Your skin is your first line of defense against infection and external impacts. With a lifetime of protecting your internal organs, it shouldn’t be surprising to see wrinkles, fine lines and multiple signs of skin aging appear on your skin some time when you’re in your late 20s or older.
Your skin’s defenses around your eyes, however, appear to be lower and it is for this reason why people often notice their first wrinkle around this areas. For this reason, too, aging skin needs products specially formulated for the unique requirements of skin around the eyes, like Derma-Nu.
Why does Eye Skin need Special Care?
Basic human anatomy and physiology dictates it. Skin around your eyes are characterized as:
- contains relatively much fewer oil glands than the rest of your face, which makes the area dry out quickly leaving it to become permanently creased;
- having a very thin subcutaneous or fat tissues underneath making it up to 10 times thinner than skin on the rest of your face;
- naturally deep set, thanks to the structure of the skull, eye skin is naturally situated deeper;
- having a robust network of capillaries, very tiny veins, underneath that can break easily and leak fluids including blood which, in turn, makes the skin around your eyes darken; and,
- part of every facial expression you make, which folds and creases the area permanently over time.
10 Tips to Healthy Looking Eyes
1. Sleep well. There can be no better remedy than to give yourself enough time to rest and sleep. Tired eyes dehydrate the area, making it puffy. Eye strain and lack of sufficient eye breaks also stresses your capilliaries making these more prone to damage and fluid leaks.
2. Improve nutrient circulation. Make sure that fluids under your eyes don’t get stuck by improving your overall circulation with regular cardiovascular exercises.
3. Enhance microcirculation. Products that contain niacinamide at 5% concentration can help improve microcirculation happening in blood vessels underneath your eyes. This brings down the likelihood of leaks and dark under eyes.
4. Eat for your skin’s health. Incorporate loads of antioxidants from leafy greens, citrus fruits, red wine, and green tea in your diet. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
5. Lessen your time staring at your computer screen, tablets or smart phones. Global think-tank, Nielsen, reported that American adults are spending at least 11 hours of on-screen time daily. Having to read on a screen can strain your eyes, and the blue light adds to the damage on your aging skin because it keeps you squinting. The bacteria and metallic content of your gadgets can be damaging to your skin as well.
6. Keep your skin clean and clear of impurities. You don’t need to scrub off everyday, it will damage your skin. All you need is a good wash with a soap-free cleanser and lukewarm water. Use an alcohol-free toner to draw out any impurities stuck in your pores.
7. Stimulate skin renewal. Exfoliate to facilitate faster skin cell turnover. Sloughing off grime from the surface of your skin and leaving tiny abrasions on the surface fools your skin cells that the top layer is damaged and needs to be renewed. As such, your skin produces more collagen and immediately stages a skin cell turnover.
8. Promote skin regeneration. Support skin regeneration further by incorporating products like Derma-Nu which contains peptide complex, cucumber, hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil. If you’re at least 40, it may be time for you to call in help from retinoids or tretinoin.
9. Never compromise your skin health by using harsh products. Chemicals, alcohol, perfume, colorants and preservatives can all leave your skin irritated, dry and damaged. Keep in mind that aging skin is sensitive skin.
10. Protect your skin with sunscreen and photoaging. Choose a non-irritating sunscreen that is made with mineral sunscreen actives, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Mineral sunscreens are not as irritating as the traditional, chemical sunscreens that use actives such as Avobenzone, Octocrylene and Octisalate to protect your skin from UV radiation.
Sign up a sunscreen that is also infused with antioxidants that add another layer of protection to your aging skin, as these ingredients also rebuild and restructure the protective barrier of your skin.
Get youthful looking eyes with a combination of prevention and treatment which only a combination of commitment to improve your lifestyle and a product that truly delivers can give.