Eyes Exercises

Skin Care For The Delicate Eye Area

The Eyes Have It…

The eyes are said to be the window to the soul and certainly over our lifetime our eyes will help us to express emotions good or bad.

As our eyes provide a focal point for our faces it is often one of the first of our features noticed by others.

So it stands to reason that many people want to keep their eyes looking good as they age.

Unfortunately the skin around the eyes is particularly susceptible to the signs of aging, being up to 10 times thinner than the skin on the rest of our faces.If premature skin aging is a problem for you, you will probably have noticed that the dreaded crow’s feet were the first wrinkles to make their presence known on your face.

What Causes Wrinkles Around The Eyes?

We can call them laughter lines if we like but the truth is that deep lines around the eyes can add unwanted years to our appearance.

A number of factors can contribute to the damage of the skin around the eyes. These include:

  • Exposure to the sun
  • Smoking
  • Environmental pollution
  • Rubbing the skin frequently due to eye irritation caused by allergies
  • Tugging the skin during eye make-up removal
  • Tugging the skin when inserting and removing contact lenses

Top 5 Eye Skin Care Tips

So how can you minimize damage to the skin around your eyes? The following tips can help you to protect the most delicate skin on your face.

1. Stay Out Of The Sun

Possibly the number 1 rule! The sun causes premature aging of the skin, wrinkles and age spots.

As the skin around the eyes is up to 10 times more delicate than the skin of the rest of your face sun damage will show up earlier in this area than anywhere else.

Protect your eyes by using eye skin care products or a general facial moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15.

2. Don’t Smoke

A close second to sun damage. Smoking causes wrinkles we all know that!

The action of drawing on a cigarette often causes you to squint as you try to avoid getting smoke in your eyes acerbating the problem.

If you don’t want crow’s feet then don’t smoke – it’s that simple.

3. Wear Sunglasses

Bright sunlight makes you squint. Any action that causes you to squint or screw up your eyes on a regular basis will hasten the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.

Protect both the health of your eyes and the skin around your eyes by wearing sunglasses.

4. Remove Make-Up Gently

Cotton pads or balls are recommended for removing eye make-up or applying cleanser to this delicate skin area.

Go particularly easy when working on this area during your skin care regime and avoid dragging the skin as this can cause further damage.

Likewise pat very gently with the tips of your fingers when applying eye cream.

5. Use Eye Skin Care Products

Your regular moisturizer may cause irritation when applied near to the eyes, so only use products on your eye skin that have been designed for this purpose.

It’s okay to use natural products that you have made yourself as long as they do not contain any known irritants.

Natural Skin Care For Naturally Beautiful Eyes

Skin care products for your eyes should be different for the ones you use on the rest of your face as these can be too harsh.

The eye skin area is not only delicate but also sensitive, and therefore more likely to become irritated by products.

Making your own skin care products is one way to be sure that anything you put onto your face is 100% natural.

The following formulas can be made easily at home and are suitable for the eye area.

Aromatherapy Eye Serums

When used regularly essential oils diluted in base oils applied to the eye area can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and creasing.

As the skin in this area is extremely fragile it is however vital that you use the very light base oils and only a tiny amount of essential oil.

Hazelnut oil is ideal for the eye area as it is one of the lightest base oils, heavy creams and oils applied to the eye can cause sagging.

Make your eye serum according to your age group, mix the ingredients together well and store in a cool, dark place. Your eye serum should last for up to a month.

Apply a small amount of your serum to the eye area each night very gently. Leave the serum to soak in for 5 minutes and gently blot away any excess oil.

Age 18 – 30
10 ml Hazelnut oil
4 drops Chamomile essential oil

Age 30 – 40
10 ml Hazelnut oil
3 drops Evening primrose oil
2 drops Lavender oil
1 drop Lemon oil

Age 40 – 50
10 ml Hazelnut oil
6 drops Evening primrose oil
2 drops Lavender oil
2 drops Palma rosa oil

You can also add 1 Vitamin E capsule to this blend by piercing the capsule to extract the contents.

Age 50+
10 ml Hazelnut oil
5 drops Jojoba oil
1 drop Lavender oil
1 drop Rose oil or Bois de rose oil
1 drop lemon oil
Add 1 – 2 Vitamin E capsules for maximum effect

Natural Skin Care For Natural Good Looks

Natural skin care products provide an inexpensive way to keep your skin healthy, glowing and younger looking. It’s easy to make your own products with simple ingredients – many of which can be found in your own kitchen.

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