What’s the first thing you notice when you meet someone for the first time? For most people it’s either their smile or their eyes. Are you one of those people that get told you look tired? I get asked that all the time, even when I’m not feeling tired. They see it in my eyes. The struggle is real!! Your eyes can say so much about what’s going on in your life. If you are stressed, dehydrated, drink too much, and tired people can see it in your eyes. Dark circles and puffy eyes can’t hide anything!
The skin under your eyes in considerably thinner here than anywhere else on your body. It is also quite sensitive here and also wrinkles a lot faster than anywhere else on your face because it’s so thin. According to Dr Bailey of Skin Health and Wellness, “The blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients are smaller in thin skin, so if you are dehydrated or not well, the thinnest parts of your skin will start to show it first.”
Because the area under your eye is so thin, it will be the first place that shows the signs of aging. The skin here loses its elasticity much faster and the fat deposits underneath shrink making your eyes look sunken in.
It’s so important that you properly take care of the skin under your eyes. Using face cream for under your eyes can irritate your eyes. You want to use a really good eye cream as they are take into consideration that sensitive area under your eyes. You also want to make sure you are using an eye cream for dark circles and puffiness. These products will show glycerin in the ingredients. Glycerin is not only non-toxic but aids in so many skin care remedies.
It draws moisture from the air and attracts it to your skin. Glycerin can balance out your oil levels helping to reduce acne and black heads from making their way to the surface. It treats dry skin, wrinkled skin, and has a natural lightener in it. All of this can help correct your eyes from looking dark and puffy. There are many other ways in which glycerin is amazing for you skin but I wanted to focus on under your eyes.
Go Bright Ahead
Just a few months ago, Rodan + Fields released their new Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex. They took their 3D3P Molecular Matrix that they use in their Active Hydration Serum (used for your face) and combined it with caffeine, phytonutrients, and illuminating brighteners. The Active Hydration Serum is a powerful combination of peptides and 30% glycerin. It glides on so nice and makes your skin feel so supple. This product can also be used with their Multi-Function Eye Cream. Apply the Bright Eye Complex first, let it dry, and then apply the eye cream.