They say that our eyes are the windows to our soul. When we look at someone's face, chances are that we are drawn to their eyes. In the previous months, while we have been focusing on tips for glowing skin, we need to include eye care as well.
The skin around the eyes is thinner and much more delicate in structure, with less support and less sebaceous glands than other parts of the face. Constant eye movements, blinking, computer eye strain and the sun cause the eye area to be susceptible to forming wrinkles. Fluid gathers under our eyes to form dark circles and puffiness. It is important to treat the eye area gently, to stimulate production of collagen and elastin and to keep the eye area hydrated.
DARK CIRCLES around the eyes may be hereditary, a result of hyperpigmentation (sun damage), vascular issues (thin skin that pools blood/toxins and visible capillaries). lack of sleep, rubbing of the eyes, poor circulation, allergies or sluggish digestion.
To treat dark circles, massage the area with an eye cream that contains skin lightening (NOT bleaching) ingredients to boost circulation and hyaluronic acid to help plump the eye area. Apply sun protection around the eyes and avoid rubbing the eye area. Eat a diet rich in vitamin K, vitamin C and anti-inflammatory foods.
PUFFINESS of the eye ares is caused by allergies, lack of sleep, water retention, toxin build-up and a diet rich in sodium.
To treat puffiness, massage the area with an eye cream that targets puffiness and stimulates circulation for drainage. Keep your eye cream cool (even refrigerated). Maintain a balanced diet, regular bowel movements, exercise and adequate sleep. Ongoing puffiness may possibly be a result of an underlying issue.
Those annoying white little pimples on the skin, often around the eye area where there are no active oil glands are called MILIA. Sun damage around the eyes changes the skin's texture making it more difficult for dead cells to rise to the skin's surface and shed normally which can contribute to milia. The little yellowish bumps around your eyes and eyelids, may not be milia but may be a result of high cholesterol.