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Is your Pune Lifestyle Aging the Skin around your Eyes?

Most people in Pune are so busy with their fast-paced lifestyle that they forget to take care of their skin, especially the skin around their eyes.

The skin surrounding your eyes is that area of your body that shows the signs of premature ageing, especially without proper care.

Do you know the reason behind this?

The skin under your eyes is thinner and more delicate than other skin areas on your body. Additionally, your eyes work so much every day, from showing your emotions to blinking. Such factors alone can progress to premature ageing.

Further, ultraviolet (UV) rays, external stressors, genetic reasons, and lifestyle choices can also make the skin age quickly around your eyes.

Common eye area problems are:

  • Fine lines
  • Dark circles
  • Puffiness (involving eye bags)

Moisturize

Moisturizing your skin is among those steps that are mostly forgotten or ignored. Consider the skin as a grape. When water decrease, it goes on shrinking, and as time passes, wrinkles begin to appear.

Fortunately, when you add that water again, it can plump up and decrease the signs of wrinkles and lines. The same is your eye area. As they are no oil glands (the skin’s natural moisturizer), the skin area surrounding your eye can be prone to dryness.

You apply an everyday face moisturizer. However, it is best to remember that the skin surrounding your eyes is delicate and thin; it may be sensitive to regular face cream.

Prevent using your regular face moisturizer; if you get a stinging sensation or your eyes begin to turn watery, apply an eye cream.

Check the ingredients

When looking for the correct eye cream, it is essential to understand the ingredients you should search for.

Below are ingredients which will help you in selecting an eye cream, depending on your problem:

Fine lines

Find hydrating ingredients that can decrease the loss of moisture. Also, find components that have a quick plump up effect.

Choose ingredients that help in stimulating the production of collagen. These are:

  • Retinoid (prescription-based)
  • Retinol (over-the-counter)
  • Growth factors
  • Vitamin A derivate
  • Peptides

For hyperpigmentation (dark circles)

If you wish to treat hyperpigmentation (dark circles) that occurs due to the sun’s rays, search for the following ingredients:

  • Arbutin
  • Vitamin C
  • Soy
  • Niacinamide (vitamin B-3)
  • Hydroquinone
  • Kojic acid
  • Azelaic acid

Puffiness

Puffy eyes remedy is simple, like getting proper sleep or drinking ample amounts of water. However, when you want to select skin care ingredients, the following components can help decrease puffiness:

  • Caffeine
  • Green tea
  • Coffeeberry polyphenols
  • Dipeptide-2
  • Willowherb

Other concerns

For common skin concerns surrounding your eyes, try to find antioxidants; they help remove free radicals in the skin. Also, they may put a stop to the ageing process.

Find for the following:

  • Vitamin C
  • Green tea
  • Vitamin B-3 (niacinamide)
  • Vitamin E

Always be gentle

Try to be extra gentle, as the skin around your eyes is fragile. The excess pressure from your routine can make additional fine lines. Use these ways to be more delicate around your eyes in your daily skincare routine:

When you remove your makeup

  1. Apply your eye makeup remover on a cotton pad.
  2. Press the pad gently on your skin.
  3. Slowly drag it in an outward motion.
  4. Repeat it till the makeup is completely removed.

When you apply your products

  1. Apply the product on your pinky finger.
  2. Dab your pinky around your eyes, circling the area of the eye. Remember the upper eyelid as well.
  3. Repeat it till the product is fully absorbed into your skin.

Massage

If you notice that your puffy eyes come and go but become more apparent when you are tired or have not slept enough, a regular massage may do the trick.

A massage beneath your eyes may improve the circulation around them. The pressure from your massage helps in draining extra fluid in this area and reduces puffiness.

You can buy a refrigerated jade roller; it helps you relax the tension in this area and decrease puffiness.

There are various ways to provide proper care to the skin around your eyes. You can moisturize your skin, apply sun protection, or get more sleep. Just use one tip at a time, and it can improve the skin around your eyes.

However, if you do not see any changes from the mentioned tips, go for a skin treatment procedure. This will not only help with the skin beneath your eyes but give you a complete skin solution.

Dr. Gajanan Jadhao

I am a Hair Transplant Surgeon, Cosmetologist and Anesthesiologist in Pune. I have more than 16 years of experience in this field.