The skin around the eyes is particularly vulnerable to ageing.
There are several reasons why this part of the face is more susceptible to wrinkles, puffiness, flakiness, and other issues.
For starters, the skin near our eyes is incredibly thin and sensitive, which makes it more likely to develop fine lines or lose its youthful elasticity. Second, there's no solid foundation beneath the eye's skin—it merely covers the hollow space of our eye sockets, meaning there's no base. Finally, those supportive elements such as fat or muscle lack in that area, too, making the skin cave in more than it does elsewhere.
All this combined equals a recipe for crow's feet, dry skin, dark or red skin, and other problems. No one likes to hear, "You look tired!" or "You look sick!" when you're perfectly healthy or rested, simply because your eyes are telling a different story.
So, how can you combat that? Here are some actionable and effective tips for caring for the skin around the eyes.
1. Minimize Bad Habits
Are you practising bad habits that could be contributing to your eye's premature ageing?
If so, it's time to turn over a new leaf and eliminate these behaviours from your lifestyle:
Rubbing the eye area
Smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol in excess
Sleeping in your contacts
Eating a poor, unbalanced diet
Misusing your eye makeup
Not prioritizing healthy sleep
These habits all have the potential to contribute to dark skin around the eyes, flaky skin, dry skin, and more.
2. Commit to Sun Protection
Avoiding harmful damage from the sun's UV rays can be as simple as wearing sunglasses every time you go outdoors.
In addition to glasses, if you live in a place with ample sun contact, you may want to also commit to wearing SPF and even hats with visors. Sunscreen alone can block 97% or more of the sun's radiation.
Bonus: you can still wear makeup! Just apply your sunscreen first and layer your beauty products on top.
3. Use a High-Quality Eye Mask
. . . And not just any eye-mask, either, but an anti-ageing one that's designed for the sensitive skin around the eyes. You can't just place your favourite, traditional anti-ageing product there and call it a day. It must be formulated for the eyes.
Our team at grace & stella have curated a product that accomplishes everything you hope for in that all-important area. Our 'anti-wrinkle + energizing under-eye masks' are an energy drink for the eyes, giving you that glowing, youthful appearance you desire. How does it do that?
Using nutrient-rich minerals, your eye area is rejuvenated and refreshed, eliminating any residual puffiness. A combination of hydrolyzed vegetable protein, sodium hyaluronate, and glycerin work together to bring strength, smoothness, and moisture to that vulnerable area.
To use, cleanse your face of dirt or make-up, place eye masks under the lower lash line, and keep them applied for 20 minutes. If there is any remaining essence, massage it into your skin. No need to rinse your face afterwards—simply enjoy your revitalized skin!