The skin around your eyes is the thinnest, most delicate skin on your face. However, when you think about it, your eyes are also the part of your face that gets the most abuse. The average person blinks around 15 times a minute, that’s 900 times per hour! Add that to all of the times you squint or raise your brows and that’s a lot of work! Not to mention wearing eye liner, eye shadow and mascara, or even worse, tugging at your lids to get your makeup off.
Because the skin around your eyes is so thin and gets so much done to it, it is often the first place to show any signs of aging; like sagginess, fine lines or crow’s feet. It is also the place where lack of sleep shows up, in the form of puffiness, under eye bags or dark circles. Let’s just say it’s one area that needs extra special TLC.
People often say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. In that case, here are our favorite products to make sure you have the brightest windows around!
Let’s start with the basics. It’s really important to get rid of all traces of makeup before you go to bed. Using a separate eye makeup remove will cleanse your lids and ensure you don’t wake up with dreaded “raccoon eye” in the morning. Try using a two-phase eye makeup remover like 2 Clean Eye by Cellucur, which will easily take off the most stubborn mascara. It also contains aloe vera to soothe your skin and keep it hydrated.
At night, use a rich cream to moisturize and treat your skin. Clinicians Complex Retinol Eye Cream contains retinol to gently refine the texture of your skin, smoothing out fine lines and lightening any dark spots. It also contains coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E to slow down the aging process and promote healing.
In the morning, use a cream that will protect the delicate skin around your eyes from harsh sun rays. Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF15 will do just that. It also contains Vitamin C to provide antioxidants, caffeine to improve elasticity and light diffusers to brighten under your eyes, keeping your late nights a secret.
For a full powered treat try Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads. The individual-use pads contain 10% Lactobionic Acid, an alpha hydroxy acid proven to show visible anti-aging results and stimulate cell renewal. It also contains concentrated Vitamin E and Vitamin C to refresh, rehydrate and revive your peepers.