How to care for the skin around the eyes: useful tips

Yulia PoteriankoLady
If you find the skin around your eyes problematic, try changing your skincare routine. Source: Created with the help of AI

The skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate, so it is more sensitive than the rest of the face and easily reveals our secrets: when we didn't get enough sleep, had too much alcohol the night before, are sick, etc. In addition, it is the first to show signs of aging, and some people think that it spoils all beauty.

This is because the skin around the eyes does not have as much sebaceous glands and collagen as the rest of the face and body. That's why dermatologists say it requires a special approach to care. OBOZ.UA has collected the main tips for this. Fortunately, there are many products for the eye area, including serums, creams, oils, and other products. And it's never too late to start using them.

How to reduce wrinkles

Crow's feet - a network of small wrinkles around the eyes - are also called smile lines and a sign of a happy life. However, not everyone is happy about their appearance. Products with retinoids can help reduce such manifestations. They can stimulate collagen production in the skin, helping to smooth out some wrinkles. However, products with a high concentration of retinoids should be applied very carefully, outside the eye socket.

Regardless of whether you are using a strong retinoid or a cosmetic concentration, start by applying a very small amount to a limited area. This is to avoid causing a severe skin reaction. If everything goes well, gradually increase the dose and area of application.

If you are intolerant to retinoids, consider a peptide eye cream that can also stimulate collagen production. Don't forget to protect your skin by applying a broad-spectrum SPF of 50 or more.

How to remove dark circles

A problem like dark circles is not always the result of a lack of sleep. The main causes of circles are excess pigment on the skin and inflammation around the eyes that occurs with age. To determine the cause of the problem, stand in front of a mirror in bright light. Gently pinch a bit of dark skin and pull it forward a little. If the skin tone remains dark, it means that it's all about the pigment. If it lightens, it's because the hollows around the eyes are creating shadows.

An eye cream with vitamin C will help to remove excess pigmentation. It reduces the production of melanin, a skin pigment. It is better to choose such a cream in a tube or in a bottle with a pump, not in a jar. This will help preserve the effectiveness of vitamin C. You will have to use the product in a course, namely apply it daily for several months. And try not to rub your eyes as constant friction can trigger the production of more melanin.

Inflammation in the eye area occurs when the layer of fat there begins to decrease with age. The hollows become deeper and the shadows more pronounced. A hyaluronic acid-based product will help restore volume to the skin under the eyes. And don't forget to drink enough water. Although the liquid applied orally will not directly moisturize the skin, it will still make the body tissues more full and the puffiness less pronounced.

How to remove swelling

If you've been crying for a long time, consumed alcohol at night, had too much salty food for dinner, or have certain health conditions such as seasonal allergies, your eyes may look puffy. In the latter case, an antihistamine will help to remove the swelling. And make sure that the pillow you sleep on is clean as dust in it can aggravate the problem.

To immediately eliminate swelling of any nature, apply an eye cream with caffeine. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps to constrict blood vessels. This will remove excess fluid from under the skin.

Eye patches for swelling or a simple cool compress can be effective as low temperatures constrict blood vessels. Just remember to elevate your head when applying such a compress to ensure fluid drainage. If you are prone to puffiness, daily use of retinol eye cream will help strengthen the skin and the problem will become less noticeable.

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