They say your eyes are the windows to your soul, so it is important that they are cared for properly. Eyes are often the first giveaway to creeping age so a little more tic won’t go unnoticed! The skin around your eyes is thinner and contains less natural lipids than the rest of the face so it is important to use a dedicated eye cream daily.
Whichever cream you choose, it should be lighter than your face cream and applied with care. Consider using a cream rich in Vitamin E which fights the effect of free radicals responsible for signs of ageing while products containing coconut oil will help to diminish those dark circles. Other recommended ingredients in eye creams include kelp-infused actives to tighten, amla berry, a good source of vitamin c, time-released retinol molecules, peptides, hyaluronic acid, cucumber extract, niacinamide and witch hazel.
Here are a few tips on eye care:
Use a drop of facial oil first to enhance the absorption of eye cream.
Use eye cream twice a day after cleansing. Start at the inner corner of the eye socket (orbital bone), massaging lightly with your ring finger, to the outer edge and upwards around the brow bone.
Don’t apply eye cream to your top eyelids or under your bottom lashes as this may cause irritation and risk entering the eye. After cream is absorbed, the product travels upwards as it warms up with the body’s temperature so there is no need to add to the soft tissue.
Don’t forget to protect the eyes in sunlight with good quality sunglasses.
For tired eyes, cut two chunky slices of cucumber and cool them in the fridge. Once cooled, place them over closed eyes and relax with your feet up for 10 minutes, or more. You will feel and see the difference.
And don’t forget to exercise the eyes as well as the body.
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