The skin around your eyes is the thinnest layer of skin on your entire body, and therefore the most sensitive. So this is the area which bears the brunt of dryness and irritation from cleansing, sunbathing, dehydration and medications. Healing the dry skin around the eyes might seem like an impossible task. Read the following ways to bring back the soft and healed skin.
- Eye creams –
- Using a cream made specifically for your eyes is crucial, especially as you age. Eye creams can, and often do, show results if they are used appropriately and for a long enough time. The trick is to find the right eye cream for your skin’s needs.
- Purchase a bottle of eye cream that contains one or more of the following ingredients: ceramides, vitamin B3 or shea butter. Look for a cream that has a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 to protect against ultraviolet rays. The cream should also be unscented, as scent could irritate the sensitive skin in this area.
- If you notice the under-eye skin drying out during the day, reapply the cream mid-afternoon to alleviate the dryness.
- Aloe vera gel –
- Aloe vera gel has been used for centuries to moisturize, heal and protect the skin. Extracted from the aloe plant, it contains 18 amino acids that work together to heal and soothe dry, irritated skin.
- Aloe is used under the eyes as a treatment for dryness and wrinkles, and it contains essential vitamins and minerals that help to fight off free radicals that may cause wrinkling.
- Almond oil –
- Almond oil contains fatty acids which help to maintain good nourishment to the skin. Aging can cause wrinkles around the eyes due to dryness and loss of water content. This problem can be treated by using almond oil.
- Additionally, gently massaging almond oil around the eyes during nights can give great results in reducing the dark circles. By doing this every day, the blood circulation increases and it gives amazing results.
- Moisturizing eye masks –
- An appropriate eye mask can restore moisture in the dry eye area. Many to choose from, from jars and tubes to patches. These help to boost the skin instantly. Often very good as a before-makeup step for a silky smooth eye area.
- You can make your home-make masks easily. They are super-effective but yes, when it comes to skincare, patience and persistence are important. A few recipes of home-made eye masks.
o Combine one egg yolk, 1 teaspoon orange juice, 1/8 teaspoon lime juice and 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a small bowl. Whisk the mask until it is smooth. Use your fingertips to gently pat the mask to the skin under your eyes. Leave the mask in place for 15 minutes. Rinse off the mask with warm (just lukewarm, eye area is sensitive!) water and pat your skin dry with a warm towel. Do not rub the sensitive skin around your eyes. Repeat this process every morning for a month to see results.
o Blend 1 teaspoon plain yogurt and 1 teaspoon honey in a small bowl and whisk the mask until it is smooth. Rest of the steps are just the same.
Last, but not the least, don’t forget..
Choose your facial cleansers wisely
Regular bar soaps have reputations for stripping the skin of moisture and natural oils. When purchasing a facial cleanser, make sure that the ingredients are gentle to the skin and can maintain your skin’s pH balance.
Keep your skin hydrated from inside.
Drink copious amounts of water every day. Eight glasses of water per day is enough to keep your body hydrated at your skin moisturized.
Adopt a healthy diet
Your body responds to the types of foods that you put into it. Much like drinking more water, a healthy diet can improve your skin’s appearance and keep it healthy. Try eating more unprocessed, healthy foods. Foods that are rich in protein and vitamins A and B can improve your skin.
What are your tips to keep the eye area moisturized? Do let us know.
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