Specialized Treatments Designed For Skin Around The Eyes
Did you know that at only 0.35mm thick the skin around your eyes is 4 times thinner than the rest of your face?
This thin skin also has fewer sebaceous glands which allows it dry out more easily. The eye area also contains numerous blood vessels which can be seen through the skin more easily contributing to the formation of dark eye circles. We need to take extra care of our eye’s skin because it is a very delicate region on our face.
Today we examine the a variety of powerful eye skincare secrets that can be used to treat common problems including: contact dermatitis, puffy eyes, crows feet, bags under the eyes and dark circles.
Skin’s Extra Negative Influencers
It’s not just the special characteristics of your eye’s skin that makes it difficult to care for. There are lots of other external influences that have a negative effect on the overall look of your eye area. The most common issues include: smoking, alcohol consumption, sun exposure, pollution, stress, dehydration, sleeping on your side and diet.
The eye’s unique skin composition combined with these external factors all lead to several common eye skin conditions.
Common Eye Skin Conditions & Treatments
1. Eyelid Contact Dermatitis
Eyelid cosmetics and cleansers can cause an allergic reaction in patients with sensitive skin. Signs of contact dermatitis include blistering, redness and scaliness. Eye drops and contact lenses may also cause eyelid contact dermatitis.
- Eyelid contact dermatitis is often caused by an allergic reaction. Steering clear of whatever causes the allergy is recommended. An allergy patch test can be done to ascertain the causative cosmetic or chemical responsible.
- As a first treatment option experts often recommend that you go all in on moisturizing when you have any type of dermatitis. Just make sure that you use the gentlest options so you don’t irritate your eyelid skin further.
- The use of topical corticosteroids can also be used to battle this type of inflammation but many skincare experts feel that these can be too strong on your delicate eyelid skin. These types of treatment also need to be supervised by a physician.
2. Puffy Eyes
Many people think that puffy eyes and bags are the same thing, but they are not. Puffiness is normally a temporary condition while bags under the eyes is caused by the accumulation of fat. Puffy eyes can be triggered by many factors including: excess salt in the diet, allergies, alcohol consumption, sleep habits and exposure to the elements and UV rays.
- Treating the puffy eyes often comes down to proper hydration and reducing the swelling with a cold compress. We also recommend the use of cold cucumber slices and caffeinated tea bags (green and black) to treat puffy eyes.
- Your diet plays an important roll reducing puffy eyes. Reducing the intake of sugar, salt and alcohol are key to completely eliminating puffy eyes from your life.
3. Bags Under the Eyes
Bags under the eyes are caused by the accumulation of fatty deposits over time. As you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye can move into the area below your eyes.
- There are a number of skin treatments to reduce under-eye bags. These include laser resurfacing, chemical peels and fillers. These treatments are designed to tighten skin, improve skin tone, and reduce the appearance of the bags. These options require the advice of an ophthalmologist.
- The only thing that can get rid of these fat deposits and extra skin for good is weight loss or surgery.
4. Dark Eye Circles
Dark circles can appear at any time, at any age and in any race. Because the skin around the eyes is fragile and thin, this makes blood vessels more apparent. Dark circles are usually a product of poor sleep, dehydration, poor diet and stress. Other factors can include hormonal changes, genetic predisposition, hyper-pigmentation, loss of volume around the eye socket and anemia.
- Just like puffy eyes we treat dark circles with increased hydration to the affected area.
- The use cold cucumber slices and steeped tea bags is an effective way to treat dark circles. Steep two tea bags in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes, place them into a container then put them in the refrigerator and leave them in there for about 20 minutes. Take them out, squeeze out any leftover liquid, then simply lay down and put them over your eyes. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Coconut oil can provide hydration and a multitude of vitamins and minerals. Simply massage extra virgin coconut oil under your eyes before going to bed. Rinse in the morning with lukewarm water. The vitamin E and antioxidants found in coconut oil help heal and repair damaged skin cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce swelling.
5. Eye Wrinkles & Crow’s Feet
Eye wrinkles and crow’s feet are mostly due to a loss of volume in the face and around the eye area. Other factors such as aging, genetics and sun exposure don’t help either. Crows feet can also be intensified by squinting, laughter and smiling. All of these factors combined can make the skin surrounding the eyes appear wrinkly and old.
- Did you know that the most common use for Botox is the treatment of crow’s feet?
- Micro-needling is another minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat crow’s feet. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment helps your skin to produce collagen and has been shown to reduce the appearance crow’s feet.
- Our preferred treatment method once again come back to hydration when it comes to reducing the impact of crow’s feet. Using a hydrating moisturizer and drinking plenty of water are the best defences.
Eye Skincare Summary
As we have seen with every skin condition that affects the delicate eye area hydration plays a key role reducing the symptoms. Selecting a moisturizing cream or face oil that helps hydrate the eye area is the most important part of a proper eye skincare routine.
Follow these further steps to take your eye skincare routine to the highest level:
- Be gentle while removing eye make up.
- Avoid using eye makeup removers that contain harsh chemicals.
- Stay clear of waterproof mascara as it requires excessive rubbing to remove it.
- Gently tap on eye cream instead of rubbing it in.
- Avoid as many possible negative external factors such as sugar and alcohol.
- Use cold cucumber slices and caffeinated tea bags (black and green) to reduce puffiness.
- Use a sunscreen when outside
- Facial massages can work wonders.
- Select eye cream products designed specifically for the delicate eye area.
NOURISH Probiotic Eye Cream is specialized to nourish the delicate eye area. With stronger and faster acting anti-wrinkle effects than vitamin C serums and retinol, NOURISH will help to smooth fine lines, reduces the look of puffiness and the appearance of dark circles around the eye area more effectively.
WHAT MAKES NOURISH PROBIOTIC EYE CREAM SO UNIQUE?
Skin around the eye area is delicate and more sensitive than the skin of the rest of your face. During our research we have selected 6 key ingredients that are scientifically proven to deliver the results we believe a high quality eye cream should have.
We already know that two of Nayelle’s original signature ingredients – snow mushroom and sea kelp – will greatly benefit the eye area thanks to their natural skin hydrating and regenerating properties. NOURISH also contains,
4 NEW SUPER INGREDIENTS:
- PhytoCellTec® is created from stem cells extracted from a unique Swiss apple. It helps skin stem cells to maintain their characteristics and their capacity to build new tissues. This delays aging and has an anti-wrinkle effect.
- Eyeliss® helps prevent puffiness and reduce bags under the eyes. This is achieved by its ability to decrease capillary permeability and improve firmness and elasticity.
- Matrixyl® which has been confirmed to have much stronger anti-wrinkle benefits than vitamin C loaded serums and acts more rapidly than retinol.
- Haloxyleng® which has been proven to help with the reduction of blood originated pigments responsible for dark circle colour and fighting local inflammation. In addition, it also reinforces the firmness and tone of the eye area.