The effects of aging on skin can have a particularly dramatic effect around the eyes. In fact, people in some studies used the appearance of eyes – and the skin just under them – to guess the age of strangers. Fortunately, good skincare and healthy habits can help reverse the signs of aging, even in the very sensitive area around the eyes.
As we age, skin slows its manufacturing of collagen and its ability to replenish itself. This is more evident around the eyes because the skin in this area is already thin, so additional thinning and the loss of elasticity will leave the skin even thinner and prone to dark circles and sagging or wrinkling.
Always make a good night’s sleep a priority. Sleep energizes every part of your body and is essential for its ability to replenish itself. Stick to a regular schedule and aim for 8 hours per night. Cutting out caffeine in the afternoons, avoiding bright computer and TV screens prior to bedtime, and regular nighttime rituals – like a good skincare routine – will help you sleep more restfully.
Always wear sunglasses when outdoors to protect both your eyes and the delicate skin under your eyes from damaging UV rays. Sun damage is one of the top causes of premature aging of the skin.
Stay hydrated. Your skin needs water to stay soft and plump, and hydration begins on the inside. Drink several glasses of pure water every day, and use a special moisturizer daily that is specifically formulated for the area under your eyes.
Use makeup techniques that brighten your eyes to give you an overall youthful glow. Use a yellow-based concealer that is lighter than your skin tone for the area under your eyes. Use a lash curler to create dramatic lashes that draw attention, and consider a white eyeliner to brighten the eyes in the area near the nose.
Finally, follow a skincare routine each night with a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and special serums and creams with vitamins, antioxidants, and ingredients like Retinol to fight back against the signs of aging. Research shows that these ingredients are effective for the prevention of the visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
At Skin Tech, we have a full line of products for your daily skincare routine that combine the knowledge of modern science with pure, natural ingredients to hydrate and restore your skin to its youthful glow, including special products that illuminate and nourish your eyes. You can search for products online or visit our store at 4819 Kilauea Ave, #6 in Honolulu. We’re here for you with great advice and the best anti-aging skincare products available today!