Skin Care

Caring for the Skin Around Your Eyes

The best skincare tips for fighting wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles, puffiness and more

The skin around your eyes is often the first to show signs of aging. That’s because the skin around the eye area is delicate and a lot thinner than the skin on the rest on your face. Because it’s so delicate, it’s more prone to develop fine lines and wrinkles and may lose elasticity/firmness sooner than you’d like. Add in dark circles and puffiness that can come from stress, lack of sleep, and unhealthy eating, and your eyes may not be delivering that smize you desire. And though we want you to love the skin you’re in and be a-ok with those lovely laugh lines; you can take steps to ensure a younger-looking eye area.

Here’s everything you need to do to keep an eye on things:

Dynamic vs. Static Wrinkles

Did you know there are two types of wrinkles? Dynamic wrinkles are the lines you see when expressing emotions like smiling, laughing, frowning, and crying but fade as quickly as they appear. These common wrinkles include frown lines (between the eyebrows/11s), forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and smile lines.

Static wrinkles are more permanent and remain on the face even when your face is resting and tends to deepen with age. These include lines at the corners of the mouth, across the cheeks, and along the neck.

As we age, collagen and elastin production decline, causing the skin to lose firmness and volume. As a result, dynamic wrinkles will eventually become static wrinkles.  

It’s all about application

Yes, there’s a right way to apply your eye products. Never rub or stretch that delicate skin around your eye area and always pat in your serum or eye cream with your ring finger and dab it gently around your entire eye area, including the orbital bone. Always be gentle and give your eye area a little tender loving care. 

Take a look at your diet, sleep patterns, and stress levels

We know. It’s a stressful time right now, and you may not be sleeping as well lately, and you may be craving more salt/sugar than usual. Try and keep your diet, sleep, and stress in check. Too much sugar, salt, lack of sleep, and stress from work/life/repeat can do a number on your under-eye area. Smoking is also concerning when it comes to wrinkles, as is letting your hay fever go haywire. Allergies can often make our eye area look dark, red, or puffed up. From dark circles to puffiness to lines, do all you can to protect those beautiful baby blues/greens/browns. And always wear SPF. Full stop. 

And if you’re on the lookout for a new eye product, check out our Peptight™ 360˚ Tightening Eye Serum. Powered by three unique peptides, this 360-degree solution is excellent for the under-eye area, crow’s feet, and even the eyelids. Tighten, firm, and brighten the entire eye area. And the cooling applicator gently massages and depuffs to energize the whole eye area. That’s results you can see.

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