The fine, delicate skin around your eyes is the first to show the sign of aging. However, don’t be tempted to deal with the problem by slapping on heavy oils and moisturizers because they are usually too heavy for the skin in the eye area. They can also block tear ducts, causing puffiness. The delicate skin around your eyes needs particularly special care because it is significantly thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, and this means that it is less able to hold in moisture. There are also fewer oil glands in this area, making it particularly susceptible to dryness, and also meaning that there is no fatty layer underneath to act as a shock absorber. Consequently, this area of skin quickly loses its suppleness and elasticity.
Choosing an eye treatment
- The skin around the eyes is soft and delicate so it is important to apply moisturizer to this area very gently.
Use a tiny amount of eye treatment, as it’s better to apply it regularly in small quantities than apply lots occasionally. Apply with your middle finger, as this is the weakest one and won’t stretch the delicate skin. This will help keep your skin more supple and prevent premature wrinkling in this area.
Preventing puffy eyes
This is one of the most common beauty problems. These ideas can help
- Gently tap your skin with your ring finger when you’re applying eye cream to encourage the excess fluid to drain away.
- Store creams in the refrigerator, as the coldness will also help reduce puffiness.
- Place thin strips of potato underneath your eyes to reduce swelling. The starch in the potato seems to tighten the skin.
- Fill a small bowl with iced water or ice-cold milk. Soak two cotton wool pads and lie down with the pads over your eyes. Replace the pads as soon as they become warm. Continue for 15 minutes. This treatment reduces puffiness and brightens the white of your eyes