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,©David Raymer Corbis
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…