All you need to know about under-eye skin

Sep 15, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

All you need to know about under-eye skin

The skin under the eyes is one of the most important and delicate parts of the body. The earliest signs of aging show up under the eye skin. It is more prone to premature aging, particularly without proper care. 

But, have you wondered why? 

Well, the answer is clear. There are many reasons for this which are as follows- 

  • Eyes world a lot throughout the day from blinking to expressing your emotions, this could lead to premature aging.
  • Skin around is comparatively thinner than facial and body skin
  • Genetic reasons
  • UV rays
  • External stressors like pollutants
  • Lifestyle choices 

Common eye area issues 

The common under-eye issues are as follows- 

  • Dark circles
  • Fine lines
  • Puffiness
  • Wrinkles around eyes
  • Sun spots and age spots
  • Pigmentation disorders 

No matter how old you are, it is never too late to give your eyes the love they deserve. 

Beauty Tips for Under-Eye Skin 

We have come up with some easy-to-follow tips. Check them out below and add them to your beauty routine right away! 

Moisturize at your best 

Moisturizing is very important for your skin. It is one of the common underrated steps which is neglected at times. Let us know how important moisturization is. Imagine your skin as a grape. When it loses water, it starts to shrink and wrinkles may appear. But once it holds water, it can help plump up and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The same applies to our under-eye skin too. 

Serum is must 

The under-eye skin lacks the oil glands which produce natural sebum and keeps it moisturized. It tends towards dryness. So, you must use an under-eye serum which helps in intense hydration of under-eye skin. This helps in providing a sufficient amount of moisture to the skin. 

Why do you need special under-eye products? 

It is important to keep in mind that the skin around the eyes is very sensitive. They are specifically designed under eye care creams which are different from face creams. It is a better idea to invest in eye cream which is great for the skin. Using regular face products for under-eye skin can be harmful. It may irritate the eyes or watery eyes. 

Eye creams are formulated with ingredients less likely to have adverse effects on your eyes but contain enough active ingredients which help in reducing the fine lines and wrinkles. 

It is advisable to use natural under-eye cream enriched with botanical extracts and antioxidants which helps in providing skin moisturization at its best. 

Check the ingredients for an under-eye cream 

When you are looking for the right under-eye cream, it is important to check the ingredients. Below are the best ingredients for under-eye cream, we suggest choosing based on your concern- 

For Fine Lines 

The best ingredients for under-eye creams for fine lines are as follows- 

  • Hydrating humectants
  • Natural elements of hyaluronic acid for plump-up effects
  • Collagen stimulating retinoid and retinol
  • Vitamin A derivatives
  • Stem cell peptides 

For Hyperpigmentation and dark circles 

To combat hyperpigmentation, the following ingredients should be checked under eye cream- 

  • Kojic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Soy derivatives 

For puffiness of eyes 

For puffiness of the eyes, it is advisable to get enough sleep and drink plenty of water. Other ingredients which you can include in under-eye cream are as follows- 

  • Caffeine
  • Green tea extract
  • Natural polyphenols
  • Herbs and botanical extracts 

For General Concerns 

For general concerns about the skin around the eyes, look for antioxidants. They are potent ingredients that help fight oxidative stress and reduce the radical damage triggered by smoking, UV rays, pollutants, and aging. Look at the following in your under-eye cream. 

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B3 Niacinamide
  • Botanical extracts 

Tips for under-eye skin 

It is essential to check for tips for under-eye skin - 

  • Be gentle always
  • Remove makeup gently with natural makeup remover
  • Dab under eye cream and serums gently into the skin
  • Use minimal product
  • Do not rub under eye cream or serum
  • Allow it to completely absorb
  • Sun protection is a must
  • Use sunglasses when stepping out in the day
  • Treat yourself with a gentle relaxing massage
  • Avoid high salt in the diet
  • Use gentle massaging facial rollers and facial oil for skin
  • Sleep, eat well, exercise
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol
  • Use natural skincare products 

These tips can be a game changer and help in anti-aging benefits for your skin. Implementing these tips into your beauty routine can help improve the skin around your eyes.

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