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Looking to improve the overall appearance of your eyes? It’s tricky, as the skin around this area is thin, and prone to early signs of ageing.
Here’s a few tips, thanks to LadiesBalance, on how to keep your peepers in tip-top condition:
Avoid unnecessary sun exposure
You need a certain amount of sun exposure in order to naturally produce vitamin D but too much of a good thing can be harmful to your skin. Use a safe sunscreen, put on your sunglasses, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when it is too hot outside to protect the skin around your eyes.
Invest in a good eye cream
The skin around your eyes does not have sweat glands, which means that you would have to use moisturizers to keep the area refreshed. Oftentimes we tend to use moisturizers designed for our face around our eyes, which might not be a good idea given that these creams can be too heavy for the delicate eye area.
Instead look for eye creams and especially those that contains emollients, nicotinic acid, and peptides. An emollient, like Biodroga MD Anti-Age Collagen Boost Eye Care 50ml, traps and seals in moisture.
Nicotinic acid is a form of niacin or vitamin B3 that helps reduce dark circles. Peptides, on the other hand, help enhance collagen production.
Do not lose sleep
A simple way to refresh your face is by getting the recommended hours of sleep. Keep your head elevated and avoid sleeping on your stomach or on your side to reduce the pull of gravity, which will make your eyes look puffy by concentrating blood and fluids around your eyes.
Use nature’s beauty treatments
If you run out of eye cream (and even if you don’t), Mother Nature has got your back. Applying cucumber slices, green tea bags, and potato slices can help reduce eye puffiness.
Be gentle on your eyes
Unnecessary force will irritate the delicate skin around your eyes. Use the point of your ring finger (which exerts the least amount of pressure) when applying any type of product on the skin around your eyes.
Ditch the bad habits
Smoking accelerates your rate of aging. Cut down on your alcohol intake because alcoholic beverages dehydrate your skin. Drink more water instead.