How to care for the skin around your eyes

Did you know that the skin around the eyes is different compared to the rest of your face? The skin in this area is much thinner and doesn’t have many sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing sebum (oil) that helps to naturally hydrate the skin, and as a result it’s more prone to dryness. It also has less collagen and elastin, which helps keep skin firm and youthful, making it more prone to ageing. Care for this delicate area by following our tips below:

 

Use the right cleanser

 

Not all facial cleansers can be used on the eye area. Before using your facial cleanser, it’s always a good idea to read the product instructions and if it hasn’t been formulated for use on this area opt for a gentle eye make-up remover instead.

 

Invest in an eye cream/gel

 

Eye creams and gels have been created to treat the delicate eye area and target specific concerns like fine lines and dryness as well as signs of fatigue such as puffiness and dark circles.

Vita Peptide Eye Gel – £57

This lightweight, quick absorbing gel contains essential vitamins, antioxidants and peptides. It’s scientifically proven to intensely hydrate the skin around the eye area and has added firming, plumping and line-smoothing benefits making it ideal for anyone concerned with ageing.

C+C Vitamin Eye – £51

This ultra-refreshing gel-cream provides skin with revitalising and energising nutrients including vitamin C, ginseng and caffeine to reawaken the eye contour area. This product not only offers moisturising, antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits but also helps to fight puffiness, dark circles and other signs of fatigue.

Antioxidant-&-Peptide-Eye-Gel

Antioxidant & Peptide Eye Gel – £37

 

Antioxidant & Peptide Eye Gel helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and leaves skin around the eyes smoother, hydrated and glowing. We recommend this eye gel to those who have sensitive eyes.

 

Use the right amount of product

 

We recommend applying half a pea-sized amount of your eye cream/gel to each area. If you apply too much eye cream/gel, you might be left with residual product that hasn’t absorbed which can irritate the eyes and cause puffiness.

 

When to use

 

Apply your eye cream/gel after cleansing and toning and before moisturising.

 

How to apply

how to apply eye cream/gel

Firstly, use your ring finger to dot the product along your orbital bone (the bony structure surrounding your eyes) and then work the product into the skin by using gentle tapping/patting motions. The direction of your finger movements under your eye should be towards your nose; the direction of movement above your eye should be towards your temples (see picture above). To avoid irritating your eye area, don’t rub the eye cream/gel in and don’t apply the product over your eyelids or too close to your lash line unless the product instructions direct you to.

 

-The team at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing 

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