7 Ways to Care for the Skin Around Your Eyes

One skin care enthusiast shares her tips for caring for the skin around your eyes.

While you might wish it weren’t so, the skin around your eyes is one part of your body that can show the earliest signs of premature aging, particularly without proper care.

But have you ever wondered why?

First, the skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the skin on other parts of your body. And because your eyes work a lot throughout the day, from blinking to expressing your emotions, this alone can cause premature aging.

Moreover, genetic reasons, ultraviolet (UV) rays, external stressors, and lifestyle choices can also cause the skin around the eyes to age more quickly.

Common eye area issues

  • dark circles
  • fine lines
  • puffiness (including eye bags)

Yet no matter how old you are, it’s never too early or too late to give your eyes the love they deserve.

I’ve summed up some easy-to-follow tips that I personally subscribe to. Check them out below, and add them to your beauty routine today.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Moisturizing your skin is one of those underrated steps that often falls by the wayside but shouldn’t. Imagine our skin as a grape. When it loses water, it starts to shrink, and wrinkles can appear.

But once you put that water back in, it can help plump up and potentially reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The same applies for our eye area. Since they lack oil glands (our skin’s natural moisturizer), they can be more prone to dryness.

The most commonly asked question about moisturizing this part of your face is whether you can use your face moisturizer for the skin around your eyes. The answer is yes. As long as it doesn’t irritate your eyes and provides a sufficient amount of moisture, you’re good.

Keep in mind, however, that since the skin is thin around your eyes, it can be sensitive to regular face cream. If you feel a stinging sensation or your eyes turn watery or red, avoid using your regular face moisturizer, and instead invest in an eye cream.

Eye creams are often formulated with ingredients less likely to have an adverse effect on your eyes but contain enough active ingredients that may help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

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