The skin around your eyes is the most delicate area of your face, meaning it requires the most care. This means you should be treating the skin around your eyes differently than the rest of your skin. Some of the most common eye area issues include dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness. If you’re looking for ways to combat those issues and more, keep reading.
1. Protect Your Skin from the Sun
Your eyes are exposed to quite a bit environmentally. Cold, dry winter weather and exposure to the sun can both create challenges for our skin. Going outside into the sun without protection can cause texture changes (like wrinkles and rough skin), an increased number of freckles and moles, pigmentation, and skin cancer. That’s why it’s important to protect your skin from the sun (even in the wintertime) by using sunscreen that’s right for you based on your skin tone. Generally, the fairer the skin tone, the more protection you need.
2. Try a New Eye Cream
If you’re still using the same supermarket eye cream you used in your teens and early 20s, it’s time to make a change. Look for an anti-aging face cream that visibly firms and lifts the skin to restore your natural contours. With the right product, you can improve the look of fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles around your eyes. For refreshed-looking skin, choose a cream made with antioxidants, vitamins, and botanical extracts.
3. Check the Ingredients of Skincare Products You Use
When shopping for new anti-aging cream or skincare products, make sure to check the ingredients to ensure they’ll be helpful for whatever skin issues you’re having. For example, for fine lines, look for ingredients such as:
- Vitamin A derivate
- Retinoid (prescription-based)
4. Change Your Diet
In addition to environmental factors, you’ve got other factors contributing to the look and feel of your skin, such as genetics and your diet. So if you want great skin overall, you may have to change your diet to include healthier foods, such as:
- Sweet potatoes
- Fatty fish
- Red or yellow bell peppers
- Red grapes
- Sunflower seeds
Incorporating these foods into your diet can benefit your skin, so start looking for some new recipes that include these ingredients.
5. Remove Your Makeup Every Night
So many of us have gotten into the habit of sleeping with our makeup on when we’re just too tired to take it off. But that habit can wreak havoc on the skin underneath. After all, your skin goes through its most important regenerative process at night: shedding dead skin cells to make room for new ones. You can either use makeup remover wipes or plain old soap and water to remove your makeup before bed. Failing to remove your eye makeup cold ultimately result in duller skin over time.
Transform Your Skin
Treating the skin around the eyes becomes more important as we age. By following the advice above, you’ll be able to totally transform your skin. From protecting yourself from harmful UV rays and trying a new eye cream to checking the ingredients and changing your diet, you should have no problem combating wrinkles with one of these anti-aging solutions.