Why Eye Care Is A Skincare Essential
An often neglected area of your skin is your eyes. Many people do not consider specifically treating the area around their eyes as part of their daily routine. However, it is vital that you take care of the skin around your eyes to ensure younger and healthier skin. This is because the skin found around your eyes is not quite the same as the skin on the rest of your face.
How the Skin Around the Eyes is Different
The skin around your eyes is thinner and more sensitive than much of your face. This also means that your eyes are more susceptible to aging than the rest of your face. This is largely due to the fact that the wear and tear of daily life affects this sensitive area of skin and accelerates the aging process.
Consider first that the average person blinks around 28,000 times per day. Add in simply rubbing your eyes occasionally, not to mention the various facial expressions we make that stretch and pinch the skin around the eyes, and you can see why this area is overworked. Even putting on makeup every day can cause your eyes to wrinkle prematurely.
So to minimize the look and number of fine lines and wrinkles, you will need to carefully treat the skin around your eyes. And don’t just use any product on your eyes, do the research and choose safe and effective products.
How to Treat the Skin Around Your Eyes
The convenient thing you probably think about when creating a specific eye care routine is simply applying your daily skincare topicals to the under-eye area. After all, since these products work on the rest of your facial skin, it should work on the eyes as well. However, this is not the case.
The skin under the eye is so different that ingredients that work well for the face are too aggressive and can cause rashes around the eyes. For example, if you are using a retinol product and use it around your eye, it can cause irritation.
Finding the Right Eye Skin Care Product
Eye skin care products are specifically formulated to make sure they don’t cause rashes or skin irritation. Eye care products should contain peptides and non-retinol skin brighteners. This will help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
The best product that you should use for around your eyes is an eye cream. Eye cream can help get rid of dryness and puffiness as well as reduce the appearance of creasing. Remember to always find a product that has low retinol and beneficial ingredients that will help your eyes.
As long as you read labels carefully, you should be able to find a quality eye cream or other products to help protect your eye skin health. However, labels for cosmetic products can be confusing, so if you have any doubt, you can ask a skin care professional for more advice.
Professional Skin Care Consultation
If you want to invest in the health and beauty of your skin, especially around the eyes, or even improve the way your eyes look, Dr. Daniel Richardson is here to help. During your appointment, Dr. Richardson will look at the skin around your eyes and give expert recommendations for products or treatments to reduce any lines and wrinkles you may have. Call us at (228) 897-1400 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.