Eye Care (Guide To Flawless Skin Part 5)
The skin around the eyes is extraordinarily delicate and thin, making it more susceptible to damage. It is also among the first places we detect the visible signs of aging. There are significantly fewer oil glands around the eyes, indicating an additional need for hydration.
- Crow’s feet or fine lines/wrinkles
- Sagging (loss of firmness)
- Dark circles
- Puffiness and bags under the eyes
Eye care products have been developed to combat many of the environmental conditions that cause our various eye concerns. Environmental conditions include things like puffiness, lack of hydration, fine line and wrinkles. There are also hereditary conditions which include some of the common causes of dark circles. Hereditary conditions are much more difficult to treat when treatment is even possible.
Eye care products generally come in two forms, creams and gels. Although not necessarily always the case, creams most often target dehydration, fine lines, and sagging while gels are most often applied for puffiness and bags, occasionally for certain types of dark circles.
How to Apply Eye Care Products
Because the skin around the eyes is extremely delicate and thin, it is important to apply all eye products gently. On clean skin, apply eye care morning and night, in a circular upward motion.