The fine skin around your eyes is the first to show the signs of ageing as well as dark circles and puffiness. Don’t be tempted to deal with the problem by slapping on heavy oils and moisturizers – your eyes will benefit more from specially designed eye creams and gels. The delicate skin around your eyes needs extra special care because it’s thinner than the skin on the rest of your face so it’s less able to hold in moisture. There are also fewer oil glands in this area which adds to the potential dryness and there’s no fatty layer underneath the skin to act as a shock absorber. The result is that this skin quickly loses its elasticity.
CHOOSING AN EYE TREATMENT
Face creams and oils are too heavy for the eye area. They can block tear ducts causing puffy eyes so you should choose a specific eye treatment that won’t aggravate your skin. There are hundreds of products to choose from. Gel-based ones are great for young or oily skins and are refreshing to use. However most women find light eye creams and balms more suitable. Use a tiny amount of the eye treatment as you don’t want to overload this area. It’s better to apply it regularly in small quantities than apply lots only occasionally. Apply with your ring finger as this is the weakest one on your hand and won’t stretch the delicate skin. This will help keep your skin more supple and prevent premature wrinkling in this area.