All about Eyes

The Beauty of Our Eyes

As most of us know, the skin around the eyes is much thinner than the anywhere else in the body. Dark circles under the eyes, puffiness and “crows feet” can be the result of lack of sleep, excessive drinking of alcohol, smoking,

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sun exposure and even may be hereditary.  This can make you look notably aged. So good proper care is essential to keep this tender, thin skin looking smooth and youthful.

You may chose to turn to the latest in laboratory perfected skin care technology or a natural approach. Both can be quite effective, but ultimately the choice is yours.

Eye display expression and emotions, just as the well-known sentence “Eyes are the windows to the soul”. As we get older the skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner due to the breakdown of collagen, and because the tissue around the eyes has very few oil glands it lack the natural moisture present on other parts of the body.

So for the technology inclined women among us, we suggest and recommend to look for creams with very rich emollients such as Shea butter, and also creams that contain hyaluronic acid which draws in moisture. In addition you may want to try creams that contain Retinol and vitamin C as they help build collagen. However it is important to note that both ingredients are sensitive to light and air, so the cream should come in an opaque, airtight tube. These are recommendations given by one of the more reputable clinical professors of dermatology at New York – Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Neil Sadick, MD.

As for the natural “home-made” inclined women amongst us, we suggest some of the following house hold treatments that can be just as effective. You can achieve a great treatment by first remembering that drinking 8 glasses of water a day is a great and necessary ingredient for smooth glowing skin – no matter where on the body!

Next when removing your eye makeup you may use Petroleum jelly – Vaseline, gently use a cotton ball to apply and wipe. Wash well with warm water and a mild soap – NOT hot water – as hot water dries out the skin!

Then for reducing the puffiness around the eyes you may use those famous cool cucumber slices, or cold presses, leave for 15-20 minutes.

To soften and reduce visible wrinkles and lines you may want to try using raw organic honey and let it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before wiping it away gently with a warm, damp cloth.

Vitamin E oils or creams can be excellent to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles when applied under your eyes daily. It keeps the skin well moisturized as well as protect it from UV rays.

So there you have it, two ways to care for the tender skin under your eyes as per your individual liking.

You are invited to leave your feedback and comments and if you have any great tips, we would love to hear (read) from you!

Enjoy your Beauty…

Orion

6 thoughts on “All about Eyes

  1. With age I can actually see the skin around my eyes changing, it is really difficult to maintain your skin when you have a really busy work schedule.
    I have fine lines near the corners of my eyes and they do get puffy. I think I would try placing cucumber slices and see if there is any difference.

    1. Hi Shrey,

      Thank you for your comment. If cool cucumber does not get the desired effect, cold teabags are also an effective way to reduce puffiness around the eyes.

      Hope this helps you out.

      Cheers,

      Orion

  2. Good information about how to take care of the skin that is around the eyes. It is good to know that your website has this kind of valuable information that can help so many people that need this kind of help when it comes to taking care of one’s skin. Your post is very informative and offers good help.

    1. Thanks for the comment. It’s nice to see interest from a man, and actually I should take this into account and also write posts concerning men’s skin care. 

      Enjoy your beauty…

      Orion

  3. I don’t know about you but I’ve been experimenting with coconut oil for my eyes and it’s been great so far. I use it twice a day, just a tincture rub on the eye bags and gently massage around it.

    My eyes used to be quite puffy, but now not so anymore. Mixing it with some of your favorite essential oils may work better. Give it a try.

    1. Hi Cathy,

      I too am all for natural home cosmetics, if you have the mind and the time to dabble with it.  Nature has the best way to heal and rejuvenate – after all we are all part of mother-earth.  But in today’s fast pace world not every one has the mind to search and make their own home remedies, and so you have great cosmetic companies that help us out…just you need to know what works for you best.

      Will try in out! …thanks =)

      Keep enjoying your Beauty,

      Orion

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