Here are a few eye area skin care tips to make sure the skin around your eyes remain vibrant, smooth, and firm.
Apply oil-free products
The skin around the eyes is very sensitive and thus prone to clogged glands that lead to styes and other ocular complications. It is best to use products that contain gentle, non-irritating solutions with a variety of vitamins, antioxidants, and collagen protectors.
Use mild alpha hydroxy acids
Alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) are natural skin exfoliates made up of fruits, sugar canes, and milk goods. The pure solutions work to loosen the top layer of skin and gently exfoliate any dead skin cells, revealing softer, smoother fine lines and enhance absorption of moisturizers.
The region of the eye is like a rubber band. Continual rubbing and pulling the sensitive area can cause sagging. Try to avoid touching such delicate skin even during allergy season, when crying, removing eye make-up, and inserting and removing contact lenses. Get in the habit of using a tissue or cotton ball to wipe away those tears and wash dirty skin.
Find a good moisturizer containing sodium hyaluronate because it binds moisture 1000x its molecular weight and helps reduce fine lines due to dehydration.
Moisturizing the inside of the body is as important as the outer layer. Hydrate by drinking plenty of water daily. It helps maintain elasticity of the skin.
Consume and dab antioxidant vitamins
Antioxidant vitamins are natural combats to the affects of daily stress, pollution, sunlight, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption can have on the skin. Antioxidant vitamins include Vitamin A, B-complex, C, D and beta-Carotene which provide protection against free radical damage that deplete the cell membrane of oxygen.
Drink and apply liposomes and herbal extracts
Drinking teas made with chamomile, cornflower, bisabolol are a great ways to reduce redness, puffiness, and acts to nourish, invigorate and rejuvenate the eye region. Lecithin is a natural emulsifier.
Stay away from the sun
The sun is a natural producer of Vitamin D; however, overexposure to ultraviolet rays causes pigment-producing cells to abnormally mature. These melanocytes results in uneven pigmentation and age spots. It is inevitable to be outside, but when you are, wear eye protection and avoid squinting.
Avoid cigarettes and limit alcohol consumption
Nicotine found in cigarettes constricts blood vessels and makes it difficult for the absorption of nutrients and leads to the breakdown of collagen. Alcohol consumption has a similar affect in that it affects hydration. Excessive drinking leads to dehydration and eventually cracked skin.
Get plenty of rest
A good night’s sleep is not only good for memory and brain function, but also excellent for the skin. Fatigue can make someone appear with sagging eyes, pale skin, and even thin the epidermis. Do your body, mood, and skin a favor and get at least 7 hours of sleep.
Our eyes are the forefront to our personality in that they show our expressions and emotions. The skin around the region deserves proper care to avoid sagging, wrinkling, breakouts, and cracking. Our mission is to provide you with the guidance, tools, and know-how to stay looking and feeling your best. Check out the Facial-Flex website to see how our product has transformed the lives of millions of customers!