Feeling the strain?
It would be an absolute miracle if recent changes to our lifestyles weren’t showing in our skin and in particular, the vulnerable area around our eye. The skin around our eye’s is delicate as it’s 10 times thinner than other areas of our face or body, it doesn’t have much fat or muscle to support it.
And yet, it is coping with prolonged exposure to our digital devices, artificial light through Winter, changes in diet, possibly an increase in alcohol intake and even medication. Whilst some areas of concern may be genetic, there are some things you can do to reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of puffiness and dark circles as well as help reduce redness and irritaiton.
Because this area is so delicate , we recommend you use targeted and lighter formulas than a face moisturiser which may have thicker textures and lead to more congestion, puffiness and irritation.
Less is more. It may be really hard to train yourself on this one but you really don’t need to use a lot of product. Apply a grain of rice per eye and tap around the orbital bone ( the eye socket) using your ring fingers to keep the pressure light. Blinking and eye movement will ensure the formula is drawn down and up to the lash line.
Eye cream should be applied after cleansing and before other serums or moisturiser to ensure there is no other product to prevent optimum efficacy.
To help release the strain and fatigue, here are some tips and suggestion;
- Reduce or at least limit your exposure to digital devices taking regular short break every 20 minutes.
- Prevention is always better than cure and so year round SPF is essential to prevent lines and wrinkles.
- Cut out or at least down on the alcohol intake. It’s been tough we’ve all probably increased the units but this will have an effect on the puffiness and dark circles as well as eye brightness.
- Diet. We realise that we may be starting to sound a little like the fun police but too much salt, sugar and caffeine also leads to tired eyes with dark circles.
- Sleep is vital for the function of every cell as well as your well-being. Try to establish a regular routine to improve the quality of your sleep patterns. Simple ways to do this are to to zone your evening with a ritual of skincare, perhaps a bath with time to cleanse face and body in a mindful way.
- skinSense have a carefully formulated eye creams and concentrates to target the signs of ageing and fatigue. Ensuring moisture levels and actives are locked into the skin all day long with a unique Lamellar technology
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