Ageing and Your Eyes
The skin around your eyes is extremely thin and the most delicate area of the face. Elastin and collagen break down faster and your skin is more susceptible to dehydration and irritation. This is due to having fewer oil glands than other areas of the face. Also, did you know, there are approximately 22 muscles working at a time when you make a facial expression. As a result, fine lines around the eyes (or crows feet), appear much sooner than in any other part of the face. So it’s important that you be very gentle and take proper care of the skin around your eyes.
Even those with oily or thick skin, age around the eyes before anywhere else. Although, it isn’t unusual for people with dry skin or who have been exposed to the sun more to see crows feet appears as early as in their 20s. So what can you? Adding an eye cream to your skincare routine is the first step to fighting against the first signs of ageing.
Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes
Dark circles are commonly associated with a lack of sleep and general fatigue. However, genetics actually have a significant part to play. Some are unfortunately prone to getting dark circles, regardless of how much sleep they get. Nonetheless, there are other elements that can impact this condition such as medications and allergies. Additionally, rubbing your eyes or even sleeping on your stomach can also contribute to dark circles!
Your diet and lifestyle play a key part in the appearance of puffy eyes. Swelling is usually caused by fluid retention. So, excess sodium in your diet and too much alcohol can cause the appearance of puffy eyes. Although, a lack of sleep, allergies and general ageing all factor into puffy eyes too.
How to Apply Eye Cream
Below we provide our top tips on applying eye cream and how to properly care for your eyes:
- The crucial thing to keep in mind when it comes to eye care is to not rub, tug or put any unnecessary excess pressure on the skin around your eyes. Over time these habits can speed up the appearance of crows feet.
- When you want to remove eye makeup, find an appropriate eye makeup remover so you can avoid having to harshly rub your skin to dissolve the makeup.
- When applying eye cream, apply a pea-sized portion to the back of your hand and take an equal amount on each ring finger. Next, moving from the outside, inward, lightly pat the cream into the skin using your ring fingers.
- If your eye cream comes in a jar, like Cyto-luxe Eye Cream, use a spatula or cotton swab to get it out. Do not dip your fingers in the jar as the bacteria from your hands will then be transferred to the cream.
- Apply eye cream both morning and night.
- At night, apply eye cream under your eyes, all the way up through your lid and into your brow bone. In the morning, it’s recommended not apply eye cream to your lids if you plan to wear eye makeup, as the cream can cause makeup to slide off.
- Gently work the product into the skin with a light massaging touch to smooth skin. Emphasis on the world gently.
So just take those few extra minutes a day to correctly apply your eye cream, and your skin will thank you in the long run!
Watch our tutorial below for a quick guide on how to correctly apply your eye cream.