How to Keep the Skin Under Your Eyes Looking Youthful

How to Keep the Skin Under Your Eyes Looking Youthful

Posted on January 31 2017

What You Don’t Know About the Thin Sensitive Skin Under Your Eyes Will Age You!

Because the skin under the eye is very thin and sensitive, it is prone to puffiness, bags, dark circles, lines, and can give the appearance of a tired look.  It’s one of the first areas of your skin to show the signs of aging.

Some Facts

  1. The skin under the eyes loses its elasticity faster because it’s very thin.
  2. “Regular” creams – yes, even excellent facial creams applied right under the eyes can do more harm than good.  The molecules in facial creams are too large to penetrate the skin in this area and, in fact, when applied, “block” the pores’ passageway to hydration.  A specially developed eye cream, with minute molecules that penetrate the skin, is necessary for rehydration in this area.
  3. The fatty tissue underneath this thin skin can shrink causing the area to look or be sunken.
  4. Under-eye circles and/or puffiness could also be caused by a lack of sleep, fluid retention, or both, although they can be reversed with better personal habits.
  5. Blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients are smaller under the eyes. If you are dehydrated, sleep-deprived, or ill, skin problems will occur under your eyes first.
  6. Dark circles under the yes could be hereditary. If that’s the case, your best bet is a very lightweight camouflage concealer. But be sure to use a concealer that comes in a tube. Don’t use one that comes in a pan as those are very thick and pasty and will not give you the desired effect.
  7. Wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays to protect from the aging effects of the sun’s rays.

So give your eyes a little TLC by instilling habits such as drinking water, getting enough sleep, protecting your eyes from harmful rays and using products that both rejuvenate the sensitive skin under the eyes and camouflage the imperfections.

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