smile or squint...we're human! In order to stop yourself from squinting be sure to wear sunglasses when outdoors. Also, keep the area well moisturized so that fine lines and wrinkles are much less obvious. Be sure to gently exfoliate and massage the eye area with our BFF tool daily to "iron" out the lines caused by our everyday expressions and to bring fresh blood flow to the eye area.
Do you want to find out some other great ways you can boost your skin game? Find out more ways you can reduce puffiness, and increase circulation for instance, with our Gua Sha Tool and learn why it should be a part of your healing beauty ritual.
Thank you so much for visiting us, we would love to hear from you! Come over and say hi on our Instagram, and share with us some of your fav ways to give your eyes the special love and attention they need.
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