To retain your youthful glow, there is one area of your face that can merit some special attention. The sensitive area underneath and around the eyes is particularly prone to wrinkles, puffiness, and dark pigmentation that make it look a shade darker than the surrounding tissue. Tackle these and you will be well on your way to looking a whole lot younger.
The skin around the eyes is very thin and therefore more prone to break down. This causes wrinkles and because there is no fat or muscle in this area, the wrinkles appear deeper.
There also happens to be a natural hollow in this area that makes light bounce around in strange ways! Any changes in colour or texture are therefore very noticeable. It is important to take great care when you are removing eye make-up. Don’t drag make-up removal pads too roughly over the skin – it may be best to dab it gently.
Your skin loses moisture during the day (and night) and the best way to retain glowing skin is to drink plenty of water. Take a refillable bottle with you everywhere you go and take small sips. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a splash of lemon juice or some chopped cucumber to freshen up the taste.
Treating the skin around the eyes with an under eye gel mask
This area of skin needs its own skin care regime. A purifying face mask can make the world of difference. It will nourish this sensitive area and restore lustre that has been lost by exposure to air, pollution, heat and cold. It is best to choose a purifying face mask that suits your skin type.
Your eyes reflect how you are feeling. If you are stressed and tired, this will show up in the texture of the skin around your eyes. After a heavy day at work, an under eye gel mask is a highly effective way of relaxing. If you have not managed to get enough sleep, the cooling effect of an under eye gel mask is very effective at helping to reduce puffiness and making your eyes appear clear and bright.
Moisturise after using an under eye gel mask
After you have applied a purifying face mask or an under eye gel mask, the next step is to moisturise the area. The face masks UK experts recommend will have done your skin the power of good and now you need to seal in the goodness with a high-quality cream.
You get what you pay for with skin cream so invest in the best one that your budget will allow. Dab it very gently around the delicate eye area and allow it to soak in before applying make-up. If some darker areas still remain, these can be easily hidden using a concealer and loose powder.