As a person ages, the skin around the eyes undergoes changes that give rise to common concerns such as dark circles, excessive skin, eye bags and wrinkles.
Dark circles might appear because of genetics, lifestyle choices or thinning skin that can give off a tired appearance.
Droopiness can make someone feel uncomfortable or cause vision trouble.
Whether these affect a person aesthetically or physically, addressing these difficulties can help prevent ageing and maintain a revitalized look. Consistent care can help prevent and reduce unwanted ageing concerns.
Why is the skin of your eye area changing?
The skin around the eyes ages faster than other parts of the body. Generally, the area of the eye is very thin and is more likely to break down quickly. A lack of fat in that area of the face means that the skin has less structure and less underlying support. This results in the skin losing nutrients more quickly, becoming lost with less elasticity and developing wrinkles. In addition, several factors help speed up the ageing process, such as:
- Ageing: The natural process of ageing occurs in every individual. The loss of collagen and elastin is normal. Whether it happens faster or slower, it will affect how the skin changes in the eye area.
- Genetics: Depending on the person’s genetics, the process of ageing can be slower. Genetics can also play a role in skin conditions and have the body handles ageing.
- Lack of sleep: When a person skips their needed sleep, the eye oxygen decreases. It gives a person a tired appearance by having swelling, puffiness, dark circles or bloodshot eyes.
- Sun exposure: Overexposing yourself to the sun can damage the skin in various ways, like developing sunspots and swelling.
- Smoking: In general, smoking is very bad for your health. When it comes to eye health, smoking causes puffy eyes because it disrupts your sleep as your body tries to get rid of the nicotine.
- Diet: Eating too many salty foods can make your body retain fluid under your eyelids. When you have a vitamin deficiency, especially Vitamin A, it can contribute to eye bags and dark circles.
All these factors can significantly impact the skin in the eye area, especially if you realize multiple factors are in play, such as insufficient sleep and overexposing yourself to the sun.
Maintaining a youthful eye appearance
There are daily key habits that an individual can take to counter the factors mentioned above or prevent the ageing process from taking a faster route.
- Daily Sleep: Beauty sleep does exist! Giving your skin the time to rest, and recharging is essential.
- Sun Protection: Applying SPF will help protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays. Some sunglasses can protect you from the sun’s rays.
- Limit Screentime: The light from our devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, has rays named HEV (High Energy Visible Light) that can break down collagen.
- Staying Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water keeps the body and skin hydrated.
In addition to the daily habits above, there are specific solutions that can maintain a youthful eye appearance. Eye creams, serums and treatments may help the ageing process to occur slower because each product has a central focal point it works on.
It is good to choose an appropriate moisturizer that will work with your skin type. Whether dry, oily or a combination type of skin, a moisturizer will help keep your skin hydrated. Note: Moisturizers are usually applied during the day and night.
Sunscreen is a crucial step in your skincare routine. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays will prevent sun spots and sun cancer.
Serums & Treatments
Choosing suitable serums and treatments for your skin depends on your desired goals, age, and skin type. Serums and treatments help tighten, brighten, hydrate, and more. They may also target problematic areas such as dark circles, deswelling eyebags, tightening fine lines and other concerns.
Specialist treatments for the eye area
At a certain age, skin ageing signs become more noticeable. You may feel that the serums and moisturisers are not enough and would want to consider treatments that are performed by a specialist, such as:
Eye Lift with blepharoplasty
This type of eye lift creates a youthful appearance by removing excess eyelid skin (hooded or drooping eyelids/eyebags). Whether it’s the upper or bottom eyelid, it improves the appearance of the eyes.
Chemical peels target ageing spots by thinning the skin over them and removing a layer of dead skin cells. This treatment then promotes the growth of new skin cells.
Laser resurfacing is very effective in reducing age spots without causing any damage to the skin that surrounds the area.
One can choose from different types of injectables that depend on the conditions and results an individual wants.
- Profhilo: This is a more advanced injectable moisturiser that consists of having the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid. This type of injectable has long-term effects that improve as time goes by.
- Anti-wrinkle injections: These injectables are the most popular and effective treatment that prevents the muscles in the treated area from moving. This helps to be free of any wrinkles and have a smoother appearance.
Caring for the eye area is important for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. You can prevent the delicate skin surrounding the eyes from signs of ageing and external stressors by adopting healthy habits such as getting your beauty sleep, wearing sun protection, and staying hydrated. This includes having an everyday skincare routine by finding the right moisturiser and serums.
Furthermore, looking into effective treatments that involve specialists for common eye area problems, when necessary, can help you achieve your ideal eye area health. Take the next steps to boost your radiance by finding the best treatment.