They say our eyes are the window to our soul.
I believe our eyes are these and more. We may not be aware of it, but our eyes are constantly at work. From blinking to reading and expressing emotions, whether we are awake or asleep, we rely on our eyes to help us navigate and enjoy the world around us.
But did you know that the skin around the eyes, which are thinner and more delicate than the rest of our face are more likely to show premature signs of ageing? These include fine lines, wrinkles, eye bags, puffy eyes and dark circles.
Of course, there are many factors at play like our genes (darker skinned people tend to get dark circles at a young age due to melatonin), sun exposure, environmental stressors and lifestyle choices.
Adapting eye care now and consistently may help minimise these signs. There are simple and easy steps we can implement straight away:
Moisturise regularly. The skin around the eyes do not have oil glands, making it more prone to dryness and dehydration. Use a good eye cream. If you don't have one, you may use your face cream, but ensure you check the ingredients' list. The delicate skin around the eyes might react to actives or more potent ingredients which are intended for the face.
Be delicate with eye care. When applying or removing eye make up, always remember to be gentle and apply very light pressure to minimise pulling.
When applying product, use the pinky finger and dab gently around the eyes, including the upper eyelid area.
Protect the eyes from sun exposure. Wear adequate SPF, a hat and a pair of sunglasses. Here's a handy hot weather tip: the bigger the sunglasses and the wider the frames, the better!
Treat your eyes. A meal high in salt, some medication, lack of or too much sleep can contribute to what is often referred to as eye bags. Gently massaging the eye area can help.
Treat your self to a gentle eye massage with a refrigerated jade eye roller. No roller? No problem. Freshly cut refrigerated cucumber placed over the eyes are known to soothe tired eyes too.
Self care goes a long way. From getting rest to drinking water and maintaining a balanced diet, your eyes (and overall health) will benefit from positive lifestyle choices.
Check the ingredients list. Lastly, I would like to repeat, when choosing face and eye creams, avoid ingredients that might irritate the skin. When in doubt, always patch test in the inner wrist for at least an hour.
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