Skin Care Routine for Eye Area

Moisturizing Eye Area

The skin around the eyes produces very little sebum (that is it as very few sebaceous glands), making it highly prone to dryness. Because this area can become dry so easily, you may want to consider long-lasting moisturizers. These moisturizers are generally a mix of both humectants and occlusive ingredients. This will keep your eye area well moisturized. You should apply the moisturizer twice a day. There are literally hundreds of moisturizers on the market and so you should look out for the following ingredients: hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA, and colloidal oatmeal - to name a few. Check with your dermatologist to make sure you choose the right moisturizer for your age and skin type. Don't forget that another way to maintain moisture is to drink a lot of water.

Firming Area around Your Eye

First, you need to understand the difference between "firming" and "instant lift". Firming is meant to make the skin less saggy and more elastic. The instant lift products employ chemicals which pull at the skin surface, temporarily firming it up. Firming might be something to consider for the eyes since the skin under the eye is particularly thin and tends to sag easily. As with almost anything, it's much easier to prevent sagging of the eyes than it is to prevent it.

One helpful firming routing is to freeze green tea into ice cubes. At the beginning of your cleansing regimen, you can apply one of the ice cubes to your eyes. Both the cold and the tea's ingredients help to tone the underlying blood vessels.

There are some chemically based products on the market that claim to lift and firm. Don't just believe the "face-lift in a jar" hype. Make sure that you have checked with reliable sources to make sure that the manufacturers of the product are not just taking your money. Dermatologists are a good source.

Correct Application of Products

If you want the active ingredients to penetrate the eye area so that they are most effective, it's important to properly apply the product. It's important to apply the product just under the eyes up to the edge of the bone. Do not apply eye products to the eyelids! Eye motion alone will be enough to distribute the cream to the entire eye area.

If you are sick and tired of looking sick and tired around the eye area, then it's about time you give your eyes a little more TLC. Taking better care of this area can help end the frustration of waking up with raccoon eyes- big puffy eyes surrounded by dark circles, for example. The good news is that it's not hopeless. We'll start with a list of all-natural remedies that you can try and then move on to other problems and therapies:
The eyes are the windows to our souls. They also are the windows to our age. And with age come some eye-specific problems such as age lines, dark circles, puffy skin under the eyes.