How should you take care of the eye area?

Why it is important to take care of the eye area?

Regular skin care is one of the most important habits we can cultivate. Alas, this care is not easy, as it is not at all straightforward – each part of the skin is different and requires an individual way of maintenance. The eye contour is an extremely delicate area. The skin there is drier than the rest of the face because it almost lacks sebaceous glands and hydrolipidic film, which predisposes to the appearance of wrinkles. Slower blood circulation in the area leads to swelling and dark circles. This sensitive area has a large number of nerve endings, as a result of which even the smallest factor has an impact: fatigue, stress, climate change, smoking, working with a computer… The list goes on and on. The area around the eyes is also the earliest to start showing signs of aging. It is thinner, more sensitive and has its own rhythm of aging.

What causes wrinkles in the area?

The first wrinkles appear due to a lack of moisture in the tissues. The water in the area around the eyes evaporates many times faster than in other areas, because here the structure is much thinner, there are no sebaceous glands to produce sebum, the skin cannot protect itself from water loss. Additional factors that deprive the skin of moisture are the sun, wind, artificial heating in rooms, air conditioners, radiation from the computer monitors and TVs. In people working more than two hours a day in front of a computer, the area around the eyes is dynamically dehydrated, and this creates the conditions for the appearance of the first wrinkles. This can happen not only to the elderly, as more and more young people begin to suffer from dryness, dehydration and the appearance of wrinkles in this delicate area.

Is cream for the eye area necessary and when?

The skin around the eyes is more sensitive and prone to dehydration. This leads to the rapid appearance of wrinkles if you do not protect your skin with a moisturizing cream. A small amount is applied to the area of the lower and upper eyelids, away from the tear duct and the edge of the eyelashes. After the age of 25, a cream is applied morning and evening to support nighttime cell regeneration.

Pay attention to masks

Masks that are placed around the eyes must be specially designed for this area. Face masks should not be placed here as the skin has different needs and reacts differently.

Protection of the eye area from aging

In addition to creams and masks, the area around the eyes needs quality prevention. It is expressed in letting the eyes rest. Fatigue and stress have a negative effect, causing the appearance of dark circles, swelling and the appearance of wrinkles. Rest means enough sleep each day – at least 8 hours. It is important to keep in mind that 1 hour of sleep before midnight restores fatigue better than 2 hours of sleep after midnight. During the day, give your eyes a rest by spending some time in nature – the eyes need the energy of nature to maintain their health. If you have to work on a computer, make it a habit to take breaks of several minutes every hour and a half. In sunny weather, use sunglasses to protect the eyes from UV radiation and to avoid the contraction of the muscles around the eyes, which leads to the appearance of facial wrinkles.

Dermatological procedures for the area around the eyes
If dark circles or shadows appear around the eyes, more specialized help should be provided.

The professional procedures that you can find at the Derma-Act clinic, such as mesotherapy, help recover the freshness of the look and support the health of the skin in this area. If you are noticing drooping eyelids, we can offer you non-operative blepharoplasty with the aim of lifting the eyelids and smoothing fine wrinkles in the area.

Another major problem that we do not realize is that during the day we make many mistakes that negatively affect the growth and quality of our eyelashes. In order for our eyelashes to look perfect and well-groomed at any moment, it is necessary to pay special attention to them and take care of the beauty of this area on a daily basis. 

Some of the mistakes that are made in eyelash care

1.Using an eyelash curler after applying the mascara 

In this way, lumps are formed, and the eyelashes harden and become brittle. Frequent repetition of this mistake can also cause improper eyelash growth (trichiasis).

2. Wrong application of artificial eyelashes 

If you are among the ladies for whom evening make-up cannot do without artificial eyelashes, you may have noticed that your natural eyelashes are thinning, even falling out. This happens after frequent and incorrect use of eyelash glue, which implies applying it in several layers, and also after improper removal of eyelashes. Never remove artificial eyelashes with sudden movements. Instead, pre-apply a makeup remover to the very edge of the lid to soften the glue and then gently remove the lashes. Also, consider replacing false eyelashes with a mascara with the same effect, you would spare yourself possible irritation of the conjunctiva of the eye (conjunctivitis) or the cornea (keratitis).

3. Using the wrong product to remove eye makeup 

For starters, if you don’t remember how long it’s been since you bought the product, it’s better to throw it away. It is very important that everything you put around your eyes is of good quality and within the expiration date. Otherwise, you can cause redness, tearing, burning and other problems. It is also recommended that you never use someone else’s mascara.

Oil-based products will remove eye makeup the easiest, even if you use waterproof mascara. Such preparations will not only effectively remove impurities, but will also serve as a conditioner for eyelashes and stimulate their growth. Micellar water that combines water and oil can be a very good solution. The trick is to first gently press the eye with the soaked pad so that the eyelid and eyelashes can absorb the liquid, and after a few seconds gently remove the make-up. 

4. Daily use of waterproof mascara 

Whatever makeup remover you choose, waterproof mascara will be much more difficult to remove than regular mascara. This can make eyelashes fall out, and in addition, frequent rubbing when removing the waterproof mascara does not have a good effect on the delicate skin around the eyes. So only use waterproof mascara for special occasions and remove it with oil-based products.

5. Not following hygiene rules

Remove mascara thoroughly, no matter how sleepy you are at the moment. Just like facial pores, hair follicles can become clogged. This can cause an infection that can cause the hair to fall out (madarosis) and also cause hairs to grow in different directions (trichiasis). Therefore, pay special attention to cleaning the area around the eyes.