Hands up who is guilty of neglecting the eye area when it comes to your skincare routine for your eyes? I can definitely put my hand up and say yes, I am! However, over the years. I have got better simply because I am starting to panic that those pesky fine lines are slowly appearing. So, what can you do to prevent that from happening for as long as possible? Read on to find out more.
A Good Skincare Routine
As your skin changes over time, so should your skincare routine and the skincare routine for your eyes. We all know that the older we get, the more skincare complexities we’ll have to deal with. Instead of acne spots and blemishes, you may notice the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and under-eye bags. Those are the most common symptoms of aging and shouldn’t be overlooked.
That’s why the first step to address these changes is to build a skincare routine using the right skincare products for your maturing complexion. Here is the 5-step skincare routine for your eyes that can help to reduce those dark circles, crow’s feet, and puffiness.
Clean up your eye area, as your under-eye area is more sensitive and delicate than other areas on your body, keeping it free from impurities prevents irritation and keeps the eyes healthy. When you cleanse, make sure to use products designed to be gentle on the eye area.
First up, you should clean the eye area with a good makeup remover. You can normally use an ordinary makeup remover for your eyes. However, if you apply a lot of heavy eye makeup, it’s best for your eyes if you use a makeup remover specifically made for the eyes, which should be gentle and won’t sting or hurt your eyes. The key to removing your eye makeup is to place the cotton pad on your lids, leave it on for a few seconds, then gently wipe it off. Don’t rub harshly since this can cause the skin to stretch, leading to wrinkles.
The second step to your routine should be to cleanse your skin. No matter how old you are, a good skincare routine always includes using a facial cleanser twice a day. While it’s important to thoroughly cleanse your face, make sure to wash it with care, especially around the eye area. You should opt for a gentle facial wash that can remove impurities from your skin without over-drying it.
Weekly Skincare Routine for your Eyes
Treat your eyes to a weekly mask, just like the rest of your face, your eyes also deserve extra care, and that means a weekly masking routine. Eye masks are a great source for soothing the skin around your eyes. They also provide extra nutrients that can help with reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and eyebags. Are you suffering from sleepless nights? These masks are your solution to dealing with tired eyes.
The older you get, the more collagen and elastin production your body reduces, causing the skin to become saggy and puffy. That’s why adding collagen to your body will help prevent this from happening. You can get collagen by drinking supplements or using eye masks containing collagen, which is a great solution to taking care of your under-eye area.
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
Hydrate with a dedicated eye cream, hydration is key when it comes to dark circles and fine lines. Using a dedicated eye cream containing anti-aging ingredients (like vitamins A and C) can really improve the appearance of your wrinkles and brighten the eye area. Make sure to choose the eye cream that is specific to the eye problem you want to solve, because each ingredient will help treat a problem. For instance, eye creams containing retinol, vitamin A, and peptides can help with your fine lines. To combat dark circles, make sure to look for eye creams that have vitamin C, kojic acid, and niacinamide (vitamin B-3) for the best solution. If you have puffy eyes, ingredients like caffeine, green tea, or willow herb are the best solutions. You can try the Dermalogica Total Eye Care Cream for the best effect.
Since the skin around the eye area is super thin and sensitive, the way you apply your eye cream can also be a huge factor. Always apply eye cream using the dab and tap technique, rather than rubbing or massaging it. This helps your skin absorb the cream better, without stretching or damaging the delicate skin under your eyes. Also, remember to apply with your ring finger, since it carries the least pressure!
Boost your routine with a serum, if you feel like you need a stronger treatment to your eye area, consider investing in an eye serum. Compared to normal moisturizers and creams, serums contain more concentrated and potent ingredients that can help treat your skin better and stronger. Whether it’s dark circles, wrinkles, crow’s feet, or puffiness, pick an eye serum that can help treat your specific concern. Eye serums are also thinner in their consistency, which helps to absorb faster into the skin. If you often don’t have enough time to do your makeup in the mornings, try opting for an eye serum instead of a cream. It is not only fast to absorb but also light enough to go beneath your makeup.
Sun protection is a must, sun exposure is a big factor in the skin aging process, which can lead the skin under your eyes to become darker. That’s why a broad-spectrum sunscreen is truly an essential part of any skincare routine and should be applied every day (no matter how sunny it is!). Also, don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your upper eyelids, since it’s one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to sun protection. If you’re feeling like reapplying sunscreen is too much of a hassle, consider investing in a good pair of sunglasses that protects you from those UV rays. Not only does it protect your eyes, but also the skin around them from unwanted sun exposure.
There are many different ways and methods to give that much-needed care to the skin around your eyes. By following this 5-step skincare routine, even if just one at a time, you can significantly improve the skin around your eyes. If you have any product recommendations or opinions, please leave them down below!
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