The delicate under-eye area is one of the first places to show signs of stress and aging. As we mentioned in an earlier post, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, aging, and living a hectic, unbalanced lifestyle. On top of that, although wrinkles and crows-feet are a natural part of the aging process, they are a major concern for many people. Today, we are going to talk about some ways to prevent and improve the look of discoloration, puffiness, and fine lines around the eye contour.
First, it should be noted that the skin around the eyes is extremely thin and delicate. In fact, the eye contour is made up of the thinnest skin on the face, making it especially susceptible to any kind of physical stress. Because of this, it is important to limit the amount of pulling and tugging that we subject the eye area to. Be extra gentle when applying and removing makeup, and always use your ring finger – the weakest finger – along with light, tapping motions to apply under-eye skincare products. This will ensure that you are not stretching the already thin skin around the eyes and causing premature wrinkles.
The next step to combat aging in the under-eyes is to monitor the lifestyle choices you are making. This includes getting enough sleep, drinking enough water to flush out toxins, lowering salt intake, and maintaining a healthy diet that includes adequate intake of iron, vitamin B12 and vitamin K – all of which target poor blood circulation and lack of tissue oxygenation, the two main culprits of dark circles and puffiness. Other vitamins to look for include vitamins A, C, and E. Making sure you don't suffer from a vitamin deficiency is one of the best ways to prevent formation of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
Finally, use gentle and effective skincare products that are formulated specifically for the sensitive eye area. There are no sebaceous oil glands or collagen and elastin fibers in the immediate area around our eyes, so it is extremely easy for the skin there to lose firmness and become dehydrated over time. The products that we apply to this area should contain ingredients that work to nourish, hydrate, firm, and gently correct discoloration. After cleansing and toning the skin, use a moisturizing and anti-aging eye product like the Eye Perfecting Concentrate for Puffiness, Dark Circles, and Fine Lines from Skin Management System by Dr. Strauss. It contains the following blend of ingredients that will effectively target the most common signs of stress and aging in the eye contour:
With these tips in mind, you will be sure to see an improvement in the overall appearance of your under eye area soon!
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