If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the skin around the eyes is the framework that keeps those windows looking attractive.
If the skin around your eyes suffers from puffiness, dark circles, dry skin and wrinkles, then the eyes seem to lose some of their brightness and appeal.
Learning how to keep the skin around your eyes looking young and healthy will help you look and feel younger and keep your eyes looking bright and beautiful.
The skin around your eyes is incredibly thin and can easily be damaged by any number of things including rubbing the eyes, lack of moisture, sleepless nights, and the natural loss of collagen.
This means that the problem with the skin around your eyes lacking in health may be due to a number of things rather than just one problem.
This means that keeping the skin around your eyes healthy isn’t just doing one thing, but rather following a routine that deals with all the possible causes of aging or damage to the skin around the eyes.
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Here are some things you can do to protect the skin around your eyes and keep you healthy.
One of the best ways to keep the skin around your eyes looking young and healthy is to begin moisturizing early.
Teenagers and those in their early to mid-twenties should use a light moisturizer that simply keeps the skin around their eyes supple.
As you age and your skin begins losing collagen and elastin you will need to use a thicker moisturizer with ingredients that help to improve your skin’s ability to produce more collagen and elastin.
When using a moisturizer, make sure you use one containing all natural ingredients.
Moisturizers that contain chemical ingredients and artificial fragrances will only serve to dry out your skin causing wrinkles to be more apparent.
If you live in a dry climate, running a humidifier especially at night will help to keep your skin and the area around your eyes from drying out while you sleep.
Another thing you can do to help keep the skin around your eyes healthy and young is to avoid rubbing the skin around your eyes either when you are tired or when you remove your make-up.
Since the skin around your eyes is thin, rubbing that area can burst the small capillaries and result in both dark rings and the build up of fluid which causes bags underneath the eyes.
You can also keep the skin around your eyes looking healthier and younger by protecting it from the strong rays of the sun.
Wearing sunglasses when out of doors will help to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays and help to prevent wrinkles by keeping you from squinting your eyes.
Choosing the right sunglasses to protect your eyes, as well as, the skin around the eyes is important. I recommend reading the Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations for “How to Choose the Best Sunglasses”.
Wearing a hat with a wide brim when out of doors will also help to protect your eyes (and your face and neck area) from the sun’s rays and thus help to prevent wrinkles.
Using sunscreen is vital for protecting your skin, especially the skin around the eye area. Premature wrinkles are known to be associated with too much sun exposure.
I recommend a natural type sun screen without the chemicals, not only for face area, but for the rest of the body. Even on cloudy days the skin damaging rays can penetrate causing skin damage that may not be seen for a few years.
Rest is also important to keeping the skin around your eyes looking young and healthy.
Too little rest can result in dark rings and bags under the eyes which leave you looking tired, old and unhealthy.
Getting adequate rest helps to keep the skin under your eyes healthy and more youthful.
Following a routine that incorporates proper rest, protection for your eyes when in sunlight and natural eye moisturizers can help keep the skin around your eyes healthy and young.
Related: Read my DIY Mature Skin Care Recipes for some of my favorite anti aging recipes and best mature skin essential and carrier oils to keep your skin hydrated and gorgeous.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.