If the eyes truly are the window to the soul, then they must be kept healthy and bright to provide a vibrant, uplifted look. Whether or not they provide a glimpse into the soul, they do provide a major part of the picture of how well one’s face is aging. The eyes have some of the thinnest skin of the whole body and are prone to wrinkles, sagging, puffiness and dark circles long before many other parts of the body will begin to show age. Additionally, because the eyes are the first body part that most people notice when they meet someone new, it can really pay to keep the skin around the eyes healthy, plump and toned.
Use Specialty Products
It is never right to use plain hand soap or body wash on the face. While individuals should be using cleansing products that are specially designed for the face, they should also be choosing different facial products for the eye areas. Consider adding special eye creams designed for specific problems, such as dark circles or puffiness around the eyes. Keeping the product in the refrigerator can yield very soothing results when applying the creams or serums.
Look for Certain Ingredients
Certain ingredients provide specific help to the eye area. Caffeine can decrease puffiness while moisturizers can prevent dull, dry skin. Retinol and peptides provide anti-aging help, such as with increased collagen production and improved skin tone.
Prevent Sun Damage
The sun can damage all skin areas. However, it is particularly dangerous to the eye area because of the thin skin. Be sure to use a sunscreen designed especially for the face and protect the eyes and surrounding skin with polarized sunglasses that block UV radiation. A hat can also keep the sun off the eyes.