Although our skin is the single largest organ of the body, different parts of our skin have their own characters during aging. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and hence very sensitive and delicate. It needs good care even when you are at your twenties. To have healthier and younger-looking skin around your eyes, simply follow the steps below.
1. Get enough sleep
No matter at what age you are, it is important to get at least seven hours sleep to reduce the appearance of dark circles around your eyes. Sleep with your head slightly elevated to prevent fluid from building up and collecting in your lower eyelids causing dark circles and puffiness.
2. Choose the right eye cream
To prevent and fight signs of aging around the eyes, you need to use an eye cream or eye gel that is rich in natural, effective ingredients. Use a product to help fight fine lines or wrinkles and at the same time moisturize the delicate skin around the eyes. Try intensive anti-aging eye creams to boost collagen production to make the skin supple and firm.
3. Give massages to your eyes
Massaging is an effective way to help stimulate blood circulation around the eyes and aid absorption of the essential ingredients of your eye cream. If done regularly and correctly, it helps to reduce dark circles, puffiness and fine lines resulting in fresh and healthy-looking eyes. When giving a massage to the eyes, use gentle pressing motions with your fingers. Your eyes will immediately feel more energetic from the massage.
4. Give your eyes a natural facial
There are many natural ingredients from your kitchen that can be used to de-age and care for the skin around your eyes. Try putting sliced cucumbers over your eyes to prevent the formation of dark circles while lightening existing ones. You can also apply potato slices on closed eyelids for 15 minutes to firm the skin around your eyes. Treat your eyes to a homemade facial like this once a week.
5. Take foods rich in antioxidants
As you may know, aging is partly a result of skin cell damage by free radicals in our skin. One of the functions of antioxidants is to neutralize free radicals, or oxidants, in our body to reduce the effects of aging. They also help keep our skin firm by protecting the collagen and elastins from these free radicals that cause damage to the skin firming cells. Foods rich in antioxidants include berries, dark green leafy vegetables, cereals, beans, nuts and seeds. Include these foods in your daily diet to help you feel and look healthy, young and energetic.
Having fresh and young-looking eyes is every woman’s dream no matter what age she’s at. Luckily this can be achieved if you have the knowledge, determination and persistence to slow down or even reverse the aging process. It takes the right attitude, a new life style and a suitable beauty routine to get what you want.