the skin around the eyes is ten times thinner and sensitive than the skin on the face. As we age, skin loses its elasticity and becomes even thinner due to a breakdown of collagen. This can be further aggravated by sun exposure, smoking, and other environmental exposures. The points which are important in maintaining healthy skin around the eyes:
-drink plenty of water. Water plays a crucial role maintaining the elasticity of skin.
-avoid smoking cigarettes. Nicotine constricts blood vessels in the face and under the eyes. Constricted vessels also make it difficult for nutrients to be absorbed, which leads to a breakdown of collagen.
-stay out of the sun. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays causes melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells, to mature abnormally. This results in age spots and uneven pigmentation. Uv rays are responsible for up to 90% of aging and can add several years to your appearance.
-wear sunglasses to avoid squinting and protection from uv-rays.
-get plenty of rest. Fatigue can cause skin to look pale and gaunt.
-limit alcohol intake. Excessive drinking can cause dehydration, so limit yourself to a glass or two of wine every week
-use cotton balls when removing makeup to avoid unnecessary tugging and pulling on the delicate tissue.
-use a quality professionally recommended skin care product for the area around the eyes.
Apply homoeopathic under-eye cream by bakson twice a day daily.
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