Even the most genetically blessed amongst us eventually show signs of aging. The goal is to do it gracefully. A healthy lifestyle and positive attitude help, but let’s be honest; when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, which usually appear first around the eyes, it’s incorporating the right facial cleansers, moisturizers, face masks, eye creams, and sunscreens into your skin care routine that can help make the difference in how your skin appears. That’s because prevention is the best defense against all things aging. Thanks to ultra-smart advances in skin care products and expert eye skin care tips, you can help minimize the appearance of dreaded dark circles, under-eye wrinkles, puffiness, and upper eye droop with strategic skin care strategies. Everything you need to know is right below, so take a deep breath—the prospects look good.
Skin Care Tip #1: Remove Your Makeup Before Going to Bed—Especially on Your Eyes
By now you know just how important it is to remove your makeup if you want to help prevent breakouts, but did you know that skipping this step and sleeping in a full face of makeup can actually affect the delicate skin surrounding your eyes most of all? That’s because the skin in this area is ultra-thin and prone to damage. To help protect against dark circles and tired-looking eyes, it’s best to take the time to gently remove all traces of eye makeup before hitting the hay. Instead of using a bar soap or your regular facial cleanser, try using the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types. It’s formulated to gently remove even the most stubborn waterproof eye makeup, meaning you can snooze knowing you’ve done everything you can for the delicate skin around your eyes.
Skin Care Tip #2: Find Your Ideal Eye Cream
If you think that you can purchase any old skin care product that labels itself as an eye cream, think again. Look for eye creams that target specific issues and can help to improve elasticity, hydrate, reduce the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes, and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles. In terms of an eye cream regimen, you want to look out for products with dual and triple action formulas that repair, replenish, and refirm the delicate eye area. We’ve rounded up five of our best eye creams to help you care for this area of your face.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream: Delicate skin calls for the ultimate skin care defense. This smoothing eye cream works to deliver by improving texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and dark circles.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Eye Treatment: Silky and simple, this anti-aging eye cream works to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, replenish, and resurface the ultra-delicate skin surrounding your eyes.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur Eye: This light-diffusing, blurring eye cream instantly erases the look of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines and wrinkles.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Eye Balm: This luxurious eye balm works to intensely moisturize the eye area to nourish mature skin. With continued use, you can expect a firmer, smoother, more hydrated eye are that looks naturally radiant.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream: Tight on time to tend to the sensitive skin surrounding your eyes? Pick up a bottle of this five-in-one eye cream that works to diminish the look of dark circles, puffiness, under-eye bags, crow’s feet, and crepiness. Whichever you choose, apply a few small dots under and above your eyes and massage it in outside to inside, with very light pressure.
Skin Care Tip #3: Try an Under-Eye Mask
As wonderful—and essential—as eye creams are when caring for the appearance of the delicate skin surrounding your eyes, sometimes eye cream alone doesn’t cut it. On those days where you feel like your eyes need a little boost, try using cooling under-eye masks. These masks typically come in hydrogel patches and easily stick to skin to diminish the look of dark circles, plump skin, and create a youthful-looking finish.
Skin Care Tip #4: Protect Your Eyes from the Sun
As you know, the sun can have some aging effects on the appearance of your skin, including around your delicate eye area. Make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is suitable for your eye area or an eye cream with SPF as directed—and throw on a pair of UV-blocking sunglasses when you’re outside as well.
Skin Care Tip #5: Get Your Beauty Sleep
Dark circles, under-eye bags, and puffiness, while the result of many varying factors, can be exacerbated if you don’t get enough sleep. So, try to get a full night’s rest to replenish your skin.
Now that you’ve got your eye regimen down pat, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at the rest of your skin care routine. Check out our article, 9 Skin Care Mistakes You Could Be Making, and you’ll be well on your way to a happier complexion.