No wonder wrinkles first show up around the eyes. The skin in this fragile area is twice as thin as the skin on the rest of the face. It has fewer oil glands, weaker internal support, and gets more excercise than even your mouth.
But opinion is mixed when it comes to dealing with wrinkles and other eve-area problem-dark circles, puffiness and bags. Some experts believe products developed specifically for that area can help. Yet doctors caution not to expect too much.
Using Retin-A is the only way to remove wrinkles, apart plastic surgery. Retin-A has proven to be beneficial for fine wrinkles in the crow’s-feet area, but some sensitive skinned people can’t use it, plus, the cream has yet to be approved by the FDA for anti-wrinkle care.
Don’t lose hope, though. Most skin specialists agree that a combination of consistent use of moisturizer and sunscreen, staying out of the sun, and the way you manipulate the senstive skin around the eyes is key to keeping it in the shape it’s in right now. The most important thing is to watch exposure to the sun, it does, by far the most damage. Sun block is critical, sunglasses are critical; it’s foolish to go without.
When it comes to touching around the eyes, the rule is: Be gentle.
Applying makeup requires a soft touch, forethought and a magnifying mirror. Fixing mascara on the run and blending shadows with the index finger on the lid, for instance, are no-numbers. A lot of damage comes from our own hands, most people use the index finger too harshly-to blend concealed and shadow, rub their eyes, stretch the area to get contact lenses in and out, remove eye makeup.
All products should be applied with the ring or little finger. A soft cotton swab or applicator should be used to blend shadow. It’s important to move the product, not the skin.
Treatment gels and creams should be patted lightly on the skin, always keeping in mind that less is more. There is only so much the skin can absorb, applying only a tiny amount of a product, moving it from the outer corner inward.
Most experts agree tough-to-remove makeup, such as waterproof mascara, should be used sparingly. You use it when they are swimming or when they know they will be crying, such as at a wedding, otherwise, stick with water-soluble makeup.
Eye makeup remover is a real eye-saver uses a gentle one. Use it gently, lightly wiping the area from the outside in. newer products on the market that help solve skin problems around the eyes are available for Eyes. It claims to reduce the skin’s puffy appearance as well as soften fine lines. Dior developed a specific liposome called ericoid, which helps promote drainage of the area.
Contact lens equation
The sensitive eyes of millions female contact lens wearers have special cosmetic needs. Some eye products especially eyeliner can be harsh and irritating, and may flake or smudge on to the lens. The reason for the sting is makeup and lens solutions may contain chimerical, a toxic, mercury-based preservative. Other products, such as removers, are oil-based. They can leave residue in the lens and fog up vision, an obvious problem.
Mascara is hypo-allergenic and ophthalmologist-tested, so they’re safe for use by contact lenswearers and those with sensitive’s eyes. One of the latest to try: Performing Mascara, which is water resistant and come with a soft brush applicator.
When it comes to contacts, don’t let anything come between your lens and your eye especially not your makeup.